Do You Tether Your Dog While You Shop?

For the past seven years, Jon Sung has been taking photos of dogs tied up to things in San Francisco. Dogblog is his opus.


When Jon Sung started taking photos of dogs in San Francisco tied outside of shops waiting patiently for their humans, he had no idea he would amass a collection of more than 500 photos over a course of seven years. Sung posts the photos to his Tumblr, Dogblog, along with snappy captions (included below) that lend humor to the mournful faces of these pups.

The freelance copywriter, musician, and self-proclaimed “minor baron of the Internet” doesn’t have a dog of his own, but finds them hilarious. He got the idea for Dogblog when he was a resident of the Noe Valley neighborhood, where lots of people take their dogs out and about, tethering them to parking signs, bike racks, and benches while they shop.

Sung was moved by the expressions on the dogs’ faces, and so he started snapping photos with his camera and saving them as “Forlorn Dogs.” Deciding that others may want to partake in his amusement, he turned to Blogger, and then finally landed at Tumblr.

After seven years of posting dog photos, Sung doesn’t see an end in sight, saying that “dogs will never stop being hilarious.”

Editor’s note: What do you guys think of tethering dogs outside shops? I personally would never do it out of fear that my pup would be snatched up.

Images from Dogblog, story via Animal Tracks

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