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Move Over Fabio, These Rescue Dogs Are the New Romance Models in Town

And the humans holding them ain't so bad either.

If there’s one thing that always tugs at my heartstrings, it’s dog shelters. I don’t even like to watch those abused dog commercials that come on TV during Christmas. They get me every time. But I’m happy to get some good news about my furry friends who don’t yet have a phone of their own. Basically, they’re cover stars.


Roxanne St. Claire

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire orchestrated a photoshoot with the dogs of Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida. Dawn Chapman Whitty photographed the dogs with models for the covers of St. Claire’s 2018 and 2019 series The Dogfather.


The Dogfather series

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According to Alaqua, the series is about a veterinarian who turned his entire property into a top-notch rescue and training facility for dogs. “The Dogfather series is a celebration of great, lovable dogs, big families, sexy heroes, and true love,” said Alaqua in a recent press release. St. Claire first discovered the precious canines when Whitty photographed them for a fundraiser about two years ago. Now they’re coming full circle in doggie stardom.


The Dogfather series

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Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua, expressed her complete and utter happiness:


We were thrilled when Roxanne contacted us again. We couldn’t be happier that she chose to shoot her new book covers onsite at Alaqua, and with some of our precious rescue dogs. We appreciate her including us in this ongoing book series. These dogs found their second chance at life and love here at Alaqua, and now Roxanne is giving them a larger stage.


NWF Daily News says the author of almost fifty romance novels believes in Alaqua’s no-kill shelter mission. To give back, she donated her first month of sales to the shelter. Thanks to the dogs and the local (very attractive) men who posed with them, the covers are nearly complete! We can't wait to get our paws on them.




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