5 Pawsome Ways to Boost Our Pet Charity Pals

If you’re a pet lover in Northern Ireland, you’ll probably have heard of the Assisi Animal Sanctuary and the USPCA. These two are among the province’s most well regarded animal charities, dedicated to the protection, care, and rehoming of countless animals in need. While we’re passionate about capturing your pets’ most memorable moments as in our Belfast photographic studio, we’re also buzzing to be backing these two charities. Here’s how you can extend your support!

1. Enter Our Charity Pet Calendar Competitions

One of the most enjoyable ways to back these organizations is by participating in our Charity Pet Calendar Competitions dedicated to each charity. You can choose to support the USPCA or Assisi Animal Sanctuary.  It’s just £35! Your pet gets a pet photo shoot with us in our Belfast portrait studio and be in with a chance to be in one of these two amazing calendars. You also get an 8 inch print of your favourite picture – Enter here!

Professional pet photograph, taken by Northern Ireland's top pet photographer in Belfast of staffy puppy in a wooden bucket on a pink background

2. Donate Directly

Direct donations to either Assisi Animal Sanctuary or the USPCA are always welcome. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a monthly commitment, your monetary assistance goes a long way in ensuring these organizations can continue their vital work. you can find out more about this from their websites directly.

3. Volunteer Your Time

We know ourselves just how much time can be worth – there never seems to be enough hours in the day, So while monetary contributions are invaluable, so is your time. Both charities are regularly on the lookout for compassionate volunteers ready to assist with a range of activities, from walking dogs to helping with events or day-to-day tasks. Reach out to them directly and see how you can lend a hand. Check out their websites for details or talk to their staff at one of their events coming up.

Professional pet photograph, taken by Northern Ireland's top pet photographer in Belfast of a profile headshot of a German shepherd with its mouth open looking right on a yellow background

4.Visit the USPCA’s Winter Fayre

 As winter approaches, it’s the perfect time to attend the USPCA’s Winter Fayre on the 28th October. It promises loads of activities, stalls, and, of course, a chance to talk to the staff and volunteers. Your attendance and any purchases you make will directly contribute to the charity we will be there too!

5. Assisi’s Christmas Fayre

The festive season is incomplete without a heartwarming event, and Assisi’s Christmas Fayre is just the occasion for it. Not only will you indulge in the festive spirit, but every penny spent will also go towards supporting the shelter and its initiatives. Make sure to mark your calendar for this festive charity event. We will also be here make sure you come and say hi!

Professional pet photograph, taken by Northern Ireland's top pet photographer in Belfast of a profile headshot of a black lab cross dog raising a paw with its tongue out on a grey sofa on a grey background

We are dedicated to capturing the very best of your pets in our Belfast Photography Studio, but we also understand the importance of ensuring every animal gets a chance for a loving home and life just like our Glyn and your furry housemates have. By supporting Assisi Animal Sanctuary and the USPCA, We are looking forward to seeing you too for your calendar shoot in the studio soon!


About Graham

Graham Crichton is an award winning professional portrait photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With 17 years of experience and having photographed thousands of people and their pets.

About Hannah

Hannah Crichton is married to Graham (yay) and is the Brand Manager at the studio. Hannah's expertise is in social media and making everything run ticketyboo. She's a Tiktok wizard and loves a good dog pun!

Sign Up to Our Mailing List

Become the first to get the 'inside scoop' on what we're up to by joining our mailing list below

Join our Mailing List

* indicates required

We tell tails.


Graham Crichton Photography Limited,
276-278 Castlereagh Road
Belfast BT5 6AD,
Northern Ireland.

 Phone: 02890 99 77 98

Follow us on Instagram