Dogs Are Family Forever: Photos of Lifelong Friendships ‘Then and Now’

These hea.rtw.arming ‘Then and Now’ photos show that these humans understand that dogs are family for life, regardless of when, where, or how they were welcomed into these families. These wonderful photos, submitted by members of our Dogs Are Family community, demonstrate how valuable the time we spend with our dogs is.

“Sadie was adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society in 1997. This photo was taken today… Any attempt to get Sadie to look at me failed because she is now completely deaf, lol. Christian, Chasity, and Sadie are here.”
Daphne Riggs submitted this entry.

“The photos are of my oldest daughter Amy and Bonnie, our wonderful 17 1/2-year-old poodle. We still love her as much as we did when she was a cuddly little bundle of fluff, if not more, now that she is deaf and blind and a little dotty. She is a much-loved member of our clan.”
Beth Joy submitted this article.

“These are photos of my son Ricky and my chihuahua Lola taken in 1998 (when he was four years old) and 2013.” (he is 18). She’s been in his life for as long as he can remember!!!”
Julie Seville submitted this article.

I’ve had my border collie Peder for 14 years!
~ Submitted by Krista Patricio

“In the summer of 2001, Dylan was about 14 months old and Kobe was about 9 weeks old. In the fall of 2012, Dylan was 12 and Kobe was 11.”
Sheri Musgrave submitted this entry.

“Me and Mueca, my old dog.” The first photo was taken when I was 20, and the second was taken when I was 29.”
Carolina Girón Dubón submitted this photo.

“It’s just Benny and me.” “It’s been ten years of pure joy and love,” says the author.
Julio Vicente Perez submitted this article.

“My son Jimmy and his canine companion Cindy!! Cindy was ado.pted from our local SPCA and is having a wonderful life with us!! “From March 2002 to December 2012,” says the website.
Tina Loera submitted this article.

“My little sister Piula and I, then and now; she was my Christmas present ten years ago and has been and will continue to be my sister and best friend ever since.”
Claudia Roldan submitted this article.

“I thought the story and photos you posted about dogs, people, and time were very nice and touching. My boy and I have been together for ten years, and we’re both graying! He is a member of my family, and I adore him! Since 2002, Bhakta has been my home.”
Ernesto Masis submitted this article.

“A few weeks ago, we our darling Jesse… I’m glad we have this to remember her by… 6 weeks old compared to 4 weeks ago! God’s blessings. When Jess d/i/ed, she was 13 years old…”
Gillian Thomson submitted this article.

“Oscar, my daughter’s best friend.”
Lee Kindell submitted this article.

These are pictures of my two younger children, Júlio and Marina, and our beloved dog Dalila. The first photo was taken the day we found her in 1995 and the second on the day before she turned into a star, in 2011. Almost 16 years of love.
~ Submitted by Katia C. P. Rangel

“These are pictures of my son Aaron and our Belgian Tervuren “Skye”,” says the author (rest her soul, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Jan 2012 at over 16 years old). Aaron (1 year old) and Skye (7 weeks old) are shown in the first photo. Aaron and Skye on her 14th birthday in the second photo. She continued to grace us with her presence for another two years. She assisted in the raising of my son, and we still miss her terribly!!”
Sharon Young submitted this article.

“Posie, then and now,” says the narrator. This is me and my toy poodle, who is 16 1/2 years old. She was given to me when I was four years old. She’s the most amazing dog I’ve ever met, and she’s also my best friend. “I adore her!” exclaims the narrator.
Jillian submitted this entry.

“Dogs Are Family For Life…my fifteen-year-old favorite furry friend”
Rachel submitted this entry.

“This is how fourteen years looks… Levi, our sweetheart, from the day we adopted him in 1997 to the day we said our final goodbyes in 2012.”
Michael Cole submitted this entry.

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