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ANGEL DOGS WITH A MISSION

Divine Messengers in Service to All Life

This fascinating book puts the spotlight on working dogs — those heroic canines who have found ways to give back more than sloppy kisses and happy snuggles. The courageous dogs you will meet include:

  • Keno, a yellow Lab, who rescued a lift operator buried in an avalanche.
  • Kobi, a beloved and intelligent family pet with an exceptional sense of smell, who became one of the most famous cancer-sniffing dogs in the world.
  • Tuffy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, who served as a grief counselor with Dr. Karla Rose during the horrible days following the Virginia Tech shootings.
  • Abdul, the first service dog for people with mobility impairments, who was trained by Bonnie Bergin and Kerrill Knaus-Hardy and paved the way for people with disabilities to be independent.
  • Anna, a German shepherd, who damaged her lungs searching through the wreckage at Ground Zero after 9/11 and inspired Sarah Atlas to found an assistance program for volunteer search-and-rescue dog handlers.
  • Skidboot, the world-famous Texas blue heeler, who performed for Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey, and David Letterman and on Animal Planet (with cowboy and entertainer David Hartwig) but started life as an abandoned puppy.

Endorsements

“Another irresistible gift to the animal lovers of the world. This gorgeous collection of brilliant stories is a tribute to the fact that many of our most effective doctors, nurses, therapists, police officers, emotional counselors, rescue workers, and spiritual teachers have four legs instead of two.”
— Amelia Kinkade, author of Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

“This book blurs — truly dismantles — the supposed line between the feelings that humans experience and those present in animals. Angel Dogs with a Mission will change your life and the lives of those with whom you share it.”
— from the foreword by Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals

“As teachers, friends, therapists, healers, and rescuers, dogs enrich our lives immensely. They don’t ask much in return — a tummy rub, a smile, a game of fetch. Our world would be much poorer without dogs like those in this book and our homes.”
— Nancy Peterson, Feral Cat Program Manager, The Humane Society of the United States