September 12, 2012

Wednesday Whim - Street Dogs

all images via Traer Scott Photography 

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for dogs. Though I don't own one (unfortunately, my apartment does not allow pets), I very much want to rescue dogs if/when the day comes for me to be a pet owner. In my never-ending internet browsing for cute pet photos, I came across Rhode Island-based photographer, Traer Scott. She photographed numerous street dogs in Mexico and Puerto Rico and these photos were published in a book called Street Dogs in 2007. Because a lot of these dogs were former pets, they were typically friendly around humans and were able to be photographed. Each photo tells a haunting story of animals surviving the best way they know how. The photos are incredibly riveting as you think about the experience each dog must have had.

The good news is that after these photos were taken, Traer (along with efforts from Puerto Rican, Latin American and American organizations) helped get a lot of the dogs sponsored and adopted into homes. If you happen to purchase the book, $0.50 of each purchase goes towards World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) 

Are any of you pet owners? How do you feel about these photos?


  1. I love dogs too and I find this to be such a cool subject for photography. The pics are great! So sorry your apartment doesn't allow for dogs. I have two rescue/pound dogs and they're the best, even when they photobomb. Can't wait for you to get one someday!

  2. i want to scoop all of them up <3

  3. and i cry. totally. i have worked with rescues doing photography for adoptable dogs and that was hard - but this is heart wrenching! i am so terrified at how easily people give up these loyal pets - my dog was found as a stray and almost gassed and i cant imagine why. really eye opening photos though - i wish more people knew this stuff before giving up a dog

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. I <3 doggies! LOVE all these pics, and so glad for all the good rescue work that is going on! Wish I could adopt them all!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  5. I am also an animal lover!! Simply love all you pictures!! I have 4 dogs as of now, 3 of them are stray and adopted..wish I could get more..Every time I look at them I see so much love!!
    Greetings from India

  6. I'm a huge dog person and these almost brought me to tears. So moving!

    The Glossy Life

  7. Dogs are the best!!!
    Those pictures are amazing.
    Now following you:)

  8. omg these just melted my heart! saving them all on my computer - wow!!


  9. Street dogs are always a common find in any developing country. It breaks my heart.

  10. i literally want to hug them all. also, makes me hug my puppy a little harder as well.

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  11. Oh these photos are so beautiful, it's so hard to see animals who no longer have homes :( I hope to rescue a dog one day, but I, like you, can't have a pet in my current apartment.

  12. Those photos are absolutely stunning. I'm shocked about how emotional they feel. I'm not a huge pet person, but I do think animals are adorable.

    xo Jenny


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