Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Ross Taylor is a freelance photographer who was heavily influenced when he saw his friend struggle so hard with his pet's death. He set out to capture even more moments like this, to create a memory that we will never forget. These are 'Last Moments,' a compilation of raw emotion shown by pet owners moments before and after their beloved family member had to be put down to lessen his pain.


It is not an easy option nor were they always prepared for what's to come. None of us is prepared for death, for we can never and will never be 'glad' to accept death as the only solution. But for many of these beautiful and handsome dogs, it was better than to force themselves to withstand the pain.


These pictures were taken between 2017 to 2018 around Tampa Bay area in Florida. You can see a lot of these pictures are taken at home because 'Lap of Love' allows pet owners to have their pets euthanized at home. Let these pictures not only convey grief, but love to the brave owners who had made the hardest, but the best decision for their lovely pets.


Olesya Lykovi cries out in anguish, moments after the death of her dog, Sam. Moments before, she looked at Dr Dani McVety (right) and asked: 'Is he gone?', Dani nodded and said: 'He has his wings now'

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

'I tried to do more, I tried to do all I can. But they said there's nothing more I can do', Kiara Manrique said while weeping at the loss of her dog. Her sister, Kimberly (left), and veterinarian Nil Wilkins (out of picture) who later reached out to comfort her as her two other dogs look on

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Marquita Leibe paced back and forth shortly before bending down to be near her dog, Daisy, minutes before she is put to sleep. Shortly after her husband Donald (right) stepped outside to compose himself, overwhelmed with grief

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

As the sun sets during a late summer evening, Kai, (right) senses something is wrong with fellow dog, Asia. He dutifully follows behind Rob Peterson and Dr Dani McVety. Soon, with the help of Carrie, Rob's sister, Asia will be buried on the farm

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Carrie Peterson dropped sunflowers over the grave of her dog, Asia, on the farm. 'The smell of freshly turned earth is what I remember and how peaceful Asia looked within it', photographer Ross Taylor said

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Leigh Zahn sits alone on her bed as she fights back tears and lays with her dog, Spencer, in her lap one final time. This moving image was taken just moments after Spencer passed away

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

'Coco was there for me when he was on deployment', said Rebecca Cassity, as she fights back tears. Her husband, Drew, was in the military. Dr McVety reassures her with a hug and consoling words: 'This is better treatment than any one of us would get'

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Dog Heidi looked up at Bob Lutz moments before she was euthanized due to recent substantial declines in health. Bob's wife, Cindy, is seen here (right) watched by their other dog, Winnie, through the glass of the white door behind them

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Darcy Jones (left) speaks with Dr Loren Gassler about her dog, Alli, 15, who had some balancing issues and was struggling with a diagnosis of cancer. Dr Gassler was performing a hospice visit for Jones, to offer some suggestions on how best to handle the remaining time they would have together. 'Dr Gassler, and so many others like her, are amazing at what they do and help the painful transition daily, without drawing attention to themselves. They have my respect', said photographer Ross Taylor

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Vanessa Gangadyal consoles her son, eight-year-old Ian, while her husband, Michael Gangadyal, pets their dog, Ally, shortly after its passing. Founded by Dani McVety, the organization, Lap of Love, has been working with Caring Pathways to provide a peaceful passing 'at home' euthanasia service

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets

Wendy Lehr cuddled beside her dog, Mimosa, shortly after she passed away, surrounded by family members. Taylor expresses utmost gratitude for those working at Lap of Love and Caring Pathways, adding: 'It couldn't be done without their willingness to participate and belief in the project... They have my respect'

Heart-Melting Photos Depict The Sad Moments When Dog Owners Have To Say Goodbye To Their Beloved Pets
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