Pet portrait contest to benefit CT Humane Society

David Emberling Studio is hosting its second annual Pet Portrait Contest for the Connecticut Humane Society. Last year the contest raised more than 2,000 pounds of pet food for needy animals. This year funds will go to the Humane Society shelter in Westport.

To enter the contest, call the studio at 203-226-1836 to set up an appointment to have your pet photographed. Pet photo sessions are being scheduled March 5-18. The contest entry fee is $25 per animal, which will be donated to the Humane Society. There are no additional session fees. All entries must be photographed at David Emberling Studio for the contest. The Connecticut Humane Society will receive all of the donation money.

The contest is open to all domestic animals that can be photographed in studio, and will be judged by the staffs of the David Emberling Studio sponsors. All pets photographed will be seen in the 2017 ConnectiPets Calendar.

The contest is co-sponsored by area pet related businesses, such as: South Wilton Veterinary Center in Wilton, Natural Pet Outlet in Black Rock, Southport Veterinary Center, Canine Company in Wilton, and the Pooch Hotel in Norwalk. There will be prizes for the winners. Additional businesses are being added to the list of sponsors. The grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the calendar, and the owner will receive a Family Portrait Session and a framed wall portrait for a special portrait with the pet and his family.

A special price list will be available for those who wish to purchase portraits of their pets. David Emberling Studio is located at 103 Weston Road, Weston.