About this project

Dogs of Lafayette was inspired by the Dogs of Brooklyn and Humans of New York projects.  The photos and essays are created each fall by students in The Dog Course (FYS 77), a First-Year Seminar at Lafayette College that examines constructions of the domestic dog and of human-dog relationships.  To listen to an essay, click …


Elaine Reynolds and Piper

“It’s sad, but you know I don’t really, I mean I think of it as really positive, even though I might be sad for a while when they pass. Because again I’m doing something for the dog, you know. And they are creatures with feelings.” – Professor Elaine Reynolds