Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things (Paperback)
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Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves
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In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as:
- How to “walk a mile in a dog’s paws” to get a brand-new perspective
- Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment—but it’s never dull!
- Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can’t “shed” them completely
- How to set the world right, one dog at a time
For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too.
About the Author
PETER ZHEUTLIN is a freelance journalist and bestselling author, whose work appears regularly in national publications, including The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. Zheutlin has also written for The LA Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine and numerous other national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway, as well as one other book. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman and two rescued Labradors.
“Rescue a dog, and the dog will rescue you. I can vouch for that, and Peter Zheutlin does a lovely, moving job of exploring the subject. Rescued is a delightful read.”
—Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author
“Rescued is a must-read for anyone who has ever experienced the love of a dog. Peter Zheutlin does a masterful job conveying the meaning and joy that come from helping a once-homeless animal feel secure, loved, and part of the family. This beautiful book belongs on every dog lover’s shelf.”
—Laura T. Coffey, bestselling author of My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts
“I loved this book. It eloquently describes the singular joy of giving a rescue dog one’s hearth and heart.”
—Lisa Mullins, anchor at WBUR, Boston
“Rescued is a wide-ranging and intensely moving meditation on sharing one’s life with adopted dogs. Peter Zheutlin is one of the few journalists who has taken on the complex world of animal rescue and actually gotten it right.”
—Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon
“In Rescued, Peter shows us that shelter dogs are some of our greatest teachers. Stories about rescue become tales of personal growth, where dogs are given second chances and people are reminded that our best lives are lived when we open our arms to those that need us.”
—Jesse Freidin, photographer and author of Finding Shelter
“Will inspire any reader to immediately go out and adopt as many dogs as possible.”
"[An] uplifting look at the power of 'second chance' dogs to change lives...Tell readers not to fear sad tales; they will enjoy every moment of this passionate book."
"For readers who might not realize how many dogs are killed each day for lack of a home, [Rescued] should serve as a wake-up call and will, I fervently hope, cause them to consider adopting a rescue dog today."