Dog lovers who haven't raised puppies from birth have missed out on one of the most remarkable and adorable times in a dog's life. From one to twenty-one days old, puppies undergo great changes, from needing their mothers' complete care to opening their eyes and ears to the outside world, growing, stretching their legs, and learning to become the dogs that they are. Author/photographer (and new mother) Traer Scott's love of dogs shines through these intimate images of a range of breeds and types, from champion pups to shelter strays, all of them irresistible. Including an introduction on puppies' development and the importance of their welfare, this delightful book reveals young dogs as they embark on the adventures of growing up. Out now from Chronicle Books
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For centuries, the wild horses of North America have figured prominently in art, history and folklore as symbols of beauty, strength and freedom. Native Americans revered them, and early ranchers and farmers would not have been able to settle the American West without them. Now, because of such modern threats as urbanization and government round-ups, these noble creatures are fighting for their very survival.
Traer Scott, author of Merrell's Street Dogs and Shelter Dogs, focuses on the horses' current plight and the efforts of the individuals and groups trying to protect them. Through stunning black-and-white portraits and location photographs, she reveals the intelligent, caring and protective nature of these wild horses, and also relates the stories of their daily lives, and of their rescue and rehabilitation.
For every copy of Wild Horse sold $.50 will be donated to the ASPCA® Equine Fund.
"Scott has an unerring eye for beauty." - Miami Herald
"More then a lovely photography book, this should serve as a gentle wakeup call to anyone interested in preserving a vanishing breed and a vital link to our past." - Monsters and Critics
Traer Scott traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico to capture these remarkable and soulful photographs of dogs living alone or in packs on city streets. Since most 'satos' (Puerto Rican slang for street dogs) were formerly pets, they are usually friendly, approachable and eager to be adopted. As Scott documents in her introduction, she was personally involved in rescuing many of the dogs she photographed for this book, and—thanks to the collaborative efforts of Puerto Rican, Latin American and US organizations—she arranged for a number of the dogs to be sponsored and adopted into new homes in the United States.
Street Dogs and Shelter Dogs are available at all major booksellers, Amazon.com and at theASPCA® gift shop where more of the purchase price will go to helping homeless animals.
For every copy of Street Dogs sold, $.50 will be donated to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
“The text and pictures are a heartwarming combination and a cri de coeur for a more positive future of these outcast animals. An ideal gift for anyone, at any age, on any occasion.”- Photo Icon magazine
"For those who love dogs, this is a difficult and yet ultimately irresistible subject. It's worth the price of the book just to see the photo of Miss Trish – complete with funny fanglike teeth and a lovable personality – and to learn that she charmed everyone she met along the way as she traded homelessness in Puerto Rico for family life in New Jersey."- Christian Science Monitor
"Nobody can break a dog lover's heart like Scott. This time, she focuses her camera on the alarming number of strays roaming the streets and beaches of Mexico and Puerto Rico, creating moving portraits of dogs abandoned and abused but still surprisingly eager for human companionship. Scott is not all about the bad news: Many of the animals in the photos were rescued." -New York Daily News
Photographer Traer Scott's endearing portraits of dogs living in American shelters are irresistible and heart-rending—making a passionate appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Some of the dogs subsequently found good homes; others were never adopted. The portraits reveal the strikingly intense emotion, dignity and, sometimes, humor and whimsy that Scott saw in each face despite the dog's circumstances.
By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs. This book of true portraits of fifty beautiful shelter dogs is a poignant and loving tribute to all dogs.
For every copy of Shelter Dogs sold $.50 will be donated to the ASPCA®.
"Three years ago, the dogs in a Rhode Island animal shelter captured the heart of a photographer. Now they've inspired a book of beautiful portraits that just might save the lives of hundreds of other dogs.” – Life
“Scott's haunting portrait album bares the souls of these unclaimed but unassailably dignified animals.” – People
"Traer Scott's Shelter Dogs (Merrell) is a canine facebook with more personalities than Chaplin." – Vogue