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Swanky Paws Charity Book 2021

A year in the making the Swanky Paws Charity Book is finally here and, like its models strutting down the catwalk covered in Swarovski crystals, it’s a glitzy affair!

What is the Swanky Paws Charity Book?

The Swanky Paws Charity Book is a professional coffee table limited edition book, filled with over 100 stunning pictures of dogs dressed and photographed in doggy fashion.

It all started with a phone call from Studio1000's owner Mark Flew to Michael and Chantelle Perry from Central Coast business Swanky Paws with one simple idea: combine studio photography with dog fashion to create a professional dog photography book and used the money raised to donate to RSPCA NSW.

Not only would this initiative help dogs in need, it would also provide dog lovers with a rare opportunity to celebrate their dogs in a COVID-safe way, through photography and fashion. Having lifelong memories with their dog in a book published worldwide was an added bonus for all participants!

Like the rest of us, Quincy is working from home (Photo supplied: Studio1000)

All of the dog fashion was hand made Swanky Paws. Some of the products are standard products but most of the exclusive fashion was made as one-off pieces, specifically for this charity book. The designers worked with the dog owners from the book to try and capture each dog's personality, flair and best look to suit!
Big Brother 2020 winner Chad Hurst featured with toy poodle Buddy, wearing a lounge suit & bow tie

All these doggy fashionistas were photographed at Studio1000 Photography Australia’s luxury studio in Penrith. The aim of this book was to raise money for RSPCA NSW via donations made by owners to have their dogs feature in the book, book sales, raffle tickets plus tickets to the official book launch event, now rescheduled to November 7.

How the Swanky Paws Charity Book Raised Money?

All participants who had their dog photographed paid a $75 donation fee, which was 100% donated to RSPCA NSW. A major donation was also made by Christa Billich, which paid for an additional 10 pages in the book dedicated to RSPCA dogs and volunteers to help with finding dogs new homes.

On top of the money raised via entrants in the book, 10% of all book sales and 100% of profits from the launch event tickets and raffle prizes are also being donated to RSPCA NSW.

The project has already raised $7,500 to date and organisers are hoping to double this by the time it’s finished!

To purchase a Swanky Paws Charity Book (Limited Edition), click here

How can you support this fundraising project?

1) Buy Raffle Tickets

All profits from raffle ticket sales ($5 each) is 100% donated to RSPCA NSW
This raffle is set to be one of the best at an Australian dog event to date with over $6,000 worth of prizes and climbing! Please note that prizes can be shipped even if you're not attending the event.

Just to name a few:
  • Complete Photography Session, Hair & Make-up + 10x images ($2,645) - Studio1000 Photography Australia
  • Bags of Dog Food ($750) 6 x 12Kg Bags - Man's Best
  • Swarovski Crystal Dog Pack ($600 Collar, Leash & Bow) - Swanky Paws
  • 1 Night Stay Puppy Package ($439) - Pier One, Sydney
  • RSPCA Behind The Scenes Tour (Yagoona) - RSPCA NSW
  • Wedding Dog Chaperone Voucher ($350) - Pets As Guests. Plus much, much more...
Great Dane Montana celebrating its first birthday with a cake from Woof Gateaux 
(Photo supplied: Studio1000)

Without the amazing sponsors listed below this event would not have been possible. 
Sponsors include: Pier One SydneyPets As Guests, Fido’s, TRUEECOWoof GateauxBillich GalleryThe VIP SydneySocial DiaryCoffee SelectorsMans BestPetSafeDog Friendly CoRSPCA NSW.

The RSPCA NSW does amazing work for all kinds of animals, not just dogs. 

What difference can the donated funds make?

✔️ $5 could help pay for treats to assist with training dogs readying them for adoption.
✔️ $10 could provide an enrichment toy to keep an abused kitten happy and engaged whilst at the shelter.
✔️ $18 could provide an unwanted dog with a safe bed and a toy.
✔️ $250 could help keep an RSPCA NSW inspector on the road fighting animal cruelty.
✔️ $1,000 could provide surgery to an animal suffering from a patella fracture, easing their pain.
✔️ $103 could pay for microchipping for ten dogs so that they can be reunited with their family.

2) Book Tickets to the Swanky Paws Charity Book Launch

A launch with a dog runway parade was planned for July 31. However it has been pushed back to November 7 at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

You’ve never seen a dog event as exclusive and fun as this before! Limited to just 250 guests, the coveted Swanky Paws Charity Book Launch is guaranteed to be the best 3 hours for any dog lover in 2021. 

Toast and cheers on Sydney Harbour with drinks and canapes at the iconic Pier One Sydney while being entertained with never before seen dog photography and jaw dropping doggy fashion. 

Scout: "It's called Fashion Darling, look it up!" (Photo supplied: Studio1000)

Kyla loves tea parties (Photo supplied: Studio1000)

Project CollaborationStudio1000 Photography Australia & Swanky Paws

New Date / Time: 7th November 2021, Pier One Sydney, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Tickets: $64.30 (red carpet entry + so much more) from 
Donations To Charity: RSPCA NSW

Hosts Of Launch Event: Swanky Paws

Event Major Sponsor: Pier One Sydney

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