Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs

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Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. In this heartwarming gift book, author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh presents a collection of inspiring dog stories and touching photos?dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day: Each one is devoted. These 38 uplifting dog stories showcase the most amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that fascinate us and touch our hearts.

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Overview

Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. In this heartwarming gift book, author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh presents a collection of inspiring dog stories and touching photos—dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day: Each one is devoted. These 38 uplifting dog stories showcase the most amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that fascinate us and touch our hearts.

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In this enchanting little book, pet lover Rebecca Aschen-Walsh has collected dozens of stories of loving, loyal, heroic dogs. Each narrative shows the goodness of these four-footed creatures in a new light. One early reader described this pretty holiday gift book as "Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me." We think of it as simply magical. Too good to save to be a stocking stuffer.

Publishers Weekly
★ 09/16/2013
Dog-lover Ascher-Walsh , the founder of a not-for-profit that provides financial assistance to owners of rescue pit bulls, assembles a heartwarming and inspiring mosaic of stories to dramatically illustrate the many ways a dog can positively impact our lives. Included in the slim book are the expected but nevertheless endearing profiles of therapy dogs, dogs who can sniff out cancer, and dogs who literally saved their owners' lives—including Lilly, the pit bull from Massachusetts, who ran in front of a train to protect her owner. There are also stories like that of Jasmine, the gentle greyhound who mothered other dogs as well as a deer, a rabbit, and even an owl, and Chaser, the border collie who has learned more than 1,000 words. It's hard to forget Internet sensation Wang Cai, the Pomeranian in China whose claim to fame is merely sitting outside the bank where his owner works for 8 hours a day, every day of the week. Many of the featured animals are rescues, a theme that adds poignancy to the collection. Dog lovers and rescue volunteers will have a field day with this terrific ode to canine companionship, and those inspired to learn more about many of the featured profiles and charities can easily do so with the resources included in the book's appendix. (Oct.)
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"A heartwarming and inspiring mosaic of stories to dramatically illustrate the many ways a dog can positively impact our lives." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Each one of these dogs is special in their own way and each story is heartwarming. If you’re a dog lover, this is one book you should definitely look into. You won’t be disappointed!" —Night Owl Reviews

"This book is a quick, enjoyable, read and I recommend that you hold the book in one hand and pet your dog with the other." —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426211584
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 51,854
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

REBECCA ASCHER-WALSH is a writer who specializes in covering celebrities and lifestyles, but who also loves dogs and telling stories about amazing animals. She contributes to many newspapers and national magazines including Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and the L.A. Times and is active in social media. She is a volunteer at a high-kill shelter in Manhattan and a founding director of the Deja Foundation, devoted to covering the medical care and training costs of dogs rescued from high-kill shelters. A native New Yorker, she shares her home with two rescue pit bulls, Desiree and Buddy.

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