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San Diego Pet Photography | Frosted Faces | Buddy

Hello friends!!  Hope this finds you all doing well.  I wanted to mix things up a bit and share some personal work that I do besides all the wedding related posts you’re used to seeing.  So one of the things I’ve been trying to do is volunteer as a photographer for a wonderful organization called the Frosted Faces Foundation.  They tirelessly work to provide forever homes for Senior Dogs.  For those of you that know me, know that I have a very soft spot for our senior dogs ever since the passing of my sweet Maganda.

Thus  this post where I wanted to share with you a bit about a gentle senior dog named Buddy (or Buddy Boy to his friends :)).  From Kelly Smíšek, Executive Director of the Frosted Faces Foundation “Buddy Boy was rescued from the Orange County Animal Care Center on November 19th, 2015 after he had been held there for 30 days during an investigation of the previous owners.  He went on to live with a Forever Foster Family, until we had differing philosophies about when euthanasia should be considered, and he was relinquished back into our care.

Buddy Boy had a splenectomy in August of 2016 after a splenic mass ruptured!  The biopsy showed that the mass was hemangiosarcoma, and typically the prognosis for that diagnosis is 4-8 months.  Well, Buddy is still going strong, aside from arthritis for which he is well-medicated.

Buddy Boy is eligible for our Forever Foster Program where we cover lifelong medications and veterinary care.  Buddy Boy is great with dogs of all sizes and cats, he enjoys following his person around, and spends time sitting on dog beds taking in the scenery.”

Did you see that?  The foundation will cover “lifelong medications and veterinary care”.  Hopefully you can help find Buddy Boy a loving home to live out the rest of his golden years.  To apply to be his Forever Foster Family, you will find the application at

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  • Marie - April 6, 2017 - 3:30 AM

    Oh my gosh these are so sweet! What a wonderful way to use your talents for good! I hope this post helps Buddy find his Forever home!

  • Frank - April 9, 2017 - 6:05 PM

    Thank you so much! He was such a gentle dog. If you know of anyone please have them contact the Frosted Faces Foundation so that Buddy can live out the rest of his days in a loving home!

  • Kaori Devine - April 9, 2017 - 6:15 PM

    What a cute dog and fun session! Love the ones he is playing.

  • Rachel M. - April 9, 2017 - 6:54 PM

    Frank, this is so awesome that you are using your photography skills for the good of this foundation. Buddy Boy’s sweet frosted face really captured my heart. I hope someone will take this sweet guy into their home. You captured his sweet personality so well.

  • Merima - April 9, 2017 - 6:57 PM

    This is so beautiful Frank – I love that you find the time to donate your photography for the Frosted Faces Foundation. You’ve inspired me!

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