What is this about: Rescue dogs and their stories of adoption. It really is as simple as that.
What else is this about?: It’s a reminder to adopt not shop. Always.
Sydney Dogs & Cats Home is unique in its ability and commitment to find that ‘one in a million’ owner for animals in their care, as well as that ‘one in a million’ pet for people looking to adopt.
In Lost but Found, you will meet forty special dogs who have spent time at the Home. Their stories reveal how the dogs came to be lost, how and why they were in the shelter, and the love and care they received while there and in their new forever homes.
Fully illustrated and with both before- and after-adoption photography from award-winning pet photographer Peter Sharp of Tame & Wild Studio, this touching collection of precious pups will warm the hearts of animal lovers near and far.
All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home
This little book is filled with stories and glorious pictures of forty dogs — and I dare you not to adore every single one of them. The entries are about what brought these dogs to the home, and yes, those parts are hard to read…
…but their stories don’t end there — the book dives into how the Home cared for them, how their new owners found them and what their lives are like now.
And I bawled through every single one
The very first story is of Chance, an older staffy-cross who was adopted by former Swans player, Adam Goodes and his wife Natalie. He and his wife knew they always wanted an older dog, and Chance was it. This is just the first heartwarming story, and every one after will melt your heart.
But that’s not all –– the book is that it gives little interviews with the dogs too! It’s a wonderful supplement to the stories from the owners telling the story of how much these dogs mean to them.
Finally, the pictures — taken by Peter Sharp of Tame and Wild Studio — are just beautiful. They show the dogs before they were adopted and then after, when they are in their homes and loved and taken care of. What struck me looking at these images is that you can tell in every one what these dogs are feeling: sadness, happiness, curiousity or adoration for their owners who are watching them.
This book is perfect — for anyone who loves animals and dogs — and is the best addition to any Christmas stocking.
All royalties from the book go towards the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home — which is currently fundraising for their new digs because they’ve outgrown their current one.