The stray cat handbook
"Finally, a book that deals with stray cats; a how-to guide to trapping and dealing with a stray cat. As a pet owner, animal lover and director of a humane organization that deals with stray cats every day, this book gives us one more tool to offer to people who want to help the thousands of strays that wander our streets. Bravo!" Joseph J. Sprague, Jr., Executive Director, Tree House Animal Foundation "Tamara Kreuz cares about the plight of stray and feral cats and gives practical ways to help them. Individuals and shelters can benefit from this book. If those who find stray animals can themselves set about to help by finding homes for domestic strays, or by creating safe havens for feral cats, this will make life a lot easier for shelter personnel, who are all too often overburdened by the number of animals they receive. We highly recommend The Stray Cat Handbook." Louise Holton and Becky Robinson, Co-founders, Alley Cat Allies: The National Feral Cat Network "This is a must read for those considering animal rescue work. The information and suggestions provided are first rate and are based on actual experiences." Linda A. Heller, Division Manager, Orange County Animal Services (Florida) A Howell Cat Book of Distinction
My old dog : rescued pets with remarkable second acts
"No Dog Should Die Alone" was the attention-grabbing - and heart-stirring - headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey's TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro's work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of "old dogs learning new tricks," Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You'll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney's cocker spaniel,Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love"
Rescuing Penny Jane : one shelter volunteer, countless dogs, and the quest to find them all homes
The author draws on her experiences as a volunteer at an animal shelter and owner of two rescue dogs to explore the dog rescue world and share the stories of several distinctive individual canines she has known.
Old dog, new tricks : understanding and retraining older and rescued dogs
Veterinary surgeon Taylor takes on the challenges of older dogs, rescued dogs, and mature dogs with new owners, starting by explaining how the relationship between dogs and humans developed and the questions to ask before taking on a mature dog. He covers using basic commands, caring for the needs of older dogs and using special techniques for dogs that are aggressive, destructive, fearful, phobic, excitable or unruly, and gives detailed tips on toilet and feeding problems. Taylor even gives tips on training dogs with significant disabilities (deaf dogs often learn up to about 50 signs) and the photos are delightful. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The possibility dogs : what a handful of "unadoptables" taught me about service, hope, and healing
"A tour of the psychiatric service dog industry traces the author's work as an evaluator who identifies and trains unwanted shelter dogs before matching them with people in need, documenting her own partnership with a search canine while sharing a range of uplifting success stories. By the author of the best-selling <i>Scent of the Missing</i>. 75,000 first printing."
Dogtripping : 25 rescues, 11 volunteers, and 3 RVs on our canine cross-country adventure
A whimsical account of the author's cross-country move and role in establishing a dog rescue foundation describes how his family and he encountered unanticipated challenges while transporting more than two dozen dogs to a new home in Maine, where his wife and he became passionate foster caregivers. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of the Andy Carpenter series. 40,000 first printing.
Shelter dogs in a photo booth
Man's best friend! What better way to showcase adoptable dogs than by letting their true personalities shine in a photo booth! Often seen as sad, rejected, and behind cold metal bars, it's no wonder people would avoid images of shelter dogs awaiting forever homes. From talented photographer (and now public figure and adoption champion) Guinnivere Shuster comes "Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth", a guaranteed-to-make-you-smile photo book featuring shelter dogs in a brand-new light. Get ready to see the cutest canine portraits you’ve ever seen! Guinnevere’s fantastic photos went viral and have been featured on websites, in magazines, and on television programs all over the world: Good Morning America, NBC, ABC, MSNBC,The Huffington Post, Time, The Daily Mail . . . even celebrities have gotten in on the action: Amy Poehler, Cesar Milan, and Zooey Deschanel have made statements and posts declaring their love of Guinnevere’s work. After the adorable and up-for-adoption photos of these furry friends were seen and enjoyed by millions, adoption rates at Utah's Humane Society skyrocketed. The book features 100 dog photo booth style photographs, each accompanied by a short story about the dog's personality, how the dog ended up in the shelter, and the adoption date. A follow-up will conclude the book, with photos of some of them with their new families. A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit the Humane Society of Utah and Best Friends Animal Society.