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    I'm glad you're here! I'm Heather.

    (< - That's me, getting slobbered on by my boxer, Jessie.)

    I've been a professional photographer since 2002, and have always included the family pets when photographing families and kids. I've expanded on my love of all things furry by creating the Dedicated program for Police K9s / working dogs, and the Unconditional program for family pets.

    I have a deep respect for what animals add to our lives. They bring love, messes, joy, and chaos, each in their own unique way. Please take a look around and feel free to drop me a note as well. I'd love to hear from you :)

Sarasota County FL retiring K9s

Two of ‘my own’ K9s (from my local county:D) are retiring this month. While I am sad to see them go and will miss seeing them at training, I know they will enjoy happy retirements in the homes of their handlers! Thank you Zuul and Titan for your years of service to Sarasota County!

ZUUL front jpgTITAN front jpg

Three more K9s – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

After the loss of K9 Tikko in March, SSO has now trained his successor. Welcome, K9 Ryker!

RYKER front

I also photographed K9 Cyrus, a single-purpose narcotics dog, who works with the SSO Tactical Unit. Cyrus’ energy level is off the charts, and he proved to be a challenging subject to photograph!

CYRUS front


As we began photographing K9s in late 2010, K9 Rommel was just getting ready to retire. His handler decided he should have cards anyway, so I photographed Rommel too!

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K9 Tikko – End Of Watch :(

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of K-9 Tikko, devoted partner of Dep. Brian Biegel since 2009.

Tikko, a male Hungarian Sable Shepherd, died today due to complications from a genetic disorder. Tikko was a dedicated law enforcement partner and ambassador to this community. His service and companionship will be greatly missed.


Halloween with our dogs :D

Our Grim Reaper had a fearsome Cerberus to accompany her tonight.A� And our Police Officer had a criminal to escort!

Finnegan, in his debut as the Three Headed Dog who guards the gates of Hell, was amazingly cooperative with our shenanigans, which included a harness to hold on his extra heads:D.A� I also want to point out that Jessie isA� NOT a ‘Bad Dog’, and that she really wasn’t a fan of the jailbird hat.


Five Hiros??!!

No, there’s just one Hiro. Thank goodness! He’s awesome, and one of him in my house is enough!

I combined five images of Hiro jumping over barriers to create this image.