HOUSTON – The Easter Bunny came early this year for the dogs at Rover Oaks Pet Resort.

The animal-loving staff at Rover Oaks hosted their seventh annual 'Doggie Pictures with the Easter Bunny' fundraiser event on Saturday. All Rover Oaks clients, friends and pet owners were invited to bring their dogs to pose for a picture.

For $20, attendees got a chance to dress up their pet with holiday-themed props such as bunny ears and tutus and get a portrait of their pet with the Easter Bunny. Some even used the opportunity to get a complete family portrait made.

“We have a blast putting on this event, and our clients love taking home the adorable and often hilarious photos of their pet with the Easter Bunny,” said Claire Ellington, General Manager of Rover Oaks Houston. “It is so rewarding to be able to provide our clients with this special keepsake, while using the proceeds to help our friends at Shaggy Dog Rescue.”

The doggie resort raised over $1,900 for a local rescue group called Shaggy Dog Rescue.

“We’re so grateful that Rover Oaks donates all of the proceeds from this event to our rescue group,” said Kathy Wetmore, founder of Shaggy Dig Rescue. “Every dollar counts and every donation bring us closer to saving a dog from a high-kill Houston animal shelter. These donations really can mean the difference between life and death for these dogs.”

Rover Oaks Pet Resort hosts 'Doggie Pictures with the Easter Bunny' every spring and 'Doggie Pictures with Santa' every fall to raise money for Shaggy Dog Rescue.