These Beautiful Photos Of Old Dogs Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

Christina Peden
by Christina Peden
Photographer Pete Thorne’s photo series “Old Faithful” is going to tug at your heartstrings. Guaranteed.

If you’ve ever had one, you’ll know there’s nothing quite like the love of a dog. There’s a reason we call them our best friend: they’re loyal and faithful to us to the very end of their (or our) days.

And that’s just what Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne is hoping to capture with his latest photo series, “Old Faithful”, where he snaps portraits of dogs that are “really, really old.”

Thorne receives numerous requests a day from pet parents who would like their pooches to be photographed for the series. Many of the dogs are rescues who have triumphed over adversity and found loving forever homes despite getting off to a rough start in life.

Our hearts are definitely full here at the PetGuide offices as we look through these beautiful portraits of so many loving and steadfast canine companions.

If you’re in the Toronto area and have a loving pooch in their golden years who you’d like to have photographed, you can get in touch with Thorne.

To see more photos in this amazing series, you can pay a visit to Thorne’s website.

Here are just a few of the wonderful old doggies that have participated in the series so far:

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“I shot Clovis shortly after his 14th birthday and sadly he passed away not too long after this portrait was taken.”


“Meet Elmo, he’s a 14 year old pitbull and the first old doggie I shot for the Old Faithful photo project. He’s straight up smiling for his portrait!”


“Meet Jackson, a 14yr old Black Lab mix. There’s something about the expression on his face that seems like he is peering into your soul.”


“Meet Hazel. She was named after Hazel McCallion, the Mayor of Mississauga. This tough old gal had both her eyes removed due to pain and no tear production, and has 5 microchips from being re-chipped every time she was sold to a new puppy mill. Luckily she was rescued and adopted by Blanche Axton.”

Christina Peden
Christina Peden

Christina Peden is a lifelong animal lover and avid wordsmith. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Ryan where they are proud pet parents to puppy, Matilda and cat, Oscar. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying Toronto, Canada's all-too-short patio season, taking advantage of the city's numerous parks or curled up with a good book.

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