One of the two Pillot dog sculptures in front of the Pillot House in Houston, Texas. Eugene Pillot ordered the two original Pillot Dogs from the Janes, Kirtland & Company's 1870 Illustrated Catalogue (the item number for the sculptures was #84 in that publication). Pillot Dogs was cast in Morrisania, New York, from a model designed by a New York sculptor named Richardson. They were placed on low pylons beside the front steps of the Pillot's home. Today, replicas of the original dogs flank the entryway of the house. The original dogs were at a critical status, with portions of the dogs being visibly cracked and chipped. Del Rey Bronze of Houston recast them in 1989. The original cast iron dogs have been carefully restored and relocated to the Heritage Society Museum. Photograph taken on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.