Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month with Photographer Traer Scott
We celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month with Traer Scott, famed photographer and author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories.
About Traer Scott
Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of twelve books including Shelter Dogs, Finding Home; Shelter Dogs and Their Stories, Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal and Goodbye Salad Days; Kevin Faces Adulthood. Specializing in animal photography, the human/animal bond and conservation-themed fine art photography, Scott’s work has been exhibited around the world and has appeared in National Geographic, Time, La Monde, Life Magazine, Der Stern, The New York Times LensBlog and dozens of other national and international publications. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband, daughter, dogs and one very amiable hamster.
About Finding Home: Shelter Dogs & Their Stories
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 anxiety related 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.
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