Children’s Letters to Dog (2009)

"Children's Letters to Dog" is a funny, heart warming collection of letters and drawings by elementary school students to dogs at the Humane Society of Broward County. The book is helping encourage pet adoption by showcasing the beautiful animals available at local shelters.

An excerpt from "Children's Letters to Dog" (2009, Willow Creek Press) Photography by Stacey Brandon.

An excerpt from "Children's Letters to Dog" (2009, Willow Creek Press) Photography by Stacey Brandon.

An excerpt from "Children's Letters to Dog" (2009, Willow Creek Press) Photography by Stacey Brandon.

An excerpt from "Children's Letters to Dog" (2009, Willow Creek Press) Photography by Stacey Brandon.

Children’s Letters to Dog book signing at North Broward Preparatory School, where the young "authors" go to school.

A student at North Broward Preparatory School signs books for friends and family.

Students at North Broward Preparatory School take turns signing each other’s books.

Students at North Broward Preparatory School take turns signing each other’s books.

The school donated all proceeds from the book signing to the Humane Society of Broward County and presented a check to Cherie Wachter, director of marketing of the shelter.

I signed copies of the book for students who participated in the project, their parents, family members and friends.

I developed and maintain a Facebook page to engage fans and encourage pet adoption.

The Facebook page features an "Adoptable Pet of the Week" from shelters and animal rescue groups across the country.

Description

“Children’s Letters to Dog” is a funny, heart warming collection of letters and drawings by elementary school students to dogs at the Humane Society of Broward County. It’s available now everywhere books are sold.

I developed the concept and partnered with photographer/photojournalist Stacey Brandon to create the book. We enlisted the help of elementary school students at North Broward Preparatory School. The kids were free to write about anything on their minds—and that’s exactly what they did. Some wrote about their favorite things like pizza, hot dogs and Captain Underpants. While others wrote about their most unfavorite things like sisters, allergies and haircuts. But one thing they all did was remind us that life is more fun with a vivid imagination and a four-legged friend to share it with.

For

by Paul Amelchenko & Stacey Brandon

Type

published book, dogs, animal welfare, shelter dogs, social media