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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  426 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Winner of The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll Award for Best Nonfiction Book 2016
Top ten finalist, The Best Indie Books of 2016
SASHA is the story of a very remarkable dog: a Staffordshire Bull Terrier abandoned close to death at the age of 6 weeks old. Rescued from a street gutter, she had the good fortune to be adopted by author Brian L. Porter a
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published June 26th 2016 by Creativia
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Joshua Buller
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Heartwarming Pet Story

As someone who's never owned a dog of my own, Sasha's tale is one that touched me deeply and brought a smile to my face. It's a story of overcoming hardship, for both pet and owner, and making the best of life in spite of its hardships. You can tell that Brian is writing from the heart, and I would recommend Sasha to anyone who is, or has ever been, a pet owner.
claire preece
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So glad i've finally read this Tail!

This liitle yarn took far too long to read, blurry words because my eyes were constantly filling with tears. I am upset, angry at the abuse these animals have received but also happy because there are good people like Brian and Juliet. The love and tenderness given by all is outstanding. Good luck for the future to all. And thank you - 10 dogs who are cherished xxx
John Dizon
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sasha by Brian L. Porter is both a haunting and heartwarming story about man’s best friend and how they impact our society and our lives. It is a first-person account by the author who narrates the life of his Staffy, a British nickname for Staffordshire bull terriers (the next of kin to the USA’s pit bull), who he named Sasha. The animal is rescued after being found near death, and Porter brings her home to become part of a family that includes other dogs spared from misery and death in abusive ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Heartening & engaging story, one that most dog-lovers can relate to, myself included. Highly recommended for dog lovers 🐶 , people lovers and those who care for both. ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve just read this in one sitting. Truly a remarkable and special dog .
Martha Cheves
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sasha - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of : Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

While at the dog pound where we've adopted a number of dogs in the past, the girls took us into the rear office where, in a small dog crate, we saw a tiny, white puppy, with black markings, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier no bigger than a small rabbit. As soon as she saw us, the puppy went straight into 'take me home' mode, her tiny tail wagging at about a hundred miles per hour and her
Kenna McKinnon
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found the story of Sasha, a rescue puppy, to be less anthropomorphic than I had envisaged and full of hope and happiness both on the part of the owners and the epi-dog. Most interesting to me were the other rescue dogs in this fortunate pack, more particularly, Sheba, who had been used as bait by dog fighters. Not a dog owner nor particularly a dog lover myself, this book opened my eyes to many traits of dogs I'm not famililar with. Certainly, the author and his family give rise to a very spec ...more
Eileen Thornton
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading 'Sasha', the true story of a little puppy found in the gutter by a dog warden and taken to an animal rescue centre. This little dog was re-homed by the author of the book, and his wife. Poor Sasha has encountered several health issues during her life, but she has come through them all with her tail wagging joyfully - much to the relief of her owners.
I say health issues, as there are many, but probably the most harrowing is the fact poor Sasha suffers from epilepsy. Y
Stephen Bentley
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The thing that struck me most about this delightful book is the author's modesty. Many times he describes Sasha, the epi-dog and subject of this book, as remarkable.

So are you Mr. Porter, together with your wife and family for all you did (and do) for Sasha. Even though you are a dog lover and responsible owner of dogs, what you did for this wonderful dog many would say you went above and beyond the call of duty, Bravo!

The story is well-written in a style that is eminently easy to read and takes
Anne Scott
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Unconditional Love

Animals are special souls. To me, some dogs, in particular, seem so close to being human. I think it’s that special connection they have with us by getting across what they’re feeling with just a look. If you’re a dog lover, you know what I’m talking about.

At the heart of Sasha’s story by Brian Porter, the unique bond that forms between man and dog is ever-present. But really, how could anyone not bond with Sasha? One look at her picture and I wanted to cuddle her. What stayed
Berk Rourke
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not often is a small but wonderful book written. This book is small, is wonderful and is written by a great writer. It is the story of his love of dogs and in particular his love of Sasha, his Staffy rescue. He and his wife must be saints sent to earth for the purpose of caring for animals. They have ten rescue dogs and it is evident from this wonderful book they love each and every one of the dogs in a special way. Sasha is their "epi-dog" which has had tremendous difficulty with epilepsy. I di ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Essential reading for owners of epi dogs, moving for all animal lovers

Sasha really is a special dog, who will have the reader, as well as all the veterinary staff she encounters, rooting for her. If you happen to be the owner of an epi dog, I think you will find hope and practical advice in this book, which is also likely to be a source of inspiration to the owners of sick animals in general or to those thinking of adopting a pet with an existing health condition.

While I loved reading about Sash
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved Sasha

What an amazing story, dog, family and vet practice. This story is about Sasha's life and her health problems and the challenges her family had to help her overcome them. A heartfelt story that brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes a few times. If you love dogs you should read this story!
Michelle Woodward Wagner
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this book yesterday in one sitting. I was not able to put the book down.
Sasha is more than a special dog when she rescued her family. Considering everything that Sasha has been through, her attitude towards life is survival and truly an inspiration.
The author is so passionate and talented in telling Sasha’s story. Looking forward to reading more of his books.
Kevin McCaughey
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A smashing good read and a real pleasurable one for us dog lovers. It's not a long book, but it is well worth the money. I think it also gives dog owners a sense of what to do in an emergency.

I love Sasha and if I ever win the lottery I will be getting in touch to see if I can visit :)
sa fletcher
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
heart warming

As a staffy Mum of 3, I could totally relate to the little quirks of your gorgeous girl Sasha 😁I hope she continues to stay as well as possible, with her terrible illness x
Wendy Johns
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unconditional love

Unconditional love is what pets can give to us. Unfortunately not everyone does that for their pet in return. Thank goodness for people like Brian and Juliet who fall in love with these exceptional dogs.
Helen Tomlinson
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very happy dog

Well worth reading, I had tears. Sasha must have a guardian Angel watching over her. She has found her forever home.
deborah craigie
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Short read

Great story heartwarming and proves a staffy love is unconditional and a totally misunderstood breed loved it highly recommended read
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book and could relate as I have 2 rescue Staffies myself. One of them is a lot like Sasha in the that his knick name is "wiggle bottom" because he is always so happy that not only does his tail wag enough to clear the room but he brings his whole bottom with it. He also has the Staffie "smile." My other girl dog was also used as a bait dog before we got her and had to struggle with that but is very snuggly and attached to her owners. However, with time, our two dogs, like Sasha, ar ...more
Michele Pariseau
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wiggle butt

I couldn't put the book down.I had to read it I I knew baby girl was okay ! I had a golden who won a trophy the best tail wiggle ! She wiggled just like SASHA ! She wiggled we giggled !!!! Nothing like a whole body wiggle!!! I love that you bring home hurting dogs and help them heal !
John Stubbs
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is so heartwarming as a spouse of a rescue lady to see someone that cares for their dogs so much . Especially a Pit Bull which we are not allowed to adopt

As a spouse of a rescue lady it is great to see someone who cares so well for Pit Bull which we are not allowed to adopt ,

Ann Doerffel
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sasha - A Lovable Dog

Sasha is a well loved dog who despite medical set backs faced the world with unwavering confidence and courage. During her illness, I got a little tear but then a smile as she bounced back.

It was a quick and easy read.
Larry A. Hunter
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

People like the author and his good-hearted wife go far in making up for the cruel people in the world who hurt animals and people.
Ruth C. Kaplan
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an inspiring dog story

Sasha is an unsinkable dog and her story is sweet and inspiring. And is happy today that this is a rare dog memoir in which the dog lives on!
Kerrie jones
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Wow! Sasha is one very lucky and special dog. Brings back many memories of my own special staffy. Highly recommend this book
Alice L Chasey
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lovely book about a very special dog, and her very special owners!
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Drawn to this book having my own rescue, an easy read but didn't leave a lasting impression on me.
judy oliver
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

It was wonderful reading about Sasha and to be assured of the love and care she receives. She is a lucky dog and her owners are AS well.
Nancy York
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

A sweet story about a special dog. Amazing family so dedicated to making his life the best it can be.
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Formerly a member of the Royal Air Force, Brian L Porter is an award-winning author, and a dedicated dog rescuer, with the distinction of having more than twenty Amazon #1 bestsellers to his name. He has written under three pseudonyms, with bestsellers coming under each of his writing guises. The majority of those have come under his Brian L Porter name with four coming under his Harry Porter and ...more

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