• A Dog’s Purpose: To View Or Not To View

    Like everyone, we saw the video that TMZ released on Wednesday about the filming of A Dog’s Purpose and decided to watch it.  Ironically, we only knew of the film because a local rescue was screening it next week as a fundraiser and we were bummed that we’d be out of town on a photo

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  • His Work Followed Him Home

    Just a little over a year ago, on New Year’s Day 2016, while most of us were recuperating from the night and week before, Spencer Kelly was counting dogs.  “When we first entered the residence, we saw about 20 in the foyer, then took a right into the kitchen and encountered another 20.  Every room

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  • Winning

    No doubt, the ride home from Pittsburgh was a quiet one.  A hard fought battle, waged on Christmas Day, had come up short in the final seconds of the game. A mere four points had dashed Baltimore’s chance at a playoff berth and meant that within a week, the team that leads the NFL in

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  • The Email from Heaven

    If someone were to ever follow Soft Side around for a week, they’d probably be surprised at how we spend our days.  Because contrary to what you might think, the bulk of our time is not spent at photo shoots with two-legged celebrities and adorable cats and dogs, but instead attached to a phone and

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  • A Softie Comes Home

    Friday, October 21, 2016 marked the second homecoming for U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew White.  The first was in 2010 when he returned from Afghanistan, wounded by an IED explosion and facing months, if not years, of surgeries and rehabilitation.  That horrific event set him on a journey that finally came full circle last Friday. On

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  • What We’re Up To This Fall

    When your entire organization consists of 3 people, it’s hard to be every place you want, but that’s about to change thanks to an amazing new group of volunteers.  We’re so thrilled to have their help, we’ve already committed to a number of festivals and events and hope by giving you fair notice, we’ll get

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  • Hello Cleveland

    It takes approximately 50 minutes to fly from Baltimore to Cleveland and, certainly, that tipped the scales when we set our eyes on a certain NFL player for the Browns.  Yes, he’s drop dead gorgeous with dimples and a smile that could light up Times Square, but what really made our hearts skip a beat

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  • A Young Model Stole His Heart

    You never know when Cupid is going to take aim and the Ravens #66, Ryan Jensen, learned that the hard way when he agreed to model at this year’s Pawject Runway.  It was billed as an easy, casual night – come hang out with your teammates, have a laugh, give a couple chin rubs to

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  • Story Time at the Shelter

    Anyone who’s ever read the book, Pretzel, from the Curious George series knows it’s filled with teachable moments.  However, you might be surprised to learn that a number of those moments are now taking place at an animal shelter in Baltimore.   It’s all part of the Maryland SPCA’s Summer Reading Program where local children bring

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  • The Real Thing

    Last fall, we traveled to a venue in New Jersey to photograph Brent Smith of Shinedown and a rescue pup for the Soft Side campaign.  We’d already heard the stories about how the band would sometimes contact a local shelter for “puppy therapy” while on tour so knew this would be a match made in

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