Professional photographer Andrew Grant was shooting an ad campaign at a Bulthaup kitchen store. Two French Bulldogs belonging to the owner of the store were there that day. Napoleon and Gaston repeatedly walked through the set and finally Grant decided to include them in the shot. It was Grant’s first time working with dogs as a professional photographer. Driving home, after the shoot, he thought about how much fun it would be to produce an entire book of dogs someday. "Someday" quickly became next week when he learned just how many dogs and cats enter shelters every year -- and the dramatic effect the recession and housing crisis were having on rescues. Determined to bring attention to the crisis, he set to work on the project.
One of the first portraits featured in Rover is of Bodhi, a four-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, who was rescued by Jill Haley of San Diego. Bodhi had initially been dropped off at an animal control facility in San Bernardino, simply tied to the door with a note on his collar that read, "My name is Buddy. My parent’s house was foreclosed." He sat at the shelter for 2 weeks and on his last day before euthanasia; Labrador Rescuers Organization pulled him. Haley adopted him the very next day.
Featuring 209 dogs on 468 pages, Rover is a lavish and loving testimony to Grant’s ongoing effort to help thousands of dogs find their way home.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have the first and second versions of ROVER and I absolutely love it. HUGE, colorful pictures of all types of dogs. Also, brings awareness to the importance of adopting shelter dogs. I recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs.