Maine pet events

Did you know that 64 percent of homes in Maine have at least one pet? Yep, it’s true! So no wonder there are lots of events dedicated to the pet set.

Here are some of the events Bell’s Furry Friends Photography is thrilled to be involved with!

1. Second Annual Greater Bangor Bark for Life. This year Bark will be held on June 15 starting around 5:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino Racetrack in the heart of downtown Bangor. I worked with this event last year and it was amazingly touching and heartwarming. BFF Photography is thrilled to be the official photographer for the event. So if you have gone to this event, check out the Facebook Gallery. All participants can get one image (Facebook ready) for free. Any prints or products cost extra, but 10% will go to Bark for Life.

2. Maine Greyhound Placement Service Open House. When we adopted our greyhound, Laura, from MGPS, we became an active part of the organization. In 20 years, MGPS has placed more than 4,000 greyhounds in “retirement” homes full of love and laughter. This year, I’ll be at the Open House offering Photos In the Field instead of formal portrait sessions. The Open House is June 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

3. Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Boatyard Dogs Trials. As part of the annual weekend-long expo, the Boatyard Dogs Trials (Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.) pits up to 6 canines and their people against each other for fun and frivolity. BFF Photography will be the official photographer for the event and couldn’t be happier. It’s going to be a dog-gone fun time!

But probably the most exciting event BFF Photography will be involved with this summer is its inaugural pet event: “Ready for my Close-Up” which will be held on Friday, July 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor. This event, which will serve as a “grand opening” will also enable visitors to learn about helping create healthy, happy pets. Side benefit: they’ll also be looking and feeling great for photographs!

Admission for this event will be a cash donation or a pet supply item. These donations will be split between the Bangor Humane Society and the Furry Friends Food Bank (housed out of Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Bangor). Not only will this benefit two amazing non-profits, but it’ll serve as BFF’s official launch. And it’s going to be so much fun!