Time for the wedding pics – grab your puppies, everyone

When the bride and photographer both have ties to Secondhand Hounds, suddenly the whole wedding party does, too
Author:
Updated:
Original:

When it came time for the photos, this wedding party went to the dogs.

The puppies, really, since they're only 5 weeks old.

When Kathryn Dombrowski married Brad Ziemer in Maple Grove over the weekend, the rest of wedding party probably expected a traditional photo session with some of them likely holding flowers.

Not this time.

Kathryn has been a volunteer at Secondhand Hounds and her wedding photographer, Alycia Petrie of Alycia Faye Photography, is a staff member at the Eden Prairie animal rescue, which takes dogs from high kill shelters around the Midwest.

Alycia brought 13 pit bull puppies to the pre-wedding photo session. Their mother was pregnant when she arrived at Secondhand Hounds, Huffington Post explains, and while the puppies aren't ready for adoption yet, they took a field trip to be part of Kathryn and Brad's special day.

"Who doesn't love puppies?" Kathryn

asked FOX 9

.

Well, let's see ... there's ... uh ....... OK, good point, Kathryn.

But beyond puppy love, this bride has fallen hard for the work done by Secondhand Hounds, which also takes in dogs and cats from owners who can no longer care for them. They go to foster homes until new owners can be arranged.

"I wanted puppies specifically from Secondhand Hounds," Kathryn told FOX. "Having puppies at the wedding was so special to me and Brad, but it was more about Secondhand Hounds! This animal rescue is incredible!”

Huffington Post says now that she's married Kathryn will be living in Arizona, so she'll be looking for a rescue group she can volunteer with there.

By the way, the 13 pups, Huff Post says, are all named after various Pokemon on behalf of their mother, Pikachu.

Next Up

Minneapolis police

Vehicle runs over 2 people in downtown Minneapolis brawl

Two suspects have reportedly been identified.

Jorge Alcala

Rare night for Twins' bullpen fuels victory over Cardinals

The Twins scored five runs in the third inning in an 8-1 victory.

Bisi Johnson

Report: Bisi Johnson tears ACL, will miss 2021 season

Johnson suffered the injury during Friday's practice.

Mike Zimmer

Frustrated Zimmer sounds off after Vikings' positive COVID test

"I’m frustrated, not just with my football players who didn’t get vaccinated, but I’m frustrated with everybody [who didn't]."

Kirk Cousins

Report: Kellen Mond has COVID, Cousins among players out of practice

The team is scheduled to practice on Saturday night.

USPS packages

Two Ramsey County men sentenced in mail theft scheme

Sonny Vang Xiong was sentenced to three years in prison, while Davis Her was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Jeff Gladney

Jeff Gladney's ex-girlfriend files $1 million civil lawsuit

The civil lawsuit accuses Gladney of assaulting the woman for over two hours.

vaccine, covid

St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

ambulance

Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.

Related

Time for the wedding pics – grab your puppies, everyone

When the bride and photographer both have ties to Secondhand Hounds, suddenly the whole wedding party does, too

You can request a puppy through Uber

The fee will help Secondhand Hounds, a local animal rescue group.

You can request a puppy through Uber

The fee will help Secondhand Hounds, a local animal rescue group.

Double your duckling rescues: 2 Minnesota cities save baby ducks in 1 day

From Moorhead to Medina, city employees were saving ducks today.

Double your duckling rescues: 2 Minnesota cities save baby ducks in 1 day

From Moorhead to Medina, city employees were saving ducks today.