The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned From Pets Who Were Left Behind (Paperback)

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Ken Foster is the editor of two anthologies, includingDog Culture, and the author ofDogs I Have Met and I’m a Good Dog. His collection of short stories,The Kind I'm Likely to Get, was aNew York Times Notable Book. His work has appeared inThe New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's, andThe Believer. He has taught at The New School, Florida State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2008, he founded The Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible dog ownership among the pit bull population and sponsors education and outreach in the New Orleans area. He lives in New Orleans, with at least three dogs.

From a border collie at a shopping mall to a pit bull in a Mississippi truck stop, The Dogs Who Found Me recounts the stories of a dozen dogs who chose author Ken Foster to rescue them. Initially reluctant, Foster set a four-hour time limit for placing the first strange dog he brought into his New York City apartment, only to discover that this would be the first of many dogs who would seemingly choose him to lead them, one way or another, to their new home.

You''ll meet:

--Sinatra, a blue-eyed collie found tied beneath a New York City bench.
--Zephyr, a rottweiler who jumps from a pickup on a Florida highway.
--Katrina, a nearly autistic yard dog abandoned after her owners'' divorce.
--An 85-pound pit bull found greeting customers at a truck stop on Valentine''s Day.
--An abused border collie discovered wandering a designer outlet mall.
--A puppy left on Manhattan''s East River, and the social worker that sought the dog''s return to her homeless clients.
--And finally, Sula, who returned to her abandoned birthplace after surviving a vicious dog fight.

In addition to the personal stories, The Dogs Who Found Me offers expert advice and answers the essential questions: How should you approach an abandoned dog? How do you integrate a temporary animal guest into your household? What resources are available in your area? Are some dogs beyond rescue? Why do some dogs fear your help? Should we ever give up on a dog?

Part memoir, part how-to, The Dogs Who Found Me is a moving and practical portrait of the national community of dog rescuers, foster homes, and the dogs who found them.


ISBN 9781592287499
Genre PETS / Dogs / General
Format Paperback
Pages 194
Publisher Date 2006-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Lyons Pr
Copyright Year 2006
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle What I've Learned From Pets Who Were Left Behind
Audience General/trade
Authors Foster, Ken
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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    heartwarming book good for dog lovers. quick read written at a basic level and will give u a few laughs. seems to highlight/take place during some major events in recent UShistory.

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