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The Times' Mel Melcon chronicles dogs' lives in photographs

August 4, 2009 |  8:48 pm

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Dogs are nothing if not photogenic, and Times photographer Mel Melcon has captured them over the years in a wide variety of situations and poses.  (Above, a rescued German shorthaired pointer named Luna meets Dando, a Rhodesian ridgeback mix.  Dando's owner brought him to an adoption event hosted by the Agoura Hills-based rescue group L.I.F.E. in order to test his responses to potential new "brothers" and "sisters."  The man later adopted Luna.)

A dog on a bikeA dog using a water fountain like an old pro?  A dog recovering from injury being wheeled in a stroller?  Melcon's seen it all, and his dog photography is chronicled in a new photo gallery here at Latimes.com.  We highly recommend it!  Got dog photos of your own?  Submit them to The Times' photo-sharing site, Your Scene.

(Note for dog lovers: The gallery includes a photo of a dog left in a parked car, a practice we emphatically do not endorse due to horror stories like this one.) 

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Luna (at right) meets Dando.  Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

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