Pamper your pup with a photo shoot for a cause at ‘Pup-a-razzi’

The Routt County Humane Society purchased a trailer in 2021 to make veterinary care more accessible throughout Northwest Colorado. A pup photoshoot on Sunday, July 24, will raise money for the trailer.
Routt County Humane Society/Courtesy photo

Dazzle your pup at the “Pup-a-razzi” photo shoot hosted by the Routt County Humane Society from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sunday, July 24, at the Steamboat Creates Historic Art Depot.

Photographers Danielle Zimmerer and Lee Cox will be taking professional photos of furry friends as part of a package that costs $125. According to the humane society’s Director of Marketing and Events Julia Hebard, this “fur-kid fundraiser” will help to fund their new spay and neuter trailer.

The trailer, which RCHS purchased in 2021, is intended to make animal services and veterinary care more accessible to remote or low-income areas, Hebard explained.

“One of the big projects that we have going on right now is we just secured a new, mobile spay/neuter and disaster relief trailer, that’s going to allow us to kind of take our services on the road into different underserved communities throughout northwest Colorado,” she said “We just got the trailer but we’re trying to raise money to fund the operations.”

The trailer will also function as a way to get animals vaccinated and microchipped, Hebard said.

In the face of natural disasters like wildfires, this trailer will help to evacuate or treat animals in need that would otherwise be difficult to access. The trailer will be making its first trip out to Walden this Saturday, July 23.

If you go:

What: Pup-a-razzi photo shoot fundraiser for the Routt County Humane Society

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24

Where: Steamboat Creates Historic Art Depot

Info: $125 package,

“It’s a great way for families to come out with their kids and their dogs, and get some lovely family photos taken,” Hebard added. “Human family members are welcome to photo shoot, and have fun.”

Beyond the professional photos, the attendees will also receive “medium” space in the Yampa Valley Pets calendar where their pup can be featured.

Hebard added that there will be props for people and pets alike to channel their inner model during the photoshoots.

“People will get a space in our 2023 Yampa Valley Pets calendar that features all of the pets throughout Routt County as well as shelter animals,” Hebard said.

“We’re going to take the dogs to a couple different locations,” Hebard said. “We’ll take them to the river to take photos down there and then maybe across the street to the park or in front of the caboose.”

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Hebard emphasized that this fun photoshoot will be serving an important cause.

“We obviously are a big community resource to help community pets. We serve a lot of low-income families through offering affordable veterinary care,” she said. “We’re really just trying to kind of expand those services to be able to serve even more community members in need outside of Steamboat Springs that can’t necessarily get here, and the trailer really allows us to do that.”

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