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About the
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"Rescuers saw a posting by a woman
desperate to get Canela ("cinnamon" in
Spanish) and her newborn pups out of a
store parking lot in Puerto Rico, where
they had been living.  The owner of the
store had told the concerned woman that
she had one week to remove the dogs or
else he would poison them all.  Canela
and her litter were taken to a kennel.  
The puppies were eventually flown to the
U.S. and adopted out.  Canela was taken
to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare in New
Review of
Street Dogs
If only people could display the dignity of
animals?  This was my first thought as I
turned the pages of this beautiful book.  
It took some time for me to read the
text, because the photographs and their
captions are so engaging.  Besides, this
book proves the cliché that "a picture is
worth a thousand words."

Traer Scott is a professional
photographer, so it's no surprise to
observe the quality of both the
portraiture and candid pictures contained
in this book.
 However, I have the feeling
her subjects made her efforts a true
labor of love.
I like the black and white photography for
its ability to convey beauty and realism
without distraction.  One can admire the
images even while knowing these proud
animals are living their lives in misery and

As you go through this book, you'll find a
favorite.  Trust me, you won't be able to
help it.  Then, go to the back of the book
where you'll find your favorite's portrait
and bio.  Some of these stories end well,
and some don't.  My favorite didn't make
it, but I hope your's will.
~ Barry M. Baker
"Named for his tendency to bare his
teeth in a 'smile' when happy or excited,
Smiley was found wounded in a ditch by
rescuer Mary Eldergill in Salinas, Puerto
Rico.  He had been hit by a car and his
front leg was badly broken in multipe
places, so needed to be amputated.  
After his recovery, Smiley was sent to
Tri-Boro Animal Welfare in New Jersey,
where he was adopted within a few
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Traer Scott travelled to Puerto Rico and
Mexico to capture these 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 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, these dogs have now been
adopted into new homes both in the
United States and Mexico. It features 90
irresistible, soulful portraits and outdoor
photographs of street dogs. It is
accompanied by a beautifully written,
illustrated introduction by Traer Scott on
her experience of photographing and
rescuing street dogs. It includes a mini
biography of many dogs featured, with
details about their rescue and journey to
a new home, and contact.
Bold, retiring, serious, sparkling, quirky,
or lovable—the dogs in Traer Scott's
remarkable photographs regard us with
humor, dignity, and an abundance of
feeling. Scott began photographing these
dogs in 2005 as a volunteer at animal
Photographer Traer Scott's endearing
portraits of dogs living in American
shelters are irresistible and heart-rending
- and make a passionate appeal to dog
lovers everywhere.
The portraits reveal the strikingly intense
emotion, dignity and, sometimes,
humour and whimsy that Scott saw in
each face despite the dog's
circumstances. By documenting the
undeniable expressions of emotion in the
dogs encountered in her volunteer work,
Scott raises awareness of animal rescue
causes, and especially the need for more
adoptive homes for abandoned dogs.
This book of true portraits of fifty
beautiful shelter dogs is a poignant and
loving tribute to all dogs.
Riley - Euthanized
Finding Home
Shelter Dogs
Whether fierce, cuddly, startling,
mysterious, or some indefinable
combination of all of the above, nocturnal
animals never fail to fascinate. In
Nocturne: Creatures of the Night,
celebrated animal photographer Traer
Scott takes the viewer on a journey
through nighttime in the animal kingdom,
revealing some of nature's most elusive
More from Traer...
Dog lovers who haven't raised puppies
from birth have missed out on one of the
most remarkable and adorable times in a
dog's life. From one to twenty-one days
old, puppies undergo great changes,
from needing their mothers' complete
care to opening their eyes and ears to
the outside world, growing, stretching
their legs, and learning to become the
dogs that they are.
Author/photographer (and new mother)
Traer Scott's love of dogs shines
through these intimate images of a range
of breeds and types, from champion
pups to shelter strays, all of them
irresistible. Including an introduction on
puppies' development and the
importance of their welfare, this delightful
book reveals young dogs as they embark
on the adventures of growing up.
Newborn Puppies
Nocturne: Creatures of the Night
Copyright 2021 © Barry M. Baker
Her first book, Shelter Dogs, was a
runaway success, and in this follow-up,
Scott introduces a new collection of
canine subjects, each with indomitable
character and spirit: Morrissey, a pit bull,
who suffered from anxietyrelated
behaviors brought on by shelter life until
adopted by a family with four children;
Chloe, a young chocolate Lab mix,
surrendered to a shelter by a family with
allergies; Gabriel and Cody, retired racing
greyhounds; and Bingley, a dog who lost
his hearing during a drug bust but was
brought home by a loving family that has
risen to the challenge of living with a deaf
dog. Through extended features we
become better acquainted with the
personalities and life stories of selected
dogs and watch as they experience the
sometimes rocky and always emotional
transition to new homes. The portraits in
Finding Home form an eloquent plea for
the urgent need for more adoptive
families, as well as a tribute to dogs
Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula,
owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth,
several species of snakes, and a
Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a
few of the animals illuminated in these
lushly detailed portraits. Seventy-five
full-color photographs of forty different
species are accompanied by informed but
accessible descriptions of each animal's
habits and habitats, and an introduction
provides personal insight into how Scott
captures her astonishing images.
Nocturne is a compelling view of the
rarely seen darkness dwellers who
populate the night.
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