What started off as simply a photography contest by the name of Dog Love introduced by fist_ART foundation in 2010 as a way for the Dorado Beach community to interact, ended up being a big part of both the foundation and the community. Now, going by the name of Pet Love, this activity has been evolving from what use to be a photography contest of canines only to all animals and animal lovers. As an activity done once a year, Pet love is, in al its essence, a photography contest that hopes to increase people’s awareness of the love and care a pet deserves. Nevertheless, every year the theme changes in order to motivate participants to expand their knowledge in photo editing, artistic styles to enhance photography, and best capture those unforgettable moments that “through our camera’s lens we are able to grasp the essence of our beloved pets”.

Pet Love 2014, Fashion

First Place in Accessory:
Patch – Michelle Hauser

First Place in Costume:
Culebra, Canela, & Carey in “Mardi Gras Canino” – Jose & Cecilia Marti Rodriguez

First Place in Haute Couture:
Mandy – Bill & Enid Osbourn

Pet Love 2015, Collage

First Place in Composition:
Roman – Natasha Kornitskaya

First Place in Technic:
Don Tego y Panita – Maria Beale

First Place in Haute Couture:
Manchita – Blanca Salas