NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Attention all dog lovers. Hosted by The Garden District Book Shop, local author and photographer Olivia Grey Pritchard will be at The Rink October 22 for a dual book signing and Louisiana SPCA adoption event celebrating her new book “MUTTS: A Celebration of Mystery Mixed Breeds.MUTTS is a photographic celebration of mystery mixed breeds. If you’ve ever loved a bonafide mutt, you know that they’re some of the best, most loyal dogs ever. 

MUTTS features more than 100 gorgeous pups from all different origins and breeds, photographed by Olivia Grey Pritchard. Each photo is accompanied by the pooch’s name and best guess of breed mix, and lists  a unique trait about them. MUTTS aims to inspire joy and connection when readers look through these photographs. And for people who haven’t considered adopting a rescue pet before, this book shows that mutts have just as many unique, lovable, and desirable qualities as pedigreed dogs.

Olivia’s mission with this book is to call attention to the heartbreaking and chilling fact that according to the ASPCA, over half a million dogs are euthanized in US shelters each year, and to encourage more rescue adoptions. In addition to hopefully fostering more love for mutts, a portion of the proceeds from the book are being donated to organizations that rescue and spay/neuter, including Take Paws Rescue, Animal Rescue New Orleans, Zeus’ Place, Greta’s Ark Animal Rescue, Trampled Rose Rescue, and the LA/SPCA. 

To tie into Olivia’s mission, the  LA/SPCA will be on-site with some of their adorable mutts that are looking for their forever homes. Olivia will mingle with guests and personalize copies of MUTTS. The event is free and books will be available to purchase at The Garden District Book Shop. 

For more information, visit us at www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

All citywide-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place.