Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet

Overview

Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned—at animal shelters, racetracks, or on the side of the road. Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. And these dogs, often rescued from death’s door, seem to have even more than the usual canine capacity for love and loyalty. Found Dogs is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have adopted dogs in myriad ways. Celebrities from Peter Mayle, Jamie Lee ...

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Overview

Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned—at animal shelters, racetracks, or on the side of the road. Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. And these dogs, often rescued from death’s door, seem to have even more than the usual canine capacity for love and loyalty. Found Dogs is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have adopted dogs in myriad ways. Celebrities from Peter Mayle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Al Gore, and Bobby Short to everyday heroes who have found dogs—from purebreds to scruffy mix-breeds—that have become service dogs, protectors, and friends, offering solace, aid, companionship, and inspiration.

Found Dogs is a moving tribute to the power of love between people and dogs—how that love has transformed dogs who were lost, and the people who were lucky enough to find them.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A Surprise publishing hit."—USA Today

"Profiles in love."—Family Circle

"An inspiring book with stories and photographs of special pets rescued from the pound."—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

"Read and weep, laugh and let go...If you believe in a higher power, serendipity, angels, or even the generosity of the human spirit, you will love this book. It's full of tail-thumpers."—Akron Beacon Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592286157
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 351,193
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Elise Lufkin has been involved with dogs all her life. For many years she worked with various animal shelters, socializing dogs to make them better candidates for adoption. She has been active in promoting humane education projects. Lufkin was one of the founders of New York City’s Great American Mutt Show, a hilarious annual event promoting public awareness of the value of adopting mixed breed, unwanted, and abandoned animals. She and her dog, Posy, are active in a Pet Partners program and regularly visit residents at a nearby nursing home. They live in the mountains of central Idaho.

Diana Walker is a contract photographer for Time magazine. Her images have won prizes and have appeared in many major publications, including People, Life, The New York Times Magazine, and Paris Match. She is the author of Public & Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Chicago Art Institute, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Center for American History at the University of Texas. She photographed people and their dogs for Second Chances and Found Dogs. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

In Praise of Lost and Found Dogs
Introduction
Found Dogs 1
Adopting a Dog 119
Organizations 125
Recommended Reading 127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2004

    a wonderful tale

    This book is a great example of why a dog does not have to be pre bred to be beautiful, inteeligent, fun loving, very helpful and more. It is a perfect example of how stray dogs, can chnge peoples lives. every year, millioons of pets are abandoned and taken to shelters where almost half or more of those animals are euthanized, never getting the chance to be loved or cared for correctly. I agree wiht the fact that if people want a dog, why not save ones life and adopt?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2009

    Wonderful book.

    I always enjoy reading this book. The photographs are beautiful and the stories deeply touching. This is a perfect gift for any dog lover. I've had it for years and keep going back to it. I'm going to buy it for a friend who has recently lost her dog to cancer. I know the stories will validate the deep love she felt for her dog and perhaps encourage her to find another wonderful stray dog that needs a forever home.

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