Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (A photographic tribute to rescue dogs) (Hardcover)

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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.

Traer Scott and Princeton Architectural Press are donating a portion of the proceeds from Finding Home to two dog rescue organizations: Providence Animal Rescue League and Handsome Dan's Rescue.

About the Author

Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and author of eleven books including Forever Home, Shelter Dogs, and Radiant. Her work is exhibited around the world and is regularly featured in national and international print and online publications. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Praise For…

"Even if you’ve never adopted a dog from an animal shelter, it’s hard not to be touched by stories of lovable pooches in need of a second chance at a happy home. In Finding Home, you can get to know some adorable shelter dogs, each with a unique personality that shines through the black-and-white portraits. After reading their moving stories, you may find yourself inspired to welcome a rescue pup into your family."Waterways Magazine

"Photographer Traer Scott follows up her groundbreaking book Shelter Dogs with a new work of equal grace and sensitivity. The portraits in Finding Home not only showcase a collection of canines with indomitable character and spirit, they are also an eloquent plea for more adoptive families, and a tribute to all dogs everywhere." - The Bark

"Scott's black-and-white portraits give these dogs a poignancy and gravitas they deserve." -- Shelf Awareness

"The dogs that stare out at readers from the pages of Scott's book are haunting. Scott also tells the stories of how each animal ended up in a shelter. Do yourself a favor. Read Finding Home, then go out and adopt a shelter dog." - Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616893439
ISBN-10: 1616893435
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English