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

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

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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.

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★ 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: 303,010
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Great book!

    I recomend this to all the dog lovers out there who like true stories about love, loyalty, and happyness between owner and dog. It has stories of how dogs saved there owners pysicaly and mentaly. Dont worry, they are happy stories not sad. And the very few dogs in this book that die, die of natural causes. If thos reveiw helped you, please say so by hitting yes below.

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