“Emmett, do you think the beach dog has enough to eat at home?” Amelia asked. “I think the beach is her home,” Emmett said. “Not every dog has a family to love them and feed them.” This made Amelia sad for the beach dog. “I wish we could be her family,” she said. In Mexico, lots of dogs don’t have homes. They run and jump around the streets trying to find food and make new friends. Back in Emmett and Amelia’s neighbourhood, dogs walk on leashes with their families and don’t need to find their own food. When the kids make a new friend on the beach, they can’t help but worry about her. Their favourite stray dog was special. Every morning, she would race down the beach to see them and eat snacks, and her big loving eyes stole their hearts. Emmett and Amelia wanted to take care of their beach dog, not just in Mexico, but back home in Canada. Could this be possible? Rocket the Rescue Dog follows a dedicated family as they try to rescue a stray dog from Mexico. From the beach, to the vet, to the airplane, Emmett and Amelia learn that rescuing a dog takes patience, hard work, and big hearts. It takes a community of animal lovers to make safe and responsible adoption possible. Rocket the Rescue Dog gives children a glimpse into the emotional and fulfilling world of international animal rescue.
Journeying with Your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment
Author: KJ Fallon
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Think you don’t have time to really get to know your shelter dog? Using the steps in Zen Buddhism as a starting off point, this book offers insights, practical tips, and exercises you can use to bond with your adopted dog and achieve a more relaxed and enjoyable life together. While feeding, walking, and occasionally petting your dog is a good start, no matter how busy you are, you will be able to better connect with your dog by trying the suggestions in this book. With entertaining stories about the author’s particularly idiosyncratic dog and the trials and tribulations that others have had with their rescue dogs, the author shows us that owners of an adopted dog can peacefully coexist with their pets. Observations and advice from animal experts at rescue organizations, vets, and experienced dog owners also provide insight about how to better succeed at understanding your adopted dog. Readers will also discover why adopted dogs are often best suited to rehabilitating humans in need. If you have a rescue dog or are thinking about adopting one, and are looking for ways to help the two of you have a more peaceful existence together, this book is for you.
... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime
Author: David Long
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. Dogs, horses, cats (even birds, camels and elephants) have saved thousands of lives through instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion. Like Jet, a dog who searched through ruins during the Blitz bombings to find survivors, or Sergeant Stubby, a dog who caught a spy. Or the pigeons who braved hurricanes, hawks and even snipers to help during WWII ... Engaging, uplifting and deeply moving, Jet the Rescue Dog tells the stories of these brave, silent heroes with sensitivity and gentle humour for readers age 8+. With black and white illustrations throughout.
Ages 6-11; A 'first person' diary of a Rescue Dog relating his day-to-day adventures in rescue and other exciting work. Contains a glossary to help children learn new words and an additional resource listing to encourage children to continue reading about this kind of hero! 48 pages.
Rain is lashing down when Barby Keel is called out to an emergency unfolding at the gates of her animal sanctuary, deep in the Sussex countryside. A greyhound had been dumped under the cover of darkness, and is at death's door. In the 37 years she has dedicated her life to the welfare of animals, Barby has witnessed the horrors that humans are capable of, but never has she seen anything as barbaric as this poor dog's condition. Cigarette burns scar his flank, and he is so malnourished that he struggles to stand, every rib showing through his patchy fur. It's touch-and-go whether he will survive the night. The dog, who Barby names Bailey, proves he has a fighting spirit and, slowly but surely, begins the long road to recovery. But Barby is facing her own battle with ill health - one that threatens the future of the entire sanctuary... Will You Love Me? is an emotional, joyful true story of the deepest bond that exists between humans and animals, and shows how in rescuing others, we can rescue ourselves.
The earth moved! This was no ordinary storm. Within seconds, the whole house began to shake... -Dad! Dad, where are you?- he called. This book contains a historical fiction event that is written within a descriptive nonfiction text. The scene is Turkey at the start of one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded. Join Tariq (a fictional character), whose father is buried in the rubble. His father as one chance to survive - a dog named Kelly who is part of the special rescue team from Britain.Text Type: BiographyTheme/Topic: Conflict and Challenge, Personal Responsibility
A sweet tale about a rescue dog named Barely There (BT). It's a true story about BT's first experiences and how love transformed this sweet, silly dog. "Furever" grateful, BT never leaves her rescuers side, Jayme, and in true rescue style, love and gratitude blossom. This story is dedicated to Jayme and all rescuers and those rescued fur babies. Proceeds from this book will go toward the shelters that make it all happen.
A practical guide to adopting an adult dog; Offers advice on how to choose the right dog and settling in; Provides guidelines on training and setting the ground rules; Includes tips on teaching the recall, coping with aggression and dealing with minor problems such as jumping up, running away, pulling on the lead and car travel; Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs
Radar the Rescue Dog is a fictitious children's story based on a real dog. Three adventurous young skiers venture beyond the ski area boundary and find themselves lost on Whistler Mountain. Radar is their hero. It's a simple plot to teach young skiers and snowboarders mountain safety awareness.