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Pup Culture

Stories, Tips, and the Importance of Adopting a Dog



About The Book

Prepare yourself for every step of the dog adoption process and make your new best friend’s life the happiest and healthiest it can be with these fostering and adoption tips and tales from dog-loving expert Victoria Schaffer.

Adopting a dog and making them the newest member of your family can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How do you know what dog is right for you? What do you need to know about the adoption process? And how do you make sure your new best friend has the best life possible while they’re settling into their new home? Pup Culture is here to help.

Pup Culture is a well-deserved ode to man’s best friend. Fostering-extraordinaire Victoria Lily Shaffer presents a wide-ranging collection of dog adoption and fostering tales, tips, handy checklists, heartwarming stories, and Q&A’s from both celebs—like Dan Levy, Glenn Close, and David Letterman—as well as everyday dog lovers.

These inspiring stories and lessons dig deep into the beloved relationships between dogs and humans, from exploring the harrowing journey of finding your perfect “fur-ever” companion to spotlighting the selfless, dedicated community of rescuers that help save and change lives.

About The Author

Photograph by Meg Meyer

Victoria Lily Shaffer is no stranger to show biz, having practically grown up on the set of The Late Show with David Letterman. She’s the Vice President of Creative Development at Oso Studios where she most notably produced a Facebook Watch series entitled Extra Innings with Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray. Shaffer was the former host of Pet Life Radio’s Tails of the City, which streamed on iHeartRadio, and she’s also worked on productions such as the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HBO’s Divorce, and Netflix’s My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Victoria has combined her love for show biz with her passion for animal rescue advocacy, creating content to inspire others to #AdoptDontShop. Follow Victoria on Instagram @VictoriaLilyShaffer to meet her latest fosters (usually involving large numbers of adorable newborn puppies). Pup Culture is her debut publication.

Why We Love It

“As a dog adopter (and dog enthusiast) myself, I connected with Victoria Lily Shaffer’s devotion and passion for not only her own furry companions, but for dog fostering and rescue immediately. Detailing Shaffer's commitment to finding forever homes for these very good boys and girls, this debut book highlights just how much patience, care, and sacrifice goes into being a foster and rescue warrior. The contributions from other dog owners (such as Dan Levy, Glenn Close, and Vanessa Williams) about their cherished pets proves that no matter what walk of life you come from, dogs can and will change you for the better. This heartwarming book is the perfect read for dog lovers everywhere.”

—Tasha Y., Editor, on Pup Culture

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (November 16, 2021)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982178826

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Raves and Reviews

"I learned so much hearing from Victoria's experience. Her passion for rescuing is sure to transform any skeptic into a dog lover!" -Jaimie Alexander

"You can truly feel the puppy love through this book! Victoria has given her life to animal rescue, something I will always support." -Kaley Cuoco

"Victoria is doing some of the most noble work anyone can do on this planet. Like many others around the world, I can't imagine a life without our dogs, and Victoria's dedication helps uplift our pawed community. Bravo!" -Jon Baptiste

"I now use Pup Culture's 'Doggie Travel Tips' as my own." -Bill Murray

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