Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem

Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem

by Jacki Skole

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ISBN-13: 9781618220387
Publisher: Byte Level Research
Publication date: 07/10/2015
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,277,370
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jacki Skole is a journalist and adjunct professor of communication. She launched her journalism career at CNN, where she was part of a team that produced several award-winning documentaries. Jacki has also produced series and specials for Animal Planet and HGTV. Following the birth of her first child, Jacki took a hiatus from doing journalism and began teaching it at La Salle University. She's since taught several writing and media-related courses at Rider University and Raritan Valley Community College.

Jacki and her husband live in New Jersey with their three daughters-two human, one canine. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is the canine daughter who served as the inspiration for Dogland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Ready or Not

Here She Comes

South Paws in the North

Property with a Heartbeat

Death-Row Dogs

Never-Ending Flood of Need

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Pet Deserts

Dogs for Dollars

Teach the Children

Meeting Miss Daisy

Afterword

Appendix I: Rescue 101

Appendix II: Pay It Forward

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Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite In an absolutely amazing piece of work, debut author Jacki Skole brings us Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem. In a wonderful piece of investigation into the supply of dogs in our country, Jacki Skole has taken her heartfelt interest in the origins of her family pet, which she and her family adopted from a rescue as an eight-week-old puppy, and turned it into a work that any lover of dogs, or of animals in general absolutely must read. She spent time interviewing people involved in rescuing canines, from animal rights activists to shelter managers throughout the country, and presents their stories in a beautiful and empathetic manner. I simply could not recommend Dogland any more highly. This is not only an incredibly well-written and engrossing read, but it is an important and thought provoking work that challenges each of us to evaluate how companion animals are treated and traded in this country. Author Jacki Skole has done an absolutely masterful job at presenting the information she obviously spent a huge amount of time in gathering, all in what is also quite clearly a labor of love for her. Reading the personal stories of both her own family and the many she meets along her research path, one truly appreciates the work that good people are doing in the world of dogs. But for every good work, there are so many more that are the diametric opposite, and can cause irreparable damage to the very creatures that many profess to love. Any reader who loves dogs, loves great investigative work, or loves memoirs should absolutely read this book. It is an A+, five star read, and a book that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.