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