Dog to the Rescue II

Seventeen More True Tales of Dog Heroism

Author: Jeanette Sanderson

Publisher: Apple

ISBN: 9780590485739

Category: Animal heroes

Page: 96

View: 8161

Features the efforts of courageous dogs who have saved their owners and their families from such dangers as an angry bear, a den of rattlesnakes, and fire.

Dogs to the Rescue

Inspirational Stories of Four-Footed Heroes

Author: M.R. Wells

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736949577

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3062

A portion of the author’s proceeds on the sale of this book go to nonprofits whose efforts to expand the special partnership between dogs and people help promote hope and healing worldwide. From the beloved author of Four Paws from Heaven (nearly 125,000 copies sold) comes a new devotional for everyone who’s ever loved a dog. This collection of short devotions features inspirational stories of rescue dogs, therapy dogs, and dogs that help their humans in unexpected ways. Discover what pets can teach us about the love of the Master the blessings of obedience how helping a friend can help you too These heartwarming tales of doggie heroics will teach you that who you are on the inside matters most—and that with God (and a furry friend!) on your side, there’s no obstacle you can’t overcome.

Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue

Author: Angeli Perrow

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 146174380X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 7229

Pauline, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, is proud of her pet spaniel because he is helpful and clever and a friend to all. But even Pauline does not realize just how brave and loyal Spot is until the night a terrible blizzard hits and a boat is missing out in the storm. Based on a true story from Maine's maritime history.

The Rescue at Dead Dog Beach

One Man's Quest to Find a Home For the World's Forgotten Animals

Author: Stephen McGarva

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062351710

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 1403

The powerful, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, story of Steve McGarva’s heroic crusade to save the satos, or stray dogs of Puerto Rico, and an impassioned appeal to help all animals in need. Looking for inspiration and adventure in their lives, Steve McGarva and his wife Pam moved to Puerto Rico. While kite surfing at Playa Lucia, Steve made a shocking discovery—a sick and abandoned dog—that would transform his life. With its shimmering white sand, palm trees, and dazzling azure water, the beach looked postcard perfect. But its beauty hid a dark side: To the locals, this slice of paradise was known as Dead Dog Beach—a notorious dumping ground for the island’s unwanted canines. Considered a threat to the area’s lucrative tourism industry, these defenseless animals were in constant danger of brutality and death. Enraged, and refusing to accept such cruelty, McGarva began protecting these helpless animals—actions that would jeopardize his marriage, challenge his sanity, and make him a target of locals determined to stop him. The Rescue at Dead Dog Beach is the story of Steve’s fearless dedication to hundreds of dogs, and his efforts to expose their systemic abuse. Exposing the true costs of the tourist industry, it is also a call to arms for animal lovers, offering insights and practical information to help strays anywhere in the world.

Dogs to the Rescue

Author: Jean-Claude Suarès,J. Spencer Beck

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556705083

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 6142

Collects photographs and anecdotes that illustrate the bravery and service of which dogs are capable

Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale

Stories from the Dog Rescue Railroad

Author: Deborah Eades


ISBN: 1430317388

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 901

Are you a dog lover? Do you know one? Here is the perfect book for any dog lover! This is not just another book about dogs, but an inspiring book that follows several dogs from death row in a county dog pound to a new life with a loving family. This is all the work of the Dog Rescue Railroad - volunteer drivers who spend their weekends driving a shelter dog about 100 miles toward a better life in another state. These stories will make you cry at what these helpless animals have endured and then inspire you to want to help them in this small way to work toward the day when there will be no more homeless pets. In addition to these heartwarming and sometimes very funny stories, there are dozens of adorable photos of many rescued dogs. Most of the proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to animal rescue, so your purchase will help save even more lives. Help a homeless dog today and purchase your copy and one for a friend. Together we can make a difference, one dog at a time.

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs

Author: Jacky Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735230986

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4350

Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series. Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to her local farmers' market. She wants to take all of them home--but she already has Bingo, and Mama says one dog is enough for their family. That doesn't mean Lulu can't help, though. It's time for Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad--her friends Grasshopper Girl and Bumblebee Boy--to step in! The Bug Squad can do all kinds of little but important things, like brush the dogs, play with them, and bring them water and food. And then Lulu comes up with the perfect plan to help the dogs find their forever homes. Her idea is such a success that the Bug Squad knows they'll be back again next week. Together, they can help every dog get adopted. This beloved series is celebrated for its gentle, authentic, and imaginative exploration of kid-emotions and -truths.

Dog Whisperer

The Rescue

Author: Nicholas Edwards

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312367688

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6730

An adopted girl, an abandoned dog--together, can they save lives?

Daisy to the Rescue

True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes

Author: Jeff Campbell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1936976625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 8151

Collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond.

Rescue Road

One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

Author: Peter Zheutlin

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492614084

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9321

"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." - Dean Koontz How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love. For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever. Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north looking to adopt a pet, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward--where thousands of strays roam the streets--and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans, and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all. A heartwarming, awe-inspiring story of how one man can impact so many lives, human and puppy alike. Fans of Marley and Me, Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love, and You Had Me At Woof will be inspired and touched by this story. What readers are saying about Rescue Road: "I stand in awe of those who can do this kind of rescue work, for their persistence, compassion and willingness to get dirty in the service of animals." "a heartwarming & eye opening journey into the world of dog rescue." "I highly recommend this book if you are looking to restore your faith in humanity." "a heart-warming story that reaffirms there are many compassionate people who work tirelessly to save dogs." What reviewers are saying about Rescue Road: "An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." - Kirkus "a canine caravan with heart and soul..." - Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Dog Lived (And So Will I) "Heartwarming doesn't suffice to describe it... restores faith in humanity." - Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know "A tender, inspiring homage..." - Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park "Inspiring and riveting new book...a must-read..." - The Bark

Water Rescue Dogs

Author: Frances E. Ruffin

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 9781597161428

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9056

The rough current had carried Elizabeth's boat past the island where she lived. She was lost! Then, through the roaring wind, she heard a high, squeaky bark. It was Ursa, her dog. He was coming to rescue her. Told in a gripping narrative style, Water Rescue Dogs will introduce readers to dogs who have been expertly trained to rescue people from floods, boating accidents, and other water-related disasters. Readers will journey with the dogs as they go from training school to the first day on the job. Vivid, full-color photographs and gripping stories of amazing rescues are guaranteed to entertain students.

Rescue and Jessica

A Life-Changing Friendship

Author: Jessica Kensky,Patrick Downes

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763696048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9701

When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.

Space Dog to the Rescue

Author: Vivian French,Sue Heap

Publisher: Little Apple

ISBN: 9780439130837

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 60

View: 3383

Space Dog journeys to the Beeper planet to find out why their moon is dripping.

Scent of the Missing

Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

Author: Susannah Charleson

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547488505

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 1665

A “haunting meditation on trust, hope and love” by a woman who adopts and trains a Golden Retriever puppy to become a search-and-rescue dog (People). In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Susannah Charleson’s attention was caught by a newspaper photograph of a canine handler, his exhausted face buried in the fur of his search-and-rescue dog. Susannah, a dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, was so moved by the image that she decided to volunteer with a local canine team, plunging herself into an astonishing new world. While the team worked long hours for nonexistent pay and often heart-wrenching results, Charleson discovered the joy of working in partnership with a canine friend and the satisfaction of using their combined skills to help her fellow human beings. Once she qualified to train a dog of her own, Charleson adopted Puzzle—a smart, spirited Golden Retriever puppy who exhibited unique aptitudes as a working dog, but was a bit less interested in the role of compliant house pet. Scent of the Missing is the story of Charleson’s adventures with Puzzle as they search for a lost teen; an Alzheimer’s patient wandering in the cold; and signs of the crew amid the debris of the space shuttle Columbia disaster—all while unraveling the mystery of the bond between humans and dogs. “A riveting view of both the human animal bond and the training of search and rescue dogs. All dog lovers and people interested in training service dogs should read this book.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human

Hugger to the Rescue

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

ISBN: 9780525651611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 1843

Shows each step in the training of Newfoundland dogs for rescue work, and describes the kinds of work that they can do


What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things

Author: Peter Zheutlin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704962

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1013

Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as: - How to “walk a mile in a dog’s paws” to get a brand-new perspective - Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment—but it’s never dull! - Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can’t “shed” them completely - How to set the world right, one dog at a time For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too.

Rescue Dogs

Portraits and Stories

Author: Susannah Maynard

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 168203299X

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 5913

Dog rescue has blossomed in recent years, as more and more people are choosing to adopt dogs from animal shelters and homegrown rescue organizations and have categorically steered away from purchasing dogs from breeders and puppy mills. In this beautifully illustrated book, Susannah Maynard (Cincinnati, OH) provides personality-rich dog portraits and chronicles rescue dogs’ journeys from a turbulent start to a warm, loving, and happy and safe home. Readers will find heartwarming and triumphant stories that point to dogs’ characteristic resilience and unconditional love. Her subjects include puppies, adult dogs, and special needs dogs—of all breeds, and of course, mixed breeds—and her stories will empower readers to join the rescue effort or bolster their efforts to increase their volunteer involvement to better the lives of rescue dogs, one animal at a time.