MEGAN & MIKE YOSHI & MAGGIE
FRAME TO PLEASE & PAWS FOR A CAUSE
January 6, 2017
Being an entrepreneur is enough to keep anyone busy. Not Megan Prenderville. The co-owner, with husband Mike Harper, of Frame to Please, a custom picture framing/ art gallery in Red Bank, has another full time mission: animal advocate.
Several years ago, the energetic and upbeat animal lover launched a secondary business, “Paws for a Cause,” in a kiosk just
outside the store’s entrance. She donates all profits on the pet-themed tees, hats and other merchandise to the Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls. (In what she calls a “double dip of good,” Megan tries to use only vendors that give back to animal causes.) Megan also established a community collection site at the store for dog food, treats and supplies for the Humane Society. And, in between, she has volunteered for, or otherwise supported, countless animal-welfare causes, from fostering and adoption, to therapy dogs, to assistance with emergency veterinary expenses.
The inspiration behind it all was Megan and Mike’s rescue dog Chopper, who, with his fur-brother Yoshi, were the frame
shop’s longtime official greeters and pups-in-residence. After Chopper passed of cancer last fall, he came to the couple in
separate dreams, encouraging them to rescue another dog to fill the hole left in their and Yoshi’s hearts. Enter new love Maggie. The nearly nine-year-old border-collie-hound mix, who Megan says was “the most broken and scared little girl” in the shelter, is now happily adjusting and enjoying her new life. “What a wonderful way to honor Chopper,” Megan says. And, another part of her long legacy of helping animals.