A few months ago, Robyn Arouty — an extremely talented photographer and one of the most inspirational people I have had the honor of calling a friend — shared the above image on Facebook. It’s beautiful. It’s shocking. It’s uncomfortable. It’s hopeful… And it’s only part of the story.
In the weeks that followed, I eagerly anticipated updates from Robyn on the state of Kellan, the dog in the photo that represented a million dogs — and their uncertain stories — all at once. Was she healing? Thriving? Would she be adoptable?
Today, I’m happy to be able to share Kellan’s background and the photos that catalog her transformation. The following is the story of her journey, written by Robyn and re-published on Dog Milk with permission.
The following post is brought to you by Anthropologie. We’re very paw-ticular about our partners and only feature those we think are top dog.
If you’ve popped into an Anthropologie store recently or checked out their online shop, you’ve probably sniffed out a new trend: dog-themed clothing and decor — everywhere! I don’t know about you, but it makes this girl’s dog-loving heart quite happy. Even better, they just launched a new section called The Dog Shop, where you can find everything from dog-themed iPhone cases to tea towels, and even poodle-patterned aprons. There’s also a whole collection of dog collars, leashes, bowls, and beds designed by independent designers — all with the Anthropologie stamp of approval. Consider it your one-stop-crazy-dog-lady-shop.
Last week, our friends to the north (that’s Canada, for those of you not in the U.S., or if you’re an American who’s bad at geography) released a new postage stamp to call public attention to the massive number of homeless pets in the country and promote saving lives through pet adoption. The stamps in the Adopt a Pet collection from Canada Post feature photographs of former shelter animals (including two adorable pups) and a doodle of each pet’s imagined “dream home.”
Doggelganger, the “human to canine pairing” software, is a clever marketing campaign of the Pedigree Adoption Drive program in New Zealand. Through “facial scanning and recognition software”, Doggelganger matches potential canine parents with adoptable shelter dogs around New Zealand!