Alumni pets wanted for portrait sessions

by Dennis Dalman

Adopted pets are wanted for an “Alumni Photo Shoot” March 8-9 at the Tri-County Humane Society.

The idea for the photo shoot is to get updated photos of animals that have been adopted so they can be added to the “Before” photos that are already at the humane society, which always photographs animals before they are adopted. The “Before” and “After” photos can then be combined for a crowd-pleasing slide show at the society’s next Wine, Kibbles and Bits annual fundraiser, scheduled for April 25 this year.

The photographs will be taken free of charge, and both photographers will give the pets’ owners a free 8 x 10 portrait of their animals, with an option to buy more prints if the owners so choose.

To make an appointment for a photo session, call 320-252-0896.

Those who already have professional-quality photos of their pets are encouraged to email them with the owner’s name, the pet’s name and when they were adopted. Then put “WKB Slideshow” in the subject line and send them to

The two photo sessions at the Tri-County Humane Society are as follows:

For dogs:

Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from noon-5 p.m.

The location will be outdoors behind the TCHS shelter. The photographer will be Cahlean Klenke of “About a Dog Photography.” Each photo session will take about 15 minutes.

For cats and small pets:

March 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The location will be indoors in the training facility behind the TCHS shelter. The photographer will be Adam Lewis, a TCHS employee. Each session will take about 15 minutes.

A pet sale continues at TCHS. Two kittens (under 6 months) can be adopted for the price of one. For cats 6 months and older, customers can name their own price to adopt them; and cats 2 years and older are free to seniors, veterans and military personnel.

To adopt call 252-0896 or to find out more information, go to

contributed photos
These three cats and three dogs are featured on a poster about photo sessions for “Pet Alumni” for the Tri-County Humane Society. The Society is asking people who have adopted pets there to bring them back in for free photo sessions so a series of “Before” and “After” shots can be made into a promotional slide show.

Dennis Dalman

Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.
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