Steve P.

Photographs by Annie Sollinger and Trevor Powers
March 2016 (images taken between 2012-2016)
4” x 5”
24 pages
Printed and bound by Indigo Ink in Columbia, MD
Digital offset printing on 100# uncoated Epic Black stock with white ink, and full color on 60# uncoated stock
Edition of 25, signed and numbered

Steve P. came into our lives on November 10th, 2012 in Austin, Texas. He belonged to a neighbor who kept him outside most of the time. On the morning of the 10th, he escaped – an attempt to find another dog to play with. We picked him up, brought him back to his house where he was clearly an unwanted burden, and, without so much as a handshake agreement he came to live with us. He is unequal parts Toy Fox Terrier and Pekingese.

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Emancipet in Austin, Texas - a nonprofit veterinary clinic with a mission to ensure every pet owner has access to spay/neuter services and preventive care for their pets. They manage an expanding national network of high-quality, low-cost clinics; offer customized training and consulting programs to animal welfare organizations nationwide; and advocate for strategies and public policy that improve the lives of pets in underserved communities.

Emancipet was an extremely valuable resource for us when Steve P. came into our lives, as we were not prepared financially or mentally to become animal guardians. Their low cost neuter and preventive care services allowed us to be able to take him in and provide him with a healthy new start.

Austin, a rapidly expanding city, is attempting to be 100% no-kill without spay and neuter laws, and organizations like Emancipet are fighting an uphill battle with very limited resources.