Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

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Overview

Millions of dogs and puppies are abandoned each year, resulting in a world filled with stray dogs of all breeds and sizes. Many of these strays come to a bad end, but every now and then a stray dog is found by a compassionate person—whether picked up on the street or picked out from an animal shelter—and given a second chance. Some of these dogs are lame, blind, ill, or simply unwanted. These dogs are special. And so are the people who have chosen to give them a second chance. Found dogs seem to be especially grateful, loyal, and loving. They, who have sometimes been rescued from death's door, become beloved members of families, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They become productive members of society as service dogs, therapy dogs, and search-and-rescue dogs themselves. Observers might say that these dogs are lucky, but more often the people who have adopted them think that they are the lucky ones.
Second Chances is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have given dogs a second chance. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to 'scar de la Renta and everyday heroes who have found dogs of all sorts—from sleek greyhounds to scruffy mutts—share their tales of discovery and canine-human friendship.
Second Chances is a tribute to these extraordinary dogs and their people. It is a testimony to the gift of love and salvation. And, in each case, it is difficult to say just who has saved whom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592287475
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About 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. She and her dog, Posy, are actice in a Pet Partners program and regularly visit residents at a nearby nursing home. They live in the mountains of central Idaho. The enthusuasm for her earlier book, Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet, inspired this sequel.

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 lives in Washington D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Foreword: Man's Best Friendxi
Introductionxii
Ciao-Ciao and Friends2
Sasha4
Harry6
Snowy, Tramp and Jake8
Frances10
J.J.12
Cassie14
Emmalee17
Ely18
Montrose20
Roscoe22
Alexis24
Louie26
Obe28
Cindy Lou30
Percy32
Memphis34
Popsicle36
Timmer38
Luca40
Jesse42
Sweetie44
Minnie Mouse47
Dakota48
Tommy True and Frances50
Jet A. Dawg52
Pointer54
Mama, Honey, et al.56
Sage58
Kipper and Friends60
Rocky and Minnie63
Cinco64
Bobby Blue66
Chelsea, Red, and Clyde68
Daisy70
Wolfie72
Rose and Angus74
Rags76
Lucy78
Neusey80
Hobbes82
Buster, Sophie, and Kato84
Indie86
Buddy88
Lumpy Bear90
Rudolph92
Hattie Cakes94
McCoy96
Gizmo98
Hoss100
Lucky Diamond102
Sophie104
Stella106
Precious108
Flea, Oliver, and Agnes110
Highway Harry113
Georgia Louise114
Houdini116
Vinnie118
Smokey120
Cody122
Lila and Pete124
Guinness126
Spec128
Ginger130
Lucille132
Peter Pandemonium and Friends134
Ginny136
Sophia, Durston, and Murphy139
Major Deegan and Virgil140
Duncan142
Angel144
Django146
Rockett148
Sam150
Casper152
Annika, Charlie, Maggie and Pie154
C.J.156
Deo158
Cheka160
Liza Doolittle162
Sherman164
Naanees166
Jasmine168
Duffy170
P.D.172
Adopting a Dog175
Activities to Share179
Recommended Reading180

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