No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs

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No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs

By Rob Laidlaw
Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12
ISBN: 978-0-9869495-5-5 (HC) | 978-0-9869495-2-4 (PB)
List Price: $21.95 CAD / $15.95 USD (HC) / $14.95 CAD / $11.95 USD (PB)
Hardcover with dust jacket | Paperback with French flaps
Trim Size: 17.78 x 12.7 cm / 7 x 9 in.
Pages: 64
full color throughout
glossary and index
eBook available

Available in schools, libraries, and fine bookstores.

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Rights Sold: Korean

The goal of a puppy mill is to produce the maximum number of puppies in the cheapest way possible.That’s why expensive items—proper housing, care, food, and medical attention—are ignored.

Dogs have been loyal to Humankind for thousands of years. We cherish them as companions, groom them as show dogs and depend on them as working partners. But today, millions of dogs are neglected and malnourished. And millions of other dogs are used in scientific research and for entertainment, and kept as pets in a remarkable diversity of conditions.

In No Shelter Here, animal advocate and chartered biologist Rob Laidlaw explores the world of homeless, free ranging, mistreated, and exploited dogs, and the challenges they face. But more importantly, he focuses on the people he calls “dog champions”—those individuals, small groups and professional organizations around the world who dedicate their lives to helping dogs. Enhanced with photos, informational sidebars and inspiring good-news stories, No Shelter Here will galvanize young readers to become Dog Champions in their own communities.

Awards and Honours:
2012 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award Finalist
2012 OLA Best Bet
2013 OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award winner
2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award winner
2013 Bank Street Best Book
2014–2015 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award nominee

Reviews:
“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

“Laidlaw offers heartening profiles of children and adults taking action around the world.”Publishers Weekly

“An informative and visually varied introduction to problems affecting dogs worldwide.”Kirkus Reviews

“[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.”ALA 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

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.”—Debra Probert, Executive Director, Vancouver Humane Society