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Tails of Sydney Book Launch - December 18

Tails of Sydney photography book showing a Samoyed dog in Luna Park at dusk
The official book launch for Tails of Sydney will be held for pet lovers on Sunday 18th December at the Queen’s Park Shed in Sydney.

Ruthless Photos owner, Ruth O’Leary, one of Australia’s most sought-after specialist dog photographers, is showcasing some of Sydney’s stunning locations and beautiful canines in this large, full colour, limited edition coffee table book. 

Her goal is to raise $10,000 for three self-funded animal rescue groups in Sydney: Fetching Dogs, Arctic Breed Rescue and Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. 

Ruth travelled almost 4,000 kilometres for an entire year and took nearly 20,000 photographs to capture the uniqueness of 117 dogs at 85 landmark locations (such as the Sydney Opera House below) across the largest city in Australia. 
Tails of Sydney photography book showing four dogs on the steps of Sydney Opera House
“Using my powers for good has always been important to me,” says Ruth, who has produced fundraiser calendars and diaries for several years. “Tails of Sydney took my fundraising abilities to a new high and I’m really proud of what the project has achieved. I’m also delighted with the finished book as a piece of art. I’ve sacrificed a lot (sleep mostly!) to create Tails of Sydney but the end result has made it all worthwhile.”

During the making of Tails of Sydney, Ruth also had the opportunity to re-connect with homeless dogs she had taken ‘adoption photos’ for when they were impounded or in foster care. “They were really happy and utterly adored by their owners!” she says. “To be told that it was my photo that originally drew them in and made them submit an application (to adopt the dog) was so heart-warming.” 

What: Tails of Sydney - Book Launch

When: Sunday 18th Dec 2016, from 2:00pm - 4:00 pm during the Fetching Dogs annual Christmas catch-up for foster carers and adopters.

Where: Queen’s Park Shed, 31 Darley Road, Queens Park, NSW, 2022. 

Cover of Tails of Sydney photography book by Ruthless Photos

You can order Tails of Sydney at (shipping begins 9 December 2016).

Only $80 if you use the special code “xmascheer” until 25 December.

About Tails of Australia 

Tails of Australia is a series of limited edition hardcover coffee table books, professionally photographed by pet photographers in each Australian capital city. The books feature beautiful images of dogs in various locations within cities they live in. 

“Tails of Australia books not only celebrate the uniqueness of our beloved dogs and raise money for animal rescue groups, but they also showcase the beauty and history of this amazing country” says Ruth O'Leary.

Begun by Caitlin Maloney of Ragamuffin Pet Photography, the first book Tails of Melbourne was released in early 2015 and has sold out. Currently available for purchase are Tails of Adelaide, Tails of Brisbane and Tails of Sydney. Currently in production are books for Perth and Gippsland. 

To discover more, visit

Ruth O'Leary from Ruthless Photos and her dog
Ruth O'Leary from Ruthless Photos

Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2009 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners both here and abroad. If you’d like to find out more, please visit

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