Traer Scott                                        

The stunning follow-up to Merrell’s bestseller
Shelter Dogs, featuring over 90 portraits and
outdoor photographs of dogs living on city

“Scott’s haunting portrait album bares the
souls of these unclaimed but unassailably
dignified animals.” – People

“Beautiful portraits that just might save the
lives of hundreds of other dogs.” – Life

Street Dogs combines over 90 of Scott’s irresistible
signature close-up portraits of dogs with stunning,
dynamic, and unforgettable outdoor photographs of
dogs living on the streets, caring for one another,
seeking food or being fed, wandering, and even

Scott traveled to Puerto Rico and Mexico to capture
remarkable and soulful photographs of dogs living
alone or in packs on city streets. Since many street
dogs were formerly pets, they are often friendly,
approachable, and eager to be adopted into new
homes. As Scott documents in her eloquent
introduction, she witnessed and assisted in the
rescue of many of the dogs she photographed for
this book. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of
Puerto Rican, Latin American, and US organizations,
many of these dogs have now been adopted into
new homes in the United States, Puerto Rico, and
Mexico. Some are being given the medical care they
need before they can be permanently placed for
adoption into private homes; others will be given
life-long shelter in the compounds of rescue
centers, where volunteers lovingly care for them.

By documenting not only the plight but also the
unique characters of just some of the many dogs
she has encountered in her travels, Scott raises
awareness of animal welfare causes, particularly the
need for rescue efforts and adoptive homes for
street dogs.

Also included is a mini biography of many dogs
featured, with details about their rescue and
journey to a new home, and contact information on
charities devoted to street dogs.

Scott has the inimitable knack of drawing you into
an animal's plight—not by devastating you—rather,
by arousing and inspiring concern and compassion
by revealing the soulful personality of dogs, despite
their circumstances.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book
will be donated to the World Society for the
Protection of Animals (WSPA).
Merrell Publishers
Traer Scott
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Traer Scott, author of Merrell’s bestselling Shelter
(2006), is a fine art photographer with a
background in portraiture and fashion. A long-time
animal welfare volunteer, she lives in Providence,
Rhode Island.