Animal lovers, unite! In recent years there has been a huge push to “Adopt, don’t shop” and with good reason. It’s sickening to learn of the number of pet shops that get their furry babies from puppy mills then turn around and sell the pups to the consumer for a large profit while puppy mills continue to prosper while treating the moms of the pups inhumanely and downright despicable.
Many animal lovers are taking to social media and other mediums to show the abhorrent living conditions these animals are confined to as well as the neglects and abuse they face daily. There are so many sweet dogs and cats that need homes!
But there is a subculture often overlooked and that’s pets with disabilities. Yes, it takes a lot of patience and financial responsibility to bring a disabled pet into your home but the satisfaction of looking at your furbaby knowing you have made its life infinitely better is priceless.
One pet photographer is bringing to light how beautiful and sweet dogs with disabilities are in a portfolio he created and is sharing them for the world to see.
“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse,” says photographer Alex Cearns. “Most animals with ‘afflictions’ don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able-bodied pet does
Check out some of his very handsome models that are so adorably sweet they may even have you considering adopting a pet with a disability as your next family member.
Arya is permanently disfigured as a result of being crushed in her mama’s womb. Her smile is so big and bright!
Bali Pip was rescued from the streets of Bali and was suffering from an extreme case of mange.
Mya is blind, but that’s not stopping this gorgeous girl from being happy!
Head to the next page to meet more adorable pups!