Elise Lufkin has been involved with dogs all her life. For many years she worked with various animal shelters, socializing dogs to make them better candidates for adoption. She has been active in promoting humane education projects. Lufkin was one of the founders of New York City's Great American Mutt Show, a hilarious annual event promoting public awareness of the value of adopting mixed breed, unwanted, and abandoned animals. She and her dog, Posy, are active in a Pet Partners program and regularly visit residents at a nearby nursing home. They live in the mountains of central Idaho. Diana Walker is a contract photographer for Time magazine. Her images have won prizes and have appeared in many major publications, including People, Life, The New York Times Magazine, and Paris Match. She is the author of Public & Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Chicago Art Institute, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Center for American History at the University of Texas. She photographed people and their dogs for Second Chances and Found Dogs. She lives in Washington, D.C.
"A Surprise publishing hit."--USA Today "Profiles in love."--Family Circle "An inspiring book with stories and photographs of special pets rescued from the pound."--The Atlanta Journal and Constitution