The chief tenant of the Just Love Animals Society's mission is to educate pet owners about holistic animal care. To achieve this, the nonprofit's directors help to organize events such as Pet-A-Palooza, one of Victoria's largest one-day pet adopt-a-thons, and Running of the Bulls, a 10K race for Chihuahuas in costume. These efforts directly impact local rescue shelters, generating both the funds and awareness needed to keep them operating and placing animals with loving families.
As a completely independent enterprise, Just Love Animals Society relies solely on fundraising, donations, and volunteerism.
For more than 55 years, Island Blue Art Store has facilitated the creation and preservation of artwork, offering custom framing services and a vast stock of art supplies. Opt for the framing service, and Island Blue's skilled professionals will preserve paintings, prints, posters, and memorabilia within custom-fitted perimeters. Patrons can mount a hard-earned diploma in a matted document frame ($55) or a treasured courtroom sketch in a double-mat frame with roma-wood moulding ($320). Island Blue also purveys a passel of artsy accoutrement, including 24-piece oil- and acrylic-brush sets ($19.95) and 9"x12" canvas pads primed for painting ($8.75). The store's myriad crafting supplies, meanwhile, can provide an outlet for pent-up creative energies that would otherwise explode into spontaneous poetry slams during important board presentations.
At Premier Photography's 1,000-square-foot studio, a team of professional shutterbugs harnesses their years of experience to capture natural images of families and individuals seeking anything from holiday portraits to boudoir photo shoots. Focused on making clients feel comfortable and photogenic, the portrait artists create frameable moments in colour or black and white and snap countless shots to create quality photos that capture flattering angles and elusive dodo sightings. A variety of background patterns and colours frame subjects, and props such as large teacups and ornate prams augment baby photos.