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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 ...
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.
|Foreword: Man's Best Friend||xi|
|Ciao-Ciao and Friends||2|
|Snowy, Tramp and Jake||8|
|Tommy True and Frances||50|
|Jet A. Dawg||52|
|Mama, Honey, et al.||56|
|Kipper and Friends||60|
|Rocky and Minnie||63|
|Chelsea, Red, and Clyde||68|
|Rose and Angus||74|
|Buster, Sophie, and Kato||84|
|Flea, Oliver, and Agnes||110|
|Lila and Pete||124|
|Peter Pandemonium and Friends||134|
|Sophia, Durston, and Murphy||139|
|Major Deegan and Virgil||140|
|Annika, Charlie, Maggie and Pie||154|
|Adopting a Dog||175|
|Activities to Share||179|
Posted September 28, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.