What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
by Diane Rose-Solomon
from SOP3 Publishing
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Many people consider adopting a dog but question: what if they want to save a dog’s life but don’t know where to begin and need expert advice? What must they do to integrate the new pet into their home?
Enter Diane Rose-Solomon. Over the last 20 years, Diane has worked with rescued dogs, helping them re-enter a world where people are kind to them. She has gathered a national network of colleagues who are top pet professionals. Through her volunteerism with rescue organizations, she’s met many prospective pet owners asking questions and voicing concerns about pet adoption.
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog offers expert advice from rescue specialists, veterinarians, dog parents, and pet business owners with links to the best, most relevant articles from pet professionals, making this book a one-stop shop for all dog-related questions, before, during, and after adoption.
The book answers questions like whether dog adoption is right for you, how to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group, how to prepare your home for a new member, integrating the dog into your home, family, lifestyle, and more. In five modules, Diane leads the reader through all the steps they should take to decide on a dog, go through the adoption process, bring the new pet home, as well as lifelong care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heartfelt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.
There are thousands of dogs waiting for a loving home. This book educates a prospective pet parent on what to expect and how to add the joy of dog parenting.
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
Author: Diane Rose-Solomon
Publisher: SOP3 Publishing
Release Date: September, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9857690-4-8 Paperback Edition
Page Count: 194 pages
Paperback Retail Price: $14.99
Ebook retail: $4.99
Available in .pdf, .epub, and .mobi ebook formats
After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago,
Diane Rose-Solomon became involved in animal rescue and education,serving for years on the board of directors of a small grassroots organization, the Animal Guardian Society. To give back more to the animal community, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University in 2009. She then combined her humane and creative interests by publishing her first two books, award-winning JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.
Diane enjoys reading her stories to children in schools, libraries and at adoption events. Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. To this end, she founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families and teachers learn about and engage in kind and humane educational activities.
Diane’s newest nonfiction title, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog was released in September 2016. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
“The book is a perfect guide on what to think about, how to prepare for the change, and, most importantly, how to deal with challenges that might arise after adoption. Whenever I hear someone say they are thinking about getting a dog, I will surely recommend them this book as their first step.”
— 4.5/5 Star Review, Seattle Book Review
“It’s important to note that this book leaves nothing left to wonder about: there are over 100 links to these articles and products.”
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“What to Expect When Adopting a Dog is a handbook that every dog lover should have, a book that is written from experience and from the heart.”
— 5 Star Review, San Francisco Book Review
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“This book shows that adopting a dog can reward you with years of companionship, joy, and unconditional love.” — 5 Star Review, Foreword Reviews
Atglen, PA—Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Senior Dogs Across America by Nancy LeVine. Anyone who has ever loved a dog, young or old, will warm to this stirring tribute to our best animal friends. Award-winning photographer Nancy LeVine has traveled the length and breadth of America—from Kauai to Martha’s Vineyard, from Seattle to Natchez—to meet and photograph some of our most endearing senior canine citizens. These gallant companions ride on our tractors, doze on our couches, happy to be in our company. They remind us of the best in ourselves, and as they lose their vigor and youth, they reflect our own inevitable aging with
courage and calm. Nancy’s photographs perfectly capture the enduring appeal of these elderly dignified beings in the places where they belong—all across
America. As “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, says, “These images can make you laugh, cry, and simply feel the nobility of elder dogs.” Nancy LeVine is an award-winning photographer who has traveled worldwide on a variety of assignments. Her project “Senior Dogs Across America” has
been featured on The Today Show and a number of blogs around the world, including the New York Times LENS Blog, BBC, and Lens Culture. The Bark magazine has presented this work. A solo show of these photographs opened at the Houston Center for Photography in 2012. Nancy completed her MA
degree at NYU/ICP. She currently works on assignment in New York and Seattle.
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of highquality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal,
and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children.
Visit www.schifferbooks.com to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.Book DETAILS
Size: 12” x 9”
Illustrations: 84 color photos
Page Count: 128 pp
Binding: hard cover
Price: $29.99Advanced Praise for Senior Dogs Across America:
Photographer Nancy LeVine shares portraits of
endearing elderly canines in her new book Senior
Dogs Across America—which remind us of the
lessons that are often learned with some age.
These images never cease to put a smile on my
face and bring tears to my eyes. Like with any good
portrait, the personalities of these elderly dogs
shine through each frame.
—Alison Zavos, Feature Shoot
Nancy’s extraordinary images result from her
ability to connect with each subject to elicit a
personal response as well as her very insightful
choice of the environment for each portrait.
The result is an image with both very appealing
aesthetics and very strong content.
—Frazier King, Board Member, Houston Center
Dogs are a man’s best friend, and a dog’s innate sense of loyalty and companionship has generated countless stories of unconditional love between owner and pet. In BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS edited by David Tabatsky, photographs by Garry Gross (St. Martin’s Press; Nov 5) this relationship is explored through charming photographs, short essays and poems. A tribute to these elder animals, BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS also explores the current state of care and custody of senior dogs (primarily in America, but in other countries as well) serving as a call to action to people everywhere.
Garry Gross was always a dog lover and after he retired from the world of fashion photography, he established Dog Trainers of New York, a highly successful dog training business that has helped thousands of dogs enjoy better lives with their families. Ten years after establishing the business, Garry decided to combine his two passions: photography and dogs. While he showcased the beauty and soul of every dog he photographed, older and senior dogs fascinated him the most.
BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS is a compilation of 44 stunning color Garry Gross photos that are accompanied by uplifting, humorous and touching articles by a range of writers including Dean Koontz, Anna Quindlen, Doris Day, Marlo Thomas and more. At the end, there is also a practical resource guide about caring for senior dogs to activate and inspire readers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DAVID TABATSKY is a writer, editor, teacher and performing artist. He is the also the founder of Write for Life, dedicated to presenting writing and communication workshops in cancer centers around the country for patients, caregivers and medical staff. He teaches writing at The Cooper Union and circus arts and theatre in New York City public schools.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Gary Gross began his career as a commercial photographer studying with master photographers Lisette Model and Richard Avedon. His fashion and beauty photography has been featured in numerous fashion magazines and his work has appeared on the covers of GQ, Cosmopolitan, and New York magazine. Over the course of his long career, Gross photographed countless celebrities, including Calvin Klein, Gloria Steinem, Whitney Houston, and Lou Reed. Gross’s last project was a series of large-scale portraits of senior dogs, part of his active support for charities that benefited elder dogs. He died in New York City’s Greenwich Village on November 30, 2010.
St. Martin’s Press / Hardcover / $17.99 / On Sale November 5, 2013
About Quincy Animal Health
Quincy Animal Health is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s products focus on alleviating the consequences of impaired calcium homeostasis – an imbalance of calcium ions commonly thought to be related to neurodegenerative conditions in canines. The Company’s first product, Neutricks® brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks® is backed by research that shows it helps keep brain cells alive longer.
Just like people, animals can experience serious age-related cognitive disorders. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be suffering from senior canine aging. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. suffer from canine memory issues and existing products which target those issues have limited effectiveness. We know that the calcium signaling mechanism in humans is the same in animals. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.
Better primary medical care has led to longer-lived dogs and cats, and a subsequent increase in the prevalence of senior memory issues. In a study at the University of California-Davis, 62% of 11- to 16-year-old dogs showed signs in at least one category of memory impairment. In a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs age 8 and older showed at least one sign associated with poor canine cognition. The Veterinary Journal published a recent study of pets seen by veterinarians in whom they estimated that 14.2 percent of older pets presented with poor canine cognition yet only 1.9% were receiving treatment.