Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

Overview

Millions of dogs and puppies are abandoned each year, resulting in a world filled with stray dogs of all breeds and sizes. Many of these strays come to a bad end, but every now and then a stray dog is found by a compassionate person?whether picked up on the street or picked out from an animal shelter?and given a second chance. Some of these dogs are lame, blind, ill, or simply unwanted. These dogs are special. And so are the people who have chosen to give them a second chance. Found dogs seem to be especially ...

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Overview

Millions of dogs and puppies are abandoned each year, resulting in a world filled with stray dogs of all breeds and sizes. Many of these strays come to a bad end, but every now and then a stray dog is found by a compassionate person—whether picked up on the street or picked out from an animal shelter—and given a second chance. Some of these dogs are lame, blind, ill, or simply unwanted. These dogs are special. And so are the people who have chosen to give them a second chance. Found dogs seem to be especially grateful, loyal, and loving. They, who have sometimes been rescued from death's door, become beloved members of families, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They become productive members of society as service dogs, therapy dogs, and search-and-rescue dogs themselves. Observers might say that these dogs are lucky, but more often the people who have adopted them think that they are the lucky ones.
Second Chances is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have given dogs a second chance. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Oscar de la Renta and everyday heroes who have found dogs of all sorts—from sleek greyhounds to scruffy mutts—share their tales of discovery and canine-human friendship.
Second Chances is a tribute to these extraordinary dogs and their people. It is a testimony to the gift of love and salvation. And, in each case, it is difficult to say just who has saved whom.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet (1-59228-140-0, $19.95) by Elise Lufkin with photos by Diana Walker is a collection of short pieces about people's experiences rescuing dogs from miserable existences. While the stories end happily, the depth of feeling from the people narrating their tales brings tears to the eyes." —Publishers Weekly's
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592287475
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 632,146
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Elise Lufkin has been involved with dogs all her life. For many years she worked with various animal shelters, socializing dogs to make them better candidates for adoption. She has been active in promoting humane education projects. Lufkin was one of the founders of New York City's Great American Mutt Show. She and her dog, Posy, are actice in a Pet Partners program and regularly visit residents at a nearby nursing home. They live in the mountains of central Idaho. The enthusuasm for her earlier book, Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet, inspired this sequel.

Diana Walker is a contract photographer for Time magazine. Her images have won prizes and have appeared in many major publications including People, Life, The New York Times Magazine and Paris Match. She is the author of Public & Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Chicago Art Institute, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Center For American History at the University of Texas. She lives in Washington D.C.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword: Man's Best Friend xi
Introduction xii
Ciao-Ciao and Friends 2
Sasha 4
Harry 6
Snowy, Tramp and Jake 8
Frances 10
J.J. 12
Cassie 14
Emmalee 17
Ely 18
Montrose 20
Roscoe 22
Alexis 24
Louie 26
Obe 28
Cindy Lou 30
Percy 32
Memphis 34
Popsicle 36
Timmer 38
Luca 40
Jesse 42
Sweetie 44
Minnie Mouse 47
Dakota 48
Tommy True and Frances 50
Jet A. Dawg 52
Pointer 54
Mama, Honey, et al. 56
Sage 58
Kipper and Friends 60
Rocky and Minnie 63
Cinco 64
Bobby Blue 66
Chelsea, Red, and Clyde 68
Daisy 70
Wolfie 72
Rose and Angus 74
Rags 76
Lucy 78
Neusey 80
Hobbes 82
Buster, Sophie, and Kato 84
Indie 86
Buddy 88
Lumpy Bear 90
Rudolph 92
Hattie Cakes 94
McCoy 96
Gizmo 98
Hoss 100
Lucky Diamond 102
Sophie 104
Stella 106
Precious 108
Flea, Oliver, and Agnes 110
Highway Harry 113
Georgia Louise 114
Houdini 116
Vinnie 118
Smokey 120
Cody 122
Lila and Pete 124
Guinness 126
Spec 128
Ginger 130
Lucille 132
Peter Pandemonium and Friends 134
Ginny 136
Sophia, Durston, and Murphy 139
Major Deegan and Virgil 140
Duncan 142
Angel 144
Django 146
Rockett 148
Sam 150
Casper 152
Annika, Charlie, Maggie and Pie 154
C.J. 156
Deo 158
Cheka 160
Liza Doolittle 162
Sherman 164
Naanees 166
Jasmine 168
Duffy 170
P.D. 172
Adopting a Dog 175
Activities to Share 179
Recommended Reading 180
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Incredibly touching book

    This book will touch the heart and make you want to hug your dog! It was a great read, an emotional journey. It will make you think twice next time you see a stray dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Good book

    True stories about kindly people who adopted dogs from shelters, streets, or from people who decided just that they didn't want their dogs anymore! You will see from the book that the people who adopted these dogs were very generous. They tried to save these innocent lives as much as they could. Good for dog and animal lovers.

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