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Extraordinary Dogs: Stories from Search and Rescue Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Other Canine Heroes

Extraordinary Dogs: Stories from Search and Rescue Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Other Canine Heroes

by Liz Stavrinides, John Schlimm


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A beautiful photo book showcasing more than 50 heroic dogs "in uniform" and their stories, from photographer Liz Stavrinides and author John Schlimm.

Extraordinary Dogs portrays more than fifty working dogs, along with the police officers, firefighters, veterans, and other trained volunteer handlers who serve side-by-side with them. Their moving stories and beautiful photographs are an unprecedented glimpse at Comfort Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs, along with bomb-detecting TSA dogs and canine ambassadors from across the United States.

* The stories of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs take readers behind the scenes of their headlining deployments—such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Superstorm Sandy, and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

* Search and Rescue K-9 teams reveal what it’s really like to travel into the eye of natural disasters, accidents, crime scenes, and the worst terrorist strike in recorded history.

* At Washington Dulles International Airport, readers meet several of the Department of Homeland Security’s TSA dogs whose sole job it is to keep the flying public safe from explosives and other dangers.

Extraordinary Dogs is both a portrait of what love, hope, courage, and heroism look like in their purest forms and a tribute to the eternal and impactful bonds we forge with our furry friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250201409
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 406,807
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

LIZ STAVRINIDES is a critically-acclaimed photographer and the author of Miracle Dogs. In addition to also photographing people, architecture, and interiors, Liz has particularly combined two of her greatest passions in life—her love for animals and photography—into a meaningful career. Unleashing her creative eye in the studio and on location, Liz exclusively uses FUJIFILM X/GFX Series cameras. Her work has been published and exhibited widely, including Modern Cat, Carmel Magazine, Pebble Beach – The Magazine, Coastal Canine, and FujiLove Magazine.

JOHN SCHLIMM is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, activist, and the award-winning author of many previous books, including his memoir Five Years in Heaven. A longtime advocate for dogs and other causes, John is also the creator of the Participatory Art pieces Planting COMPASSION and THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours), which have been installed across the country. He has appeared on such national media outlets as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Martha Stewart's Everyday Living, NPR, QVC, and The Splendid Table.