Saturday, February 9th, ZilkerBark is teaming up with WeRateDogs to provide you with a Valentine’s Day celebration that we can only describe as a Dog Related Good Time! The event will be an opportunity for you to get a high-quality digital portrait of your dog with a custom made flower crown by Ben White Florist. Plus, the net proceeds from every portrait purchase will go to help the senior dogs Lizzy’s Animal Hospice.
Senior Dogs & Flower Crowns
All dogs get to be puppies, too few get to be seniors. Over the last three months, we offered complimentary flower crowns to any senior dog who booked a session with us as a way to encourage people to get portraits of their dog before it’s too late. The truth is, these dogs provide our lives with so much love and value that it would be a shame not to have their memories preserved through photographs.
February 9th, we’re doubling down on our love for senior dogs by hosting a benefit for Lizzy’s Animal Hospice. Lizzy’s specializes in finding a foster home and forever homes for senior dogs. Due to their age, senior dogs are often overlooked during adoption consideration. Sometimes it takes a little time and effort to place these dogs and that’s why Lizzy’s needs our help.
About the Event
The event will essentially be a dog party! If you’ve visited Cosmic Coffee before, you’ll know that there is PLENTY of room for a dog to have a great time.
We’ll have two areas set up at the event. One area will have flower crown fittings and the portrait zone, the other are will host the custom WeRateDogs selfie station with live dog ratings by WeRateDogs founder, Matt Nelson.
There will be three food trucks on site (be sure to come hungry) and a full bar for coffee, drinks, and beer inside of the Cosmic Coffee shop! There are also fire pits and plenty of seating!
How to Participate
The event is open to the public and free to attend. The only cost will be food, drink, and dog portraits. If you’d like to purchase a portrait spot for your dog, here are a few details you’ll need to know!
–Saturday, Feb 9th
–12-4pm @ Cosmic Coffee & Beer
–Portrait spots are $40 each
–That purchase will include one digital file of your pet and one-time slot during the event
–We will only be photographing one dog per portrait spot, so if you have multiple dogs you must purchase multiple spots! No exceptions!
–If we cannot get your dog to pose with a flower crown after three attempts, your dog will need to be photographed without one
PORTRAIT EVENT FAQ
– How much is a portrait and what will we get for it?
Portraits are $40 each and each dog will have just a couple of minutes to grab the perfect shot. Each purchase will include a digital file for your printing needs
– Can I have more than one digital file?
Yes. All of the photos from your dogs time in our portrait booth will be available for purchase consideration.
– Can I be in the photo with my dog?
No. Sorry, unlike previous years, this year’s photo set will not have the physical space to accompany a person.
– Can I bring a pet that is not a dog?
Yes, but please keep in mind that there will be many dogs around. It might not be the best environment for a cat, but we did have a pig show up last year who photographed wonderfully!
– Can I have more than one dog in a photo?
No, unless you’re a professional dog trainer.
Vendors interested in participating, please email