"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 Jersey.
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
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
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 weeks."
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.
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.
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.
|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 2018 © 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