Black, Soapy and Goofy Dogs: Our Top 3 Dog Photo Projects

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Taking pictures of your dog is a no-brainer. Other than kids, dogs are probably our most photographed family members-- sometimes more than kids, depending on the household! And besides our own pet's snapshots, we love seeing that not even professional photographers are immune from dogs as subjects. Check out three of our favorite dog photo series:  

1. Black Dogs Project

Black Dog Project

People who work with animal rescues often describe "Black Dog Syndrome," the tendency for black dogs (and cats, too) to be overlooked by adopters. Whether it's due to ideas about black dogs being ferocious, or, in the case of cats, old superstitions about bag luck, photographer Fred Levy created The Black Dogs Project to counter these stereotypes.

Black Dog Project

He explains the project as "a conversation" about how much more difficult it is for black dogs to get adopted, and the beautiful portraits shows these animals as the lovable animals they truly are.  

 

 

2. Wet Dogs

Wet Dogs

Photographer Sophie Gamand uses her work to explore the relationship between humans and their animals. Her latest project, "Wet Dogs," captures the wide (and wild) range of expressions on dogs in the midst of being bathed.

Wet Dogs

 

Gamand has loftier artistic questions she's exploring through the series, but we can't help but wonder: Is there anything more pathetic (or hilarious) than a wet dog? Images via Collasal  

3. #PeanutButterSeries

Peanut Butter Series

Stephanie McCombie is the owner of a couple of German Shorthair Pointer who loves peanut butter. After feeding the pups their favorite treat last year, she was amused by the crazy faces they made with the sticky stuff in their mouths. She shot a few photos and posted them to Instagram with the hashtag #peanutbutterseries. Soon hundreds of other pet owners joined in in posting their pets' most contorted faces and a social media phenomenon was born. 

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Clawguard Sales Support Last Day Dog Rescue

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With more than 6 million animals available for adoption in shelters across the country, Clawguard is committed to supporting rescue organization's efforts to find loving homes for these pets. We donate a portion of our sales throughout the year to organizations that inspire us with their commitment to homeless pets. This month we are partnering with a wonderful Detroit-area animal rescue group.

During the month of May, one dollar from every Clawguard sale will be donated to the Last Day Dog Rescue.

Last Day Dog Rescue

LDDR is a 100% volunteer-run organization that rescues animals from high-kill shelters in Michigan and Ohio. Their commitment to finding homes for ALL dogs is inspiring-- According to LDDR's website, "We hold a special place in our hearts for the big, black dogs, the not so pretty dogs, and senior dogs because they are often passed up in shelters everywhere for puppies, small breeds and the lighter colored “prettier” dogs."

Last Day Dog Rescue

Our very own web designer, Laura Eagin, is an approved foster for LDDR and is excited to be matched up with a pup soon. She and her husband have been talking for a long time about how they could give a dog a good home, and fostering is something they're passionate about doing. At Clawguard, we're excited to be able to support the important work the Last Day Dog Rescue team does. You can feel good knowing that $1 of your Clawguard purchase in May will support LDDR's dogs (and cats). Shop Clawguard now, and check out the great things happening at Last Day Dog Rescue.

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The Story Behind CLAWGUARD®

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For our very first blog post, we wanted to share the story of how CLAWGUARD® came to be. Read on for the furry inspiration behind our pet scratching solution.
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We love dogs, first and foremost. And we know that each dog has a unique story. Our Blog is a place to share those stories. 

Has your dog experienced separation anxiety? Have you used a Clawguard as a training tool to help you dog stop scratching a door? Used a Clawguard in a clever new way? We'd love to hear about it.

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