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Pet Pics in the Park
May 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Chris Christopher Properties for Pet Pics in the Park benefiting Omega House on May 22 at Bering Church (courtyard area). Houston’s celebrity pet photographer Robyn Arouty will be taking photos of your furry loved ones.
All monetary donations are accepted. Help celebrate Omega House’s 35th anniversary and help us build their Capital Improvements Fund to assist with facility maintenance. Donate today at https://avenue360.salsalabs.org/petportraitsinthepark2021/index.html.
We ask that all pets remain on a leash and that all participants wear a mask.
About Robyn Arouty (https://www.robynarouty.com):
Robyn Arouty was born and raised in New York, then moved with her family to Houston Texas in her early teens. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her undergraduate degree in Communications, then went on to obtain her Masters in Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University, and worked as a Psychotherapist in private practice for many years.
What began as a love for animals and a passion for photography, later evolved into an exciting career, and she has been capturing people and their pets for over 10 years now. Her work has been included on the cover of various issues of Houston PetTalk Magazine, graced the walls of the Rick Smith Art Gallery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and her “I Died Today” blog post went viral in 2014, chronicling a dog’s final day on earth with his loving family. Robyn was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Pet Photographers in the World” by topteny.com and also voted “Best Pet Photographer” 4 years in a row by Houston PetTalk Magazine.
Over the years she has donated more than $100,000 from a portion of her Pocketshots mini-session fees to local pet charities and has donated countless hours of her time to pet rescue work. Most recently, she photographed patients of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists and over 130 of those portraits now adorn the walls of the new GCVS hospital following the loss of their original building during Harvey, and a similar project was done for the clients of Peace, Love and Dogs for their new training and daycare facility. Her sessions are exclusive, intimate, and fun and provide her clients with a lasting tangible memory of their beloved pets.
About Omega House (https://avenue360.org/services/housing/):
The Omega House is a hospice for patients who are people living with HIV (PLWH), many from the LGBTQ community. Omega House provides a safe place to receive quality care while still allowing loved ones to visit. This is especially important during the COVID pandemic. Even with rigorous safety precautions, Omega House is able to safely allow family members to visit sick and dying residents who otherwise might be cut off from them in a hospital.