The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for both artists and the causes they support. Because of Covid-19, most of our fundraising efforts had to be suspended –which means the small local groups that rely on us for support will be without our help this year.
These are local groups that spay & neuter, groups that help the elderly keep their pets, groups that pull sick dogs off the streets of Dallas. The need is great.
The matching funds provided by the North Texas Giving Day Fund makes a huge difference in what we can do for the homeless animals of North Texas. Can you help?
Contribute any time between now and September 23rd and AFA receives matching funds to help local animal rescue efforts.
Erin Hannigan and Teresa Berg
Santa needs our help this holiday season — shelter pets of all shapes and sizes need food and supplies urgently. Join Artists for Animals and do a little holiday shopping for our four-legged friends!
Use our Amazon Wish list and have your gifts shipped to Teresa Berg Photography or to any one of the participating stores in the list below.
Teresa Berg Photography (Addison)
StretchZone – all 3 locations
Elements Health and Wellness
I love Kickboxing (Marsh Lane)
Shops at Legacy (Razor’s Edge and Avalon Salon)
Cryo1one – Uptown and Plano
Village Burger Bar -West Village
La Ventana – Cedar Springs
Shine Hot Pilates
OR visit a local pet store or grocery store, shop and purchase using the list above as a guide then drop your items at one of these local businesses. It’s easy shopping — they need almost everything you could possibly choose. Artists for Animals volunteers will pick them up on December 27th and distribute to area shelters.
Thank you, once again, for caring for the homeless pets of north Texas.
We’re putting the holidays behind us and gearing up for our annual Concert for Kindness – so please mark your calendars and grab your tickets!
The Tiny Dog Calendar contest was a resounding success this year and we owe it all to YOU, the kind supporters who purchased over $19,700 votes (at $1 each!) to make it happen for 13 lucky dogs.
We’re putting the calendar in to production and sales will open up soon –just in time for holiday gift shopping.
So where does the money go? Each fall, local animal rescue groups are encouraged to submit a simple one page form for a grant to help fund their programs. The money can be used by them for vet bills, spay and neuter programs, housing for homeless pets and other important initiatives that benefit local rescue animals. So if you’re a part of a north Texas 501(c)3 and you’d like to apply for an Artist for Animals community grant watch this site for details.
And in the meantime, congratulate our winners!!
in our Tiny Dog Calendar for 2020. We’re raising votes ($1 at a time!) for the homeless pets in north Texas. Every dollar counts!
25 beautiful dogs were photographed for this year’s contest, but only 13 earn a space in the calendar, so as voting continues during the month of August we are inching towards our goal of $20,000 for Artists for Animals community grants for 2019. 100% of your voting dollars go to the fund and animal rescue groups from the north Texas area apply for grants with a simple one page form.
Our mission is simple. To help raise funds for a variety of hard-working nonprofit groups in our area. Volunteers who give up their free time and energy pulling dogs off the streets, healing sick and wounded pets, vetting and re-homing and offering spay and neuter services to break the cycle of homelessness. Many of these groups are small and dedicated, but lack the time and funds to hold their own fundraising events –and they need our support.
Here is today’s tally:
Please help us by throwing a few votes our way? See all the contestants and VOTE HERE.
It’s time to vote in our annual Tiny Dog Calendar Contest for Artists for Animals Community Grants. We have 25 dogs in the race and only 13 spots, so we’re selling votes! Each vote is $1 (100% of the voting proceeds go to the grant fund) and you can buy as many votes as you wish and as often as you like — UNTIL August 31st at midnight.
Teresa Berg Photography creates portraits for all of the dogs in the contest and designs and publishes the calendar annually to raise money to support the AFA Community Grants program. In this way, AFA can help raise money for a variety of initiatives across the north Texas region. Rescue groups are encouraged to fill out the grant proposal form each fall and the AFA board votes to give grants based on need and the type of project they are working on. Last year $18,000 was raised and given as $2000 grants to 9 different animal rescue charities.
The link to view the contestants and purchase your tax-deductible votes is here. So buy some votes and help Artists for Animals save some lives!
Deck the Paws only happens once a year! Don’t miss it!
We’re almost ready to send these beautiful dogs out to FETCH some votes! Our annual calendar contest starts August 15th with 28 local dogs competing for your attention. Each vote costs $1 and 100% of the voting proceeds go to the Artists for Animals Grant fund to be disbursed annually to a variety of animal rescue organizations in our local (Dallas) area. For more information about the groups we have supported in the past, visit the WE SUPPORT page. This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 — so vote often and share the link for voting with your friends!
We are so grateful to the families that turned out to support our latest Artists for Animals fundraiser with Santa on behalf of Road Trip 4 Paws. $2300 was raised to aid them in their mission to transport adoptable pets from overcrowded Texas shelters to safe havens and homes in other states. As one of the largest transport partners at Dallas Animal Services, Road Trip 4 Paws is really making a difference!