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Finding Home

Author : Traer Scott
ISBN : 9781616894719
Genre : Photography
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Bold, retiring, serious, sparkling, quirky, or lovable—the dogs in Traer Scott's remarkable photographs regard us with humor, dignity, and an abundance of feeling. Scott began photographing these dogs in 2005 as a volunteer at animal shelters. Her first book, Shelter Dogs, was a runaway success, and in this follow-up, Scott introduces a new collection of canine subjects, each with indomitable character and spirit: Morrissey, a pit bull, who suffered from anxietyrelated behaviors brought on by shelter life until adopted by a family with four children; Chloe, a young chocolate Lab mix, surrendered to a shelter by a family with allergies; Gabriel and Cody, retired racing greyhounds; and Bingley, a dog who lost his hearing during a drug bust but was brought home by a loving family that has risen to the challenge of living with a deaf dog. Through extended features we become better acquainted with the personalities and life stories of selected dogs and watch as they experience the sometimes rocky and always emotional transition to new homes. The portraits in Finding Home form an eloquent plea for the urgent need for more adoptive families, as well as a tribute to dogs everywhere.

25 Tails From The Rescue 25 Dogs 25 Stories And A Plea For Rescue Awareness

Author : Sophia Langley
ISBN : 9788822876003
Genre : Pets
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How Could Someone Even Think Of Doing That To Teddy? I am the matriarch of a family of six: myself, my husband, a 14 year old son, a 12 year old daughter, a 4 year old Coton de Tuléar and a 6 year old Shih Tzu. On any given day if you ask me who my favorite member of the family is, depending on raging teenage hormones and the occasional marital spat, the answer may very well be Teddy the Shih Tzu. Ironically, he is also the only one of the group that came within hours of being euthanized. 25 Tails From The Rescue: 25 Dogs, 25 Stories and a Plea For Rescue Awareness This book was written to share the stories of fulfillment that come from rescuing a dog. Dogs are smart – I don’t know how they know, but they do – they know when you take them home from a rescue that you are saving their life. And there is something special about that relationship which will change both of your lives forever! If You're Considering Dog Ownership, Consider Reaching Out To A Shelter Dog And Change Your Life Forever!

City Of Dogs

Author : Ken Foster
ISBN : 9780525535171
Genre : Pets
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A beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photos and stories that maps the relationship between canine New Yorkers and their human counterparts. New York is a city of five boroughs, more than 250 distinct neighborhoods, 8.5 million people, and more than 600,000 dogs, who are as much a part of the social fabric as the people who follow them on the other end of the leash. City of Dogs maps this relationship with incredible four-color photos highlighting the scene. From the Bronx to Brooklyn and along the streets of Harlem and Manhattan, Ken Foster and Traer Scott explore the unique relationships between dogs and their human counterparts. We meet Alex Nuckel, living on disability and finding joy and purpose in caring for his two pit bulls, Lucy and Rocky. And Majora Carter, a community activist who has received a MacArthur grant, living and working with two stray shepherds she rescued in her own neighborhood. City of Dogs also takes us to a Midtown Manhattan law office, where staff are encouraged to bring their adopted dogs to work, and to the JFK airport, where we meet dogs who help screen at security. And then on to Brooklyn, where we meet award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and her dogs, Toffee and Shadow. These are just a few of the amazing animals and their people featured in this perfect gift book for any dog lover.

A Beautiful Husky Needs A Home

Author : Cherie Orcutt
ISBN : 9781468571561
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a dog at a shelter? Find out what life is like for a shelter dog, and discover what one shelter dog wants more than anything in the world? A beautiful Husky needs a home, is a story of such a dog, told in her words. As you read, you will experience her roller coaster of emotions as she waits to get a home, and wonders what will happen if she dosen't. This somewhat snobby, and beautiful Siberian Husky, in her quest to get adopted, discovers that looks aren't everything. This story will give you a new perspective the next time you consider getting a new pet, or when entering a shelter. After reading this story you'll realize that the barking isn't noisey dogs, but a desperate plea to take them home, and save their life. Please consider adopting from a shelter. "The book about Runa is Lovely! It is a beautiful way to get a valuable lession to children of all ages Including me -- I'm 89!" --- Betty White

Camper Vans Ex Pats And Spanish Hounds

Author : Tania Coates
ISBN : 9781845845704
Genre : Pets
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While travelling through Spain in their VW camper van with their rescue dog, Tania and Sam come across a stray in a very poor state of health. This is the story of Pedro's rescue, the situation with regard to animal welfare in Spain (and the British involvement – both positive and negative), and the formation of SOS Animals UK. Compelling case studies are complemented by Tania's superb images.

Successful Dog Adoption

Author : Sue Sternberg
ISBN : 0764538934
Genre : Pets
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Expert guidance in choosing the right dog -the first time Written by a renowned expert in shelter adoption, Successful Dog Adoption delivers all the information you need to find the perfect dog at a shelter and make him part of your family. In easy-to-understand language, Sue Sternberg helps you decide if you're ready to adopt by evaluating your reasons and translating them into what you should look for in a particular dog. She shows you how to find a reputable shelter, prepare for the adoption process, and work with shelter personnel to make sure they have appropriately screened their dogs. You'll also learn about "rescue" dogs and why one might be right for you. This practical guide covers all the vital issues you need to consider when adopting-choosing a male or female, a puppy or an adult; identifying fearful dogs or dogs who will bite; and seeking out a dog with the ideal temperament. Featured here are detailed tests and observations used by professionals to ascertain the temperament and compatibility of shelter dogs-now made available to the public for the first time. You'll discover how to determine risk factors in an unknown dog, gauge a dog's potential reaction to guests and strangers, and predict the compatibility level when you add another dog to your household. This book also offers invaluable advice on training your new pet, including guidance in housebreaking, selecting a training class, and helping a dog who gets carsick or doesn't like to be home alone. And, if you still experience difficulties with your dog, Sternberg gently discusses the steps you can take. Authoritative and friendly, Successful Dog Adoption is the one-stop guide for finding your own "superdog"-and keeping the dog-owner relationship fresh and rewarding for years to come.

Tails Of Joy

Author : Gretchen Dale
ISBN : 0615987575
Genre : Dog adoption
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With the increased popularity of adoption, more animal lovers than ever are turning to shelters to find that special cat or dog. But for some pets, the journey to a "forever home" is much more challenging than others-with physical or behavioral needs that require extra love and care. Take Goose, for example: an elder pup with a distinctive "honk" and a severe heart condition, who still grasped at life with joy and gusto. Or Tiny, who stayed at the shelter for months while the staff and veterinarians tried to figure out his condition, and was finally adopted by a couple who loved him to the moon and back. These are just a couple of the pets featured in Tails of Joy, an upbeat and heartwarming celebration of pets with special needs and their relationships with the humans who eventually become their lifelong companions. The dogs and cats featured may come from very different circumstances, but one theme remains the same throughout: the love, joy, and happiness owners experience after adopting these incredible animals show the healing power of the bond that develops between humans and their pets.

Rescue Road

Author : Peter Zheutlin
ISBN : 9781492614081
Genre : Pets
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"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." - Dean Koontz How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love. For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever. Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north looking to adopt a pet, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward--where thousands of strays roam the streets--and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans, and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all. A heartwarming, awe-inspiring story of how one man can impact so many lives, human and puppy alike. Fans of Marley and Me, Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love, and You Had Me At Woof will be inspired and touched by this story. What readers are saying about Rescue Road: "I stand in awe of those who can do this kind of rescue work, for their persistence, compassion and willingness to get dirty in the service of animals." "a heartwarming & eye opening journey into the world of dog rescue." "I highly recommend this book if you are looking to restore your faith in humanity." "a heart-warming story that reaffirms there are many compassionate people who work tirelessly to save dogs." What reviewers are saying about Rescue Road: "An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." - Kirkus "a canine caravan with heart and soul..." - Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Dog Lived (And So Will I) "Heartwarming doesn't suffice to describe it... restores faith in humanity." - Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know "A tender, inspiring homage..." - Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park "Inspiring and riveting new book...a must-read..." - The Bark

Every Rescued Dog Has A Tale

Author : Deborah Eades
ISBN : 9781430317388
Genre : Pets
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Are you a dog lover? Do you know one? Here is the perfect book for any dog lover! This is not just another book about dogs, but an inspiring book that follows several dogs from death row in a county dog pound to a new life with a loving family. This is all the work of the Dog Rescue Railroad - volunteer drivers who spend their weekends driving a shelter dog about 100 miles toward a better life in another state. These stories will make you cry at what these helpless animals have endured and then inspire you to want to help them in this small way to work toward the day when there will be no more homeless pets. In addition to these heartwarming and sometimes very funny stories, there are dozens of adorable photos of many rescued dogs. Most of the proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to animal rescue, so your purchase will help save even more lives. Help a homeless dog today and purchase your copy and one for a friend. Together we can make a difference, one dog at a time.

Mutts Shelter Stories

Author : Patrick McDonnell
ISBN : 9780740771156
Genre : Pets
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Pairs "Shelter Stories" comic strips with real-life testimonials of pet owners who have rescued their pets from animal shelters, and includes an authoritative adoption guide that encourages readers to adopt from shelters.

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