Laura T. Coffey

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  • February 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm #2164

    “MY OLD DOG: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”

    Author: Laura T. Coffey
    Photographer: Lori Fusaro
    Foreword by: Neko Case
    Afterwords by: Dr. Marty Becker and Mikkel Becker

    Genre: A non-fiction celebration of the happiest dogs on Earth and the people who saved them.

    Book description: “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; Susie, the funny little senior dog who got adopted by “Humans of New York” creator Brandon Stanton; 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.

    Published by: New World Library

    Where to buy “My Old Dog”: At bookstores everywhere and at ( and (