Meet My New Mustachioed Friend Who Loves Dogs
My love of dogs leads me to wonderful people all the time.
Today, I want to introduce you to one of my newest friends in dog love.
Jacob J Meyer is a passionate, mustachioed bartender/writer/philanthropist/photographer.
We met when rain pre-empted a KC Pittie Pack walk.
Jacob was our outgoing server whose interest in dogs was immediately apparent.
Like me, we learned Jacob has a soft spot for wayward dogs. His girlfriend found their dog Sophie as a half-starved puppy who was trying to eat gravel.
Although they tried to track down whoever let her get into that situation, Sophie’s place turned out to be with Jacob.
And now, through his business, he gives back to dogs just like her.
Earlier this year, Jacob founded New Friends Photography, an artistic photo business with a charitable mission. A portion of all his photo proceeds go back to various charities, including Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption.
Unleashed is a relatively new but well-known rescue organization in Kansas City that pulls dogs and cats from other area shelters for placement in the group’s no-kill shelter or foster homes. This group has helped save the lives of hundreds of animals in just a couple of years.
Another dog that lives at Jacob’s house was adopted from Unleashed.
At the time I met Jacob he was just putting the finishing touches on a special 2014 calendar through which he hopes to raise a good chunk of money for his favorite local pet rescue organization.
Beards, B*tches & Brutes brings together the photographer’s passion for dogs and his passion for facial hair.
The 13-month calendar features members of the Kansas City Beard & Mustache Club posing at picturesque and interesting places around the city.
100% of calendar profits benefit Unleashed.
I bought my copy of the calendar during the KC Beard & Mustache Club’s first annual beard and mustache competition – an event that completely sold out its venue.
Thanks to Jacob, I was able to get in and even sell Beer Paws, with a portion of that night’s sales going to Unleashed.
The Beards, B*tches & Brutes calendar is great. I can’t wait to hang it on the wall. I recommend to anyone who has a penchant for bearded men and cute dogs, and I’m proud to say a few of the calendar models took my bottle openers home to hang on their dog’s collars!
You can order your copy of the calendar at the KC Beard Club’s online store.
Readers: Have you made any new friends through your dog lately?
Come back tomorrow for a special Wordless Wednesday post featuring a bunch of cute doggy portraits by New Friends Photography!
Posted on August 13, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Random Life and tagged 75th Street Brewery, beard love, Beer Paws, Jacob J Meyer, Kansas City, KC Beard Club, mustachioed, New Friends Photography, pet photography, philanthropy, Unleashed Pet Rescue. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.