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No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs Hardcover – March 1, 2012

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No Shelter Here is my favorite kind of animal book – packed with information that will help dogs, but without the pessimistic overtones that so often make them hard to read. (Vancouver Humane Society Executive Director)

An informative and visually varied introduction to problems affecting dogs worldwide. (Kirkus)

Laidlaw urges readers to become "Dog Champions" by learning about the threats facing dogs and advocating for their welfare. While statistics about homeless and maltreated dogs are grim . . . , Laidlaw offers heartening profiles of children and adults taking action around the world. (Publishers Weekly)

This book provides information regarding maltreatment, hints and tips for owners, and highlights individuals and organizations making a difference in world for dogs. (Ontario Library Association Best Bets)

This book is a remarkable gift of inspiration, passion, and celebration of how children can learn to protect dogs from the unkind and irresponsible realities around the world. (Marin Humane Society, California)

[An] engaging text . . . Abundantly stocked with color photographs and supplemented with online resources and a glossary, this book invites children to pause and consider our friends who have paws. (Booklist)

Even if your budget is tight (whose isn't?) you will still want to find the money to purchase No Shelter Here which is so much more than just another dog book . . . Impassioned, empowering and informative, No Shelter Here will fill a void in your dog books collection that you may not have even known you had. **Highly Recommended** (CM Magazine)

Canine lovers will discover a broad array of topics useful for caring for dogs and becoming an advocate for their humane treatment. Chapters are brief but chock-full of information . . . Children will come away from this book educated and inspired to become 'Dog Champions.' (School Library Journal)

About the Author

Rob Laidlaw has devoted his life to protecting animals and empowering others to do the same. He is the founder of several animal protection organizations and an author of 6 children's books about animal welfare and activism. No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs won the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award and the Hackmatack Award; its companion book, Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends, is nominated for the same awards. Rob lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1150L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Pajama Press (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986949558
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986949555
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs " by biologist Rob Laidlaw (2012) is not your average dog book. It is more an inspiration to help dogs that need you, by becoming what Laidlaw aptly calls a "dog champion."
Dogs have super senses, starting with their amazing sense of smell, from which dogs attain so much information. Who passed this corner? When? Our various dogs sniff their way along the sidewalk to the park, totally engrossed in their research.
Laidlaw tells us, dogs are highly social and should not be kept alone for any length of time. They're wonderful companions and family members. They need playtime and a comfortable home. They should not live chained outside. They need good food and fresh water.
It's best to get your dog from a shelter or from a rescue operation because when you adopt a dog you're saving a life. If you buy your dog from a pet store, the chances are the dog came from a puppy mill.
Puppy mills are money-making ventures that produce as many puppies as cheaply as possible at the expense of the animals' comfort. Dogs live isolated, in crates, might not be fed the best food, or kept clean or get proper medical attention. They don't get loving attention.
Even if you can't have a dog, you can still hang out with them.
Mobile Mutts is a fantastic locally based dog rescue operation. That's where I got one of our two rescue dogs. Volunteers transport dogs from southern states where there tends to be less municipal money and more high-kill shelters to the far north where there are no-kill shelters. Our Tree Walker Hound, Lil, was found in a field in Kentucky, put in a shelter and scheduled for euthanasia when she was put on the Underdog Railroad. I mean, Mobile Mutts. And, yep, we got her.
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