I need your thoughts on this and I would really love to hear from rescue groups too. I am planning a project to create a 2016 calendar. Photo sessions will start around Fall and run through Spring of 2015. The calendar will be put together and for sale mid-2015. I did calendars with Wish Bone Canine Rescue for 2 years so I am very aware at the undertaking of this task.
I am debating using rescue dogs because I would love to promote adoption. I love working with rescue dogs. I would like to be able to include rescue groups logos in the calendar and a short write up about each of the dogs. My concern is by the time the calendar would go out, the dogs will hopefully have been adopted.
I also want to stick with the theme of community in this project. I want several rescue groups if everyone agrees and percentage of the proceeds would go to the participating rescues.
If rescues are not used, I would like to use owned rescue dogs and ask that the dogs owner gives a donation to the project to help cover the cost of printing.
Either way this goes, I would need at minimum 13 dogs and it is crucial that these dogs are comfortable with public places. I also would not want to limit this to local rescues but rescues would have to be located in the state of Illinois.
Any and all feedback is welcome.
Thank you in advance!