Thursday, March 26, 2015

Issue #1: My Old Dog Book

Laura T. Coffey and Lori Fusaro teamed up for an article called "My Old Dog" in the Paws For Charity Magazine. If you read the article, you'll find out the details about how their project got started.

Book Website:

Here's a little bit of info taken from My Old Dog Book's website about the book, writer Laura, and the project's photographer Lori:

MY OLD DOG: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts is due to be released by New World Library in September 2015. The book will share success stories that show how blissful retirement can be for older dogs who get rescued, and how life-changing senior dog adoption can be for the humans who do the rescuing.

Laura T. Coffey -
Laura T. Coffey is a self-avowed dog nut and a writer, editor, and producer for, the website of NBC’s TODAY Show. A journalist with more than two decades of experience, Laura has written and edited hundreds of high-profile human-interest stories for since 2008.
Hallmarks of Laura’s work are her authentic voice, her compassion, and her ability to get out of the way and let story subjects shine.

In recent years, Laura earned a first-place writing award from the Society for Features Journalism, headline-writing awards from the American Copy Editors Society, and a first-place writing award from the Dog Writers Association of America.
Before she started writing for, Laura worked as a reporter, columnist, and editor for (now, social issues editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, deputy business editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune (now U-T San Diego), managing editor of The Prague Post in the Czech Republic, a reporter and editor at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, a reporter at the Peninsula Clarion in Alaska, and a reporter and columnist for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in Florida.

Lori Fusaro -

Lori Fusaro is such a dedicated advocate for homeless animals that she’s been using her photographic skills to help them for more than a decade. Lori is a regular at overcrowded animal shelters in the Los Angeles area, where she’s donated hours of her time photographing dogs and cats to increase their chances of getting adopted. Lori works as a staff photographer at Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles and runs her own business, Fusaro Photography, whose clients include DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Pictures and many animal-rescue organizations, including BAD RAP, Guide Dogs for the Blind, K9 Connection, and Angel City Pit Bulls. She also serves on the advisory council for HeARTs Speak, a group that connects artists with the animal-welfare community.

Lori has an uncanny ability to capture the personality and spirit of each animal she photographs. Just like people, some dogs are goofy and gregarious, while others are shy and quiet — and a Lori photo immediately helps you to sense what a dog is like. It’s easy to see why Lori has been named Best Pet Photographer by Los Angeles HOTLIST for five consecutive years and has earned many other awards, including Top Portrait Photographer for 2008 and 2009 by FOX 11 Los Angeles KTTV-TV and 2010 Readers’ Choice Award Winner from Tails’ Pet Media Group.

You can read the "My Old Dog" article on pages 10-11 of our magazine. Click on the icon below to view and/or order a pdf or hard copy of the magazine.

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