I know that a lot of dogs (and their humans) have been missing their regular visits to the dog parks. While some areas are opening up, others are closing down to help stop the spread of COVID 19. Dog dad and professional photographer, Casey Fatchett, came up with a great plan to help keep his dog Shadow busy during these trying times. Shadow is a Border Collie mix adopted from Furever Home Dog Rescue.
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From Casey: “Shadow loves to play and run, but how do you manage that during a pandemic? Resistance training!
Shadow, our rescue dog (Border Collie Mix), is extremely active, and we were worried she would get depressed without her daily trips to the dog park. Our back yard is fenced in but does not allow her space to really LET GO and run like she can in wide-open spaces. So, for the last three months, she takes to doing resistance training with her Jolly Ball to get in her exercise.
Now that it is getting hotter out, she likes to take a dip in her pool to cool off afterwards.
Shadow is my photo assistant, branch manager, and herder of wedding parties. Seriously, she is great at getting everyone together in one place. She’s also available for photoshoots if you want a really adorable, highly energetic dog that will smother you in kisses.”
You can find Shadow on Instagram.
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About Casey Fatchett Photography: Based in West Orange, New Jersey, Casey specializes in wedding photography. He is available for destination weddings and elopements, as well as pets, business, and portrait photography.
Sarah Bailey says
How beautiful is shadow, I love the pictures of him running it’s just so full of energy and joy.
Shadow definitely knows that she is beautiful…and she has LOTS of energy…and “Joy” was actually her name when we adopted her!
Amber Myers says
What a gorgeous dog. It looks like he’s having a blast in these photos.
Shadow is so adorable. It looks like she really enjoys playing outside.
Shadow is such a beautiful dog. I love his spirit, and I love his physical appearance, as well. He really looks like an awesome guy.
Sweet Purrfections says
At least this person knows that a border collie needs activity! I had a former boss who got one because she heard they were the smartest dogs. She kept it in a small fenced in yard and the dog did so much damage! She didn’t understand the need for constant exercise and activity.
These are great action shots! Looks like it was a beautiful day for photos.
Thanks! These were actually taken over a few different days. We’re lucky to have the yard for her to play in.
Chef Dennis says
Shadow is really beautiful! looks like she is really enjoying all the activities. These are really great shots.
Jennifer Van Haitsma says
I love border collies! Shadow is so adorable. Looks like she is making the most out of a crummy year.
She is doing her best!
What a beautiful dog. These photos are so great. You did a wonderful job capturing these too.
Monica Simpson says
What a fun dog! I can’t wait until I get to play with my rescue dog. She needs to lay low until her heartworm clears up.
Kita Bryant says
Shadow is an absolutely gorgeous dog. I would love to play fetch with them!
Jessica Formicola says
A perfect name for a beautiful dog! She looks like a lot of fun!
Shadow’s fur is so beautiful! I love how his tail’s a different color.
She is a beautiful dog and love her name! I am glad that she got a chance to enjoy outdoor activities during Covid-19!
Rebecca Sanchez says
Great photos of Shadow – such joy and spirit in those beautiful eyes! Love that you are helping to fend of Shadow’s boredom by getting in lots of exercise!