101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust

101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust

by Kathy Callahan


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Over the past decade, Kathy Callahan’s family has taken in more than a hundred rescue puppies. This delightful photo-filled book features the wonderful stories that emerged as these foster pups were suddenly surrounded by a nurturing family complete with patient adult dogs and curious cats. With a gift for capturing the moment in both words and images, Callahan brings readers inside the poignant and ultimately uplifting work of fostering. This inspiring read is indeed about puppies, but it’s also about family and human connection. It’s about finding your own way — through that one special thing you can do to light a candle, instead of cursing the darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608686568
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 205,819
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathy Callahan, CPDT-KA, is a puppyhood coach and a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal. Her family continues to foster puppies amid their own furry pack in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Spirit of the Pack vii

Introduction: Light a Candle ix

In a world with so much suffering, does it make sense to save a puppy?

Chapter 1 The First Litter 1

What it was like to foster our first nursing mom and her seven pups

Chapter 2 The One Kid Who Didn't Want a Puppy 11

Why a young boy's objection to a puppy meant he was the perfect adopter

Chapter 3 The Dog Who Seemed Easy 19

The tale of an eighty-year-old woman and a border collie who saved each other

Chapter 4 Kid Goes to College and Family Orders Takeout 27

How nine homeless pups from under a porch helped fill an emptying nest

Chapter 5 The Puppy Who Was Lost… and Then Found 37

How sometimes there's a detour before the dream match

Chapter 6 Finding Our Mojo 45

The heartbreaking story of a neglected litter fighting for their lives

Chapter 7 A Born Leader in Action 59

How a puppy rescued his littermates and revealed his destiny

Chapter 8 The Surprise of a Nuclear Family in an Abandoned Shack 65

The one time there was a dad, too - a painfully shy boy who stole our hearts

Chapter 9 Bravery and Brotherhood 77

The sad-but-inspiring story of a brave, struggling runt who changed us all

Chapter 10 The Puppy Who Was Returned 91

A reminder that things work out the way they're supposed to

Chapter 11 Miracle on the Couch: The Birth of the Huskadors 101

The first puppies born in our home - and why the couch will never be the same

Chapter 12 A Word about Poop 117

A reality check amid all the cuteness

About the Author and Her Original Pack: The Happy Crucible 123

Epilogue: "But…How Do You Let Them Go?" 131

The answer to everyone's biggest question about fostering

The Real Saints 133

Acknowledgments 136

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