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A Story of a Dog's Best Friend

Updated on April 19, 2013

I ended up looking at books on Amazon today and came across a remarkable title called "A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life".

Steven Kotler who is the author of the book wrote about how he got involved in dog rescue as a way to impress a woman, who is now his wife. He started with one dog who was badly abused who he took in and helped.  The dog regained his health and as well helped Kolter to regain his health after being sick for about three years. He then ended up adopting other abused dogs from shelters and living with them on his farm in New Mexico until other people adopted them or they ended up dying in his arms.

The book is a memoir of the many dogs he has rescued and his study of the connection between dog and man. As a result of his work, Kolter and his wife ended up finding their life's work and finding out a lot about dog behavior along the way.

This book is the story of two people who rescue dogs in the small town of Chimayo in New Mexico. It is famous for its church of miracles and some very scary drug statistics. The author, Steven Kolter and his wife started rescuing dogs in Los Angles but moved to Chimayo since their space was limited and their landlord not very appreciative of their work. For some reason their bull terrier liked Chihuahuas and as a result they ended up taking in that breed of dog who were abused, injured or abandoned. Through a combination of acceptance, love, exercise, good food and kindness, the dogs end up telling their storey of rescue and redemption. This is a book you will find hard to put down.

Books on Dog Rescue


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      De Greek 

      7 years ago from UK

      How touching to read about such kind people ...

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      True Blue Tips 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment lifewellspoken. I appreciate your following me too

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      7 years ago from Vancouver BC

      This is a great Hub, thanks for it. I hope you don't mind if I follow you, I mean on here lol.

      Great writing keep it coming.


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