Last week, photographer Melissa McDaniel shared her tips for taking better photos of deaf dogs and dogs in shelters. This week, she’s giving you a chance to win a signed copy of her new book, Deaf Dogs!
The book features portraits of deaf dogs — including a number of Petfinder alumni — along with their stories. Enter here for a chance to win a signed copy of Deaf Dogs — just give us your name and contact info by midnight Sept. 30; one winner will be selected at random. (Official rules)
Melissa hopes Deaf Dogs will inspire more people to help these special dogs. (Read Melissa’s 2009 interview with the Petfinder blog to learn more about the challenges deaf dogs face and why she got involved).
Here are a few of the pups featured in Deaf Dogs (Photos and stories © Melissa McDaniel):
“Nyah and her seven puppies were pulled from a warehouse in West Philadelphia. STAR [Second Time Around Rescue in Elverson, PA] took them in. The pups were adopted out quickly, but not Mom. Nyah was older, heartworm-positive, and some people were put off by her different-colored eyes. When Glenn and Cristie Davey found Nyah on Petfinder, her story cried out to them.”
“When Cody was dropped off by his breeder at five weeks old to be euthanized for being deaf, a vet tech saved his life by contacting CODA [Cleveland Ohio Dog Advocates in Brooklyn, OH], a special-needs rescue. CODA listed Cody on Petfinder, where [adopter] Leanne first saw him.”
“One morning, workers arrived at CSRAHS [Central Savannah River Area Humane Society] in [Augusta,] Georgia to find an American Bulldog puppy tied to the fence outside. Billy and Gwyneth Cook saw Snow on Petfinder and went to the shelter where Snow, upon seeing them, grabbed her toy and dropped it at Billy’s feet, ready to play. It was love at first sight.”
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