John & Shep On Lake Superior

This 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father’s arms earlier this week in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures :).

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 This 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures :).

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  1. Susan Chamberlain
    July 20, 2013 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)

    The beauty of this photo/relationship surpasses magnificent. One can feel the trust, the love, the oneness of the two of them together. There is no dog and master or owner and pet….only two souls joined as one in perfect confidence about their feelings for each other.

    Thank you for sharing this most precious relationship.

  2. Judy
    July 20, 2013 at 9:51 am (4 years ago)

    You can see the love between the two of them. I cry each time I see this picture.

  3. Barbara Serrano
    July 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Dear Hannah, I can’t thank you enough for snapping that pic of John and Schoep. It caught my eye when I first saw it on MSNBC.com. With the fan base that it created, the lives of dogs worldwide changed forever. Just that photo taugh tthe meaning of unconditional love – we could see it!! John had an immediate and HUGE following as well as an outpouring of funds that he used to extend Schoep’s beautiful life as well as building a foundation to help other needy pets. I have a large, framed copy in my living room and I love telling their story. You made history with this one Hannah and I know that I am just one of many people in this world who thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing it.

  4. Inês Petra
    August 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Eu amo os animais, fico muito emocionada com sua conduta,o mundo precisa de gente assim, com muito amor no coração. Que Deus te abençoe. Desejo toda felicidade do mundo para você!

  5. Ellyn
    August 17, 2013 at 11:52 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you for this photo, John, Hannah and Schoep.

  6. Rita Schalla
    January 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm (4 years ago)

    A dogs love is unconditional ~ the beauty of this picture for me is; the ‘human unconditional love’ that is rarely seen towards dogs.
    Thank you for showing me that it does exist ~

  7. Ron Johnson
    January 11, 2014 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you for this photograph. It is said that a photo is not taken, but made and that is true here.

  8. Julia
    January 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for helping me understand that not all Americans are greedy selfish people, who care only about themselves I have seen through 10 years of my life in USA. By now I have only seen Americans who throw away their pets who -if being lucky and not being put tot sleep in shelter – are later adopted by us, poor Europeans who have the soul. Looks like there are a few Americans with heart , like John.

  9. Charbel
    January 20, 2014 at 1:34 am (4 years ago)

    HI,

    It is a touching story.

    I want to ask if the dog is alive?

  10. Matias
    June 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm (3 years ago)

    This image will live forever, on and on, to show the true meaning of love. Everyting time I see it, my eyes fill with tears of emotions. Such a tender connection. Truly inspiring.

  11. Sterling Edmonds
    June 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello—Just an admirer of your photos and was wondering how to get a copy of John and Schoep for my home. I have had many very special dogs enter my life and this is a very special photo. I note the store is closed. Thanks.

  12. Frederic
    June 27, 2015 at 2:53 am (2 years ago)

    This is my favourite image of all time. Compassion and love from both…

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  1. […] Até então, Unger dispunha de poucos recursos para propiciar a Schoep tratamentos de última geração, como aplicações de laser e o uso de remédios caríssimos. Mas doações choveram do mundo todo. A página no Facebook criada por Unger para relatar o processo de tratamento de Schoep, que reagiu muito bem durante os primeiros meses, chegou a ter 174 mil fãs — agora, o número supera 300 mil. A fotógrafa Hannah, por sua vez, passou a não dará conta de encomendas por todo o país, por meio de sua empresa, a Stonehouse Photography. […]

  2. […] decided to hit the library book sale, and on the way there we ran into Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of John & Shep on Lake Superior fame. Out walking her dogs, Meg chatted with a bit but played it cool, deciding not gush to her […]

  3. […] decided to hit the library book sale, and on the way there we ran into Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of John & Shep on Lake Superior fame. Out walking her dogs, Meg chatted with a bit but played it cool, deciding not gush to her […]

  4. […] You may recall him from last summer’s viral image. […]

  5. […] John Unger adopted Schoep as an eight month old pup. While it took time for Schoep to trust Unger due to abuse from his former owner, they managed to form a connection so strong that Unger credits Schoep as his savior from depression after a bad break-up. […]

  6. […] John Unger adoptó a Schoep cuando era un cachorro de ocho meses de edad. Mientras tanto, a Schoep le tomó tiempo confiar en Unger debido al abuso de su dueño anterior, pero lograron formar una conexión tan fuerte que Unger acredita a Schoep como quien lo salvó de una depresión después de terminar con una mala relación. […]

  7. […] John Unger adoptó a Schoep cuando era un cachorro de ocho meses de edad. Mientras tanto, a Schoep le tomó tiempo confiar en Unger debido al abuso de su dueño anterior, pero lograron formar una conexión tan fuerte que Unger acredita a Schoep como quien lo salvó de una depresión después de terminar con una mala relación. […]

  8. […] John Unger adopted Schoep as an 8-month-old pup. While it took time for Schoep to trust Unger due to abuse from his former owner, they managed to form a connection so strong that Unger credits Schoep as his savior from depression after a bad breakup. […]

  9. […] John Unger adoptó a Schoep cuando era un cachorro de ocho meses de edad. Mientras tanto, a Schoep le tomó tiempo confiar en Unger debido al abuso de su dueño anterior, pero lograron formar una conexión tan fuerte que Unger acredita a Schoep como quien lo salvó de una depresión después de terminar con una mala relación. […]

  10. […] decided to hit the library book sale, and on the way there we ran intoHannah Stonehouse Hudson of John & Shep on Lake Superior fame. Out walking her dogs, Meg chatted with her a bit but played it cool, deciding not gush to […]

  11. […] John Unger adopted Schoep as an 8-month-old pup. While it took time for Schoep to trust Unger due to abuse from his former owner, they managed to form a connection so strong that Unger credits Schoep as his savior from depression after a bad breakup. […]

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