“Old Faithful,” is an impressive portrait project by Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne in which he photographed old dogs…

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Toto, 16 years old

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Clovis, 14 years old

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“Meet Stella the 12yr old, one-eyed wonder Chihuahua! The little head tilt gives this tough girl a bit of deserved attitude.”

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“I shot Clovis shortly after his 14th birthday and sadly he passed away not too long after this portrait was taken.”

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“Meet Elmo, he’s a 14 year old pitbull and the first old doggie I shot for the Old Faithful photo project. He’s straight up smiling for his portrait!”

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The Colonel, 10 years old

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“Say hi to Weezee! Although this 10yr old Pug mix looks a little concerned about having her photo taken, she was very well behaved and one of the easiest to photograph!”

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“Meet Fink, the 14yr old Chinese Crested (yup hairless!). As his owner Laura says he’s “bumpy, lumpy, grey and hanging in there”!”

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“Meet Finnegan! Finnegan is a Brussels Griffon smooth coat or a Petit Brabançon. He has a red coat. He is 12.5 years old. He weighs 6 lbs and is small for his breed. When he lived in Montreal, he went by his French name: Finni le Poo. He has a heart murmur, and has had multiple teeth pulled, otherwise he is in great health for his age.”

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“Meet Jackson, a 14yr old Black Lab mix. There’s something about the expression on his face that seems like he is peering into your soul.”

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“Mance is a 13yr Old English Bulldog, a breed close to my heart. He has bone cancer that adds a lot of character to his face. He’s in a pretty fragile state so I made my first trip out of the home studio to photograph him, in all his asymmetrical charm.”

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“Meet Hazel. She was named after Hazel McCallion, the Mayor of Mississauga. This tough old gal had both her eyes removed due to pain and no tear production, and has 5 microchips from being re-chipped every time she was sold to a new puppy mill. Luckily she was rescued and adopted by Blanche Axton.”

 

Pete Thorne | via petapixel