Who are the dog people in your life? Winston Churchill was a dog person. So were Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Guiseppi Verdi, and Walt Disney. Without a doubt, more than a few of your family members, friends, and neighbors are fond of dogs. In fact, more than 40 million households in the United States (39%) have at least one dog. Dog people are everywhere, and they have made Dog People: Writers and Artists on Canine Companionship is a much-loved standard in the canine canon.
Editor Michael J. Rosen brings together some of the country’s most inspired dog people to celebrate the remarkable relationship between humans and their dogs. A visual as well as literary best-of-show, Dog People is illustrated with fifteen portfolios of paintings, original essays, and photographs by forty-one renowned writers and artists including Jane Smiley, William Wegman, David Hockney, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The title is especially notable because Mr. Rosen is also the founder of The Company of Animals Fund, a non-profit granting program that benefits dogs and cats in humane agencies nationwide. A portion of the proceeds from Dog People support the Fund.