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Our Rescue of the Month for April was the Upper Midwest chapter of the English Springer Rescue of America (ESRA). I love working with ESRA, and this is the fifth year we’ve featured them in our Giving Back program. As you may know (I think I’ve shared this every year!), I grew up with a Springer / Lab mix named Sam, so the Springers hold a special place in my heart :)

Our chapter of ESRA serves Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. They’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, rescuing and rehoming Springer Spaniels. Along with fostering dogs and making donations, you can help them out in other ways, like organizing raffles or garage sales, or simply shopping online!

Mandy is working on losing some weight, and they’ll soon be removing a benign lump from her shoulder. She’s a sweet girl, and has already come a long way in her foster home!


Sadie and Suzie came to ESRA when their owner went into hospice care. They’ve had a lot of change in a short amount of time, and they’re getting ready to find their new forever home. These girls are very bonded, and will likely be adopted out together.



Look for Mandy, Sadie and Suzie on ESRA’s Petfinder page soon.

Our March Rescue of the Month was Wee 3 Beasties: Saving the Strays. Through rescuing and rehoming, as well as a trap / neuter / release (TNR) program, this small group of caring individuals strives to improve the lives of stray and feral cats in the New Prague area. You can keep up with Wee 3 Beasties on Facebook, for updates on their new intakes, and some behind-the-scenes of life in the rescue world.

I recently visited the home base and photographed a few of their adoptable cats who could use a little extra help:

adoptable cats

Everyone and their social dogs are welcome! Can’t wait to see you there :)


Join us in Studio 101:

FREE refreshments, including Muddy Paws Cheesecake and Mojo Coffee

A chance to win a FREE session

Past clients can enter to win FREE prints from their sessions

A fun photo booth for you and your dog


Check out the lobby:

Adoptable dogs from Pet Project Rescue

Products and offers from our sponsors:

Bone Adventure

Ruff Love Dogs

Ollu Dog Wash

Sidewalk Dog

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge

Community Keg House

Mojo Coffee Gallery


Explore the building:

6 floors of open artists’ studios

RSVP and invite your friends to the Facebook event!

I’m very excited to share that 2016 is the 10 Year Anniversary for Sarah Beth Photography! (Actually, March is the month, so it’s happening NOW!)

We’re planning a super fun client appreciation party, so look for info on that soon. (Save the Date: April 9th)

Meanwhile, over on our Facebook page, we’re REALLY close to hitting 10,000 likes! Once we hit the magic number, I’ll be doing a FREE session giveaway. So, tell your friends, and get ready for your chance to win a photo shoot!