A Stray Dog in the Park

There is is, right near the lamp post, a dog standing all by himself. When you get closer, you can see by the harness he wears that he is a service dog, trained to help his disabled owner. But … where is the owner? And why isn’t the dog moving?

This is Stray Dog by New York-based sculptor Tony Matelli. Lifelike and life-sized, created in resin, he stands beside the park at Brooklyn MetroTech center, baffling and delighting those who spot him and attempt to come to his rescue.

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Stray Dog

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Stray Dog from another angle

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Stray Dog by Tony Matelli

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6 Responses to A Stray Dog in the Park

  1. Olivier says:

    c’est surprenant, on dirait un vrai chien. (au moins pas de problème de propreté ;o) ). moins fan des créations présentées sur son site.

    is surprising, it looks like a real dog. (at least not a problem of cleanliness o)). less fan creations displayed on its site.

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  2. Alive says:

    So real and as I read your words service dog I thought oh the poor thing.

    Great pictures.

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  3. photowannabe says:

    It certainly got my attention. The service dog part of it got me concerned. this figure really looks real. Great post Anulla.

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  4. Jessica says:

    very cool! Looks like a real dog.

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  5. It does look so real!! Did you actually see people come to its rescue? That would be amusing to observe.

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  6. moi says:

    this looks frighteningly real!!!!!

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