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Finding Danny

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  263 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Bree Davies is devastated when her beloved Border Collie, Danny, goes missing after her mom leaves the gate open to their Santa Monica home. In her search to find Danny, Bree is thrust into the world of animals in need. With the help and guidance of animal rescuer Rayleen, Bree's heart is opened to the plight of the dogs in the downtown Vox Street shelter. ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Walden Pond Press (first published 2010)
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Katie A
Oct 05, 2013 Katie A rated it liked it
I write my reviews in the 5 different categories: Cover/Title, Characters, Plot, Suspense, and Overall. I rate each of these categories 1 to 5, (5 being i loved it, 1 being i hated it). SPOILER FREE REVIEW

Cover/Title: 5 out 5
I love the illustration of Danny. It is very well done and ties to the story perfectly.

Characters: 4 out of 5
Bree was a nice and caring person. I loved the she cared for animals deeply. I also liked Rayleen. I thought she was bubbly and a good mentor for Bree. Now this may
Kenzie Carlson
Mar 16, 2014 Kenzie Carlson rated it it was amazing
My review on this book is it was a great read for young readers and people who like the heart filling stories. This book is very well written and has a very good plot. The only thing I do not like about this book is that how the mother was an airhead about the whole thing. The part I like the most about it is when she's on her way to see if it's Danny. She was very polite about this tragedy.

This is the best story I have read about a dog going missing. I also had this connection with this book b
Karen & Gerard
Nov 11, 2011 Karen & Gerard rated it it was amazing
This is a book about a young girl named Bree. Her parents are super busy so they decide to get her a dog to keep her company. She names the dog Danny and they get along famously! One day her mom makes a mistake and leaves the gate open and Danny gets away. Bree sets out to find Danny and winds up helping many other dogs How you ask? You will have to read this book to find out. It's a wonderful story. I read it in two days and loved it! Give it a chance and you will too!
(Gerard's review)

Brandon Stump
Apr 30, 2015 Brandon Stump rated it really liked it
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Jun 20, 2015 Miyang rated it it was amazing
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This book was wonderful. For a middle grade novel, I am more than impressed. The meaning behind the book is so much more than losing her dog. It's about a girl growing up and realizing that change is constant. I definitely look at animal shelters in a whole new way and when I am older, I will certainly adopt. The author portrayed this story beautifully. I had a smile on my face throughout the book. "The only thing in life that's constant is change." "You must be the change you wish to see in the ...more
Sep 07, 2010 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grades
I loved this book! It's a feel-good, well-connected story about a girl who lives in a wealthy neighborhood near the beach in California. Her parents are both in the news business, and that often takes them away from home. They bought her a little border collie that she named Danny to fill her hours when she was along. Not only is it a dog story deluxe, but it also delves into family dynamics among the upper socioeconomic echelons, and it has a strong subplot about the plight of abandoned animals ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Audrey rated it it was amazing
This book is an awesome choice for people who really love animals and want to help them. I'm not going to give a lot away because I really want you to read it, but basically it's about a girl who loses her dog Danny and then realizes with some help of two very good freinds that she could help other dogs with no homes. It's a really great book, I hope you can read it. I've read it like, a million times without getting tired of it myself:)
Jan 29, 2012 Mercedez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, cute, sad, uplifting
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Apr 06, 2012 Faith rated it it was amazing
All Bree wanted was to find Danny. Instead she found the world of animal shelters. Maybe she could find homes for all the red-listed dogs.

Reasons why I like this book-

Reason 1- There are dogs in the story.

Reason 2- It educates people about what happens in animal shelters.

Reason 3- I couldn't stop reading.
Feb 22, 2016 Lea rated it really liked it
Shelves: dogs, middle-grade
Great story about a young girl who loses her dog and finds the world of shelter/rescue dogs in the search for her beloved Danny. Heartwarming, positive story as the girl struggles with her parents, friendships, boys and making new friends while changing the world one dog at a time.
Anna Carmel
Apr 28, 2013 Anna Carmel rated it it was amazing
I read this book to my dog and we both absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!! I felt a lot of feeling when she ran after the dog that she thought was Danny, but it was really someone else's. My dog snuggled up extra close to me when the girl and her dog were reunited.
Oct 06, 2011 Jan rated it really liked it
Bree's parents are busy with their careers, so they buy her a dog to keep her company. When he runs away, 12-year-old Bree's search brings her to a new group of animal-rescue friends. Girls who love animals will love this book and its unlikely happy ending.
Oct 25, 2013 Megan rated it it was amazing
This book was a wonderful story. I finished it in 6 days. I almost cried at a couple parts but overall this was an amazing book of stray and shelter dogs and a 12 year old girl working to hard to save them all and find hers. <3 <3 <3
Maddi Couture
Apr 25, 2012 Maddi Couture rated it it was amazing
This a good book for people whoa re in the mood for a heart touching story about a girl who loses her dog and meets new friends along the way
Sep 24, 2012 Bryan rated it really liked it
I thought it was a good book. Although there were some parts that weren't that interesting. Overall it's pretty good.
Apr 19, 2016 Naiomi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When I was 9 years old, I picked up this book and finished it in a few days. After that, I haven't stopped reading.
Apr 21, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
Finding Danny was a great read. The relationship between Bree and her mom was realistic and spot on.
Nov 26, 2012 Tatum rated it really liked it
So this book was super good. It doesn't have a sad ending like most dog books do so I recommend it to people who like dogs but not with sad endings!

Jul 16, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, realistic
A cute dog, a girl with lots of creativity and a quirky new friend who connects her with a dog shelter--whats not to love?
Karen Arendt
May 04, 2011 Karen Arendt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade, animals
What a wonderful, sad, uplifting story. Bree's journey to find her missing dog, Danny, leads her to her first love, a new friend, and adoption of lots of dogs!
Kayla M
May 08, 2012 Kayla M rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a really good book and that I can happen to anyone so it really tells you what to do when something like this happens.
Jul 24, 2012 Judy rated it it was ok
While looking for her dog Danny, Bree learns to except change and discovers the importance of helping others.
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Nov 08, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Cute story
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Linzi moved to the US as a young adult- and has lived in Santa Monica with her teenage daughter, Jordan, for many years.
She has been in the trenches of animal rescue for seven years and has personally rescued hundreds of dogs. She is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Forgotten Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing dogs in
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