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Changing Teenage Lives One Dog At a Time

By Kendle Frank – Age 17, Parker, Colorado I walked into my first day of high school in 2016 as a small, confused freshman with no idea of who I was or what I wanted…

Junior | May 24, 2019

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A Promise Unbroken

A Promise Unbroken One boy’s mission to save a down-and-out pup named Sophie By Jayson Kimberly Age 12, Montgomery, Texas On September 18th around 2:30 p.m. I received a message from the director of a…

Junior | April 29, 2019

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Atlas to Marz

by Nikolas Klimenko, age 10 Part One—Dreams of a Cheese World Once upon a time on planet Earth, the Boy sang the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants game. And with a wink and…

Junior | March 7, 2019

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Hearts and Hounds

Valentine’s Day Pups by Kendle Frank, 16 years old Parker, Colorado I celebrated the day of love by photographing the animals that stole my heart. I had a howling good time and wish all of…

Junior | February 14, 2019

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The Pooch Project

by Kendle Frank, 16 years old My name is Kendle Frank. I am a junior in high school practicing my photography skills with my favorite subject matter: Dogs. There is something about capturing each dog’s personality…

Junior | February 8, 2019

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Aussieca vs. Corgiland

An Original Fairy Tale By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Once upon a time there was a place, Wales. Underneath that very country was Corgiland, where the Corgi Gods and Goddesses found land…

Junior | September 6, 2018

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Turning Devotion for Dogs Into Jobs

Careers For Dog Lovers Abound By Kendle Frank, age 16, Parker, Colorado Every person has unique dreams, obsessions, and hobbies, some of which can be turned into professions. With a growing demand for all things…

Junior | September 6, 2018

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Cunning Corgis

The Most Magical Dogs in the Universe By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Introduction: What is a Corgi? Presenting the most magical kind of dog to step paw in this universe: The Corgi!…

Junior | August 9, 2018

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Dunkin’ Dogs

Barker Days in Parker, Colorado Story and photos by Kendle Frank, age 16 Ending the summer off with a bang isn’t just for the humans in Parker, Colorado, it’s also for all our four-legged friends!…

Junior | August 9, 2018

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By Nikolas Anthony Klimenko, age 9 Atlas so kind, always sweet and happy. When someone was happy, Atlas waggled. When someone suffered, Atlas suffered and, Always tried to make it better. His joy, happiness, and…

Junior | July 5, 2018

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What I’ve Learned from Smudge, Lola, and Dewey

By: Kendle Frank, 16 Parker, Colorado Dogs have been humanity’s loyal companions for thousands of years. They’ve been my best friends since I was 2 years old. I can’t remember a time when canines weren’t…

Junior | June 22, 2018

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A Passion for Helping Pooches

By Jayson Kimberly 12 years old Montgomery, Texas When I first saw Booker in a Facebook post, he was in bad shape. His leg was bloody, and he looked very sad. He was a stray…

Junior | June 8, 2018