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All Dogs Go to Heaven (But Especially These Dogs)

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Traer Scott

These  haunting black and white portraits of shelter dogs waiting to be adopted were taken by photographer Traer Scott. Her photos remind me of the depression-era photographs of Dorothea Lange. Her soulful portraits are not just a reflection of the personality of the animals; they clearly communicate Scott’s feelings, too.

“We have to euthanize millions of unwanted animals every year. Most animals in shelters did nothing wrong, they just had lousy humans. Animals are pure. Their motivation comes from a simple, uncorrupted place. I can respect and enjoy that.”

You can help the cause by buying her latest book, Finding Home; Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (Princeton Architectural Press), proceeds of which are donated to Handsome Dan’s Rescue and the Providence Animal Rescue League. In the book, each stunning photograph is accompanied by the animal’s story.

And if these photos make you too sad, you may want to go check out Lilly the House Deer.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “All Dogs Go to Heaven (But Especially These Dogs)

  1. These are beautifully sad.

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  2. Wonderfully emotive photos. I hope they inspire more people to adopt rescue animals.

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  3. These photos are truly touching. I am a cat person but I like dogs, too. This post was a sad but beautiful thing.

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  4. Gorgeous photos, I hope that they get rehomed 🙂

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  5. You almost don’t want to look at these photos because you know you want to bring everyone of these little babies home with you. ‘Lousy humans’ is so right. What in the heck is wrong with people?

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  6. Wow! Just look at the sweet purity in those eyes. Powerful post!!

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  7. Oh, we are crying here. I am buying the book and will be following her. The portraits are spectacular.

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  8. wow. Yes, you said it, they are definitely the most beautiful animal portraits I’ve ever seen. amazing! Thanks for sharing them Donna~

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