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Martha’s Vineyard resident and “pho-dographer” Lisa Vanderhoop creates the Vineyards Seadogs calendar each year, snapping crazy-cool images of pups (like Bergamasco Enzo) as they run on the beach. This year, a portion of proceeds will benefit the new Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. ($16)
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OK so there aren’t actually animals in this cute calendar, which boasts “12 months of Betty at her best,” but there are great-looking guys to look at, and of course, the screen legend takes center stage. Plus, she’s donating her royalties to the Morris Animal Foundation. ($12.99)
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HOT GUYS & BABY ANIMALS
Sexy dudes with puppies, kitties and lambs? Yes, please! Hot Guys & Baby Animals returns for 2011, packed full of photos featuring shirtless men and the animals that, um, love them. Sales benefit the San Francisco SPCA and the Milo Foundation. ($14.99)
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Jeanne Carley of the Ferret Education Foundation has created her ferret-filled calendar for nearly 20 years, putting the little creatures in poses and scenarios that are totally entertaining. None of them are her pets; people from around the country offer their ferrets for her photographic skills. ($14.95)
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The 2011 Orvis calendar features an extra-special cover model: Dylan, a dog who survived cancer. Inside, it’s full of 12 super-sweet shots of puppies and pooches at their finest. Proceeds benefit the Morris Animal Foundation, earmarked especially for canine cancer research. ($14.95)
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This irresistible 16-month collection features the famed photographer’s adorable and artful takes on his beloved Weimaraners – plus a bonus pull-out poster of the pups!
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It’s cuteness panda-monium! There are fewer than 1,000 of these bamboo-eating endangered species remaining in the wild – and these may well be the 12 most adorable. These photos show them cavorting in their natural habitats in China.
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Cowabunga! These 12 adventurous pups hang 20 and get gnarly in some “ruff” surf. Proceeds from sales of the calendar benefit a number of rescue organizations.
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