We hope everyone is doing well and maintaining their livelihoods the best that they can during this unprecedented time. As you know, we have all been affected by the restrictions and potential health effects of this pandemic.
We have had to alter many plans due to countless event cancellations and postponements, as well as the general public suddenly being faced with decreased income opportunities and an uncertain future. Because of this, we have been forced to change our plans again for the Model Call. As you know, this typically takes place from January through March, with the shoots taking place in June in Philadelphia, PA with Celeste Giuliano Photography. We had originally extended the Model Call through mid-June, 2020 in order to allow everyone additional opportunities, as well as a later timeline to avoid health & travel-related restrictions.
At this point, we have had to make the difficult decision to defer the Calendar Shoots for the 2021 Calendar. But please do not feel discouraged; everyone who has applied will automatically be moved on to the second round of voting for next year’s Model Call and the 2022 Calendar. You put forth the effort to apply and your donations have been keeping us afloat so we can continue our work. We want to recognize you for that. You do not have to reapply next year! You are automatically moving on to the second round of judging if you have applied through June 15, 2020! For our Facebook Fundraisers, you too are being moved on to the next round! Additional recognition and consideration is always given to those who take the extra steps to help fund this organization and help spread our mission! We are still honoring the highest Facebook fundraiser (from the 2021 model call opening date through June 15, 2020) with a guaranteed spot for next year’s 2022 Calendar Shoots!
We have decided to let the contest still run into next year, at a date yet to be determined, to allow people more time to apply at their leisure. All other rules and guidance can still be found on the application page at www.pinupsforpitbulls.org.
This was a very difficult decision for us to make. We look forward to this process every year and as well as welcoming new members into our team and family! We look forward to getting back into this process as soon as possible and just want everyone to stay safe, healthy, and not have to worry about travel arrangements or their health with all of the challenges facing everyone.
We know that the public relies on us each year to put out a beautiful calendar with wonderful images of dogs and their people. We still want to provide this! It’s a vital tool for our organization to open up community conversations about dogs and safety. Due to the financial constraints that 2020 has presented for our organization, we will be creating a “Best Of” calendar for 2021 based on images used in past calendars. We will still have a team of dedicated judges who are familiar with our history and operations and will be working closely with Celeste and David to create a calendar that still adds excitement and features our beloved dogs in a positive light! After travel restrictions ease and events start again, we will be able to provide a 2021 Calendar to add to your collection. We felt it was important to not simply skip a year despite the difficulties presented to us.
Celeste’s studio is a small space which presents challenges to the process due to the number of people in close proximity to make each calendar image happen. With the health restrictions, and us wanting to keep everyone safe, we just can’t follow the CDC health guidelines and still make this happen right now.
“My team and I will really miss the calendar shoots this year, as we always look forward to it. We love working with the brand ambassadors and getting lots of kisses from the dogs. We’re excited to return next year and look forward to creating an amazing calendar and experience for the Pinups For Pitbulls family in 2021!” – Celeste Giuliano Photography
Although we are disappointed that we could not keep moving forward with this project for this year, we are grateful for your continued support! We are proud that we are not forcing this process and putting you, or anyone else at risk. We will continue to put a 2021 Calendar in production and are truly looking forward to next year’s Model Call and bringing everyone from this year’s Model Call along with us! These are truly strange and difficult times. We have tried to be flexible and nimble, and to extend deadlines; but we feel that this is the best for everyone involved. We want you to be safe. We want to continue helping all dogs and humans as much as we can.
Thank you so much for your understanding!
P.S. – To clarify, the model call will remain open for 2022 on our website instead of closing and reopening. Your application and all applications received through June 15, 2020 will receive second round judging status automatically. All applications received from June 16, 2020 through the end of the model call (sometime in early 2021), will go through the regular judging phases with our panel beginning with round one. We wanted to give this advantage to everyone that applied for 2021 despite this pandemic. You still chose to apply in support of our mission despite possible financial constraints during these trying times. We love and applaud you for helping us move forward!2021 Model Call Update 6/15/2020
Pinups for Pitbulls honors our essential workers for supporting our communities during this challenging time! Thank you for keeping us safe! ❤️
Please enjoy our “Pass the Leash” challenge featuring the following essential workers / PFPB volunteers:
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It’s the most exciting time of the year! The Model Call for the 2021 Calendar is NOW OPEN! We cannot wait to review all of your applications for this wonderful opportunity! Share your story worldwide as an advocate and Brand Ambassador for Pinups For Pitbulls, Inc (PFPB). This is YOUR chance to be a global advocate to end canine discrimination everywhere! Winners chosen will receive an all inclusive dream photo shoot with famed photographer, Celeste Giuliano Photography, and will be featured in the 2021 PFPB Calendar. This includes professional hair styling, make-up, wardrobe, props, and professional direction. More details are available on the application link!Click here!
Our annual calendar often sells out long before the end of winter. Order today to ensure you can get a copy! All images shot exclusively by Celeste Giuliano Photography for Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. The 2020 calendar shoot was especially fun because we focused on a theme throughout the decades! We have shoots from the 1920’s-1980’s featured within the new calendar! Many special dogs and their people are featured throughout these pages!
All models in the calendar are winners of our annual calendar open model call. To get first dibs on applying for 2021, be sure to sign up for our E-newsletter and start volunteering with us right away!
Time Travel Cover Models: Baxter Bean, Pepita O’Possum, Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin
HMUA: Jessica Saint
Bracelets: Smak Parlour
Photo by Celeste Giuliano Photography for Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc.
Fox 29’s Bill Rohrer came out to film the 2020 calendar cover shoot! Check it out here:
It was so much fun working with Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. and Celeste Giuliano Photography on this project. Thanks for the behind the scenes look at your 2020 calendar shoot.
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Bill Rohrer of Fox 29 spent the day on set of our 2020 calendar cover shoot with Deirdre (Little Darling), Pepi and Baxter at Celeste Giuliano’s Studio! Check out this amazing feature!Watch the feature here! Then pass it on to share this positive press!
Now you can get all kinds of amazing housewares, accessories, and gear from Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. Visit our new web store today to check out all of the amazing new items such as: backpacks, zip pouches, journals, shower curtains, blankets, phone cases, and so much more! ALL purchases support our non profit mission.Order Today
The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This case study provides extensive proof to support this conclusion.
Franklin, Deirdre S., “Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?” (2013). Animals and Public Policy. 1.
- Jul 11: 168 Tattoo Fundraiser for Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. (Pennsauken, NJ)
- Jul 17: NEW DATES! Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention (Rosemont, IL)
- Jul 19: Dogs & Brews (Reading, PA) NEW DATE!
- Aug 1: CANCELED FOR 2020 due to COVID-19: Schuylkill County Brewfest (Pottsville, PA)
- Aug 14: Denver Tattoo Arts Convention
Deirdre and Heather have both been advocating for pit bull type dogs for years and are 2 of my favorite people. They’ve got lots of experience and insight, so I hope you enjoy this episode. Learn more about Deirdre and Pinups for Pitbulls here: pinupsforpitbulls.org and Heather and Fit 4 a Pit here: www.fit4apit.comClick here to listen!