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A full-color, 8.5" x 11" coffee table book celebrating the wisdom, vitality and love of life with senior dogs, ages 10-18 years old.
136 backers pledged $16,750 to help bring this project to life.

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I’ve written a new book called When Age Has No Leash - Lessons learned from Senior Dogs.

This project celebrates the love of senior dogs.  It’s a collection of professional portraits featuring 75 beautiful, vibrant, active, mature dogs.

When Age Has No Leash highlights the relationships between dogs and the people who love them – regardless of age. These are dogs whose lives have been changed by people. Equally, these are stories of people whose lives have been changed by the dogs they cherish.

In nearly every portrait essay, the featured animal companions were adopted from less than fortunate circumstances. Some were rescued as puppies. Others were adopted as senior dogs. All have thrived with wonderful stories to be told.

The 164 pages of this 8.5" x 11" full-color book include testimonials from people who have been touched by their experiences with senior dogs.  Their words are humorous, sentimental, meaningful and sometimes just plain silly.   The images are energetic and touching.

Photographing these exceptional dogs has been an incredible experience that I hope to share - with your help and pledge.

Much can be learned through the eyes of senior dogs.  The message of this book is:

Dogs don’t think about age!    They always think they’re puppies!

That’s what this project is all about … spreading the message that dogs are young at heart.  In dog minds and hearts, age is rarely a barrier.  It's a lesson about age that we humans can learn from.

This is where I need your help!

With your support of this Kickstarter project, my book will unleash an endless supply of positive, funny, impressive, sentimental and life-changing stories that I hope will inspire others to adopt, embrace and learn from senior dogs.

This project can only happen with your pledge.

I hope you will help me deliver this message through my photography and the words of more than 60 Alaska families who love their senior dogs. 

Your pledge will help make this book become a reality before December 2014.   It will make a difference in the lives of others much the same as my first book It's Important to Paws.

2014 Gold Medal/Independent Publishing Award recipient.
2014 Gold Medal/Independent Publishing Award recipient.

It’s Important to Paws became a reality through a successful Kickstarter campaign one year ago.

It’s Important to Paws has also gone on to win the 2014 National Gold Medal for Independent Publishing in the category of animals and pets.

When Age Has No Leash is also a great project. It will make a difference. You have my promise.

Please support this project with your pledge.

Thank you.

David Jensen

www.davidjensenphotography.com

Risks and challenges

This book can only happen if it reaches or exceeds its goal of $16,000. This will fund a portion of the actual printing, shipping and distribution costs associated with creating a book of this quality and integrity.

If our goal is exceeded, additional proceeds raised will assist with the many other expenses that helped make this book possible - along with more good things that we're known for creating with your support.

The anticipated delivery date, if funded, is November/December 2014 assuming the book arrives in time and is approved for delivery through U.S. Customs.

I'm confident we can meet these timeframes and will do everything in my power to make it happen - the same as we did with our first successful Kickstarter project.

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    Dogs Unleashed:
    First edition signed copy of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs and one exclusive bookmark.
    For pickup at my Anchorage studio.

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    Paws across America:
    First edition signed copy of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs and one exclusive bookmark shipped anywhere in the 50 United States.

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    Senior Moments:
    Two First edition signed copies of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs (pledge one for a friend!) and two exclusive bookmarks.
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    Another Senior Moment: Two First edition signed copies of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs (pledge one for a friend!) and two exclusive bookmarks. Shipped in one package to one location anywhere in the 50 United States

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    Global Paws. One First Edition copy of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs and one exclusive bookmark shipped just about anywhere in the world.

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    The Paws Collection.
    One First Edition copy of When Age Has No Leash – Lessons learned from Senior Dogs and one award winning First Edition copy of It’s Important to Paws both shipped in one package to one location anywhere in the 50 United States.

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    The Layla.
    Our very own Layla designed this pledge package. She’s the cover girl of It’s Important to Paws - our first Kickstarter book.
    Here’s what our golden diva came up with:
    - One First Edition signed copy of When Age Has No Leash;
    - One award winning First Edition copy of It’s Important to Paws and;
    - One Full-color/12-month 2015 Calendar featuring some of Layla’s amazing adventures and poses with many of Alaska’s coolest hiking dogs.
    For pickup at my Anchorage studio.

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    Generous Paws.
    Thank you!
    First edition signed copy of When Age Has No Leash, Lessons learned from Senior Dogs, one exclusive bookmark, a Classic 11” x 14” Signed Print featuring the image of your choice from the pages of the book, and one Full-color/12-month 2015 Calendar featuring some of Layla’s amazing adventures with many of Alaska’s coolest hiking dogs.
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    The OMD!
    Oh My Dog!
    First edition copies of When Age Has No Leash and It's Important to Paws; The 2015 Layla Calendar, an exclusive Portrait Session with your senior dog at our Anchorage studio; a Signed Classic 16” x 20” Print of your choice; and a personal visit with Layla at the studio.
    For pickup at my Anchorage studio.

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    Four Paws!
    Your Dog-gone Awesomeness makes us drool in excitement. Our ears are up and tails are wagging.
    Four First edition signed copies: When Age Has No Leash; Four First edition signed copies: It’s Important to Paws; Four Full-color/12-month 2015 Layla Calendars; And Four Fun: A private guided photo safari for four (and dogs) on a trail of the photographer’s choice.
    Package includes four Classic 11” x 14” portrait prints of your choice.
    For pickup at my Anchorage studio.
    Package does not include travel or any other expenses.
    Projected book and calendar fulfillment by November 15, 2014 with guided photo safari completed by June 30, 2015.

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