Conedogs by Ben Baker

Conedogs by Ben Baker @conedogs

A project by Ben Baker (@benbakerphoto) focusing on the resilience of man's best friend as they navigate everyday life with cones.

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Name: Garvey
Nickname: Beast, Little Man
Breed: Great Dane/Lab/Mastiff Mix
Age: 11 years old
Neighborhoods
Washington, DC and Ellicott City, MD
Favorite food: Steak and pizza crust
Favorite toy: Nothing survives long enough to become a “favorite”
Favorite game: If he could choose, “Steak,” which consists of us throwing steak
and him catching it (we’ve never done that, it’s a game he has in
his imagination). Otherwise, swimming and fetching large tree
branches.

Name: Lupa "Hoops" Dittmar
Nickname: Hoops
Age: 2.5 years
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Favorite food: Steak, Medium Rare
Favorite game: Bite the Hand (where the human waves their hands
around furiously and Lupa tries her best to catch one in her mouth)
Quirks: So many quirks. Her ears are super expressive and at any point in
time they can be tucked back as far as they can go "baby ear", they can be
standing out to the sides "yoda ear" or, my personal favorite, "one ear up"
where one ear is totally erect and the other ear is floppy.

Babe, Queens NYC.

Name: Belmont
Nickname: Belly
Breed: Italian Greyhound
Age: 4 1/2
Neighborhoods: Williamsburg
Favorite food: Anything. She's a food bandit. Because of her long legs, she can reach the counter and will eat anything and everything she can get her paws on. Even spicy chili peppers. It's amusing considering how lithe she is.
Favorite toy: Her "brother" and fellow rescue dog Derby.

Name: Uno
Nickname:Daddy-O, Poppa Bear, Uni the Booni
Breed: Patterdale Terrier
Neighborhoods : at time of the shoot - South Bronx. Currently: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Favorite Toy: Rope Toys
Favorite Game: Hunting Squirrels or Tug of War
Favorite Spot to Nap: The corner of the couch

Teddy, upper east side NYC

Name: Daisy
Nicknames: lady d, D$, dd wap
Breed: French Bulldog
Age: 1 year
Neighborhoods: West Oakland
Favorite food: sun gold tomatoes straight off the vine
Favorite toy: no favorites as long as they are all scattered across the house and yard
Why did they get the cone? She had an ulcer on her cornea (the good eye)
What was the funniest thing they did when in the cone?
Quirks: She has a whine that sounds more like a small child than a dog

Thanks for making 2016 a great year for conedogs. Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful new year.

We just got the best news that Terrell has been adopted and is home for the holidays. Thanks to everyone for supporting and sharing the news.
Thanks @socialteesnyc and @_annex_aa for the great work. Good luck little fella.

Name: Skylie Breed : Siberian Husky Age: 16 Weeks Neighborhoods : Downtown Brooklyn, NY Favorite food: Apples and Cheerios
Favorite park or play area: Bear Mountain State Park Favorite spot to nap or chill: Big Bean Bag Why did they get the cone? While walking past the market a larger dog that was left unattended lunged out and bit through her tail.

Name: Charlotte (Charlie) Marée
Nicknames: Chuckles; Chuck; Stinky; Lovebug
Breed: Barbet (French water dog)
Age: 7 months
Neighborhoods: Noe Valley and Castro, San Francisco
Favorite food: Anything dipped in peanut butter
Favorite game: No holds barred wrestling with any other dog, no matter the size, or any good game of chase
What gets your dog excited or riled up? Meeting another dog who doesn't want to play with her
Why did they get the cone? Recovering from being spayed.
How is life with the cone? She trys to catch her tail while wearing the cone.

Terrell the rescue is still looking for his new home. Check him out and help support great organizations like @socialteesnyc. Name: Terrell
Nickname: Catdog
Breed: terrier/schnauzer mix, but I suspect there is some corgi in those big ears
Age: 3ish
Neighborhoods: He loves the Seaport
Favorite food: Anything humans eat
Favorite toy: Small squeaky tennis ball
Favorite game: Follow the human around the apartment
Favorite spot to nap or chill.
Anywhere soft… but he loves to sleep on the top of the backrest of the couch…
What gets your dog excited or riled up?
Noise in the hall, but he’s really chill otherwise. He loves belly rubs and cuddling, but I think he’s in too much pain to run around :/
Why did they get the cone?
Terrell has a broken penis -- our veterinarian did x-rays and found that the penis bone is actually broken, he guesses that Terrell was probably kicked hard at some point in the recent past.
How did Socialtees find Terrell?
He was completely scruffy when we first met him behind bars at a kill shelter in Los Angeles -- we totally fell for his Einstein-like hair, but he looks fantastic with his grooming too of course. He was on the euthanasia list at a high kill LA shelter just last week, and we are thrilled that he's now in NYC doing well and looking for his forever family!

Name: Oscar
Nickname: Monster, Oskie, and sometimes the classic Doge or just Dog
Breed: Black Lab
Age: 10.5
Neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Favorite food: Butter (when I'm cooking he will rarely come into the kitchen until he hears the sounds of the paper wrapper of butter. It's honestly amazing). Also popcorn and anything on the sidewalk.
Favorite toy: When he was a puppy he had a stuffed yellow duck which he accidentally shredded. Stuffing was everywhere and he was just laying in this pile of white fluff wondering how that happened. He has never destroyed a toy since then. He's always loved the stuffed toys.

Here is our rescue buddy Terrell trying out his best mannequin challenge. What he would really love is a forever home. He's here in a foster home with @socialteesnyc. He's a very cool little dog. Check him out, help find him a home and support rescue organizations like @socialteesnyc who do so much great work. Name: Terrell
Nickname: Catdog
Breed: terrier/schnauzer mix, but I suspect there is some corgi in those big ears
Age: 3ish
Neighborhoods: He loves the Seaport
Favorite food: Anything humans eat
Favorite toy: Small squeaky tennis ball
Favorite game: Follow the human around the apartment
Favorite spot to nap or chill.
Anywhere soft… but he loves to sleep on the top of the backrest of the couch…
What gets your dog excited or riled up?
Noise in the hall, but he’s really chill otherwise. He loves belly rubs and cuddling, but I think he’s in too much pain to run around :/
Why did they get the cone?
Terrell has a broken penis -- our veterinarian did x-rays and found that the penis bone is actually broken, he guesses that Terrell was probably kicked hard at some point in the recent past.
How did Socialtees find Terrell?
He was completely scruffy when we first met him behind bars at a kill shelter in Los Angeles -- we totally fell for his Einstein-like hair, but he looks fantastic with his grooming too of course. He was on the euthanasia list at a high kill LA shelter just last week, and we are thrilled that he's now in NYC doing well and looking for his forever family!

Name: Penny (Penny Lane McLoughlin DeCotiis)
Nickname: Pen, Geal, BibbinZ, Ladybird, Taco, and the list goes on and on
Breed: Boston Terrier
Age: 6 months
Neighborhoods: Long Island City/ Astoria
Why did they get the cone?
She was spayed at the Humane Society of New York. But it's her second time wearing a cone in her short life. She had cherry eye surgery when she was only 3.5 months old.
How did they go with the cone?
We were laying by the pool, just relaxing. It was a gated pool area so I didn't have to worry about Penny running away. I knew she especially wouldn't fit between the bars with a massive cone on her head. I look over and she was bending the cone through the bars and then completely wedged herself out. She's a smart one.

One of our goals here at conedogs is to help get dogs out of shelters and into loving homes.
Today we have a sweet little guy who was just rescued by @socialteesnyc from a kill shelter in Los Angeles. Terrell is in foster care until we can get him a home here in NYC.
He's a 3 year old (approx) terrier, schnauzer and maybe corgi mix who's recovering after what looks like someone kicked and broke his penis bone. Yes dogs do have penis bones and yes it's hard to believe someone would ever hurt a loving dog.
He's just the right size for the city, and will be a sweet companion for a lucky person or couple out there.
Contact socialteesnyc.org to apply and check out the great work they do finding homes for rescues.
Name: Terrell
Nickname: Catdog
Breed: terrier/schnauzer mix, but I suspect there is some corgi in those big ears
Age: 3ish
Neighborhoods: He loves the Seaport
Favorite food: Anything humans eat
Favorite toy: Small squeaky tennis ball
Favorite game: Follow the human around the apartment
Favorite spot to nap or chill.
Anywhere soft… but he loves to sleep on the top of the backrest of the couch…
What gets your dog excited or riled up?
Noise in the hall, but he’s really chill otherwise. He loves belly rubs and cuddling, but I think he’s in too much pain to run around :/
Why did they get the cone?
Terrell has a broken penis -- our veterinarian did x-rays and found that the penis bone is actually broken, he guesses that Terrell was probably kicked hard at some point in the recent past.
How did Socialtees find Terrell?
He was completely scruffy when we first met him behind bars at a kill shelter in Los Angeles -- we totally fell for his Einstein-like hair, but he looks fantastic with his grooming too of course. He was on the euthanasia list at a high kill LA shelter just last week, and we are thrilled that he's now in NYC doing well and looking for his forever family!

Name: Leo
Nickname: Doodle
Breed: Boston Terrier
Age: 9 months
Neighborhoods: Murray Hill
Favorite park or play area: Pier 84 dog run
Favorite spot to nap or chill: On the floor with his head on the side of the bed
What gets your dog excited or riled up? When mom gets home

Nickname - Buddy, Bobster, Bob, Bobby Boy, Bob the Dog
Breed - Pit mix... we think a Sharpit (Shar Pei, Pit)
Age 8 months
Neighborhoods - Hudson Heights
Favorite food - All the foods
Favorite toy - Hedgy (his hedgehog squeak toy)
Favorite game - tug of war (with his leash)
Favorite park or play area - Bennett Park
Favorite spot to nap or chill.- Where ever the sun hits the carpet.
What gets your dog excited or riled up? - being taken home from a walk too early.
How did you find them, shop, breeder, friend, adopt? - Adopted from the Manhattan ACC.

Name: Maisy
Nickname: Maisy Moo, The Moos, Moo, Miss Moo, Moosie Boo
Breed: Great Dane/Lab
Age: 3 in February!
Weight: 75-80lbs
Neighborhoods: She’s the Queen of Queens, but occasionally leaves the citylife to visit Grandma in the suburbs of Long Island and loves the quieter life in Georgetown, Massachusetts
Favorite food: Pizza crust
Favorite chew toy: Mommy's shoes
Best friend: Hank from across the street
Celebrity crush: Scooby Doo

Name: Bo Bear
Nickname: Princess of Love and Happiness Toasted Marshmallow Bo Jangles Love Bug Bugs Bunny The Bunny Tracker Beezy B
Breed A Goldendoodle a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle Hybrid
Age: Birthday July 10, 2013
Neighborhoods: She is a Connecticut Girl... Old Greenwich. Tod's Point in the winter months, Rowayton Dog Park throughout the year, night walks nearby her house. When she is in New York City, she is at the Great Lawn in Central Park.
Favorite food: roast turkey, scrambled eggs with chopped ham, a very red batch of thinly sliced roast beef
Favorite toy: She has a stuffed bunny with two different squeakers. She loves it. In fact today, she left it in the car her and made a quick change in her departure to jump back into the car and carry her bunny out with her.

Name: Finn Lofgren Lee Hunter
Nickname: Finny, Finnbar, Finny Jones
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 7 1/2 months
Neighborhoods: UES
Favorite food: anything! Finn = trash disposal. Top favorites are popcorn &
gutter pizza
Favorite toy: stuffed alligators of any size, color, squeakiness. And amazon
delivery boxes are too much fun.
Favorite game: catch, chasing friends, finding secret snacks
Favorite park or play area: Central Park is Finn's bliss

Name: Lily
Nickname: Lils or Monkey
Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: 3
Neighborhoods: East Village, LES, SOHO
Favorite food: anything you're eating
Favorite toy: stuffed shark
Favorite game: her favorite game is chase
Favorite park or play area; Tompkins Square Park

Conedogs might be all my portraits of our buddies in cones, but I love the shots people are sending in. Thanks everyone for these, there are some amazing conedogs out there. We will get everyone posted over time.

Name: Levi

Nicknames: Buddy & Snickerdoodle

Breed: Jack Russell, Collie, Maltese
Age: 1.5 years
Neighborhoods: Noe Valley & Hayes Valley
Favorite foods: Chicken Jerky & Cheese
Favorite toys: Elk Antler & Kong
Favorite park or play area: Lafayette Park
Favorite spot to nap or chill: Couch
What gets your dog excited or riled up? Footsteps outside
Quirks: Likes to have us hold his antler for him while he chews on it. It allows him to get more leverage.

Name: Louis
Nickname: Louie-Loo, Mr. Louis, Bunny, Bun-Bun
Breed: French Bulldog
Age: 3
Neighborhoods: Long Island City
Favorite food: Chicken and cheese
Favorite park or play area: Anywhere with grass. He loves to roll around in it!
Any other funny stories? He “knocks” (scratches) on the door of his bestie’s apartment and once he is let inside, he steals one of his toys and runs back out

Name: Mandu
Breed: French Bulldog
Age: 18.5 dog years
Favorite toy: old chewed up raccoon toy with a missing head; a clean, empty plastic bottle with a treat inside
Favorite game: Fetch, holding on to a toy and getting spun around, chasing
What gets your dog riled up: fireworks, smoke detector, hair dryer, vacuum, coffee grinder, door bell, door bell sound from a TV show
Why did they get the cone: A combination of seasonal allergies, hives, and infected paws and forehead from licking and itching. His meds currently include steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, antibacterial wash, steroid spray, and ointment. Check out Mandu @frenchie_mandu

Name: Mowgli
Nickname: Monkey, Floof, Mow
Breed: Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog x Standard Poodle)
Age: 8 months
Favorite spot to nap or chill: Kitchen Floor
What gets your dog excited or riled up?: Other Dogs
Why did they get the cone?: Neutered
Quirks: He’s obsessed with water. To the point that if I could, I would send him to a support group for it. He also uses his paws way more than his nose or other senses. He feels out all new things with his paws and uses them to hold his toys and bones and to get peoples attention etc.

Name: Montauk
Nickname: Monty
Breed: English Bulldog
Favorite food: ANYTHING
Favorite park or play area: Battery Park Dog Park
What gets your dog excited or riled up: Squirrels...and food
Why did they get the cone: She needed to stop eating everything....kidding, she has a sore leg
Quirks: Where to start....she likes chewing toys on peoples feet. She snores like thunder.

Name: Uno

Nickname:Daddy-O, Poppa Bear, Uni the Booni
Breed: Patterdale Terrier
Neighborhoods :Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Favorite Park: Marine Park, Brooklyn
How did I get Uno: My boyfriends brother had a few aggressive pitbulls and had adopted Uno but he was very scared and not able to live freely around the house so we took him home

Here's a little moment from a recent shoot with Opie of Brooklyn. It is so much fun to get out and photograph these guys. If you have a dog in recovery and want to be part of the project please let us know. Email studio@Ben baker photo.com.

Name: Opie Winston
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene, Dumbo
Favorite food: Dried Cranberries, Carrots, Blueberries.
How did you find him: Rescue program called unleashed.
He Likes to: Shred all his toys, his last two toys lasted a total of 15minutes.

Name:Princess
Nickname: Princess-Sadie-Fluffybutt-Dutchess-Smushie-Muffin-Kissyface-Lady-Fuzzy-Wuzzy-Nutter-Buttercup-Underbite-Stinky-Tush (yes, this really is what I used to call her!)
Breed: Maltese/Poodle mix
Age: 8 years old
Favorite game:holding me down with her paws while she tried to lick my face off
Why did they get the cone? Princess got the cone after surgery to remove cancerous masses in her mammary glands.

Name: Laila Ali
Nickname: Lails
Breed: Pure Breed American Staffordshire Terrier
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Lefferts Garden
Favorite food: Vienna Sausages
Favorite game: Tug or War
What was the funniest thing they did when in the cone? She had no idea she even had a cone, as in, it didn't stop her doing anything at all!
Quirks: Laila has a cute under-bite.

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