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.

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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

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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