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Dog Statues (page 1)

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Great Dane
Savannah, GA (now Brazil, IN)
This 20-foot-tall fiberglass Great Dane stood in front of the Great Dane Trailers facility. The Great Dane has been the company's symbol since 1931. This statue was built in 1960 and was originally installed in Orlando, FL. It was knocked over in 1979 during Hurricane David and again in 1980 by a tornado. The statue was knocked over again in the late 1990s by a hit-and-run driver. When the Orlando facility closed in 2001, the statue was moved here. The statue, aka "Champ," was dressed up for holidays: a green derby hat for St. Patrick's Day and an Uncle Sam hat for the Fourth of July. The statue wore a Santa hat and wreath around its neck for Christmas. In 2017, this location closed and the statue was removed. It is now installed at the Brazil, IN location. [map]

Sun Spot
Denver, CO
This Sun Spot sculpture is 20 feet tall and stands next to the Denver Animal Shelter. The dog is composed of 90,000 stainless steel dog tags over wire mesh. The sculpture was created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. It was installed in 2011 and is lit at night with LED bulbs of various colors. There is also a giant dog collar installed inside the shelter's lobby. For more, see this website. [map]

Big Dog
Santa Rosa, CA
The Big Dog is installed in front of the Sonoma Humane Society. The sculpture is 14 feet tall. It was created in 2004 by Patrick Amiot who has many other statues installed in nearby Sebastopol, CA. The dog's body is made from an Airstream trailer and scrap aluminum. His nose was made from a washtub. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bad Dog [gone]
Newport Beach, CA
This Bad Dog sculpture was created by Richard Jackson in 2013. It is 28 feet tall and made of fiber reinforced composite over steel. The sculpture was located at the Orange County Museum of Art as a temporary exhibit. These photos are from 2013. The statue was removed in 2015. I don't know where it was moved to.

Peeing Dog
Fresno, CA
Dog
Santa Fe, NM
This Peeing Dog sculpture is installed in front of Abby Pet Hospital. It has been there since at least 2009. The sculpture produces a stream of water from the dog to the fire hydrant. The dog was wearing bunny ears for Easter when these photos were taken in 2014. [map]

This Dog sculpture in Santa Fe is 20 feet long and made of corrugated sheet metal. It was temporarily installed in Railyard Park and is entitled "Yard Dog." A bench swing hangs from the dog's underside. The sculpture was created by Don Kennell in 2011. It was removed in 2012. It was reinstalled in a different spot in town in 2017. It is also a temporary installation. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Dalmatian [gone]
Bellevue, OH
Giant Dog
Mount Vernon, IN
Penelope
Inglewood, CA
The Giant Dalmatian was installed in front of a residence. The statue was gone by 2021.

The Giant Dog in Mount Vernon is installed on top of the sign at the Hawthorne Animal Clinic. He looks like a Pointer to me. [map]

This tiny monument to Penelope is installed in the median across from the post office downtown. The dog, also known as Rex, followed an Inglewood letter carrier on his route for more than 13 years. This memorial was installed in 1939. It functions as a water fountain for dogs. For more, see this website. [map]

Shep
Fort Benton, MT
This bronze memorial sculpture of Shep was created by Bob Scriver and dedicated in 1994. Shep kept vigil at the train tracks after his owner died in 1936 and was taken taken by train for burial. In 1942, the dog fell on the tracks in front of a moving train and was killed. For more, see this website. [map]

Waiting for the School Bus
Glendive, MT
This bronze sculpture entitled Waiting for the School Bus was created by Pamela Harr of Bridger Bronze. It was installed around 2017 in front of Dawson County High School. It depicts an Australian Shepherd, a Belgian Malinois, and a Rottweiler. [map]

Anubis [gone]
Redlands, CA
Giant Dog [gone]
Aloha, OR
Giant Dog
Glyndon, MN
Giant Dog
Winter Haven, FL
This Anubis statue was built for Pharaoh's Theme and Water Park. The park operated from 1996-2006. It reopened in 2011 as Splash Kingdom Waterpark. This statue and several others just like it were removed in 2017 during remodeling. For more, see this website.

The Giant Dog in Aloha was about six feet tall and stood across the street from the BarkZone dog daycare. The business opened in 2003. The statue was there by 2007 and was there until at least 2013. It looked like a Standard Schnauzer to me. This photo is from 2008. By 2015, the statue was gone.

This sign for Boardwalk Kennels features a statue of an Alaskan Malamute. The dog statue was created by Ernie Konikson in 1972 for the Crume Kennels. The business was later renamed the Boardwalk Kennels. However, that business is gone now, too. These photos are from 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

This Dog in Winter Haven stands in front of Little Wolfe's Pet Resort. It appears to be a giant Cocker Spaniel. The statue has been there since at least 2008. [map]

Poodle
Vancouver, BC
Celestial Poodle
Cloverdale, CA
dog sculpture
Russell, KS
This Poodle sculpture in Vancouver was created by Gisele Amantea and installed in 2012. It is seven feet tall and installed on a 26-foot-tall pole. It was modeled after a porcelain figurine. [map]

The Celestial Poodle sculpture was created by Peter Crompton and Robyn Spencer Crompton. It was installed downtown in 2022. [map]

This dog sculpture in Russell is installed at DC Sales & Service. [map]

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