My Old Dog

My Old Dog

Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
""No Dog Should Die Alone" was the attention-grabbing - and heart-stirring - headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey's TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro's work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of "old dogs learning new tricks," Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You'll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney's cocker spaniel,Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love"--

New World Library
“No Dog Should Die Alone” was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of “old dogs learning new tricks,” Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You’ll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney’s cocker spaniel, Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love.
MY OLD DOG showcases Lori Fusaro’s beautiful photographs, pairing them with Laura Coffey’s thoughtfully crafted stories about all sorts of people whose lives were forever changed when they rescued senior dogs. The book chapters will feature retired working dogs—such as military dogs, law enforcement dogs, racing dogs, sled dogs, and others—who can find themselves living for years in kennels overseas or left in overcrowded high-kill shelters after they age out of their jobs.

Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2015]
ISBN: 9781608683413
1608683419
9781608683406
1608683400
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 C654m
Characteristics: xx, 231 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fusaro, Lori 1969-

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vanwyk
Jul 07, 2017

A must read. Simple, sweet and enriching. A joy to read.

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savtadina
Jun 05, 2016

I very much enjoyed reading short stories about older dogs who did so well in new homes in their latter years, including dogs in nursing homes, and just in new homes where they were given a new lease on life. It was heartening to learn about the groups throughout the US that help place elderly dogs in new homes. One is near us: Old Dog Haven.

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