Artist’s “Pet Project” will Support the Troops
Philadelphia, PA (August 10, 2011) –
Fine art photographer, patriot, pet-lover &
advocate, Stacey P. Morgan, will launch a series
of “PAWtriotic” greeting cards and a 2012
calendar on the 10th Anniversary of
the 9-11 tragedy.
The cards feature Ms. Morgan’s
10-year-old dog, Delta, photographed saluting
the American Flag at various historical
A portion of the
proceeds will benefit America’s VetDogs, a
national not-for-profit organization based in
America’s VetDogs places guide and
service dogs with veterans with
blindness, spinal cord injuries, hearing
impairments, peripheral and central balance
disorders, limb loss, post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries
“For Christmas 2009, I bought my dog, Delta, a
beautiful hand-knit sweater with the American
Flag on it.
In February 2010, I went door-to-door
with my daughter as she sold Girl Scout cookies
for the first time.
There was an option to buy a box and send
it overseas to our servicemen through the USO.
I was so touched by that idea, I wondered
what I could do, as a photographer, to support
the troops,” said Ms. Morgan.
Ms. Morgan has been a professional photographer
for over 30 years, shooting only in B&W and then
hand-painting many of the images, giving her
work a truly unique quality.
Delta has often served as photographic
muse for Ms. Morgan.
A year ago in March, she took him to
nearby Valley Forge Park dressed in the American
That day “Warm Your Hearts”, one of the
first cards in the series, showcases him sitting
proudly in front of a log cabin encampment.
The image sparked the idea of creating a
“PAWtriotic” card line and seemed the perfect
way to carry out her plan to “give back” to the
Over the past year the line of fine art images
Delta has done his duty posing for Ms.
Morgan at numerous historical locations in the
Philadelphia area including:
Valley Forge National Park, The Freedoms
Foundation, Valley Forge Military Academy &
College, Paoli Massacre, Philadelphia National
Cemetery, Historic Fort Mifflin & Hospital and
The Betsy Ross House.
Some other locations include The Statue
of Liberty and Ground Zero in New York.
A trip to Washington, DC, is in Delta’s
future to add The Capital, The Wall and other
national treasures where the American Flag is
always seen flying high.
“It is my hope that the PAWtriotic Series will
bring exposure to the wonderful partnerships
between dog and man that America’s VetDogs is
creating for some of our war veterans and ignite
a feeling of patriotism that the American Flag
personifies”, said Ms. Morgan.
To learn more about Stacey P. Morgan or see
other work visit
About America’s Vet Dogs: America’s VetDogs®
The Veteran’s K-9 Corps®
was founded by the Guide Dog Foundation for the
in 2003 to expand its outreach to disabled
veteran of all eras and active duty personnel.
In 2006, VetDogs became a separate 501
(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and has
become the premier assistance dog school serving
disabled veterans and the military.
For more information, please visit
In early September, stayMor.com photography
www.2DOGstore.com, where the “PAWtriotic”
cards and calendar will be available for
purchase to support the troops.
Boxset of 10 Individual Linen 5x7 Cards &
Boxset of 10 Identical Linen Note Cards &
Envelopes (9-11 Series)
PAWtriotic 2012 Wall Calendar - $22.50/each
resolution images, available upon request.)