Photographer Warmly Captures Senior Dogs In A Series Called “Old Faithful”

Photographer Pete Thorne has a photo series called “Old Faithful,” which takes a warm and intimate look at man’s best friends as they live out their golden years. Each dog’s aged face tells the story of a life filled with ups and downs. There are more than 50 photos already in the series but he plans on continuing it – Thorne, who is based in Toronto, collects inquiries from people who want him to photograph their “really, really old dogs.” Here are some of the most touching shots.

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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.

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

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.

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.