Artificial Canines
As Found Animals

Our human companions, and other canines, rendered in forever frozen poses. From dogs to wolves, from foxes to coyotes, all forms of canines have been rendered as art or toys over the many years.
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Bulldog on side of old fire truck
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Fisherman's Wharf internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2006)
© 2008 Terry Welte
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The side view of a bulldog in chrome was one of the emblems on the side of an old fire truck.


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Pillow Dog
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24th Street
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 09:45:52 Thursday 5 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 28 May 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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A dog in a store window was silk screened onto a cloth pillow made in a vaguely dog silhouette shape.


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Where Was The Fake Dog Hidden?
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Main Street, San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 11:09:03 Sunday 13 October 2013)
(Date Published: Wednesday 30 October 2013)
© 2013 Terry Costales
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Two real dogs (Gypsy on the left and Rocky on the right) lounged on pillows while between them rested a fake dog on his own pillow.


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Wired Dog Wore Red Scarf
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
2010 Chinese New Year Parade internal link
Market Street, San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:35:04 Saturday 27 February 2010)
(Date Published: Wednesday 30 October 2013)
© 2013 Bryan Costales
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A dog wrapped with wire and wearing a red scarf became a decoration to a car during the 2010 Chinese New Year Parade. Notice the bead necklace holding a crystal pendant.


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Dog On A Truck
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
A. Ruiz Construction Co. external link truck
Fisherman's Wharf internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 12:46:02 Monday 30 November 2009)
(Date Published: Tuesday 16 February 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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A fake dog was hung on the rack of an A. Ruiz Construction Co. truck.


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Dog Foot Stool
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
4th Street at Townsend Street, San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Tuesday 16 February 2010)
(Date Photographed: 13:39:14 Friday 27 November 2009)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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A dog foot stool stood in a store window. Because of the window's glass, the dog reflected the street.


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Concrete Dog Real Ball
(7 of 20) (4158 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Forest Hill Neighborhood internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 15:00:04 Saturday 8 August 2009)
(Date Published: Tuesday 16 February 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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A concrete dog either loyally guarded a real ball or wasted time smelling the flowers.


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Iron Dog Hawaiian Frock
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Aloha Festival 2008 internal link
Presidio Grounds, San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: 12:28:22 Sunday 10 August 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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An iron dog was dressed in a Hawaiian frock


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Fake Dog Stock Still
(9 of 20) (4158 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Aloha Festival 2008 internal link
Presidio Grounds, San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 12:28:16 Sunday 10 August 2008)
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A pooch stood stock still with desire in its eyes.


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Smartly Dressed Dog
(10 of 20) (4384 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Aloha Festival 2008 internal link
Presidio Grounds, San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 12:09:10 Saturday 2 August 2008)
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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The smartly dressed dog sported a handy lifting handle.


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Dog Hung On A Bicycle
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Canines As Artificial Animals
Port Costa internal link California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: 13:13:58 Sunday 6 July 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A long thin dog was hung on a bicycle.


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Sad Dog Silly Sombrero
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Hayward, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: 12:28:32 Saturday 2 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Sad dog was forever cursed to wear silly sombrero.


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Fake Dog With A Horrible Case Of Rust
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Issaquah Dock internal link Sausalito, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: 14:39:44 Saturday 12 January 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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An abstract statue of a dog with a horrible case of rust was found on Issaquah Dock, a houseboat dock in Sausalito, California.


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Dog With Basket In Mouth
(14 of 20) (4208 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Pacific Heights internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2007)
© 2008 Terry Costales
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A bronze statue of a dog with a basket in its mouth was found alongside the road and atop a fence as a decoration in Pacific Heights.


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Willie Brown's Hood Ornament
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
San Francisco, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A racing dog was the figure atop Willie Brown's radiator cap.


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Fox In Uniform
(16 of 20) (4177 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Amiens internal link France
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A fox in a band uniform lay reclined in a store window in Amiens, France.


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Fluffy Goofy In Back Seat
(17 of 20) (4242 views)

Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Rockridge area, Oakland, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Two dogs at rest in the back of a car.


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Silly dog
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Bayfair Mall, Hayward, California
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Silly dog could not see the hydrant behind it.


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Riveted Dog
(19 of 20) (5371 views)

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Post Street
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 10:54:07 Friday 6 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 28 May 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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A dog in a store window was displayed as an accessory of a sofa. It was made of metal and riveted together.


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Gonzaga University
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Artificial Canines As Found Animals
Gonzaga University external link mascot in plaster behind glass.
Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.
(Date Published: Thursday 28 August 2008)
(Date Photographed: sometime in 2006)
© 2008 Terry Welte
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In a window display was the statue of Gonzaga University's mascot. Around its neck was a collar with the words "Gonzaga Top Dog," on it.


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