As a dog photographer I get to meet so many lovely dogs and owners in their homes and out on location, the dogs are always much more than a pet to their owners, they are loved and adored like a member of the family. It is estimated that 1 in 2 households own a pet with 8.5 million of those pets being dogs, which just goes to show that we really are a nation of dog lovers! But sadly, there are often circumstances where a family can no longer keep their dog for one reason or another. Often, an elderly dog owner needs to move into assisted housing where pets are a no-go or maybe the owner has passed away and their family is not in a position to care for the orphaned dog. Welcome the Oldies Club.
The Oldies Club rescues and re-homes dogs over 7-years of age, all around the country. The charity is solely run by volunteers who work tirelessly to find homes for our older canine companions. The Oldies Club does not have kennels, preferring the dogs to be cared for in a normal home environment so instead they provide foster homes until a permanent home can be found.
Recently I ventured down to Kent to photograph two beautiful little (and I mean little) miniature Yorkshire Terriers on behalf of the Oldies Club, George and Molly are 12-years old, brother and sister. They are beautiful little dogs, full of life and very loving. I had a lot of fun photographing them both playing and chilling on the sofa.
Both dogs are extremely gentle and loving, and whilst George is happiest on your lap, Molly likes to snuggle up next to you with her tiny teddy bear. They are looking for a home where they can be together, having never spent time apart from each other since birth.