Some dogs love their crate-dens and enjoy the sense of security (while saving their human’s furniture and shoes!). But for others, the crate can be a traumatic reminder of a time before their rescue.
When photographer Troy Moth adopted his rescue dog Nikita, she was nervous and afraid. He would approach her with the leash, and she would cower in fear. He promptly threw out her shelter-issue crate and she’s never been caged again.It took months for the Husky mix to trust Moth, but eventually the beauty was traveling the world with her artist human.
They’ve played hide-and-seek in giant redwoods, stood atop mountains, sniffed wildflowers, and played in oceans and rivers.
Moth’s arresting images show the Husky’s pure white fur blending into snowy backdrops and standing out against dreamy sunsets.
Nikita is a natural in front of the camera, and seems ready to pose at any moment. Best of all, she knows the freedom of never being caged again.