A while back, we posted about the incredible Amigo Dog Wheelchair concept designed by Nir Shalom. Not surprisingly, it was one of our most popular posts and generated a lot of great conversation about pets with disabilities who still live full, active, and — most importantly — happy lives! That’s why we were ecstatic to come across this photo series of Disabled Pets by Carli Davidson.
Photographer Carli Davidson was inspired to create this beautiful and heartwarming series after seeing a German Shepherd in a wheelchair playing happily with its owner. According to Carli, “It was so happy, a dog doing what dogs do, totally undeterred by its disability. I felt inspired by the whole scenario. The owner made this choice out of love, to do a little extra work every day to make sure his friend was happy and comfortable.”
Carli created her Disabled Pets project to showcase “differently abled pets, telling their stories in order to show the world that they are happy, thriving companions.” She wants to show all of us that “they are not sad, they are not in pain, and the owners and animals continue to be of great value to one another.”
Carli Davidson is currently in the process of creating a book featuring her disabled pets telling their stories. She hopes that “what people take away from these stories is information to make decisions for their own pets, an appreciation for the resilience of all animals, and ultimately a sense of normalcy from the photos and stories.”