Overcoming obstacles is a part of being alive. We all face different kinds of struggles and handle personal issues with different levels of acceptance. These adorable puppies have a lot of physical barriers to face but that doesn't get them down. With wagging tails, these Pets with Disabilities pose for the camera while photographer and animal trainer and caretaker Carli Davidson captures each lively spirit.
Having spent much of her career working with animals, including working as a freelance photographer for the Oregon Zoo, Davidson is an expert on animal behavior. The artist's website says she “works regularly with domestic animals both commercially and personally for her fine art projects… Carli spends much of her shoots rolling on the ground with her subject, getting in their skin as much as possible and encouraging them to open up to the camera.” The results of Davidson's personal interaction with her subjects are these absolutely adorable portraits. Disability or no disability, these animals just want the same things that lots of people want – a little bit of love and a really good belly scratch.