MAN’S BEST FRIENDS – big, little, fluffy, cuddly, playful, silly, and everything in between – Liz Stavrinides loves them all and the people who call them family. Her beautiful photos and captivating prose will play tug-of-war with your heartstrings – doggy drool not included.


Miracle Dogs is an uplifting, inspirational collection that will make you want to rescue a dog (or 40). If you have never experienced the undying gratitude and unconditional love of a shelter dog for his new family, take one look at these photos and read these stories. The wagging tails, goofy smiles and furry hugs say it all.
— David Rosenfelt, author of Dogtripping
Each touching vignette captures and radiates the simple, profound and enduring joy of sharing our lives with dogs.
— Nick Trout, best selling author of Tell Me Where It Hurts and Dog Gone, Back Soon
After finishing Miracle Dogs, I’m still struggling to decide who was rescued by whom. Through masterfully warm photography that accompanies each perfectly pitched rescue story, Liz Stavrinides superbly conveys the dichotomy of the world of canine rescue – is it the dog or the human custodian who ends up on the rescued end of the leash?
— Steven Wolf, author of Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
There is probably been as much written about dogs as any subject on earth and yet no book has managed to really capture it, until Miracle Dogs. Dogs are beyond words. It’s more than the loyalty, unquestioned love, companionship, devotion, innocence, purity of spirit, and boundless joy when you come through the door. It’s more than making you feel special when you don’t or curling up next to you when you need to be curled up next to. Miracle Dogs perfectly encapsulates what dogs mean to us, and how we connect to them.
— Bill Persky, five-time-Emmy-award-winning writer and director