Happy Thanksgiving! I have many things to be grateful for and even though I’ll be missing some special people this year, I am very thankful that I have them in my life.
While Thanksgiving might have been created by people, I know that dogs can be grateful as well. I can’t imagine a group of dogs happier to be home for the holidays than these ones. I am honored to to celebrate Adopt A Senior Pet Month (November) by sharing these photos by Robyn Pope from RDP PhoDOGraphy. Be forewarned, as you look at these photos you might be in tears, but they will be happy tears. All of these dogs were adopted in their golden years thanks to Frosted Faces Foundation. Frosted Faces Foundation finds homes for senior dogs that are in shelters, as well as provide food, medicine and veterinary care for the rest of the dog’s life. I’m sure that all of these dogs and their new families are feeling very grateful for having found each other. Robyn has included their “before” photos from the shelters where applicable.
From Robyn: “RDP PhoDOGraphy has partnered with Frosted Faces Foundation in a documentary ‘Freedom Project‘ to show the rescue transformation of senior dogs whose love and lives are left behind in the shelter system.
Text on photo: This patient is not adoptable pet. Patient should be humanely euthanized once stray hold is released if owner doesn’t come forward.
Seniors are often deemed less adoptable and are the first to be put to sleep when the shelter needs more space to accommodate incoming dogs. Upon rescue, Frosted Faces promptly provides extensive veterinary screenings and care, in an effort to make the dogs more comfortable and improve their quality of life.
Designated Families who have opened up their hearts to a senior dog then welcome the dogs into their homes while the Foundation continues it’s ongoing support by providing food and medical care for the lifetime of the dog. Since its inception in July of this year, Frosted Faces Foundation has rescued over 40 dogs. The Foundation is completely funded by donations, grants, and fundraisers and does not have adoption fees.”
Many senior dogs in shelters still could have years of good living left. If you would like to become a family for a senior dog via Frosted Faces Foundation, fill out a family agreement. While Frosted Faces Foundation is based in San Diego, you need not live in San Diego to become a Frosted Faces Foundation family.
About RDP PhoDOGraphy: Based in San Diego, California, Robyn specializes in dog photography. She offers discounted sessions for dogs who are seniors or are suffering from a terminal illness. RDP PhoDOGraphy operates under one simple philosophy: dogs are family too! She offers lifestyle pet photography sessions in the San Diego area to clients who love their dogs like they were kids. It’s family photography ~ unleashed. Robyn has 3 rescue dogs of her own.