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Category : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

26 Feb 2017

Do you work with untrained or poorly trained dogs?

We have worked with dogs of literally every training level, including free roaming strays in South America and recently rescued street dogs here in Baltimore, all with great results. That said, even a good dog can be triggered. Please let us know prior to your shoot if your dog has any aggressive tendencies or known triggers. There’s no need to be embarrassed if this is the case, we work regularly with rescue animals and we completely understand. But we want to […]

26 Feb 2017

Can I bring multiple dogs to my studio session?

We strongly encourage pet portrait clients with multiple dogs to book a separate studio session for each of their dogs. We have found that even bonded dogs from the same household tend to distract each other and needlessly complicate shoots. That’s not to say that we aren’t happy to accommodate owners who bring multiple dogs to their session, especially those traveling to the studio from further away. But even with that said, the vast majority of our clients from Washington […]

26 Feb 2017

Do you accept guest posts?

If you are a dog or pet expert, such as a dog advocate, veterinarian, animal behavioralist, pet trainer, breeder, or groomer and would like to contribute to the Puptrait dog photography studio blog, odds are we’d love to feature you as a guest contributor, especially if you have something insightful to add to the conversation online or something to say that our visitors might find interesting to read and share on social media. For guest contributor consideration, please email submissions […]

26 Feb 2017

Will you donate to our nonprofit dog rescue or advocacy?

Maybe. We actively support a number of local dog related nonprofits, including Bella’s Bully Buddies, the Baltimore Bully Crew and BARCS. We regularly donate free appointment slots to help adoptable and foster dogs find forever homes. Being a local and independent pet photography studio, there is of course a limit to how much we can give – even in how much of our time we can donate. But as a general rule of thumb, we usually try to help where […]

26 Feb 2017

Is K9RT.com affiliated with the Puptrait Studio?

K9rt.com is web store and online gallery owned by the Puptrait Studio. The website currently sells Puptrait Studio gift cards. However, we have plans to soon expand the website’s offerings to include other items, specifically fine art prints. Puptrait.com will remain where we host our studio’s dog photo portfolio and continue to book photographic pet portrait commissions. We will also be maintaining our existing print on demand line of licensed merch on RedBubble, as this shop takes us zero effort to maintain […]

26 Feb 2017

Does your studio sell gift certificates?

To purchase gift cards please visit our online shop on K9RT.com. There you will find a wide selection of values to choose from. Learn more about Puptrait Studio gift certificates. Puptrait Studio gift certificates are available in the following denominations: $100 $200 $300 $500 $700 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $5,000 Do you sell gift certificates valued at less than $100? We do not sell gift certificates valued less than $100 because we don’t sell any products […]

26 Feb 2017

What is your studio’s refund policy?

All deposits and print orders are non refundable. We use only the best photo printers, paper and mounting materials resulting in a significant investment in production expenses for each order and as such, paid print orders can not be cancelled or refunded once placed. Gift packages and pet portrait session gift cards are non refundable and can not be redeemed for cash.

26 Feb 2017

Is your pet photography studio insured?

Like most businesses, we carry both commercial liability and E&O insurance.

26 Feb 2017

Can you cast dog models for commercial shoots?

We are not an animal talent agency. But if your commercial photography concept requires the recruitment of canine talent, chances are we can find the right dog to bring your vision to life. As one of the premier dog portrait photographers in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. region, we maintain a fairly sizable network of cooperative dogs in a variety of breeds, colors, markings, ages and sizes. More popular and common dogs breeds we’ve casted for commercial pet photoshoots: Pugs […]

26 Feb 2017

How can I help you shoot more probono dog portraits?

We try to dedicate at least 1 day a week for the probono shooting of foster and rescue dogs in hope of helping them find forever homes. We would love to shoot more rescue dogs and expand our reach to help more rescue groups and foster organizations. But being an independent photo studio can make it a struggle to make ends meet at times. Honestly, the number one thing holding us back from photographing more rescue animals are those pesky […]