Headrock Dogs – Part 1: Hands

As a dog photographer I want people to remember their companions at their most vivid moments. Running freely with barks of joy; shaking off the excitement; wrestling with playmates; or just go for that one so irresistible mud bath. I always liked the idea to enframe this in a natural environment where canine instincts and senses are not submerged in domestic confinement. Just a dog being able to be a dog.

Sadly, in some parts of the world many dogs do not share this luxury. It’s hard to witness these souls to become no more than a burden to progression.

But where devotion is, is hope. Headrock Dogs in Bang Saphan-Thailand, is one of the initiatives trying to make a difference, and they do it with sheer persistence and a rocking smile. Not only offering shelter to +70 dogs, co-founders Verity & Tep are daily committing to numerous projects outside Headrock as well.

I don’t feel the need to simply portrait the bleakness and horror of the forsaken dogs, I want to document the people being an exemplary beacon that inspires others and the change of fate made possible by volunteers and sponsors.

I’d like to start off with the symbolism of hands. Sometimes it’s all they need, just a pair of hands. Without care, without compassion, human hands can do different things entirely.

Co-existence starts with caring. Trauma ends with compassion.

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Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg

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Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, suthep sankuntod, hurricane tep, verity cattanach poole

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, suthep sankuntod, hurricane tep, verity cattanach poole

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, franz thomi, franziska thomi

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg, jena berg, alexa criste

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, franz thomi, franziska thomi

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, franz thomi, franziska thomi

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg, jena berg, alexa criste

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, franz thomi, franziska thomi

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, suthep sankuntod, hurricane tep, verity cattanach poole

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, caitlin young, oskar kolm, jessica brunnberg

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, suthep sankuntod, hurricane tep, verity cattanach poole

Headrock, dogs, shelter, rescue, people, hands, compassion, care, bang saphan, thailand, honden, straathonden, opvangcentrum, rehabilitatie, rehabilitation, asiel, verzorging, compassie, suthep sankuntod, hurricane tep, verity cattanach poole

There is plently you can do from your side. Please visit their website for more information: www.Headrockdogsrescue.org . Stay tuned to current news and updates: www.facebook.com/Headrock-Dogs-Rescue
Help is always needed.

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8 thoughts on “Headrock Dogs – Part 1: Hands

  1. Verity, Thep, and all their volunteers are amazing, caring, compassionate, and loving. They have healing hands which is what these Thai dogs need. We must all be the voice for those who cannot speak. Thank you for these lovely photos. ❤️

  2. Just been looking at the photos, and would just like to thank all the lovely people caring for those poor dogs, which I don’t doubt need all the care, kindness and love they get from you loving and gentlehanded people!
    Thank you, for those without a voice, I’m sure they would, if only they could! xx

    • Hi Diane, thank you for your kind words. The gratitude is in their eyes and tails :-)

  3. Thank you John. This is wonderful. These pictures need no words. A brilliant advert for the centre.

    • Hey Derek, Thanks for viewing. Both dogs & people were very inspiring!

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