Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays

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Abig, jumpy dog who's "hard to handle," a scared little dog who snarls and snaps at everyone, a blind dog who hasn't been house-trained -- all have come to the shelter. What is going to happen to these abandoned animals? Must they be euthanized? Or can they be adopted and live happily ever after? Award-winning author Peg Kehret tells the true stories of eight amazing shelter dogs and how they have changed the lives of the caring, courageous people who love them.

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Overview

Abig, jumpy dog who's "hard to handle," a scared little dog who snarls and snaps at everyone, a blind dog who hasn't been house-trained -- all have come to the shelter. What is going to happen to these abandoned animals? Must they be euthanized? Or can they be adopted and live happily ever after? Award-winning author Peg Kehret tells the true stories of eight amazing shelter dogs and how they have changed the lives of the caring, courageous people who love them.

Tells the stories of eight stray dogs that were adopted from animal shelters and went on to become service dogs, actors, and heroes.

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An amiable collection of short anecdotes about unwanted dogs who were dumped at animal shelters by their owners; Kehret (Small Steps, 1996, etc.) tells of eight strays who were subsequently adopted and accomplished great things. Tracker, who "began life unwanted and unloved, as do far too many puppies," went on to become a movie star. Kirby's owner died and snapped and snarled at everyone; he was about to be euthanatized when a shelter worker said softly, "Hey, Kirby. Want to go for a walk?" and the dog's personality changed; he recognized the invitation and forever after was a loving dog. Joey was trained as a "service dog" by her owner, who has multiple sclerosis; Joey performs such tasks as picking up dropped items, opening doors and cupboards, and helping her owner's mobility. The most amazing story dog is Bridgette, who was able to predict, by picking up "subtle shifts in body odor and electromagnetic fields," when someone was going to have a seizure. This allowed her owner to lay down before a seizure. The hoards of dog-lovers out there will not find these incidents astonishing, but vindication, so there's a ready audience to cry over and gasp at the tale behind every dog. (b&w photos, notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807573341
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Zorro: The Champion that Nobody Wanted 11
About Kennel Cough 24
About Flyball 25
2 Tracker: Movie-Star Dog 27
About the American Humane Association 40
3 Kirby: One Word Saved a Life 43
Reminders from the Humane Society 53
4 Joey: International Service Dog 57
About Service Dogs 71
5 Danny: Overcoming Fears 73
About 4-H Clubs 84
About Preventing Dog Bites 84
6 Tyler: The Dog Who Couldn't See 87
About a Dog's Eyesight 102
7 Ivan: Fire-Alarm Hero 105
About Fire Prevention 114
8 Bridgette: Seizure-Alert Dog 117
How to Help Shelter Dogs 133
About the Author and Her Dog 134
About the Photographer 136
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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    A must have for every animal lover!

    A totally heartwarming look at the wonderful things that can happen when we give our animal friends another chance at life!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Awasome book!!!!

    Shelter dogs is a great, expiring book. Every chapter is about another dogs life. Every dog has a very expiring story to tell. Great book!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Delightful story

    So many people over look rescued dogs and the wonderful things that can happen to them when someone actually takes the time with them to adopt, love, and respect the animal. I got two such books for my birthday (being a dog lover and rescuer) and I must say they are books that should be a must-read for everyone.'Shelter Dogs' is a book you will want to read more than once. Congrats to Peg and Greg!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    I LOVED IT !!!

    It is a quick read, but its a GREAT read. What wonderful stories. I have always been a shelter adopter. And these stories just touch your heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Shelter Dogs

    This a great book for all ages. If you don't believe in a good shelter dog then you haven't read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    The Best!!

    This was one of my favorite books of all times and absolutly fabulous! i convinced almost my whole class to read it and they all loved It!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2004

    Recommended

    Great book. Lovely stories about dogs who got adopted by sweet people. Good things that people can do to the dogs to change their lives and vice versa are in this book. Recommend for dog lovers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2004

    Shelter Dogs is Wonderful!!!

    Shelter dogs is about 8 different dogs that came from shelters, and made a difference in their owners. I recommend for all animal lovers!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Great book !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book about eight different dogs that have been adopted from Humane Societies around Washington. It was heart-warming and I loved hearing about very lucky dogs that were adopted by such nice people. I also liked hearing about such lucky people that raised those dogs. I recommend this book to anyone that really loves dogs!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Shelter dogs

    Such a good free trial im buying it!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Awsome

    Super great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2010

    A pet from the animal shelter is the best you can get

    Great short stories about such great pets they have just waiting to find a good home. Hope it make people think of all these pets just waiting to find a good home some day.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2001

    Amazing!

    Shelter Dogs was an amazing book! This is a book of true stories that happened to dogs that were in shelters. I really loved how each dog had a special gift, and how Peg Kehret really emphasized them. My favorite dog was Bridgette, because I think it is truly amazing that a dog can predict seizures. This book should be read by all animal lovers out there.

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