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To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

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Elise Lufkin and Diana Walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, in beautiful, duotone photographs and moving text, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs. Each dog (and one cat) profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans.

Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals a
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Skyhorse (first published January 11th 2009)
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David
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Essential Reading

If you are thinking of getting a dog, this book is essential reading. Wonderful photos of each individual story and the appendix is excellent advice on suggestions before making the final decision
Marcia
Dec 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: animals
All of the dogs in this biography were rescued from pounds or found injured. They were given second life by their new owners who provided medical care, homes, training and love. The dogs (and one cat) give back by working as search and rescue dogs or therapy dogs. If you are a dog lover you will love this book. If you are not, the stories are short and provide human interest and inspiration. Triumph was rescued by Moe Moeller, retired director of the Red Cross. Triumph was left by the side of th ...more
Deborah
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Heartwarming stories about the ways in which rescued dogs make a difference in people's lives. Good reminder that we should adopt--not shop--when looking for a furry family member.
Peggy
Nov 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a book about rescued dogs who give back to the community. Each section is written by the rescuer. Although some of the writing is not the best, the message comes through that rescued dogs are an asset. Many of the stories are very sad in the beginning, but the outcomes are very positive. the rescuers come from all walks of life, dog trainers, retirees, doctors, psycologists, firemen, teachers, students.

My favorites in the book were the handicapped dogs who help other s see that a handi
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Tom Mueller
Nov 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A sequel (of sorts) to Found Dogs Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet and Second Chances More Tales of Found Dogs.
This one goes a step further, focusing on dogs lucky enough to get adopted by great people who train their adoptees for fulfilling work in therapy, search-and-rescue and more.
Another 'must read' for those involved in rescue work.
Mary
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I got this on my kindle and read it during lunchtimes at work. Inspiring and interesting.
Erika
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dogs, non-fiction, cats
A compilation of short vignettes each written be the owner of a rescued dog. Each short "snapshot" includes a picture of the dog and relates the way in which the rescued dog now gives back to the community: therapy work, SAR, etc.

While each specific owner has different levels of writing talent, a truly heartwarming book. It's nice to hear about successful rescues, and the good they can do in this world. Too many times people think there is something "wrong" with shelter and rescue dogs.
Judy
Dec 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
What's not to like?!!?! Rescued dogs doing good! My friend Sophie gave this book to me for Christmas. A photo of her Rusty accompanies her writeup of Rusty's (and his brother Lucky) rescue from a horrible situation. Rusty is now a "therapy" dog, listening to stories read by struggling readers. That is represational of the other rescue dogs -- service dogs, Search aand Rescue dogs, and more. A most enjoyable book!
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Found this book while browsing in the library. Loved it.
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