By Traer Scott
While volunteering at shelters, photographer Traer Scott was asked to take
photos of the dogs she was working with for records and Internet adoption sites.
As her files grew, Scott realized many of the dogs whose photos she had in her
archives never made it out of the shelter alive. "I found that, no matter what,
I couldn't bring myself to delete their photos, which were, in some cases, the
only record of their existence," she says. A few months later, Scott began to
create the beautiful, honest portraits that make up Shelter
The 96-page book features 50 dogs, their souls and spirits revealed through
Scott's images. The author included notes explaining how each dog came to the
shelter and what eventually happened to him or her. As important as it is
beautiful, Shelter Dogs is a must for anyone who cares about animals
– and anyone who's ever been to a shelter. Quite simply, we love this
TRAER SCOTT is a fine art photographer with a background in portraiture and
animal photography. Her work has been featured in O, Life and
People magazines and in the Boston Globe newspaper. She lives in
Rhode Island with her husband and two rescue dogs.
- A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book is donated to the
- Grade 9-adult
- Hardcover, 8¾" X 9⅝"
- 96 pages