I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these images are from my new photo series titled HAIRY.
I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot. There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States.
All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible – cute on steroids- by highlighting the uniquely cute characteristics of the dog. These cuts are works of art – each haircut takes hours as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly talented groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Hope you enjoy!
Biggie Smalls Before
Biggie Smalls After (grooming by Cameron Adkins)
Rocco After (grooming by Patricia Sugihara)
Herman After (grooming by Cindy Reyes)
Raider After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)
Lana After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)
Athena After (grooming by Donna Owens)
Teddy After (grooming by Donna Owens)
Yuki After (grooming by Alyson Ogimachi)
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/hairy-before-and-after-transformations-of-dog-haircuts/
Shelter dogs tend to lead quite depressing lives waiting for their forever human to come and pick them up, so the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington is taking their pooches for coffee to make them feel better.
The shelter’s volunteer Molly Clark takes one of the dogs to Starbucks for a Puppuccino (a small cup of whipped cream) every Tuesday. Not only do the dogs get a delicious treat, they also get a chance to change environment at least for a while and enjoy a car ride. “They love it! Molly only select dogs who will not be stressed by the experience” the rescue’s Rebekah Johnson told Bored Panda. “However, Molly will bring Puppuccino’s back to the shelter to dogs who are unable to leave the shelter. There is no “one size fits all” shelter experience and KHS’ staff and volunteers goes to great lengths to ensure that each animal here at KHS receives individualized care and attention.” The local Starbucks also posts signs about the dog of the week to help the pooch find a home.
The Kitsap Humane Society in Washington is taking their pooches for a ‘dog coffee’ to make them feel better
The shelter’s volunteer Molly Clark takes one of the dogs to Starbucks for a Puppuccino every Tuesday
The dogs also get a chance to change environment at least for a while and enjoy a car ride
“They love it! Molly only select dogs who will not be stressed by the experience”
“Staff and volunteers goes to great lengths to ensure that each animal here at KHS receives individualized care and attention”
“Molly will bring Puppuccino’s back to the shelter to dogs who are unable to leave the shelter”
The Puppuccino Pals program has been established in April and features the pups on Instagram
“[We use] the adorable pictures of them lapping up yummy whipped cream to give them exposure on social media to potential adopters!”
The local Starbucks also posts signs about the dog of the week to help the pups find a home!
Thank you, Rebekah Johnson, for talking to Bored Panda about this wonderful initiative!
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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/shelter-takes-dogs-puppuccinos-starbucks/