Painful Images Reveal How Much Living In A Dog Shelter For 6 Years Makes Changes In A Dog

Sophie Gamand who is a photographer has been a volunteer worker at “Animal shelters and rescues” since 9 years. Sophie travels all around the whole country and captures the images of the dogs who are in need of help. Pit Bull Flower Power is among her well known projects in which she pinpointed the gentle part of these innocent doggies.
Sophie took a visit to the Calhoun County Humane Society in Anniston, Alabama in 2016. She was able to capture 54 helpless dogs there. Most of the dogs there, were adopted by many dog lovers. But, Grey wasn’t selected by anyone. Grey was brought to the place several years ago before Sophie visited the place. Yet Grey is living there.
Grey was given a chance to pose for Emily Covington of Wags to Riches Photography, a set of volunteer workers who give free photography to improve the aid for the helpless and homeless dog pets.
By the way, you’ll be able to notice some serious changes when comparing the new pictures of Grey with the older ones. The first thing that you’re going to notice will be the whitened fur around its eyes and muzzle. And also the expressions of grey too have changed with the time. The reason for this is Grey’s destiny to get older at a shelter.
This is the appearance of Grey in 2016, just after two years it ended up at the Calhoun County Humane Society in Anniston, Alabama.
Image credits: Sophie Gamand

Image credits: Sophie Gamand

Image credits: Sophie Gamand

Image credits: Sophie Gamand
Grey was at first adopted as a yard dog with its mother and brother. But at the end all three had to end up at the Alabama shelter. “They had very little life experience,” Sophie shared.
The mom and the brother of Grey were selected by some people at the end. For example, Perry Carter which was Grey’s brother, is now in New York and renamed as “Judge”. At present Judge is living a happy life with a Chihuahua.
But for the sake of Grey’s destiny, it has still been unable to find its own home until today. “It’s sad to see these brothers’ paths diverged so dramatically over the years,” Sophie continued.
Anyhow, Grey’s not undergoing any type of painful feelings or anything. “He loves people. He loves treats and takes them gently. He has also learned to play, and how to be a doggie over the years.”
“The shelter doesn’t see many adopters because of their location. They are in rural Alabama,” Sophie said. “They work really hard at placing their dogs with out-of-state rescues, but often rescues will pick dogs who are easier to place.”
The only issue related to Grey is its dislike to the rest of the dogs present at the shelter. “He can’t have dog friends. He can walk past them OK, but face-to-face interaction has been an issue for him. So he needs to be the only pet at home, and probably won’t be able to have dog friends. That limits the pool of adopters even more. And so the years went by, and other — more adoptable — dogs took his place over and over again. That’s the sad reality for dogs like him, unfortunately.”
This is how Grey looks at present.

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