MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dog Book Series Raises Awareness of and Funds for Dog Rescue Efforts

What's Your Story?
taken from Happy Tails Books Website

American Humane estimates that 9.6 million animals are euthanized annually in the United States alone. Not included in this statistic are the many animals that suffer abuse in puppy mills. The number of good animals in need of homes is staggering, according to Kyla Duffy of Happy Tails Books, and even so, puppy mills continue to thrive because people see "the cute doggie in the window at the pet shop" and usually think they are getting a better dog than a shelter dog. But they don't know the truth behind a pet store dog's past.

Happy Tails Books recognizes the importance of dog adoption and dog rescue, and collects stories from people like you who have participated in dog rescue or adoption. They then compile them into educational and entertaining books. Their "Lost Souls: FOUND!" series of books raises awareness about dog rescue efforts and provides a source of funding for dog rescue groups.

A rescued dog named Bill was the inspiration for Kyla Duffy to found Happy Tails Books.

"In 2008, two-year-old Bill was released from a puppy mill breeder and put out to auction after spending the first two years of his life sitting in a cage. When Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue took him into their care he was in horrible shape. Overweight and terrified, he simply cowered in the back of his crate." You can read Bill's full story of recovery from the tragedy of a dog with no life in his eyes to the return of that light and life at Bill was a lost soul, now found by Kyla Duffy.

The stories in Happy Tails Books "reflect the positive changes in many dogs' lives due to human compassion and kindness ... Readers learn that adopted dogs usually turn into great pets, becoming loving companions for the elderly, nurturing playmates for children and all-around best friends for the whole family. The stories are fun, emotional and educational."

Current titles include Lost Souls: Found Inspirational Stories About Golden Retrievers and Lost Souls: Found Inspirational Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers. Look for titles coming soon about the following breeds: labrador retrievers, miniature schnauzers, beagles, boxers and more. Contact to share your inspiring and thought-provoking dog rescue/adoption stories in their upcoming breed books.

My Maggie in my book, MAGGIE the dog who changed my life was not a rescued lab, but her life and her passing inspired me to turn my own life towards dog/animal rescue. In this work, our bond together continues, and the spirit of Maggie lives on ...

Posted By:

Dawn Kairns
Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life


mike said...

good job done guys... very nice blog.... very interesting and knowledgeble... hope you will post newer content in coming for dog

Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life said...

thanks for visiting my blog -- I'm glad you are enjoying the content. Book series, of course, is not mine, but a super idea, isn't it?