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Read A True Story of Beagle Rescue
"Life Is Good Now as told by Floyd"

beagle rescue book, book about beaglesThis true, rags-to-riches story is narrated by Floyd, a beagle who was rescued from the mountains of North Carolina. He was brought to Durham, NC, where he escaped a temporary home, was picked up by the animal control officer, waited out his time at the shelter and finally found the good life with my husband and me. We also adopted his sister and a mixed-breed bird dog from the shelter at the same time. The book is a funny, touching story of their journey to the good life.

The 6x6-inch book is formatted as a children's book with illustrations done by photo manipulation. The targeted audiences are children and adults, animal lovers and users of photo manipulation software. Throughout the book, Floyd is eternally optimistic about finding the good life, even though his sister, Rosebud, worries and questions most of the obstacles they encounter. At the shelter they meet Wilma, the mixed breed we also adopted, who hints that her former home wasn't such a good one. When they are finally chosen to come home with us, they are told that they have to visit the veterinarian.

"We were all taken to a veterinarian. I soon found out that "being fixed" meant that we wouldn't be able to make puppies. This was a good thing, because there are so many dogs at the shelter that don't ever find a new home. If more dogs were "fixed" then the shelters wouldn't be so crowded. This would make the jobs of the animal shelter much easier."

Thirty percent of the sale of this book will benefit an animal shelter. If you are an animal shelter or protection group, you can use this book as a fundraiser. The dedication page of the book includes a statement about the thirty percent and provides a blank line for your group name to be written.

My intention is that the book only be sold through animal shelters, animal protection groups or from my web site. Books sold from my web site will benefit the Durham County Animal Shelter from where our three dogs were adopted.

In the first two months, I sold over 400 books directly to animal shelters nationwide. Locally and through my web site in the first year I sold over 3,000 books, which means animal shelters have received over $9000! The Durham County Animal Shelter received about a third of that money.


From Akitas to Weimaraners, from Florida to Oregon,
"That Dog Won't Hunt!" includes ten true dog rescue stories.

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Bo, the buck-toothed Beagle, is the cover dog. Rescued by Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC from a local shelter, Bo was surrendered to the shelter by his owner, a hunter, because he wouldn't hunt. Bongo, as he is now known, is living the good life as a totally pampered pet.

Bo's story is just one of ten stories of dogs saved by rescue groups. I have included not only breed specific rescue groups, but also non-breed specific groups.

The dogs featured in the book are: Daisy, an English Bulldog from Operation K9 Rescue in California; Jefferson, a mixed breed lab and basset hound from Second Chance Pet Adoption in North Carolina; Samson, an Akita from Western Great Lakes Akita Rescue in Wisconsin; Red Bull, a pit bull from Animals at Risk Care Sanctuary in California; Buddy, a lab from LABMED in Florida; Dodger, a greyhound from Second Chance for Greyhounds in Michigan; Whitney, a German Shepherd from Stepping Stone German Shepherd Rescue in Kentucky; Paul, a Weimaraner from Silver Rain Weimaraner in Oregon; and lastly Brandy, a Bullmastiff from American Bullmastiff Association Rescue in New Jersey.

As I did with my first book, I will give 30% of the sale of the book back to rescue groups or shelters.

The overall message is loud and clear: these "recycled dogs" bring great joy to their new families.

We also extol the value of a good belly rub.







Bookmarks from the Dog Rescue Books

beagle and dog rescue bookmarks

Bookmarks with pictures from the books
"Life Is Good Now as told by Floyd" and
"That Dog Won't Hunt!"


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