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Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us

Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us

by Callie Smith Grant (Editor)
Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us

Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us

by Callie Smith Grant (Editor)


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Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds comfort in the steady breathing of the warm, furry friend at her side. Each of us needs to be rescued from something—and each of us has the capacity to rescue someone, or something, else.

This collection of more than thirty contemporary, true, feel-good stories spotlights the beauty of being rescued—dogs rescued by people, people rescued by dogs, and even dogs who rescue other animals. It's the perfect companion—well, besides the four-legged, tail-wagging kind—for your morning cup of coffee or an evening curled up on the couch. Contributors include Susy Flory, Dusty Rainbolt, Lauraine Snelling, Melody Carlson, Wanda Dyson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and many more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727130
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 696,018
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet, and The Horse of My Heart. She is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction Callie Smith Grant 11

Bringing Honey Home Andrea Doering 15

Bruce Donna Acton 20

Dust Bunnies Susy Flory 27

The Lieutenant Who Had a Hundred Dogs Dusty Rainbolt 34

Dog in the Nest Dana Mentink 39

My August Dog Lonnie Hull DuPont 43

A Magical Moment Marci Kladnik 50

What's Wrong with Your Dog? Susan C. Willett 56

Working Like a Dog Sheryl Bass 62

A Racer's Second Chance Kathrine Smith 67

The Very Real Dog in a Make-Believe World Tye Cranfill 73

Just the Dog for Us Melody Carlson 77

Two Rotties and a Toddler Wanda Dyson 81

The Island Dog Who Refused to Give Up Leanne Southall 86

Part of the Solution Sherri Gallagher 92

Surrender Lisa Begin-Kruysman 100

Rusty to the Rescue Audrey Leach 109

An Angel Came Calling Chrissy Drew 113

The Shepherd's Instincts Wanda Dyson 116

The Bonus Dog Delores E. Topliff 122

Going Home with Mithril Claudia Wolfe St. Clair 127

Rescue Garden Michelle Janene 132

Leap of Faith Sarah Parshall Perry 136

Winnie Who Won Me Over Susan Friedland-Smith 141

Dogs Know Judy Anger, as told to Lauraine Snelling 145

Beautifully Imperfect Xochitl E. Dixon 148

The Great Jazzy Rescue Dr. W. Alan Dixon, Sr. 153

Finding the Way Home Denise Fleck 156

It Started with a Guinea Pig Missy Tippens 160

From Stray to College Professor Sandra Murphy 163

Dozer Rescues Olaf Maggie Sabatier-Smith 169

Empty Arms but Not Empty Heart Cyle Young 173

Survival of the Fittest Catherine Ulrich Brakefeld 177

Gotcha Day Jen Reeder 183

Strays in the Snow Lonnie Hull DuPont 189

The Sound of Home Susan C. Willett 193

Acknowledgments 201

About the Contributors 203

About the Compiler 213

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