Only once in the year and a half that Coco Bean has had a blog have I ever taken over; But I was given the opportunity to read a new book that just came out called “DOGTOWN: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption” and I really wanted to share it with all of you.Dogtown is a no kill shelter in Utah for Misfit and traumatized dogs, puppies rescued from puppy mills and war-zone trauma cases. The workers here truly believe in second chances for animals who never really got a fair first chance at life. This book tells the story of 15 dogs whom were abandon, abused, &/or badly injured and how the dedicated staff at Dogtown was only able to rehabilitate them but re-home them too. Each story shows the powerful bond that the trainer/owner has with the dog whom they work(ed) with as they each tell their story from their point of view.
The first chapter is about “Georgia”, a beautiful Staffordshire Terrier (Pitt Bull) whom was rescued from Michael Vis’s home. We all know who Vic is and how horrible it was that he did what he did, but Georgia’s story is amazing and heartwarming.
The stories about dogs that required special training because they showed signs of aggression, gave examples of training techniques that were simple enough for anyone to be able to practice at home with their dog(s). Not only does the book explain how to work with these techniques, but it also explains why it works and what it is teaching your dog(s).
Each story is inspirational, heartwarming and touching in its own way and no two stories are alike. I am not an avid reader, but I was able to finish this book within one week of receiving it. By the end of the first story you are able to believe that there is no such thing as a “bad dog” only dogs that need a little extra love and devotion. These unbelievable stories will not only put a smile on your face but will stay with you long after you finish reading this book.
This book is available wherever books are sold and would make a wonderful gift book this upcoming holiday season. It is even small enough to be a stocking stuffer! A portion of the proceeds will go to Best Friends Animal Society
Princess Coco, Lady Godiva & Truffle are going to give their Grandma one from the holidays!
If you would like to learn more about DogTown, please click HERE.
Thank you for letting me share a wonderful book with you.
LeeTal - The Mommy