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Vagabonds, Dogs Need Homes

Vagabonds, when we think of a vagabond, mostly we think of people, but there are vagabond dogs too.

vag•a•bond (văgˈə-bŏnd) - n. A person or in this case a dog without a permanent home who moves from place to place. syn. vagrant, tramp, wanderer, rover.

Some cities and towns have more or less than others. Like people, in some places people love and care for them, in some places, they are abused and some people do unspeakable things to them. That is why people who recognize dog's greatest gifts to us of unconditional love and companionship, when we have the resources and time, ought to do what we can for them.

vagabond painting of a street dog on paper by artist amy adams aka amyincluj

Not everyone has the financial resources, space or even a lot of time to dedicate to a dog. So if we can or can't adopt a dog, then depending on our circumstances we can do other things like:

stop and pet them

bring them food and water

arrange for their sterilization and other care

foster them temporarily

work with local organizations to find them a new home

donate food or other supplies to local rescue organizations

3 street dogs - 3 vagabonds - painting of a street dogs diptych on canvas by artist amy adams aka amyincluj

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. - Milan Kundera

If you have more ideas of how we as a collective or individually can all make a difference in a dog's life, please share your thoughts in the comments.

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras

Here are 5 of the paintings from the series, 4 are paintings on canvas and 1 on paper.

portrait of a vagabond - dog painting on canvas - vagabond series - street dogs - art - amy adams art aka amyincluj

Portrait of a Vagabond

HUNGER - dog painting on canvas - vagabond series - street dogs - art - amy adams art aka amyincluj

Hunger

SNOW DOG - dog painting on canvas- vagabond series - street dogs - art - amy adams art aka amyincluj
Snow Dog
PORTRAIT OF A STREET DOG dog painting on canvas - vagabond series - street dogs - art - amy adams art aka amyincluj
Portrait of a Street Dog
DOG - dog painting on paper - vagabond series - street dogs - art - amy adams art aka amyincluj

Dog (on paper)

The paintings shared here are from a larger series entitled Vagabonzi painted in 2006/7 depicting street dogs. The series was intended to bring awareness to their plight. That was one of the ways for me to help the local furry vagabonds.

If you like this post and want to see more, please visit another post with Vagabond Paintings here. You can also find me on twitterand instagram. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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