Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs: The Texas Veteran Calendar That Raises Money for Shelters

Posted by Paige Cerulli
All images courtesy of Ricki Beason Rescue Photography

The Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs calendar is truly one of a kind, and every purchase raises money for shelters!

If you're looking for the perfect gift (for yourself or for another dog lover) this holiday season, then you need to check out the Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs calendar. Not only are the subjects in the calendar (both human and canine) easy on the eyes, but buying the calendar actually helps to raise money for shelters, too.

You can't do much better than that now, can you?

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Photographer Ricki Beason of Ricki Beason Rescue Photography initially began the Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs project to combat the misconception that shelter dogs are broken or not as good as purebred dogs.

The 2015 calendar featured rescue dogs paired with good-looking firefighters in some gorgeous pictures.

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For the 2016 calendar, Beason started to research veterans calendars, and realized that there weren't any calendars featuring former service members.

She felt that pairing veterans with rescue dogs was a perfect match, since society has some major misconceptions about them both.

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Beason has been working on the 2017 calendar, which is now available to order. This calendar features veterans in different branches of the military, and, of course, some adorable rescue dogs.

The veterans are not models, but they each have their own individual story, much like each rescue dog has his own story.

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The 2017 calendar will benefit the following: Paws in the City (Dallas), East Dallas Pet Rescue, Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project (Houston), Gulf Coast & Southern Texas Animal Rescue (Houston), Pflugerville Pets Alive (Austin), and Georgetown Animal Outreach (Austin).

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The more calendars that are ordered, the more money that will go to these shelters. And if you're interested, many of the dogs featured in the calendar are adoptable.

Be sure to check out the rescues listed above, and order the 2017 Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs calendar here.

You can also follow Ricki Beason on Facebook and Instagram for more hunks and cute dogs!

What do you think about this calendar? Let us know in the comments below!

All images courtesy of Ricki Beason Rescue Photography

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