Tag Archives: older dogs

Project Unconditional Photo 32: “I’ll have a latte.”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Latte’s personality can be tough, but she responds to loving patience.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

[Editor’s Note: Most weeks, we post about Project Unconditional, focusing on the relationships between people and their senior dogs, by Vermont photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky.]

Fitchburg, MA—Julie saved Latte from the ravages of shelter life. Latte has quite a persnickety personality, and Julie’s calm and loving demeanor has mellowed that adorable Italian. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 31: Miss Godiva and Bill

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Godiva changed the way Bill felt about his blindness.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Lynchburg, VA —In 2008, Miss Godiva, a Guiding Eyes dog, gave Bill the opportunity to change “Blind” into “Beginning Life In A New Dimension!” Little did Bill, a World War II vet who. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 30: “The Sky’s the Limit”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Mully’s presence allows Wesley to better connect with other people.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

La Jolla, California—Mully, a service dog trained by Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs helps Wesley, a young man with autism,become a confident self reliant adult by acting as. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 29: “To Be Seven Again”


There’s never enough time with the dogs we love, so we have to cherish every moment.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Bondville, Vermont—Ever since Amos can remember, Polly has always been there. She was rescued from Puerto Rico more than ten ago, and he “wishes she was seven again so they. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 28: “Bumper the Gentle Soul”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


“Bumper the Happy Dog” shares a moment with Cynthia.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Springfield, Vermont—Bumper, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, got her name from Cynthia, who first met her as a puppy who had been found in the street after having been. . .

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Classic Essay: What It’s Really Like to Adopt an Older Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rufio is an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel with a few problems.
Photo via indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com

Here’s a great essay from the Indefinitely Wild site about the realities of adopting an older dog. Wes Siler and his his partner, Lara, recently adopted an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel named. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 27: “The Best Playmate”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Cleo was always up for whatever games Sophie could dream up.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Manchester, Vermont—This picture says it all: I can see Ryan reminiscing with Cleo about all the chased balls and Frisbees, as well as the tea parties with Ryan’s daughter Sophie, where she. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 26: “Secrets are Safe with Winnie”


Winnie’s work as a therapy dog has helped many children overcome difficulties.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

New Marlborough, Massachusetts—When Winnie was a therapy dog, working at a school for disabled children, Leslie noticed that a boy who would normally be in the classroom was. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 25: “The Velcro Dog”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Once living on the run, Shadow is now the Ambassa-dog for a sanctuary dedicated to older pets.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Elgin, Illinois—Buster came into Gwyn’s life when she wasn’t expecting it, but he quickly found his way into her heart. Buster is a 14-year-old Weimaraner who still thinks he’s a puppy, and life. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo 24: “Scared of His Own. . .”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


Once living on the run, Shadow is now the Ambassa-dog for a sanctuary dedicated to older pets.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

[Editor’s Note: Last year, we posted about Project Unconditional, focusing on the relationships between people and their senior dogs, by Vermont photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky. She has graciously offered to share more of her images with us.]

Lake Zurich, Illinois—Dawn fostered Shadow, an eight-year old Border Collie/Corgi mix, for Young At Heart Senior Pet Adoptions in Palatine, Illinois, after he’d been “on the lam”. . .

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