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Miracle at the Pound: Teamwork, Leadership, Groups, Dogs, Miracle, Pound, Non-kill pound, Poodle, Great Dane, Mutts, English Sheep Dog

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"A truly inspirational book that describes the miracle within us all to transform our dream into reality. Written through the eyes and feelings of dogs trapped in a kill pound it illustrates how, through responsibility and leadership, not only can dog shelters become "no kill" but we can change our own ...
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Overview

Miracle at the Pound About this book-
"A truly inspirational book that describes the miracle within us all to transform our dream into reality. Written through the eyes and feelings of dogs trapped in a kill pound it illustrates how, through responsibility and leadership, not only can dog shelters become "no kill" but we can change our own lives and environment. A charming story with a great lesson for business, society and ourselves."

Martha Wyss, Founder,
Friends of Animals Foundation,
Los Angeles, California

The Miracle at the Pound is a quick read that takes you inside a not-so-typical dog shelter at Christmas time. Tight and succinct with short chapters and terse sentences, dog dialog carries the plot. This tail, however, goes far beyond a simple Christmas story. It offers a light-hearted look at a very serious issue confronting each of us. Through an extended metaphor that parallels the life many of us face, see how these dogs change their world.
The dog pound is a microcosm of the modern-day workplace, where all animals are not equal but each has special talents to offer. Every dog's contribution draws on its unique personality (or, in dog parlance, "dogality"). As a group, they create an effective team that will beguile and surprise you. Yet, underlying this narrative lays a more profound analogy that applies to all groups - animal and human. Collectively, a team can be greater than the sum of its parts, even leading to freedom and security; failure means being "outsourced" behind the Black Door.
This book will be a classic. Instead of the mythological "hero's journey" (a la Joseph Campbell), the protagonists are a rag-tag group of dogs that are energized into a team by the arrival of Greta, the Great Dane. Their initial efforts are fueled by small victories-- freedom and food. Then, their quest overcomes seemingly impossible challenges, from escaping to bathing to caring for new puppies--creating ever more complicated forms of teamwork. A

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  • ISBN-13: 9781432793395
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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