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  • Photographer Amanda Jones has been snapping pictures of dogs for 20 years now. But it wasn't until her own dog passed away when she was inspired to create a photo series capturing canines after they'd aged gracefully.<br><br>Pictured: Abigale at 4 months old.
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  • Jones said she's photographed upwards of 5,000 dogs during her career. Thirty of those dogs are featured in her new book, "Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then &amp; Now," which was released Aug. 4, 2015.<br><br>Pictured: Abigail at eight years old.
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  • Jones said the death of her 15-year-old dachshund Lily prompted her to launch a photo story of dogs she's photographed as puppies and then again in their old age.<br><br>Pictured: Lily at eight months.
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  • Jones began visiting old clients and re-photographing the dogs she once made portraits of as puppies.<br><br>Pictured: Lily at 15 years old.
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  • "I did have to call and literally say, 'Is your dog still alive?' which was very odd in some instances because in some cases, there were not," Jones said. "But it's great when I see people that are over the moon having their dogs in the book.<br><br>Pictured: Audrey at 3 years old.
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  • Jones has traveled across the country to recapture her clients' dogs in their old ages.<br><br>Pictured: Audrey at 12 years old.
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  • "It showed me no matter how old we get, we're still these vibrant creatures," Jones said.<br><br>Pictured: Kayden and Brody at 11 weeks and 5 years old.
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  • Jones said many of the dogs have interesting stories. "There's one dog, the Great Dane, was diagnosed with cancer with a while ago," she added. "I flew to L.A. to photograph her. She's still alive and that was a year and a half ago. The relationship between the two of them [Kayden and Brody] is incredible - they're like sisters." <br><br>Pictured: Kayden and Brody at 7 years and 13 years old.
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  • One of her favorite dogs Jones said she's featured is Fred the pug. "He totally turned into a little old man," she said. "He was the cutest puppy and the next time I saw him he was scowling and gray. It was really cute." <br><br>Pictured: Fred at two years old.
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  • Fred at 10 years old. To learn more about Jones' book, go to <a href="http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/dog-years.html" target="external">chroniclebooks.com</a>.
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