As huge dog lovers here at I AM Self-Publishing, we were proud to help Mia-Louise Connor get her very important message about homing foreign street dogs out.
A long time coming, this thought-provoking book is Mia-Louise Connor’s debut book. As someone who fell into street dog rescue herself five years ago via a social media platform with no knowledge of the complexities owning a street dog would entail, she found herself on a huge learning curve. Mia-Louise felt that given the unexpected issues she faced, and learning that others too were in despair and enduring the same or similar issues, something fundamental was essentially missing from the process of street dog rescuing: the education. This book offers all the information she wished she’d been given when she took her dogs in. She covers everything from the practicalities, to what to expect, and potentially what can go wrong too.
Mia-Louise comments, “Many foreign street dogs end up in fabulous homes in the UK. However, many are not so fortunate and travel miles just to end up in a UK shelter. How many slip through the net and enter dog fighting circles is anyone’s guess. It’s unfair on the dogs, for whom the whole process is terrifying, even if people are acting with the best intentions. It’s also hugely unfair on the people homing them under a false apprehension that these dogs are like any regular dog.
I want to celebrate the lives of dogs, regardless of place of origin, educate those planning on taking this route, while remaining sensitive to our home grown dog problem. I aim to encourage responsible ownership and promote greater standards outside of in-house policies for those charities homing these dogs.”
Of course, we jumped at the chance to be involved in such a worthy project. Our designers created a striking cover that instantly evokes sympathy for the dog. We produced a print-on-demand paperback that has just gone live on Amazon and many other retail platforms.
“Working with I AM Self-Publishing has made this vision possible. As a first-time author, I was completely unsure of the process and order in which things were meant to run. I feel the company have given me support and guidance, which has enabled my vision to manifest into something tangible, and something that I’m very proud of. I felt my ideas were considered and worked with throughout the process as much as possible. Nothing was ever just assumed, and I didn’t feel rushed or overwhelmed by the self-publishing process, which has been a blessing.” – Mia-Louise Connor
About Where The Streets Have No Name
A must-read for anyone who is considering homing a street dog.
There is a growing online movement around homing street dogs, but many people don’t know where to start.
This book takes the subject of street dog rescue by the horns. M. Connor comprehensively looks at the implications of homing a street dog, both for people offering a dog a place in their home, and more importantly, for the dog and the dog’s country of origin.
Based on her personal experience, this book debunks myths associated with homing street dogs and gives them a fair hearing, while remaining sensitive to the UK issue of homeless dogs. It walks potential owners through everything they need to know, from legal obligations to potential behavioural issues, and gives an insight into the work that animal charities do.
This thought-provoking book is the debut work of author Mia-Louise Connor.
For more information on the author or to check out the doggie treats and teas she sells via her own shop, visit: thefuzznpupinndogemporium.co.uk