In Lost but Found, you will meet forty special dogs who have spent time at the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home. Their stories reveal how the dogs came to be lost, how and why they were in the shelter, and the love and care they received while there and in their new forever homes.

All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.

Lost but Found is available for purchase now.

Order from Tame & Wild Studio and receive a copy ‘pawtographed’ by one of the dogs featured in the book.

ABOUT LOST but FOUND

Lost but Found is a project that was born from my work as the volunteer photographer and Ambassador for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.

Every week I would see and hear amazing stories of animals in the Home. Some stories had sad beginnings with happy endings, while others simply had sad endings. Over time, I felt the need to document and share these stories with the purpose of educating people as to how and why the animals ended up at the shelter and highlight the love and care they received while in the Home’s care. Through this project I also wanted inform people about the steps that can be taken to ensure their pet doesn’t end up in a shelter or pound, as well as share the benefits of adopting a rescue animal.

In the process of collecting these stories, I have been fortunate to meet many amazing animals and their new owners. These stories are not just about how the animals have been saved; in many cases they also reflect how the animals have saved their new owners.

In Lost but Found, you will meet forty special dogs who have spent time at the Home. Some of the tales are confronting, some are devastatingly sad. Other stories are uplifting and joyful, showing the best of dog- and human-kind. The collection featured in this book is just a tiny sampling of the dogs who have come through the shelter and positively changed people’s lives forever. Fully illustrated and with both before and after adoption photography, this touching collection will warm the hearts of animal lovers near and far. Some of the heroes in this book include:

Betty_White

BETTY WHITE

Henry

HENRY

Charlie

CHARLIE

Chance

CHANCE

Opal

OPAL

Chuck

CHUCK

Rusty

RUSTY

Poe

POE

Sparrow

SPARROW

Rob

ROB

PRAISE FOR LOST BUT FOUND

This is an uplifting book. A lovely book about our pet friends. Sad in bits but overall happy endings. A great book for a gift.

TRISHA

The book is incredibly moving. I know Peter’s photography as he photographed our two Bull Mastiffs and his photos are to die for. He has captured the essence of each dog brilliantly. This is an excellent present to give someone you care about.

ANNALISA

You don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy this gorgeous book. The 40 dogs featured all have a story, each one different and interesting, of how they came to the home, the search for their owners and the story of how their new adoptive owners came to the shelter and found them. There is a follow up with each dog’s new owners saying how they are getting on with cute details about their antics and bonding.

The parts of the book I really loved were the interviews with the dogs which were quite often funny. Then each dog has a photo shoot with Peter Sharp. I can see why Peter is revered as a pet photographer. The photos were cute, charming and funny and showed off each dog’s personality.

The book also explains the senior pet project which is something I’ve never heard of before. In this project they adopt out older dogs in their twilight years. There are advantages to this for some people as the dogs need less exercise, the commitment is shorter and the dogs lead a quieter life. The new owners have the satisfaction that they have made the dog’s last years of life loving and comfortable.

A few important points on finding a new friend, microchipping and desexing are also included.

All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

VERONICA

Lost but Found by Peter Sharp is an incredible compilation of 40 dogs who have been lost then found thanks to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

This book is a gorgeous little package for readers — small, glossy and packed with stories of so many different types of dogs who have experienced different beginnings, and a resulting adoption.

Another day, another dog book that’s made me tear up on public transport.

This book sheds a light on the importance of finding the right dog for your family environment, and it encourages people to adopt rather than buy new puppies. There are so many dogs that need loving homes — of all ages — and they’re all worth a chance.

The book features full-page, high-res images of each dog and most entries also feature some candids photos of the dog since being adopted by its new owner.

Most of these dogs had horrible starts. They were abandoned, left behind or found in terrible conditions in dense bushland. But the entries shy away from focusing too heavily on the dog’s earlier state, and instead spends more of the page real estate talking about their adoption.

Each dog’s present owner has written a first-person reflection on what it was like to adopt their dog, and it’s a really beautiful and tender addition to each entry.

Recommended for dog lovers, and adults who have adopted or rescued dogs. A heartfelt and heartwarming compilation of really beautiful adoption stories.

JESS

I purchased Lost but Found, the most delightful book, great photography capturing personalities of the animals. Stories were well written and frequently had me in tears seeing the desperation in these animals then when they received the second chance with the love and care from the wonderful people at Sydney dogs and cats home proved any animal can be saved. Perfect gift for any animal lover or just to add to your personal library. Well done Peter Sharp”

KERRY

‘Lost but Found’ is a book of hope, love and the bonds forged between animal and owner. Peter has captured the unique personalities of each dog beautifully. With each animal’s story of adoption, Peter further demonstrates their resilience, courage, trust and unconditional love. Initially, I purchased the book for a friend but was so taken by the images and stories that I kept it for myself. Another order needed! A wonderful book for any animal lover.

EMMA

I met Peter at his studio accompanied by my very timid dog, Bella, and my two cats Finn and Lulu. Peter is very sensitive to animals and had a way of making us all feel relaxed. He took beautiful photos of my little trio – they adorn my mantelpiece. Bella is one of the doggies featured in his book, Tame and Wild. I enjoyed reading the stories and happy ever afters, and admiring the fantastic photos he took of all the dogs featured in the book. I think I ended up buying about 10 copies to give to family and friends – all if whom gave it rave reviews.

KERRY

Absolutely stunning book. So glad I purchased it. My sister is a dog walker and I also bought one for her. She adored it and loved the photography.Beautifully captured shots of some very loveable animals. If you’re an animal lover…this ones definitely for you. Gorgeous stories accompany each image too. Thankyou Tame & Wild Studio. Xx 🐶

ALISON

I bought a copy of Peter’s book “Lost but Found” as a gift for my son but ended up reading it myself! Peter has beautifully captured each dog’s individuality in such an insightful and dignified way. The stories are great but seeing Peter’s images exemplifies the old saying, “a picture tells a thousand words” and his pictures really highlight each dog’s personality and story I love what they do at the Sydney Cats & Dogs Home and that Peter was able to showcase this to the wider public.

STEPHANIE

Lost but Found is an emotional rollercoaster of a read that left me feeling hopeful and proud of all the owners and dogs who have found a new life together. The incredibly ugly and beyond beautiful side of people is evoked in these stories. It made me laugh and cry. Lost but Found needs to come with a warning; you will want to adopt as many dogs as you can after reading.

NATALIE & ADAM GOODES

Tame and Wild Studio produced the most delightful book of photos of lost dogs who went on to find their forever home. The pictures captured the sadness and joy of the journey. Such clever photographers who are able to see the personalities of their subjects and bring it into their art. I bought five copies of the book to give as gifts to family and friends. Loved it.

SHARON

The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is dedicated to reuniting, rehoming and rehabilitating the animals that come to them — and Lost but Found is the story of some of those animals.

This little book is filled with stories and glorious pictures of forty dogs — and I dare you not to adore every single one of them. The entries are about what brought these dogs to the home, and yes, those parts are hard to read…

…but their stories don’t end there — the book dives into how the Home cared for them, how their new owners found them and what their lives are like now.

And I bawled through every single one!

The very first story is of Chance, an older staffy-cross who was adopted by former Swans player, Adam Goodes and his wife Natalie. He and his wife knew they always wanted an older dog, and Chance was it. This is just the first heartwarming story, and every one after will melt your heart.

But that’s not all –– the book is that it gives little interviews with the dogs too! It’s a wonderful supplement to the stories from the owners telling the story of how much these dogs mean to them.

Finally, the pictures — taken by Peter Sharp of Tame and Wild Studio — are just beautiful. They show the dogs before they were adopted and then after, when they are in their homes and loved and taken care of. What struck me looking at these images is that you can tell in every one what these dogs are feeling: sadness, happiness, curiousity or adoration for their owners who are watching them.

This book is perfect — for anyone who loves animals and dogs — and is the best addition to any Christmas stocking.

All royalties from the book go towards the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home — which is currently fundraising for their new digs because they’ve outgrown their current one.

VERUSHKA

Great Stories Great Cause.

Great value as it’s full of wonderful, well told stories from both the dog and human perspectives. Humorous, compelling and ultimately uplifting. A small sized book with a surprising number of stories and pictures that is hard to put down. All proceeds go to the Sydney Dogs Home so it a guilt free gift for yourself and others. A terrific way to raise awareness about the wonderful dogs and cats in rescue.

NINA

This gorgeous book is one of the best Christmas presents you can buy this year. Written in cooperation with the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, it tells the stories of 40 dogs who were lost but then found by the Home and placed in new families. All the tales are touching, but probably none more so than that of Poe, a 12-year-old silk terrier cross who was badly neglected, but after receiving treatment for his illnesses was adopted by one of the vets at the Home. Adding to the book’s pleasure are some lovely photos and all royalties go to the Home to continue their good work. Highly recommended.

JEFF

If you are a dog lover, you NEED this book in your life. It’s so beautiful and heartbreaking. I honestly haven’t cried (I mean UGLY crying) this hard since reading The Book Thief.

The book tells the tales of a few of the unfortunate dogs who have been brought in to the home, and been adopted out to loving families. The book doesn’t go into too much detail into the neglect and abuse the dogs have suffered. It focuses on the happy endings of the stories of dogs finding their forever homes and settling with families who love them.

And the photography… just wow. The photos of the dogs are gorgeous! Peter Sharp has done an amazing job in capturing every dog’s personality.

The best part about this book is that all royalties from the sales will be donated to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, that do such terrific work in fostering and rehousing dogs and helping to find their forever families. Coming up to Christmas I’m going to be buying quite a few copies of this one to gift to my various dog loving friends and family members!

NIC

I purchased a copy of Lost but Found. What a delightful book, jammed packed full of beautiful stories and magnificent photographs.

SUE

‘Lost and Found’ is one of my favourite books – I am biased because my angel, Sasha, was featured, but I’ve always loved the photos Peter took of Sasha and Tank – so beautiful!

TAYLOR

‘Lost but Found’ is an awesome book! What a great cause! Highly recommended as a gift – to animal lovers or not.

KATHLEEN

I bought Peter’s book ‘Lost but Found’ which was the most wonderful collection of photographs and such engaging and endearing stories about rescued dogs and how their new loving families have changed their lives. I particularly love the way it highlights the joy of adopting ‘senior’ dogs, who are often overlooked for adoption. A highly commendable book and well worth every cent that is donated to the the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home!

BRICOLAGE DESIGN

I bought multiple copies of Peter’s book Lost But Found – one for me and some for friends and family.We all LOVED it!So many gorgeous little souls finding their places in life but also bringing new life into their new homes. Love them all!Peter, you have a wonderful way with animals

LYNLEIGH

Lost but Found is filled with wonderful stories of adoption. The photography alone is enough to rate this book 5 stars but then you read the stories of the dogs that were adopted from Sydney Dogs at Cats Home. Some are funny, especially the interviews of the dogs themselves and some are sad but was is most uplifting is that both dogs and humans benefit from adoption.
This is a book to read with your kids, letting them know that although we live in a disposable society, looking after and loving animals is paramount and the people that facilitate a second chance for these animals are heroes.

ANON

Peter is an amazing photographer…. he absolutely captured the essence of my baby girl “Milkshake” in “Lost But Found”. ….Thank you Peter😊

LINDA

I wish we lived in Sydney. Dave (boisterous babe Aussie Shepherd) and Olive (matriarch German Shepherd)would be in the studio in a second. I loved the ‘Lost but Found’book. I would love Tame and Wild Studio to capture the pure joy in both my beautiful dogs for us to have always. Come work in Melbourne and we will be your first clients.

SHARON

Peter photographed our rescue dog for the book ‘Lost but Found’. He took amazing photos in a relaxed yet very professional shoot, capturing the personality of our dog. We love the book and can highly recommend his photography. Thank you Peter.

JO

This book is cute, and sad, and uplifting and will make you want a dog. Even if you are a cat person. It will tug on those heart strings and have you browsing the website of your local shelter wondering who could be YOUR ‘Found’ pound puppy. There are so many just waiting to be loved.

It tells the stories of 40 dogs that ended up in the care of Sydney’s Dogs & Cats Home. Some of these dogs were in pitiful condition but with the care, attention and love of staff and volunteers at the home, each found their way into loving arms. Some really heartwarming stories here.

This little book is great incentive to find your new family member at a shelter, and give a dog a second chance. The photos will have you attached in no time so good luck to you if you, like me, are not in a position to adopt a pet. Because the lack of dog in your life will be a gaping hole after flicking through this book.

All royalties from the sale of this book will go towards the home, as well, so that’s a fantastic way to contribute, and you end up with this gorgeous reminder of how furry friends can enrich our lives.

KRYSTAL

Lost but Found is a beautifully composed book of forty special dogs who have spent time and have been cared for by the staff and volunteers at Sydney Dogs & Cats Home. Some of the stories in this book will break your heart and others will make you smile. I will never understand how anyone could harm an animal and yet it occurs all too often. The staff and volunteers do a magnificent job in caring, loving and rebuilding the trust in those who have been mistreated or those who have escaped from their homes and their owners simply no longer want them. All of whom are awaiting their new forever homes.

What an amazing book with beautiful photographs of each dog. I love reading animal stories, particularly ones about dogs and this book would be one of my favorites. Highly recommended.

SHARON

The book “Lost but Found” is beautifully compiled containing lovely, heart-warming and uplifting stories of why we should consider rescuing a fur baby. The photos are great – you can see the personality of the dogs in the photos. My son and his partner have a story in this book. They said that the photographic experience was amazing – Peter is very patient with the animals, very perceptive, and very skilled. A perfect place to get your non-human family members photographed.

SHARON

Bought his beautiful book Lost but Found, beautiful photos and stories”

SUSAN

I purchased Lost but Found!It is the most heartwarming book I have ever read, it made me cry, smile and laugh.Each story was so special and unique, I loved them all.

I could see some of the dogs personality through the amazing photography (great job).

Credit to all the amazing families that adopted these beautiful dogs, and giving them a happy and comfortable life.

I have three rescued pets one dog and two cats, they all have their challenges, but, it’s a comforting feeling knowing that I can provide them with love and understanding during their challenges.

Sometimes they help me just as much! When I’ve had a bad day coming home to hugs and cuddles makes you forget about your bad day.

I love hanging out with my pets, it’s my absolute favorite thing to do (it’s so therapeutic).

Thank you for writing lost but found, this book will provide awareness and hopefully a new home for many more dogs!🐕❤️

 

JULIE

Brilliant . I am so excited to take our budgies for a special photo when all the current dilemma’s are over . Through a very dear friend of mine , my attention was automatically drawn to this amazing photographer . I have been following Peter for some time now. It is rare to find someone with such compassion and a true eye for the inner soul of all . Lost and Found . Truly wonderful . It takes a very special person to recognise the need to make us all aware of the plight of so many . Thank you . With much love and admiration!

JACKIE

The book is amazing- beautiful- brought tears to my eyes

ANNA

The book was a fantastic read…… lots of beautiful pics of the animals from SDACH and their different back stories. Loved the “interviews “with the animals, gave a good insight to them.Although a few sad stories….. good insight into all the animals the home cares for.

Peter captures each animals personality, which is great! He does a great jobs and makes each animal comfortable, which comes across in each shot

LAUREN

One for dog lovers… 40 great dogs, beautifully captured in pics, to tell their stories of being lost and found with the help of Sydney Dogs & Cats Home! I just stumbled across it and found it really special. In fact, love it! Nice work @tameandwildstudio and @macmillanaus.

MARK BERETTA (CHANNEL 7)

Reading “Lost but Found” actually made me cry, but it also made me smile and laugh!
The photography was amazing, it showed each dogs unique personality! As someone who has three rescue pets (1 dog and 2 cats) I can relate to some of the stories.
Full credit to all the amazing families for providing a loving home for dogs who really needed rescuing. Thank you!
Ps I loved reading the interviews with the dogs, it was clever and fun to read !! 🙂

MAHA

‘Lost but Found’ is a book packed with heart-warming stories of the dogs  that found themselves at the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, and their new forever homes. A great read!

KYLA

I purchased the book ‘Lost but Found’ from Tame & Wild Studio recently, which is just a wonderful publication. The book is loaded with beautiful studio and natural photos of each of the dogs and their stories. Particularly love the interviews! Peter’s advocacy work for the respect of all dogs, especially seniors in this book is highly commendable. Be lovely to see more work like this from Tame & Wild in the future!

LIZ

I got Lost But Found at a time when I was really feeling the loss of my rescue dog Billie after 17 years together. Touching, sad in places but overall a very uplifting read.

DOUG

So many reasons to buy this book. Bought this book after hearing the author talk about it on a podcast and I love it and I am very proud to purchase something that support Sydney Dogs Home.. would make the perfect xmas present

ANON

Lost but Found is the special story of the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home and the unique care they give to rescue animals. Some are rehomed quite quickly; some take months. Many have been ill treated when they arrive at the Home, but always the staff and volunteers love, cherish and rejuvenate these precious animals.Read about the 40 different dogs who have found their forever homes, whether they are a young pup or a senior in their twilight years. Beautiful photography accompanies each snippet with the dog telling his or her story via interviews, along with the new owner’s story of love for their new pet. The mischievous, the sad, the humourous and the lucky – all tug at your heart; they did mine! A delightful collection from pet photographer Peter Sharp designed to make dog lovers all over smile and maybe cry a little as well. Highly recommended.

BRENDA

I became aware of Peter Sharp’s Studio through his wonderful pictures & stories from his book “Lost but Found”. Reading about rescue dogs & their stories of adoption is very close to my heart & Peter’s book is very descriptive & heartfelt & the stories come from the same place we rescued Dad’s dog Maddison. His photograph of each beautiful dog tells a story, you often don’t have to even read how the dog was lost but found, look into their eyes & you just know. After viewing Peter’s book, my Dad & I decided we needed to capture Maddison’s character & soul through Peter’s lens. It took a while for Maddison to settle, she has been very timid from the first day we adopted her but Peter was very patient, you can tell he’s an animal lover, anxious Maddison did well under strange surroundings & Peter managed to capture her persona in many pictures we selected for our walls & a “Maddison” book to keep for reminiscence. Thank you Peter for capturing Maddison’s soul in the many pictures you took & if we get another pet, guess who’s coming for another visit !

JENNY

MEET THE AUTHOR

HI, I AM PETER.

When I received my first camera from my grandfather at the age of 13, my passion for photography began.

However, it wasn’t until a debilitating spinal condition ended my sales and marketing career, that I pursued photography as a full time career. As I recovered from surgery, I picked up my camera again. It gave me something to do and as I honed my skills, I found a renewed love for it.

Aside from photography, another passion of mine has always been music. So, it was a natural step for me to begin shooting musicians. I have loved capturing the explosive, primal feeling of a live show, as well as the charisma of performers such as Lorde, Bon Iver, The Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, and Florence and the Machine. I relished the challenge that each live show provided and I was good at it, gaining solid work and respect in the industry.

Animals have also always featured in my life and while on a month-long trip to Africa in the summer of 2015, I realised that my lifelong love of animals could translate to something more. The combination of my passions, photography, music and animals, came together in my personal project “Pet Rock”. I was excited about shooting pets as rock stars, with my aim to create the same sense of drama and energy in my photography of animals, as I am able to get from live music performances. As I explored this project, it became the inspiration for Tame & Wild Studio.

I am proud to have built partnerships with three not-for-profit organisations, Sydney Dogs & Cats HomeSydney Wildlife and Wild2Free Kangaroo Sanctuary, that share the same values and philosophy around the care animals that I do.

At Tame & Wild Studio, I specialise in capturing the unique personality of all kinds of pets and animals. Our pets are in our lives for such a brief period of time and in that time, they become a very important part of our lives. Their unconditional and unequivocal love bonds them to their family. I celebrate the love your pet has for you, and you for them, by capturing portraits and creating artwork that you will be proud to display in your home.

I would love to be able to welcome you and your beloved pet to my studio.

Peter Sharp | Owner & Photographer | Tame & Wild Studio

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