Welcome to the soul puppy blog

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Studio dog portraits are a beautiful way to capture the essence of an animal without distraction. The true beauty of that creature is front and centre with all the little details of fur, eyes, mood, and personality. It’s a truly special way to capture your dog’s image and something is not easily done by yourself. […]

Dogs, Studio

Studio Dog Portraits

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We met with eight-month-old Ruby late this past fall in Toronto for her dog portrait session. Ruby is a long, gangly, cheerful Irish Setter pup. She’s such a beauty! The golden light of early evening showed off her shiny mahogany coat. Short Studio Session Later, Ruby came for a visit to the Soul Puppy studio […]

Dogs, On Location, Outdoor, Studio

Fall Dog Portraits in Toronto

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Nov 2019 we’ve had a dump of snow that has stayed and is now turning into slippery, icy conditions that make walking in parks and ravines a hazard. Last year was a particularly icy winter. I know a few people who took serious tumbles and sustained injuries. The freeze – thaw – freeze – rain […]

Dogs, Life with Pets, Outdoor

Perennial ice hazard in Toronto

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The Berczy Park Fountain, designed by Montreal’s Claude Cormier officially opens June 28th.  I paid a quick visit to see this whimsical fountain on Wellington.  Most of the construction fences are down now. Perhaps not everyone will appreciate the fountain’s almost disney-esque aesthetic, but it definitely brings smiles of delight as most people enter the […]

Dogs, FUN, News

Berczy Park Fountain: Public Art Going to the Dogs

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It’s the muddy season. An active dog running outdoors can wreak havoc with a clean home. But when it’s really cold out, the cold water that comes from an outdoor tap is extremely uncomfortable for dogs and humans alike. Solution? A warm water garden tap!  This is an investment, but I can tell you it […]

Dogs, Life with Pets, On Location, Outdoor

Warm Water Garden Tap for Muddy Dogs

Comfort: warm water washing over muddy rubber boots.
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It’s really hard to think about dog coats when the weather is so spectacular.  As I write in this first weekend of November, the temperature is a glorious +16.   What an amazing fall season we’ve had here in Toronto.  HOWEVER, we know IT is coming.  We just rolled the clocks back to “DARK”, after all.   […]

Dogs, Life with Pets, Uncategorized

Coats and Boots for City Dogs

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I have a nice little arrangement with rescue organization, Adopt-A-Dog / Save-a-Life. Vulnerable local dogs who wouldn’t fare well in a shelter are placed in foster homes until forever homes can be found for them. How lovely is that? The upside to rescue photography: I meet some great local dogs and their generous foster parents; […]

Dogs, Rescue

Rescue Me Toronto! Adopt a Dog

Adoptable senior rescue dog, 'Bishop'.
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Do you love art? Do you have a dog? Do you like to get outdoors in the winter? Here is a wonderful winter art trek you can do with your dog: Winter Stations Design Contest down at the Toronto Beaches. If you’re tired of the same old walks, try a break in routine and get […]

Dogs, On Location

Winter Stations Design Contest: Off Leash Fun

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I fell in love with Mabel. Mabel is a calm, agreeable ten year old Boston Terrier.  She has brindle hindquarters and a “splash face”:  half white and half black, not typical for her breed.   So cute, and so pleasant, she was unfazed by anything we asked of her.    I love how older dogs […]


Mabel: a little dog with a lot of heart.

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Our German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP), Hunter, is a hurricane of activity when we take him out for his two, one hour (minimum) walks a day. Two GSP’s are double the fun and intensity and sibling revelry was the name of the game when Hunter met up with his sister Lucy.  We are so glad to […]

Dogs, On Location

Sibling Revelry

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