Petey - Adopted
Bailey - Claimed by
Nelly - Adopted
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Street Dogs
About the Cover Photo
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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 shelters.
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 creatures.
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
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.
Copyright 2016 © 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