"...so much more than just another dog book. Impassioned, empowering and informative, No Shelter Here will fill a void in your dog books collection that you may not have even known you had ?this book encourages the reader to take action to make the world a better place for all dogs. Highly Recommended." -CM Magazine ? Nov 11, 2011 "Laidlaw urges readers to become "Dog Champions" by learning about the threats facing dogs and advocating for their welfare... Laidlaw offers heartening profiles of children and adults taking action around the world... While the anecdotes of real-life animal abuse are sometimes painful to read, they should provide ample incentive for readers who are serious about improving the lives of dogs." - Publishers Weekly Jan 23, 2012 "Dogs' mistreatment in research facilities and at the hands of some pet owners is addressed frankly but gently, and photographs of cramped puppy mills or dogs neglectfully chained outdoors inspire pathos but do not depend on shock value... A worthy overview that may well inspire readers to become "Dog Champions." - Kirkus, Feb 5, 2012 "A most important book that will help form children?s sense of community, understanding, and respect for others." - PETA "Rob Laidlaw has done it again! This lively, accessible, richly illustrated book brilliantly covers important issues for dogs and their guardians." - Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, author of The Exultant Ark and Second Nature "This fun, factual book takes the reader around the world on many important topics that dogs face every day." - Marin Humane Society, Novato, CA USA "Stories about young people working to improve the lives of dogs worldwide are inspirational. I hope this book motivates more people, young and old, to make the world a better place for animals." - Liz White, Director, Animal Alliance of Canada
"...as Rob Laidlaw so beautifully describes in No Shelter Here, knowledge of the suffering and injustice is what compels people to take action. - Kristin Beach, Director, Niagara Action for Animals "Please join Rob?s call in becoming a Dog Champion, united in the one indisputable fact that our very best friend in the world has a wet nose and a wagging tail." - Dr. Jill Robinson, Animals Asia Foundation "a comprehensive, all-things-dog book... Youth (and adults alike!) cannot help but feel motivated to take that first step towards making a difference for dogs, wherever they may be." - International Fund for Animal Welfare "No Shelter Here is a comprehensive, all-things-dog book that leads youth to look into the issues that affect dogs every day at the hands of their best friends... us... Youth (and adults alike!) cannot help but feel motivated to take that first step towards making a difference for dogs, wherever they may be." - International Fund for Animal Welfare, Northern Dogs Project "No Shelter Here is brimming with fact...Young readers will be entertained and enlightened by No Shelter Here, while the cats of the world wait patiently for Rob Laidlaw to shed light on their lives." - Goodreads - Nov 1,2011
Canine lovers will discover a broad array of topics useful for caring for dogs and becoming an advocate for their humane treatment. Chapters are brief but chock-full of information . . . Children will come away from this book educated and inspired to become 'Dog Champions.' - School Library Journal Laidlaw urges readers to become Dog Champions by learning about the threats facing dogs and advocating for their welfare. While statistics about homeless and maltreated dogs are grim . . . , Laidlaw offers heartening profiles of children and adults taking action around the world. - Publishers Weekly An informative and visually varied introduction to problems affecting dogs worldwide. - Kirkus Reviews [An] engaging text . . . Abundantly stocked with color photographs and supplemented with online resources and a glossary, this book invites children to pause and consider our friends who have paws. - ALA Booklist Even if your budget is tight (whose isn't?) you will still want to find the money to purchase No Shelter Here which is so much more than just another dog book . . . Impassioned, empowering and informative, No Shelter Here will fill a void in your dog books collection that you may not have even known you had . . . Highly Recommended. - CM Magazine This book provides information regarding maltreatment, hints and tips for owners, and highlights individuals and organizations making a difference in world for dogs. - Ontario Library Association Best Bets No Shelter Here is my favorite kind of animal book ? packed with information that will help dogs, but without the pessimistic overtones that so often make them hard to read. - Debra Probert, Executive Director, Vancouver Humane Society This book is a remarkable gift of inspiration, passion, and celebration of how children can learn to protect dogs from the unkind and irresponsible realities around the world. - Captain Cindy Machado, Animal Services Director, Marin Humane Society, CA USA
In No Shelter Here, Rob Laidlaw has pulled off a very neat feat: He's paid young readers the compliment of painting for them a realistic picture of the sometimes harsh circumstances of dogs in numerous societies, pulling no punches in the process. - Erika Ritter, author of The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships Rob Laidlaw has written a smart and accessible book about the hidden lives of dogs. - Jo-Anne McArthur, Founder, We Animals Rob Laidlaw has done it again! This lively, accessible, and richly illustrated book brilliantly covers the important issues for dogs and their guardians. It belongs in the home of all dog lovers and anyone considering acquiring a dog. - Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, author of The Exultant Ark and Second Nature
For more than thirty years, Rob Laidlaw has devoted his life to protecting animals. He is the founder of several animal protection organizations, including Zoocheck Canada, a wildlife protection group. His special interest in dogs has led him to visit dog shelters, pounds, and rescue centers in North America, India, Thailand and Japan and several other countries. Rob started a project to bring humane dog control to remote First Nations communities in Canada, was Chief Inspector for a major urban humane society, was Project Manager for World Society for Protection of Animals. Rob resides in Toronto, Ontario.