Rescue Dogs

By Sally Muir

Following the success of A Dog a Day and Old Dogs, Sally Muir returns with an adorable collection of beautiful rescue dog portraits that will melt even the coldest of hearts.

Several years ago, Sally Muir began a Facebook project, posting dog art daily, which became the best-selling book A Dog a Day. Through the project she was introduced to endless people and their dogs, and the distinct personalities and complex emotions that owners attribute to them. This was followed with Old Dogs, where Sally asked the public to send in photos of their elderly canines. She was drawn to the tales behind their greying whiskers and so the natural next step was rescue dogs with their eventful life stories.

Rescue Dogs is a beautiful collection of loveable hounds with colourful histories and expressive faces. From Mr Bojangles who was rescued after being hit by a car to Molly who found a new lease of life after being rescued from a shelter at age 15, Rescue Dogs will tug at the heartstrings and leave you with a profound sense of optimism for life, new beginnings and kindness. This is the perfect gift for your dog-loving friends, or for yourself to enjoy some mindful moments flicking through delightful, heart-warming canine portraits.

Author: Sally Muir
Format: Hardcover (A Format)
Release Date: 23 May 2023
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781911682783

Artist Sally Muir is based in Bath, UK and is a prodigious portrait painter of dogs. With her partner Joanna Osborne, they have published seven knitting pattern books that include Best in Show, Knit Your Own Dog, (also Cat, Pet, Zoo, Farm and Dinosaur). Muir returned to university as a mature student with a concentration on Fine Art and children’s portraits gave way to dog portraits. Muir is the recipient of many awards and her work appears regularly in galleries. She accepts and enjoys commission work — dogs and humans alike.

For A Dog a Day:

'Muir’s dog portraiture … demonstrates the artist’s technical range and her keen understanding of essential doggishness … Muir’s mastery of the expressive capacity of the canine eye in particular makes these paintings live and pant.' – The Spectator

'Sally Muir has done the job brilliantly’ – The Times

For Old Dogs:

‘Beautiful and touching. … A treasure trove for anyone that loves dogs and art’ – Kennel Gazette