There are a lot of talented artists among people. But not only they can create masterpieces of painting: some dogs also know how to handle a brush and paints.
In Livingston, Texas, USA, there is a non-profit organization called Tripawds, whose employees know firsthand about dog artists.
Tripawds provides financial, informational and other support to people who care for animals that have lost limbs. And this organization is assisted by tailed artists whose paintings attract the attention of sponsors and are sold at charity auctions.
Shaggy painters paint with brushes, dish sponges and even cotton pads.
Some paintings look as good as Impressionist masterpieces and sometimes have bizarre titles like “Once there was grass here, but I dug a hole” or “Puppy. Breath”.
Often, artist dogs, such as the German Shepherd Kaiserin, which started a charity project involving four-legged painters, are themselves disabled, but this does not stop them from painting at all.
“We started selling Kaiserin’s work to raise money for the Tripawds Foundation at the end of 2019, and it’s been a huge success. After Kaiserin passed away in 2020, I decided to continue working on the project to honor her memory.” Natasha Baguley, the owner of a talented shepherd dog, said.
Now, Natasha Baguley is a regular organizer of the Tripawds charity auction of painting dogs. In 2021, 16 paintings were sold at auction and collected more than three thousand dollars for the fund.
This year, Tripawds will feature 20 works of art created by dogs. All proceeds from their sale will go towards the Kaiserin Cancer Care Package, which provides care kits for pets with cancer.