Nothing compares to your photography. I think your book is as much an art book as it is a book about rescuing dogs. I think that is what distinguishes your book from other dog rescue books.

​Love, Kendra

A vacuum cleaner is one of Korki Saunder's favorite toys.

I went home last night and really did have a big cry over the beautiful portrait you did of Pinto and Camper. Such dear souls, and you captured their essence so incredibly. Thank you very very much for the picture, and for the book.Truly treasured by me.

Lots of love to you ! Kim (Singer)

Alexander Pope, an eighteenth century English poet, gave Prince Frederick of Wales, a beautiful dog as a gift. Later on he sent a collar with this engraving.

"I am his Highness' dog at Kew. Pray tell me Sir, whose dog are you ?"

​The Pawprints Of History by Stanley Coren


"A great deal of the evidence accumulated on animal societies in recent years, shows that it is not our animal nature that is wrong with us. The animals that we know about, including other primates, are rather well-behaved individuals."

Henry Brosin

"​I'd rather be a dog and bay the moon, than such a Roman. "

Julius Caesar

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​Poochini Pet Portraits

Melody, Beard's was fortunate to be  involved with the Northwest Pet and Companion Fair this year, and I enjoyed working with you as well. You have a kind spirit and a talented eye for photography. Thanks for sharing your photos !

Best, Kelly Carver, Northwest Framing and Director of Operations


Animals decorate our lives with love. It is my hope that one day all life will be treated with the same respect and kindness that animals teach us every minute of every day.

​Maybe we could use our furry best friends as a mirror, instead of the one on the wall.

All paws up !

Melody