This gorgeous hardcover coffee table book will feature local dogs in notable locations around America's Finest City.  Your participation helps raise funds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. 

The project officially kicks off on May 1, 2023.  Space is strictly limited, so sign up today!

Photography sessions for the book will take place throughout the summer of 2023, and the book is scheduled to be ready for sale by December 1, 2023, just in time for Christmas.


Tails of San Diego 

Let's have some fun with your dog while raising money for a good cause!

The center was founded on the belief that animals help people,  and people help animals through trust, un- conditional love, and respect.

We at Sit Stay Smile Pet Photos share this belief and are proud to announce HWAC as our donation recipient.

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit animal rescue center located in San Diego County, California.

Their mission is to inspire and teach, both locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond.

As a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors, Helen Woodward is deserving of our fundraising efforts to continue caring for the animals and people they serve.

This book project aims to generate over $3000 in donations for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.  

Our donation recipient


Let's showcase the most interesting places around our beautiful city

While this photo book will feature local pets as the deserving stars that they are, it will also provide fun facts about destinations that are interesting to both locals and visitors alike. 

By participating, you and your pet can help encourage readers to get out and explore all that our lovely city has to offer!

I've made a list of locations, but am open to your suggestions too.  The list I've made includes destinations in the following categories:

  • Near the water
  • In a park
  • On a dog-friendly hike
  • Under one of San Diego's iconic neighborhood signs (yes it will be a fun image!)
  • Urban Scenes
  • At your favorite dog-friendly restaurant, pub, or brewery

We'll go over the location possibilities when we plan your session, and make sure your choice is perfect for your dog, as well as the book.


At the time of registration, a copy of the book can be purchased for the lowest price that it will ever be available.  The finished book will be priced at $90, but can be purchased now for $45.  

NOTE: Digital files and prints are not included with the registration fee, but may be purchased separately.

To participate, complete the form below and press the register button to make your payment.

I will be in touch within 48 hours to schedule your session!

$150 Registration Fee Includes:

  • A professional photo session of your dog (valued at $250) in a specific location in San Diego County, agreed upon by you and the photographer. Since the book will also be used as an entertainment guide for locals and tourists, the locations are pre-determined to be of interest to readers of the book.

  • A 2-page spread in the book featuring up to 3 images of your dog, along with a thoughtful description illuminating his/her most endearing personality traits. You will help write this part, so let's share your dog's personality with the world!

  • 1/2 of this fee is donated directly back to Helen Woodward Animal Center.