Dog Days of Summer to benefit P.A.W.D. Moline IL

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the P.A.W.D. open house at Salata Pet Supply in Milan IL.   What a wonderful opportunity to check out the new store, meet all the service dogs, and make new friends with dogs and their owners.


P.a.w.’d is a non- profit organization that trains service dogs for people with disabilities, as well as certify Therapy Dog Teams for people and their own dogs. We offer puppy, basic and advanced obedience classes.  All of the training and placements are with the disabled in the Quad City Area. By working with individuals and their specific needs each team has a custom training program. All of the dogs go through basic training, but the skills taught to each dog will be unique to their partner’s needs and abilities.

For more information on P.a.w.’d, please visit the website at:

Although just pups, Tucker and Oden will grow up to be service dogs!

Viking Pups

Viking Pups is a student group at Augustana College that is a new partner of PAWD (Pups Assisting with Disabilities). The students help train therapy and service dogs,  fund raise, and assist with other aspects of Pawd.  Contact them at

Salata Pet Supply

Located at 527 W. 10th Ave. in Milan, IL., Salata Pet Supply provides the training space  for the service dogs!  Stop by and check out the new store!!!

Dog Days Of Summer

Join us for a family portrait – complete with your favorite four legged friends in July and August!  The $25 session fee will be donated to P.a.w.’d and you will receive a complimentary 5×7!  For more information, give me a call at 309.269.5013!


About lisafrancescon

Lisa is a portrait artist who uses photography as part of a process to capture the personality of animals and the special relationship they have with their owners. Based out of Moline Illnois, she travels throughout the Midwest providing timeless images of family pets. Her fine art portraits can be viewed at various pet businesses throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and taught in the public schools for many years. She continues to teach photography classes in her studio covering a wide range of topics. Her class sizes are small so she can offer her students a hands-on experience and individual attention. Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photographic associations in the world and an association that must be invited into through photographic achievement. Among her many awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in both 2015 and 2016 from the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois.
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