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Rover: Wagmore Edition

Andrew Grant


Fire Fly

Dogs as pets


384 pages

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In 2009, Andrew Grant began photographing dogs, starting with two French bulldogs at an unrelated commercial "shoot". Then he discovered the sad fact that millions of lost or abandoned dogs enter animal shelters every year. And only a few leave, through rescue and adoption.

The rest are euthanized or live out a lonely, caged life.

Andrew Grant began to photograph dogs that should be rescued, and dogs that have been rescued. Over 6 years he raised nearly $2 million for shelter dogs through his photographic project. He did this with the sale of four limited-edition books of dog portraits, each called Rover. Each was bigger than the previous, and helped by hundreds of sponsoring dog owners.

Those editions are all sold out, and fetch up to $400 on the rare book market -- when available. Most, though, are as treasured as their canine subjects.

Now, Firefly Books is publishing a popularly-priced trade edition of Rover: Wagmore Edition. It contains 360 of Andrew Grant's most appealing photographs of dogs. Some are the best friends of lucky owners, and some, sadly, are homeless.

All are splendidly realized in sharp, large and very lifelike color portraits. All were captured by state-of-the-art equipment and are truly the most beautiful dog pictures you have ever seen. They feature purebreds of almost every kind, and mixed breeds, too.

Each dog's name is on its page. Each is looking intently at the reader.

By:   Andrew Grant
Imprint:   Fire Fly
Country of Publication:   Canada
Edition:   Wagmore ed
Dimensions:   Height: 285mm,  Width: 285mm, 
Weight:   1g
ISBN:   9781770859890
ISBN 10:   1770859896
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Andrew Grant is still on the road, photographing dogs. He continues to raise money for dog shelters, and his images of celebrities, products and architecture have been featured in many publications. To find out more and see Andrew's work, go to

A very elegant book with 360 photographic portraits of dogs ranging from an aristocratic Afghan hound to a yippy Yorkshire terrier. Mixed breed dogs get equal billing; some are so mixed it would be hard to identify the breeds in their bloodlines. The dogs usually look directly into the camera, with eyes and facial expressions that range from sad and soulful to joyful and curious. Most are head and shoulders shots, but a smaller number are full body poses. This is a true picture book.--Linda Wilson Fuoco Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/13/2017) The dog portraits in photographer Andrew Grant's Rover books are striking. Clear-eyed canines gaze at the viewer, some with curious tilted heads or tongues lolling. There are puppies and young dogs, seniors and those of indeterminate age, all captured in a moment where you feel like you have a glimpse of their personalities.--Mary Jo Dilonardo Mother Nature Network (10/18/2017) This beautiful four-color, hardcover coffee table book makes a great present for those passionate about rescue.--Melissa L. Kauffman Dogster Magazine (12/01/2017)

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