Melissa McDaniel is a photographer and founder of The Photo Book Projects, a series of photo books designed to raise awareness about issues affecting companion animals, especially those that are mistreated or misunderstood. The first book in the series, Deaf Dogs, was inspired by Melissa's own deaf dog Sadie. It won the IPPY award, as did her third book, Pit Bulls & Pit Bull Type Dogs. The final book in the series, Puppy-Mill Survivors, was released at the end of 2013. Melissa lives in Philadelphia.
Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Type Dogs: 82 Dogs the Media Doesn't Want You to Meetby Melissa McDaniel (Photographer)
• 10 former Michael Vick pit bulls (including cover dog
82 portraits and stories of pit bulls and pit bull type dogs that will forever change your attitude about this "breed." This book is about all pit bull type dogs (not just American Pit Bull Terriers) that are discriminated against because they have a certain look and are therefore labeled as "pit bulls."
• 10 former Michael Vick pit bulls (including cover dog Jonny Justice, Uba, Hector, Handsome Dan and Cherry),
• Oogy (from the New York Times best-selling book by the same name),
• Wallace the Pit Bull (the king of canine disc)
• Sarge the Elderbull
• Phillies Second Baseman Chase Utley & his wife Jennifer's rescued pit bull Jack
• Pinups for Pitbulls founder Deirdre "Little Darling" Franklin's dogs Carla Lou & Baxter Bean
• and many other gorgeous dogs whose stories and character-packed photos expose pit bulls as "the dogs next door."
A percentage of the book's proceeds are donated to animal rescue, with an emphasis on pit bull rescue & advocacy groups.
- Present Dog Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
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This is a wonderful book! In addition to the beautiful photos and touching stories of the dogs (including the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick case), it includes facts and common myths about pit bulls.