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Street Dogs

4.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
90 irresistible, soulful portraits and outdoor photographs of street dogs feature in this book, taken by a woman who has witnessed and assisted in the rescue of many of them. There are also mini-biographies of many of the dogs, with details of their rescue amd journey to new homes.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Merrell Publishers
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Feb 16, 2016 Peacegal rated it really liked it
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Stray, feral, and community dogs in Mexico and Puerto Rico are lovingly photographed in STREET DOGS.

Street dogs in general are a fascinating subject. Through their behavior we can observe the ancient partnership of canine and human, when the first primitive wolves crept along the borders of human encampments. Indeed, when left to randomly breed on their own, domestic dogs start evolving away from many human-selected traits, and instead begin to resemble the Australian dingo, which is probably w
Jul 13, 2015 Jaguar rated it really liked it
"Street Dogs" by Traer Scott reveals a series of photos of dogs who live in the streets, and information about each one. Traer captures the moment in each photo. It is beautifully written, and so touching. A FABULOUS job well done.

Apr 25, 2015 Shaun rated it liked it
I want my next dog to come from one of these rescue organizations. Great photos. My favorite were Wolly & Onyx.
Jul 25, 2014 Darren rated it it was amazing
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Dogs willingness to forgive and love humans regardless of cruelty shown them in the past is always surprising. The world would be a much better place if we could learn this behaviour from them.

This book was a wonderful companion to Shelter Dogs, and once again I had watery eyes.
Feb 08, 2015 Tasha rated it it was amazing
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Dec 30, 2007 Martha Garvey rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: dog lovers, dog rescuers, all those interested in animal rescue
Traer Scott is one hell of a photographer/storyteller. The photos, of street dogs she found in Puerto Rico and Mexico, are so beautifully composed that you will return to them again and again. And Scott's understanding of the conditions that create street dogs in the first place is complex. Many of these dogs have been adopted; some cannot be. Scott honors them all. I defy you not to cry when you read this--and to be inspired to action.
Jul 06, 2009 Gracee rated it really liked it
We forget that dogs (and cats) elsewhere are in need of homes. Our less fortunate neighboring countries have even less ability or resources to care for their abandoned pets. Mini documentaries about rescue groups and like minded individuals motivated by compassion for animals otherwise doomed. Very moving.

Read this in the library while I was searching for another book. I had to discreetly use a tissue to wipe my tears.
Jul 31, 2011 Katherine rated it it was amazing
A terrific complement to the original in the series, Shelter Dogs. The book does cite a couple of cases of horrific cruelty to homeless dogs but does not dwell on them, but rather emphasizes the wonderful, selfless work of the many people who devote their lives to finding and caring for homeless animals and to the stories of those dogs who were rescued.
Mar 01, 2015 Loren rated it it was amazing
Street dogs focuses on dogs from Puerto Rico and a few areas of Mexico. Just like the author's previous book, the portraits of these dogs show them in a dignified light. The foreword was well written and informative explaining why there are problems with strays in these locations.
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Aug 18, 2012 Diane Dunham rated it it was amazing
Some parts sad and heart breaking, but good to know there are people trying to help the street odgs.
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Beautiful photographs and surprisingly uplifting stories. Thank you, Robert!
Apr 15, 2013 Gretchen rated it really liked it
gorgeous pics, heart breaking book, I did like the updates on each dog.
Nov 13, 2008 Hanna rated it it was amazing
Amazing documentary with more text than in "Shelter Dogs".
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Traer Scott is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer and author of five books. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, People, O and dozens of other national and international publications. She was the recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts 2010 Photography Fellowship Grant and the 2008 Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activis ...more
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