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Theo Is The Cover Dog!
“Love Has No Age Limit”
A rescue pup named after Vincent Van Gogh

Chosen from over 700 photos, this picture of Theo will be on the cover of “Love Has No Age Limit,” the new booklet that Patricia McConnell and I are writing about adopting adult and adolescent dogs.

 
Theo is a rescue dog who was found as a stray on a highway in New Jersey. He then spent three months in a shelter before being adopted by Kimberly Wang of Eardog Productions in New York. She saw a picture of him on Petfinder, and the rest, as they say, is history.
 
Now, Theo is a licensed service and therapy dog, a cover model, and a delight to all who know him. It’s hard to imagine a better story to go with that lovely face. He is named after Theo Van Gogh (the brother of Vincent), who was such a source of support to the artist during his tortured life.
 
Looking through the more than 700 photos of rescue dogs that were submitted was wonderful. There were so many amazing photos, and lots and lots of them were considered and put on short lists, and then shorter lists, and then still shorter lists, until finally, we decided on Theo, who we both adored.
 
Later on in the process of creating the booklet, we will be choosing another photo to go on the back cover, and we’ll also be putting a photo at the start of every section of the booklet. So many great photos came in that we are thrilled to be able to use more than just one. And Trisha’s blog will be featuring a small selection of the many stories and photos that we loved so much they deserve to be shared. (Look for them in a couple of weeks because it takes time to get approval from each dog’s family.)
 
I’m thrilled that Theo is a mutt through and through, and that his face is so endearing and sweet. It’s an honor to have him on the cover of our booklet.
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Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer whose clinical work over the last 17 years has focused on the evaluation and treatment of serious behavioral problems in dogs, especially aggression. Karen has been writing the behavior column for The Bark since 2012 and wrote The Bark’s training column and various other articles for eight years before that. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, and teaches a tropical field biology course in Costa Rica. Karen writes an animal column, The London Zoo, which appear in The Arizona Daily Sun and is the author of five books on canine training and behavior. She is working on her next book, which she expects to be published in 2017.

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