Went to the Dogs

The V Foundation is working with cancer centers and veterinary colleges nationwide to make grants for canine comparative oncology with a goal of faster and less costly care for both pet dogs and for humans as well as better informed research designs. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs with one in four developing the disease in his or her lifetime.

The V Foundation can help pet dogs and humans with cancer by finding cures more quickly. Excellent veterinary medical centers are teaming up with leading cancer centers to help dogs and humans beat cancer. Beneficiaries of the canine comparative oncology research approach include both human and canine patients (as well as their owners!) The goal is faster and less costly therapies, as well as better informed clinical trial designs for both.

My task was to photograph some local dogs and their winemaking humans. I've never specifically photographed dogs (or any animals), so I was a little nervous. I learned a few tricks from Kaylee Greer on KelbyOne and came away with some usable images...

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