In honor of November being Adopt-A-Senior-Pet-Month, we wanted o share with you these Golden Girls er, we mean Golden Dogs... oh, and please help spread the word on the importance of adopting senior pets. For more info visit ASPCA.org.
Ever have one of those days, where it seems like the whole world is against you and you desperately just want a friendly face to give you some compassion? Well, if you are a dog owner, then you know what its like to have had a bad day until you get home and a four-legged, furry-tailed companion comes trotting down the hall as you turn your house key to open the door. Finally, your bad day is forgotten and all you have in front of you are licks and a happy pup thats been waiting for you to come home. We picked this Youtube video because we loved the meaning behind it. 'The Mayhew Animal Home is one of the most effective animal welfare organizations in London, reaching thousands of dogs and cats to escape a life of abandonment, neglect and cruelty each year.' We applaud this wonderful organization for helping pets find good homes and helping create awareness of pet adoption and showcasing how loving abandoned pets are and how much love they give in return for simply adopting them.
In honor of this special month of November (Adopt a Senior Pet Month) we came across these beautiful photographs by New York-based dog photographer Garry Gross, who formerly worked in the fashion and beauty world. Gross studied with the Animal Behavior Center of New York and became a certified dog trainer in 2002, using that training to begin working with dogs and creating Fine Art style portraits. His last project was a series of large scale portraits of senior dogs and he actively supported charities that benefited rescue dogs and senior dogs. Sadly, Gary passed away in 2010. His Senior Dog Portrait collection is heartbreakingly beautifully, it’s amazing how expressive their faces become as they age. We can definitely agree that the unconditional love that a senior dog has is like no other. We are so blessed to have a senior dog of our own, Nina our 17 y.o Bichon <3
Images via. Gary Gross, Senior Dog Portrait Collection