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Old Faithful: Warm And Intimate Photos Of Really Old Dogs
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Old Faithful: Warm And Intimate Photos Of Really Old Dogs

Photographer Pete Thorne has discovered that just as the elderly can make for powerful portrait photography subjects, the same can be said for old dogs as well. His “Old Faithful” photo series takes a warm and intimate look at man’s best friends as they live out their golden years.

Each senior dog’s aged face tells the story of a life filled with ups and downs. There are more than 50 photos in the series, but it looks like we can expect many more – Thorne, who is based in Toronto, collects inquiries from people who want him to photograph their “really, really old family dogs.”

More info: petethornephoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: petapixel)

Last year my grandmother turned 100 (now 101!), and I became interested in photographing older family pets after a trip to Halifax to photograph her birthday party,” Thorne told Bored Panda.

It occurred to me… that I should photograph old dogs as they are generally overlooked by photographers in favor of cute puppies. Don’t get me wrong, I love puppies too.

I shot Clovis shortly after his 14th birthday and sadly he passed away not too long after this portrait was taken.

Meet Stella the 12yr old, one-eyed wonder Chihuahua! The little head tilt gives this tough girl a bit of deserved attitude.

To photograph these beautiful dogs, I usually request that the owner bring their dog’s favorite treats and toys to help focus their attention. This doesn’t always work as a lot of these old doggies are blind or deaf, possibly both.

I found that the trick for a great dog photography shot is to direct the owner; the dog will follow. It can be quite a comical scene. I’ll be low on the ground firing off shots from my camera while the owner is crawling around on the floor with me trying to get the dog pointed in the right direction.

The testimonials, often quite touching and humorous, have inadvertently become a big part of the project. I now encourage participants to submit something written about their dog when they contact me about participating in the project.

It wasn’t until I started hearing about dogs that I had photographed passing away and having their owners notify me, telling me about their loss, that I realized just how significant and close people become with their pets.

Meet Hazel. She was named after Hazel McCallion, the Mayor of Mississauga. This tough old gal had both her eyes removed due to pain and no tear production and has 5 microchips from being re-chipped every time she was sold to a new puppy mill. Luckily she was rescued and adopted by Blanche Axton.

It wasn’t until I started hearing about dogs that I had photographed passing away and having their owners notify me, telling me about their loss, that I realized just how significant and close people become with their pets.

A lot of the stories of these dogs involve rescuing them from pet-mills, foreign countries, and from threats of being put down, so I think the key to a longer and more substantial canine life really just comes down to the love and caring that these old doggies receive from their parents.

Mance is a 13yr Old English Bulldog, a breed close to my heart. He has bone cancer that adds a lot of character to his face. He’s in a pretty fragile state so I made my first trip out of the home studio to photograph him, in all his asymmetrical charm.

We thank Pete Thorne for the interview and wish him the best of luck with his project!

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MimaVasiljević
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7 years ago

You are still beautiful as you first day you came into your owners lives. I'm sure they love you enormously <3

JoeyTaylor
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7 years ago

Logged in just to upvote this

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ルス・カブレラ・ガテル
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7 years ago

Awww my eyes got full of rain, I miss my beautiful old gal, but I know my mother takes good care of her <3

DanielEzquerro
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7 years ago

I have an 19 years old cat and he's still a wonderful cat :)

HebaBabel
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7 years ago

That's so touching. ❤❤ My girl Ruby is 9 years old. Gets prettier every year.

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DanaReal
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7 years ago

this is the best post i've seen on boredpanda

KatieNelson
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7 years ago

Those are so sweet...Dogs are wonderful at any age...and, just like people, their faces reflect the lives they've led.

TrishaAlvis
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7 years ago

God bless these courageous creatures and the angels who love, adopt, and care for them.

RebecaMuñoz
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7 years ago

simple beautiful creatures!Dogs gives us their entire life to us with the most the unconditional love!it is a pleasure to share time w them!

davidvdv
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7 years ago

exactly! Every single day we feel their never ending love for us...

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ErnestoMcMillan
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7 years ago

EVERYBODY OF THEM ARE BEAUTYFUL !!!

JacklinHindsGoines
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7 years ago

These pics are wonderful. I've taken several recently of our Sasha. She is a Sheltie/Shepherd and will be 15 in December.

NicoleBrooks
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7 years ago

We have a 9yr old choc lab, Bella & wouldn't trade the bad breathe, Dorrito-smelly paws, cloudy blue eyes or slow walks for anything.

AndyWood
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7 years ago

I want to know ALL their stories...

PeteThorne
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7 years ago

Follow on Facebook for bios and testimonials for my old doggies! :)

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LindaHardbarger
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7 years ago

There just aren't words to express the emotions these pictures bring out in me Thanks so much for sharing

LeacyH
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7 years ago

All of these photos were simply beautiful. It made me tear up because I love seeing old dogs being taken care of. You did wonderful work! :)

TracyLewis
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7 years ago

Finnegan(the red Brussels Griffon) is going on 13 years old. He's the best little buddy!

ValeriaSasser
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7 years ago

There is a silent dignity in the old dogs, absolutely translated in these photos. Love them and love my old dog!

CláudiaFegari
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7 years ago

What beautiful, powerful and true words!

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JessicaMartin
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7 years ago

I would've loved to see a writeup for each dog!

PeteThorne
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7 years ago

Follow the Facebook page, each old doggie gets their turn in the spotlight

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JoeLoftus
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7 years ago

I always feel a sadness to know, that these old friends only concern will be, not being able to be here for us.....

PeteThorne
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7 years ago

Hi y'all thx for the support! Follow for more old doggies! Facebook: Old Faithful Photo Project. Twitter: @a_pete_tweet Insta: cdn_tuxedo

pups
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7 years ago

Wonderful pictures, wonderful photographer

EmirSezen
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7 years ago

cool

WendyPinsky
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7 years ago

Awesome!! As a mom of FOUR senior dogs and 3 senior cats--I could never imagine abandoning them like some do!

MaxMacDonald
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7 years ago

Some brought tears to my eyes. I remember my Fritz of 18 years old looking so frail towards the end. I now have two after waiting ten years

LornaSullivan
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7 years ago

These photos remind me of our Daisy, who lived to the age of 15. We have photos of her during her senior yrs; they are dear to our hearts.

LaurenFigiel
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7 years ago

So, I am sitting at my desk at work, crying. Such beauty in every photo.

LaurenFigiel
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7 years ago

So...I am now sitting at my desk at work, crying. Such beauty in every photo.

RahelLove
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7 years ago

ur at work? wow u must hate ur job if ur on bored panda during work..u can get fired like that!!

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CarmeSalaVillaplana
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7 years ago

Love them all I'm the proud mom of a 13 y. adopted dog from a shelter. She is calm and grateful. I encourage everybody to adopt an old dog.

LaurelPurdy
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7 years ago

Yeah Carme! Seniors are the Best! They have so much love left to give!! <3

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KalinaManterys
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7 years ago

This photos made my eyes teary... My beutiful dog was 14yr old as she passed away. I loved her so much. I miss her so much... </3

HéctorLópezIbarra
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7 years ago

Im Crying . they're Beautiful

JodiBraun
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7 years ago

These are such beautiful portraits, I teared up. They brought to mind all the pets - mine and other people's - that I've loved and lost. :)

JodiBraun
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7 years ago

These are just beautiful portraits! I teared up looking at them - they remind me of all the wonderful pets I've loved and lost... Thank you.

AndyWood
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7 years ago

I want to know ALL their stories...

SarahJordan
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7 years ago

Beautiful n wise bought a few tears. Living in the now with my old 16 Collie not a moment goes by without him near my side. Gt post thx

BevSchmidt
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7 years ago

Love these wise faces! As the song says..."You are (all) so beautiful, to me"!

HayleyRoskruge
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7 years ago

I loved my dog as much when he was old than the day I got him, when he died it broke my heart :( he was my best friend and I miss him alway

ClaySimpson
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7 years ago

Pure love and my kind of faith!

ChloeChavis
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7 years ago

Beautiful. Animals touch our hearts for a lifetime.

LauraParow
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7 years ago

I think old dogs are the best dogs <3 I wish we could have them with us so much longer then we do.

AmosMoses
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7 years ago

A 13 year old Bulldog, my heart just leaped! My Bully (thefamousamosmoses) is 7 but I thought they only lived 8-10 years. Yippe!

MelissaKeleman
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7 years ago

Old dogs are THEE best! Love every lumpy bumpy inch off them!!

JeanetteEricson
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7 years ago

So sweet and beautiful. My eyes filles up with tears thinking of my own precious dogs getting old....

AnnaPeake
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7 years ago

Old pets are such a treasure. Their eyes reflect the love they've shared

KathyGrafstromBochonko
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7 years ago

Wish I had done this with my Naya. Miss her.

JanetteHartje
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7 years ago

Beautiful photos of old friends! Hazel broke my heart but I'm happy she's in good hands now...

PyraLynne
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7 years ago

Best Post. Couldn't hold back the tears.. <3

IggyGeerling
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7 years ago

Oldies rule <3

Rene'Leitelt
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7 years ago

<3 <3

DeniseBeady
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7 years ago

A white faced dog is the sweetest thing. My girl now has some white and it makes her even more beautiful.

KasiaSos
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7 years ago

This breaks my heart, thinking about my dog, she is 7 years old, still acts like puppy but her face is almost completely gray. I love her!!!

AngieBohlen
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7 years ago

SO SWEET!!! In tears. Dogs are family<3

holmsa
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7 years ago

Sobbing, thinking how beautiful they are You captured their spirit, devotion. They deserve, like human seniors, our total respect! LOVE.

holmsa
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7 years ago

Sobbing, just thinking how beautiful they are. Captured their spirit and devotion. These seniors, like human seniors, deserve total respect

AnitaWalters
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7 years ago

Hazels story broke my heart, how could people use her like that :(

PatNunez
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7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL LOVING FRIENDS! FAITHFUL AND TRUE UNTIL THE END....

GeorgeUnderwood
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7 years ago

Our 13 year old Shih/Poo is even more beautiful today than he was at 8 weeks~ These photos truly expose the souls of the wonderful pups!

ClaudiaUgarriza
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7 years ago

Adorable! Mine is almost 14 years old and she may have some age issues but she still is the loving dog,I love her even more.

ShujenLi
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7 years ago

How touching these images are!!

KathyStem
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7 years ago

I recently put down my 17 year old Chi/corgi mix. I have had her since a puppy and loved every minute of those 17 years with her.

AngelaBoone
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7 years ago

In. Tears. Sweet babies.

SherylKing
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7 years ago

Could we have some names and ages here?

ClauMorales
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7 years ago

Angels! i have my 13 years old and beautiful dog Pepe, he has heart problems, but for me it will always be my puppy

RoelFuncken
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7 years ago

great pics, its so obvious that they are very evolved creatures also and that all have unique personalities

Ant.N.B
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7 years ago

Time flies away

VictoriaHill
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7 years ago

I loved the bulldogs and the old staffie is my dogs double x

Colleen Foster-Keihm
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2 years ago

I was blessed to have a poodle for 20 years, and two mini schnauzers 22 & 23

Jeanne Saddlemire
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2 years ago

Chachi, my chihuahua will be 17 this year.♥️

Sally Eckhoff
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2 years ago

Precious.

Bryan Battista
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2 years ago

biggie age 15 178984_102...07a23c.jpg 178984_10200585388651079_571467619_n-5e14b9707a23c.jpg

LESLIE PETERS
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2 years ago

Wow....I want to be very clear when I say ...if your dog is aging like this..... it's not age that's killing them..... it's a microbial overgrowth! 1. Sores around the eye nose and mouth .. or anywhere are not normal. 2. Loss of an eye or retinas detaching is not normal. 3. Hair loss is not normal 4. Rashes and red inflamed skin are not normal 5. Loosing the black color on the nose and around the eyes to look almost pink or crusted over is not normal!!! 6. Carterax is not normal 7. Skin burning black is not normal!!! (especially tips of the ears) WE HAVE OVER THE YEARS TURNED THESE HORRID SYMPTOMS INTO "THE NORM" .... BUT THESE THINGS ARE NOT NORMAL. ALL except 1 (red head pug mix) of these dogs are being eaten alive and their owners are letting it happen. HEAL YOUR PET IF THEY ARE SUFFERING LIKE THESE babies. You fight microbials with 2 tsp coconut oil, 200 mg oregano oil, 60% of body weight x 1 billion yeast fighting probiotics and a clean diet everyday (based on 30 lbs).

Trey Evitt
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2 years ago

Why do my roommates chop unions at BREAKFAST???! Bastards.

Debbie Snavely
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2 years ago

awe.. good ole babies....

Cristina Speluzzi
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4 years ago

My Chimoltrufia (a cat) is 18 wonderful years. I love her to pieces. She is my Princess.

Randy Tyson
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4 years ago

I just love dog's, ALL dog's, and these elderly pup's are just as cute and sweet as any puppy is. It's a really raw deal that they live such short lives compared to us human's. I have a 4 year old American Bulldog and I hope he lives a LONG LONG time because he is everything to me and more. The animal's are the greatest gift I can think of and my life would be so much poorer without them.

Sherry Herman Morris
Community Member
4 years ago

i just had a 16 y.o. kittie pass last week. i am always concerned that seniors get the care and love they deserve at this stage of life....<3

Tena Grisham Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm the proud mommy to my sweet 15 yr old blind minn pinn Jezebel. She was the runt of the litter and I got her at 3 weeks old. She stole my heart from the very beginning! She's my furbaby!!

Dea Addis
Community Member
4 years ago

These were very touching pictures. We have an 18 year old cat and the day she passes will be a sad one indeed. The dog is much younger but we rescued them both for keeps.

Janet Rice Young
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4 years ago

Somebody that understands how special, appreciated and loved these fur babies are. A "donated" (sad word) little 7 year old poodle came into our life for five years. Prissy had diabetes and the most loving little heart that she gratefully gave to us. She went blind, but that never stopped her spirit, the most brave of them all. We lost her a year ago and still have, and always will, a broken heart.

Angelina Montes
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5 years ago

My Moushu just turned 19... Blind and deaf but still my baby.

Mark Indefenzo
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5 years ago

Who put bowl of onions here?

Mark Indefenzo
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5 years ago

Feels

Toto Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

I would have loved to have had my Rat Terrier "Jake" photographed like this. He set the Guinness World Record for "oldest dog living" on July 21, 2015...the day he turned 21 years old. He has since crossed The Rainbow Bridge but his Guinness World Record certificate hangs in my dining room as a lasting memory of an incredible little dog. I miss him very much...and I tell my Rat Terrier "Cooper"...whom I adopted a few months after "Jake" passed...all about his "big brother". my-rat-ter...ea540e.jpg my-rat-terrier-59199e7ea540e.jpg

Toto Johnson
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5 years ago

"Jake's" Guinness World Record... 944898_101...6f3ae8.jpg 944898_10153353177315633_7405324580993145565_n-59199f16f3ae8.jpg

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Tracy Lewis
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6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwpG2NE9PWU

GaryBurley
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6 years ago

i love my three dogs too, its breaks my heart to see them go from pup to pensioner

ElviradeVries
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6 years ago

they are do sweet!

IleneGonzalez
Community Member
6 years ago

I love these pictures of senior fur-babies...I volunteer for a rescue group in Connecticut and I never understand how some can surrender their senior fur-babies MANY times they say the reason is because they want a puppy or they're just not wanted anymore...unless they are too sick we keep them until they find forever homes. A month or so ago someone brought in a terrier mix that is 8 years old...when the person left that poor dog sat and stared toward the direction that they left for hours and cried which had me crying!

DaveMusni
Community Member
6 years ago

They are all beautiful. And I can't stop crying. To our family's 9 dogs (still with us and those who left us), we love you the. And we love you now.

MarionFriedl
Community Member
6 years ago

You´re all adorable, doggies, and older pets have their own special charme, my cats Gizzy, Thori and Sisi, the second hand kitties (on FB, too) are 11, almost 8 and 13 years young now, in the row of their page´s name!!!

NancyAnnZaborskiHill
Community Member
6 years ago

I rescue as many older, deaf, blind canines as I can financially support. These babies were "surrendered" by "devoted" owners because they were to old & not cute & cuddly anymore. My babies have a good life being loved & spoiled but it is I who am blessed to have them in my life. Thank you for sharing these photos of these beautiful babies & God bless you for doing this.

NancyAnnZaborskiHill
Community Member
6 years ago

I rescue as many old, blind,deaf canines as I can financially handle. Right now have 5 dogs ...all cast offs by their "devoted" owners. These babies are loved & spoiled beyond belief. I LOVE older animals. Thank You for showing the world these touching photos & God bless you.

VikkiDeNapoli
Community Member
6 years ago

Great photos.....keep up the awesome job of capturing these old guys and dolls charm!

LindaWylie
Community Member
6 years ago

cats too. We have a 17 year old from a kitten - I watched her being born and helped mum cut her kittens umbilical cords as she did not know what to do. Mum no longer with us but Bonnie is. She gets to eat whenever she wants and has her own incontinence pads in a pillowcase as she sometimes gets into such a deep sleep she forgets to wake up to wee...

MikeRano
Community Member
6 years ago

I believe that no doubt. old animals have their own very deep beauty . their eyes tell stories sad and deep. then when they know they are safe and loved. their faces totally change you can actually see the change. God bless you for taking in a senior dog. to finish out his time being loved is all they really want.

JuliannaJaworski-erwin
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7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL

macat5
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful photos and souls ...

ColleenOneill-Schleich
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7 years ago

Heartwarming beauty

DianeMcCrimmon
Community Member
7 years ago

Another new thing I want to support. Love it all!

Jennifer Hall
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7 years ago

I have a 16 year old, miniature dachshund. My old friend (Emma) would love to be a part of your next photo shoot.

KellyAtkinsonDraper
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7 years ago

awesome i love it

nargiz jakhiiaeva
Community Member
7 years ago

They are still beautiful !

LuisaPasqualini
Community Member
7 years ago

So sweet. So "human". I look at them, I see myself and all sentient creatures. All alike. All one. Love all of them!

mspoetress
Community Member
7 years ago

These pictures were wonderful. I love my dogs more now.

javier mauricio bravo rodriguez
Community Member
7 years ago

Love, and thanks my friend

MelissaGoodman-Meltser
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7 years ago

Simply amazing work. I love this

LauraVachon
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! They truly are our loyal friends until the end <3

Kevin Brookes
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7 years ago

if any of these dogs have passed away i hope their companions are coping, they always know you love them.

KevinBrookes
Community Member
7 years ago

I've just lost my 18 year old dog and even on her last day she was as beautiful and happy as ive ever seen her.

Annette Woolston
Community Member
7 years ago

This made me wish I would have had some professional pics made of my 16 yr old mini schnauzer before she died recently. Thanks for the pics!

BethWade
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7 years ago

Beautiful pictures .. Old dogs really are beautiful....

Sandra Kyle
Community Member
7 years ago

This is very moving. Can I post a photo of my old dog here?

SandraKyle
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovely and moving. My dog Bella is 14. Can I put a photo of her up here?

Marianne Luinstra
Community Member
7 years ago

so cute!

murray
Community Member
7 years ago

so sweet, all those wise old faces!

VeeAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

* These Sweet old Timers are Utterly Adorable , I have a 15 year old Yorkie and He is still very Active and will always be my Baby,

JanineLizette
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful.

CatherineAlexander
Community Member
7 years ago

What a beautiful way to use your talent, Hod love ya for showing the glory of the aged dog. Please continue, these are just great.

BillieBrinkley
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful Tribute to the Elderly Pets!! Families should Honor their Pets, Show them Love and Respect. Pets LOVE THEM NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Dana Dudgeon
Community Member
7 years ago

Love this. Old dogs are so special!

VeraRobbins
Community Member
7 years ago

I FIRMLY BELIEVE LOVE and KINDNESS SAVES LIVES. It is very simple you see, they need attention just like people do.

MonikaAndersson
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7 years ago

Like all that are filled with spirit and love, beauty emanates from them. A reminder of things in this world that makes its pain endurable.

JulieChadwick
Community Member
7 years ago

so beautiful! our rescue Group The Pepper Foundation rescues the senior dogs from shelter, every animal deserves a second chance!

SimonettaMartini
Community Member
7 years ago

they are wondeful :-)

cynful1
Community Member
7 years ago

So very touching and even more beautiful.

BillYoungpeter
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7 years ago

They are ALL going to heaven.

JaneWilson
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7 years ago

Gorgeous. Lucky is the owner whose dog lives to a good old age.

Leanna McDonald
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7 years ago

Simply beautiful!

LeannaMcDonald
Community Member
7 years ago

simply beautiful.

LisaMolkner-Foord
Community Member
7 years ago

I think they are all just BEAUTIFUL, with so much wisdom & character! Love them all. xxx Lisa

Keyur Ahuja
Community Member
7 years ago

Really touching..

DaneelKnoetze
Community Member
7 years ago

Calves, lambs and piglets are no less adorable and deserving of respect and protection as they go through life, growing old. Pls recognise.

sallycat10
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7 years ago

My beloved pet just died from jaw cancer. Disfiguring and deadly, there is nothing "charming" about it. I suggest a rewrite. :(

Tracey Gordon
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7 years ago

Just beautiful, every single one of them.

TraceyGordon
Community Member
7 years ago

Just beautiful, every single one of them <3

AngelaRitchie
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful. Old dogs are just the best.

Vanessa Singleton
Community Member
7 years ago

Made my eyes water. I can't wait to get home and hug my 13 year old Pug. Beautiful.

dianelogan
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7 years ago

Aww

MattLumley
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7 years ago

Sleep tight big man!

SharonErtel-Nelson
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7 years ago

Love!!! Seniors are pawsome

NicholeDonje
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7 years ago

I so love this project, I have a 13 year old shiba and a 10 year old rat. everyday my husband and I are grateful for their health. thank you

MissyMarone
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it!!! Old dogs are the best!!

KellyRiv
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7 years ago

This is 1 of the most beautiful photo essays I've ever seen. Clovis looks like my princess, Megan, whom we put down after 14 yrs. Beautiful

DaleAmigaman
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7 years ago

Great pictures. Our black Poodle, Jake, is 17 years old now. He still loves life.

stanleyscout
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7 years ago

They are all beautiful angels. They have no idea how they look and don't care. Their only purpose is love and that will transcend their lovelybodies.

JaniceMrozek
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7 years ago

I love seeing this pics. I adopt older dogs who have wound up in shelters. Their sweet faces and the love of older pets is priceless.

LizVanSickle
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7 years ago

Every single picture is a masterpiece! Beautiful old babies and what a great love Pete must have for his subjects as evident in the pictures

DianaJin
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7 years ago

they are all so beautiful, majestic, and wise

MargaretFrise
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7 years ago

Always..The dog is beautiful....The muzzle may grey..The teeth may yellow...the eyes may become clouded...Yet there souls are always true.

BeverleyHughes
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7 years ago

We don't notice how you look when you age - we just know the love we share.

CherylJourney
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7 years ago

Aww. All so precious.

LydMyers
Community Member
7 years ago

Heartwarming.

SusanHayek
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7 years ago

I think these are wonderful. the older dogs have such dignity. and they deserve our respect.

KarenTietjen-Kucharski
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7 years ago

These are just like old people. Amazing.

LeaLadyraven
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7 years ago

Just Beautiful all of them

LottieG
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7 years ago

Awww soo gorgeous!

GuylainePoitras
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7 years ago

Beautifully taken pictures, captures the true essence of the subject, loved it!

Jewelbutterfly
Community Member
7 years ago

LOVE THEM! So sweet.

JoniCarpenter
Community Member
7 years ago

As the owner of a 15 yr old Brussels Griffon, I can truly say she's more beautiful today than when I brought her home 14 yes ago!

TerenceHiggens
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7 years ago

I am quite sure that throughout your long years you have been loyal and loving pet and given much happiness to your owners and still do.

JesseLang
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7 years ago

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:,)

KevinNAmyGeiger
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7 years ago

They're all beautiful to me. Seniors are very special.

Fa Hernández
Community Member
7 years ago

fieles hasta el fin :)

FaHernández
Community Member
7 years ago

hermosos (: fieles hasta el fin

Katarina Pavićević
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7 years ago

Of course it reminded me of my beloved Gizmo. http://i1067.photobu...kv/HPIM0329.jpg

JivanethikaNaidu
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7 years ago

All of them, beautiful in their own way <3 The older they get, more love we (human) gain :)

MirosławaZając
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7 years ago

Mam pieska, kundelka, który jest u mnie 12 rok. Jak go wzięłam, wyrzuconego w straszną zimę z ulicy miał ok 1/2 roku.

Debbie MO
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7 years ago

My mongrel is nearly 14 years but still playful, happy aging go slow on my mongrel. Feeling blessed.

Malak Malakren
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7 years ago

not sure about you all, but the wisdon on their eyes. Love it

CaspianMerritt
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7 years ago

My heart swells looking at these pictures

MontyRowland
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7 years ago

Nothing ripps at my heart as pictures like these.. These dogs are more beautiful now than ever!

VictoriaViroglio
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7 years ago

Love, love, love :)

JuliMaltagliati
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7 years ago

The sweetest of the sweet, the most angelic of the angels ... there's nothing in the world like old dogs.

TaumyLaughlin
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7 years ago

♥!!!!

SharonHorton
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7 years ago

theirs is a beauty only captured by the years we have lived. I believe their beauty is unsurpassed by youth.

GabbyTengu
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7 years ago

They are so cute

SharonEbelhar
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7 years ago

LOVED seeing these faces as much as their owners LOVE seeing their sweet faces. Awesome!! Such unique faces and personalities!! LOVE!!

NancySmith
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7 years ago

Beautiful photographs of very beautiful companions.

jbenz
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7 years ago

My bulldog is 9 y/o and I tear up whenever I think of living without him. I wish that we could be together for the rest of our lives.

StephanieSteel
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7 years ago

They are all beautiful. Faces of experience.

TammyGundaker
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7 years ago

They are all amazing!

PatTaylor
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7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL, every one!

Linda Neale
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7 years ago

So beautiful, as with any living creature our lives and experiences are imprinted on our faces and tell the world who we are, xxxxx

Pete Thorne
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7 years ago

Hey guys thanks for the support! please follow on twitter @a_pete_tweet Instagram: cdn_tuxedo

JoanneRoop
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7 years ago

they have feelings just like humans. love them just as much as the first day they came into your life.

AngelaBurke
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7 years ago

Love Them All !

KaterKater
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7 years ago

I want every one of them, funny smells and all.

LisaSzymborski
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7 years ago

Beautiful dogs. They are a family member!!

ElizabethGogerly
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7 years ago

Amazed by how human some of these lovely old chaps and lasses look

Lucas Cookson
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7 years ago

Absolutely wonderful!

LucasCookson
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7 years ago

Absolutely wonderful.

MichelleStewart
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7 years ago

You are all beautiful and very very cute xx

HohnJohulin
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7 years ago

Old dogs are the best.

KristynMcGinnis
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7 years ago

I love this!!!

KylaProffitt
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7 years ago

These pictures are sad and beautiful all at the same time. Such loving loyal loves. What a great way to capture their loving faces.

PatFlynn
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7 years ago

I have a 14 year old pekingese.She is pretty much blind and deaf,pees in the house.All she does is eat and sleep all day.I still Love her.

DonnaHartnett
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7 years ago

More precious now that you have history with you family than when you were a wee little puppy.

RobertHoffman
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7 years ago

Fantastic!!!!! WOW

RayeMayhorn
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7 years ago

I love this, my Yorkie passed at 12, I wish I had a portrait of him just before, the iPhone pics do not do him justice.

PeggyWilliamsMcDaniel
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7 years ago

Love

lrob
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7 years ago

Beautiful!

LisaCampobassoCuculich
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7 years ago

Love them all.

BeckiBoo
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7 years ago

Beautiful man's best friend always Faithfull ☆☆☆♡♡♡♡♡

JillHunter
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7 years ago

I love them They are so cute.

Paulette Davis-Boley
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7 years ago

VERY MOVING.

PaulaHeisler
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7 years ago

I think it's beautiful

WendyVanHauwenis
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7 years ago

I have 2 Jack Russells. Sam is 16 years old and has bad legs Zino is 17 years old and blind. But they are for me the most loving friends

TaraKennedy
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7 years ago

amazing-- thanks for sharing.

EllaA
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7 years ago

beautiful x

Tanya DeClercq
Community Member
7 years ago

these are beautiful, our dog is 11 and full of life and love!! We love him more everyday, as i m sure these people do also!! :)

SharonHultquist
Community Member
7 years ago

They never live long enough. All we can do is love them, give them good care, and let them go when the pain is too deep.

Petru Lakatos
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7 years ago

I will kiss my girls nose every day of her life. http://www.packdog.com/maila

Petru Lakatos
Community Member
7 years ago

Not fair, my dog is better than me, she should't ... go first...

JenniferSeymour
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7 years ago

I lost my old lady in 2013 at 15 yrs old. Miss her everyday. I still have 4 seniors who is 15 1/2, 14, 10 and 7.

ShannonPendergrass
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7 years ago

I think it makes me really really really miss old friend Astro who has been gone for a few years now. RIP old friend!

Dr. Oliver ClothesOff
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7 years ago

All of these dogs are amazing.

AndreaRaphael
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7 years ago

So cute and sad.

Cathy Dyer
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7 years ago

I love each and every one of these pictures! I see that loving childhood friend, that faithful life long companion....... Beautiful!

CathyDyer
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7 years ago

I love each and everyone one of these amazing pictures!

CarolinaNavas
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7 years ago

Soooo sweet! So much character...

CarolPerretLeopold
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7 years ago

Such moving pictures, of course they are still beautiful just because they are loved.

ManoloSanchezyMadrid
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7 years ago

If they could they'd be there for you until your last breath, every dog deserves at least that much :)

MissyT
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7 years ago

What a special thing, to be able to see beauty with your soul and your eyes will follow. An amazing post, bless them all and their families

Pauline Hindes
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7 years ago

Omg I could cry,they are gems,the oldies are jewels to be treasured. Bless them.

PaulineHindes
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7 years ago

Omg I could cry,the oldies are gems,jewels to be treasured. Bless them. Just beautiful.

JamesDator
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7 years ago

Such lovely dogs.... Such lovely souls.... Amazing photos!

ManuelaSofiaOliveira
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7 years ago

Beautiful

AnnaHikawy
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7 years ago

They are beautiful no matter what age they are :)

TanyaClooten
Community Member
7 years ago

Adorable. I love senior pets. There should be one with senior cats now! I have 2 pics I can submit

BjornNasett
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7 years ago

I love this series. The character is evident in their expressive faces, and the love they radiate is palpable. Thank you for doing this!

Lau Palau Nadal
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7 years ago

Lovely!!!!!!

MichelleRoller
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7 years ago

Such sweet pics

Eeva Lamminen
Community Member
7 years ago

This got the tears into my eyes, I just lost my oldest dog one month ago to date. I miss him so so much

capenoulette Barbizon (Sylvie)
Community Member
7 years ago

just great

AshleyJones
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7 years ago

Love these so much! They are all very special, no matter what age!

Mi Cunha
Community Member
7 years ago

My dog died early this year at 18 y.o. Loved him even more than the first day. In my

Mi Cunha
Community Member
7 years ago

The older, the lovelier

CamillaNyström
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7 years ago

All still such beaty! :) Missing my old friend.... have to given up on almost 15 years old one two years ago. Still love him. <3

BevMcMullan-Kungl
Community Member
7 years ago

What wonderful photos of beautiful old dogs. There is nothing like a senior dog! Thank you for sharing them with us.

JulzRosenow
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7 years ago

love love love every photo :) thank you

Aerial Aerl
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful

ZalSlowix
Community Member
7 years ago

everyone needs and deserves love.

MichaelaCalow
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7 years ago

you guy are still beutiful and what matter most is i llove you and you love us enormously <3

SherriRonning
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7 years ago

My boy Snickers is 9 yrs - a new senior & he's more beautiful & precious every day to me! As a disabled senior person myself he is my world!

VickiGrimm
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7 years ago

I love each and every one!

AnsieRensburg
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7 years ago

The golden oldies are so precious. Thank you for this.

EvelynVelazquez
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7 years ago

Forever in our hearts, priceless gems.

Me
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7 years ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

ChristyGriffin
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7 years ago

What beatiful portraits! I would love For Pete Thorne to photograph my senior dogs!

kerryb
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7 years ago

I would still love all these dogs - to me they are still beautiful - just older and more special!

kerryb
Community Member
7 years ago

I would still love all these dogs - to me they are still just as beautiful - just older and more special!

VarunKhosla
Community Member
7 years ago

Dogs are the best thing that's ever happened to mankind. :)

FemiaWaijers
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7 years ago

Beatiful, adorable and happy looking dogs. Great foto's

CharlotteRaybould
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7 years ago

Would of loved to know the ages of all of them.x

RenéeRouveroy
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7 years ago

It was very sad to view but the photography was wonderful, thank you.