Dogs of Chicago

Thanks for the good wishes on our reno project and all the wise comments on yesterday's post!

These dog statues, with varying interpretations, are sprinkled throughout the city. They are quite imaginative, each with a small white card at its base telling the story of who each statue is commemorating. It's quite moving, though very upbeat and fantastical. These three are in front of the John Hancock building (the tall black building that has the 95th floor observation deck with 360 degree views of the city).

Each of the 200 statues is a 54-inches-tall fiberglass dog. They reflect the K9s for Cops campaign to pay tribute to the canine unit, honor fallen Chicago police officers, provide financial assistance to families of those wounded or killed in the line of duty, and raise money to support the spay and neuter program offered by PAWS Chicago (PAWS Chicago is a no-kill shelter who has been helping care for and place dogs displaced in the recent hurricanes. It's a great organization.) When the exhibition ends, the fiberglass dogs will be auctioned off and they anticipate raising around $250,000 for these causes.
Lovely capture and great narrative. It is certainly a worthy cause.
posted September 21st, 2017  
What an excellent way to draw attention to the often-unsung heroes. And so good to hear they'll be fundraisers for such a worthwhile cause when they stop being public art.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Love the painted animals.
posted September 21st, 2017  
What a wonderful project and such a good cause.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Cool collage.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Very colorful and what a great way to fund raise.
posted September 21st, 2017  
nice collage, the money they raise is going to a good cause
posted September 21st, 2017  
Fabulous art! I like how colourful they are.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Truly wonderful project. Hope that a ton of cash is raised.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Adorable! Hoping for a good charitable result, too.
posted September 21st, 2017  
these are very nice, like that idea!!
posted September 21st, 2017  
What a great idea and they make for lovely colourful spots around the city I'm sure.
posted September 21st, 2017  
So cool
posted September 21st, 2017  
Love your dogs! Nice display and a great way to raise cash for a very worthwhile cause.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Fantastic project, very appreciative.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Such a great way to bring the cause to the fore , Love your dogs ,and so interesting to see the individual artistic interpretations !
posted September 21st, 2017  
Wonderful project and an excellent way to raise funds.
posted September 21st, 2017  
It is such a great idea and a lovely way of raising money for worthy causes.
posted September 21st, 2017  
They make a lovely addition to streets in Chicago for sure and they have such lively colours. Beautiful capture of them in this triptych.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Awesome fundraiser!
posted September 21st, 2017  
cute artworks.
posted September 21st, 2017  
These are beautiful! Great cause!
posted September 21st, 2017  
These are wonderful and what a great fundraiser. We have the same thing around here but instead of dogs we paint bears!
posted September 21st, 2017  
They are so cute and artistic looking. Love it.
posted September 21st, 2017  
Great trio of shots :)
posted September 21st, 2017  
these are great. We had 'snow dogs' here last year and it was great to see them dotted around with incredible and creative designs on them
posted September 21st, 2017  
Very colourful, super shots
posted September 21st, 2017  
They beautiful. Great triptych. Fav
posted September 21st, 2017  
Love the colours and designs and such a worthwhile cause too
posted September 21st, 2017  
This is a neat collage!
posted September 21st, 2017  
Hee hee. I like the grey and orange one especially
posted September 21st, 2017  
I have seen various versions of these in streets around the world...these are a good size for artists to work on....and a good subject
posted September 21st, 2017  
Wow awesome collage, and what a great cause!
posted September 21st, 2017  
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