Miracle Dogs

Miracle Dogs

Rescue Stories

Book - 2014
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Celebrates dog adoption and rescue through fifty personal accounts of adpted shelter dogs and their owners, including the tale of an assistance dog who helps his autistic owner, and a blind dog who has found a forever home.

McMillan Palgrave

78 million dogs live as pets in the USA. These are the lucky ones. Five to seven million companion animals enter shelters every year, and more than half are euthanized due to the lack of space.
Miracle Dogs celebrates and honors the rescuers and the dogs whose lives they've saved. It features wonderful stories and photographs of dog rescuers, dog trainers, and rescue organizations such as The Gentle Barn and Tamar Geller's Operation Heroes and Hounds, along with celebrity pet owners such as Chevy Chase, Hoda Kotb, Bob Einstein, Amanda Hearst, Jamie Lynn Siegler, and Lance Bass. Each story includes portraits of the dog and its new family, followed by a concise, compelling narrative detailing the dog's journey to its new home.
A professional pet photographer, Liz Stavrinides spends much of her time on projects related to animal rescue. Miracle Dogs was born out of her desire to collect and share the stories of the dogs she's met over the years, showcasing the incredible bravery and compassion of both canines and owners. Readers will be moved by stories like that of Wyatt, an assistance dog who helped a young boy with autism communicate with the outside world, or Fiona, who was found blind and starving and is now in a loving family. All of them have finally found their furever homes. Stavrinides' portraits are heartwarming—a loving and poignant tribute to man's best friend.



Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250045775
1250045770
Branch Call Number: 636.70832 St29m
Characteristics: ix, 252 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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wmcleod
Dec 21, 2015

"Miracle Dogs has 50 heartwarming stories of how rescue dogs have changed some peoples lives." Review submitted by Emma Ihly for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

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BWilsoned
Oct 27, 2015

This is a book full of wonderful photos and stories of rescued dogs; however, BE FOREWARNED that the author describes the situations that the dogs are rescued from and I had to put it down several times to cry. It was stupendous to know that there are people out there rescuing dogs, but heartbreaking to read about how horrible other people treat these loving, furry beings.

JCLBreH Jul 22, 2015

A miracle dog is a book about the owners who took a chance and rescued them. This inspiration stories regarding each dog touches your heart and their families too. In addition there are amazing photographs of each dog and they draw you into their inspiring stories. Some families are famous stars, some are everyday people and some are organizations.

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