Hey there! We are @Dogs_of_Vilnius – a project by Gabija Kavaliauskaite and Karolis Jonusas – a couple running street photography blog of dogs. Every day we explore streets of Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, with an aim to bring you a one-to-one with the cutest and the fluffiest doggos we meet. As a country obsessed with canines, Lithuania has 1 dog for 3.9 humans ratio which translates to approximately 730 000 doggos in a small Baltic nation of just 3 million.
We began this project as a way of stepping further from our usual approach when encountering some passerby's dog, normally just asking to pet it and then bid our farewell. However, now we don`t settle until there are at least a few dozen potential pictures...Rather often it takes more than just a treat to attract the attention of a doggo: some are more interested in toys, some require commands from their owner (unless it`s a Husky or a Labrador, both breeds appearing to be designed for photoshoots).
Having recently visited a major animal shelter “Lese” we plan on bringing the spotlight social media provides us with to other less fortunate four-legged friends and their temporary (often – permanent) homes. Join our quest to spread at least some of that unconditional love dogs offer by finding us both on Instagram and on Facebook as @Dogs_of_Vilnius.
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#1 Kukė (Cookie), 8-Month-Old, Mixed Breed
And this is 8 m/o Cookie, a mixed breed that looks like a little white dachshund with a labrador face. Loves to eat away wallpapers.
#2 Barsa (Barca), 3-Month-Old, Labrador Retriever
This beautiful little creature is a 3 m/o labrador retriever named Barca. Because of her, her home needs constant renovation.
#3 Railis (Rylle), 4-Month-Old, Samoyed
This is 4 m/o Samoyed puppy. Rylle is such a good boy that if a thief entered the house he would show him around.
#4 Shiba, Shiba Inu
This is a Shiba Inu named Shiba. Even though no one ever taught her how to walk on two legs, it's her favourite activity.
#5 Lapinas (Fox), 5 Y/O, Corgi
Meet Fox, he`s a 5 y/o Corgi. He`s very friendly and would do anything for a treat - even betray his own family. :D
#6 Smala (Tar), 1 Y/O, Mixed Breed
"She has ears like a bat. Never raises her voice."
#7 Kažu, 2 Y/O, Mixed Breed
"As well as people he loves other dogs and pigeons too!"
#8 Zara, 1.5 Y/O, Belgian Shepherd
This is Zara, 1.5 y/o Belgian Shepherd. She loves to play with a ball and frisbee. On the day we took this photo Zara had her first trolleybus trip which was stressful due to many strangers onboard.
#9 Arta, 2 Y/O, Akita Inu
"She's a good dog, very calm at home."
#10 Malvis, 1 Y/O, Beagle
"Difficult personality - very hyperactive."
#11 Hivi, 4-Month-Old, Chow Chow
"Still afraid of climbing stairs."
#12 Orka, 5-Month-Old, Border Collie
"She's best friends with all the humans."
#13 Aiga, 5-Month-Old, Husky
"She still finds everything interesting and already managed to rip a few socks apart."
#14 Luna, 7-Month-Old, Mixed
"If you don't hold her watching TV, she will start to cry."
#15 Flambė, 7-Month-Old, Border Collie
"He can't focus well unless you have a snack."
#16 Adonis, 10 Y/O, Russian Wolfhound
10y/o Borzoi/Russian Wolfhound. He doesn't like both Pugs or techno music and is a sexist."
#17 Artas, 5 Y/O, Jack Russell Terrier
He taught his owners how to not sit on the couch and play with a ball.
#18 Sniegė (Snow), 1 Y/O, Golden Retriever
"Sniegė is like a real hippy from the 60s. She loves everyone unconditionally and she would even love a thief who would try to break into her house and try to kill her. She's a real Buddhist!"
#19 Ula, 2 Y/O, Bernese Mountain Dog
"Ever since not long ago when she became a mother, Ula has become calmer."
#20 Natsu, 2 Y/O, Poodle
This is 2 y/o King Poodle named Natsu ("born in summer" in Japanese). Once Natsu didn't like the design of a room, so he decided to show that by chewing away two pillows.
#21 Mūza (Muse), 2 Y/O, Papillon Dog
"Since I play, she goes to every orchestra rehearsal. Knows martial arts. Each evening, she guards by the window."
#22 Kuosa (Jackdaw), 5 Y/O, Mixed Breed
"Until the age of 2, she walked around with a muzzle even at home - she chewed everything, even the curtain ends. Even so, we never thought of giving her away, because she's the cutest and calmest pup ever."
#23 Afra, 8 Y/O, Husky
"She's a true introvert and doesn't require any attention."
#24 Rendžiro, 1 Y/O, Akita Inu
"Half a year ago, when the baby arrived in our family, Rendžiro felt very neglected. Now they are best friends."
#25 Tera, 4 Y/O, German Shepherd Mixed
"She waits for me the whole day to pick her after work at dog grooming salon."
#26 Beili, 2 Y/O, Australian Shepherd
"Grew up to be very obedient, but once, she chewed off a sofa and a pair of headphones."
#27 Betė (Beth), 8 Y/O, Chow Chow Mixed
She loves snow, therefore, she enjoys to stick her nose into it and keep it there until she starts coughing.
#28 Sausis (January), 3 Y/O, Jack Russell Terrier
He's super hyperactive and has some troubles concentrating outside.
#29 Two Sisters Tėja And Luna, 1.5 Y/O, French Bulldogs
Tėja was born deaf. Both of them are affectionate, however, they fight like real sisters!
#30 Kenzo, 4 Y/O, Yorkshire Terrier
"Larger dogs are afraid to play with him because he is always trembling. And in turn, he's afraid of other dogs, because due to differences in size, they tend to hurt each other while playing."