Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

By Carol Bradley

A compelling actual tale of 1 dog's rescue from a Pennsylvania dog mill

This touching narrative makes use of the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to inform the tale of America's hidden dog mills-commercial kennels that breed canines in awful dwelling stipulations and churn out often-diseased and emotionally broken pups for sale.

Saving Gracie chronicles how one little puppy is remodeled from a bedraggled animal tired from bearing domestic dogs right into a loving, fit member of her new relations; and the way her proprietor, Linda Jackson, is modified from somebody who slightly tolerated canines to a lady passionately made up our minds not just to avoid wasting Gracie's lifestyles, but additionally to get the notice out concerning the hundreds of thousands of yank dog mill canine who want our help.

  • A touching tale of survival and redemption
  • Written by means of award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
  • Newsworthy concerns name animal fans to action

Join journalist Carol Bradley as she attracts again the curtain at the international of unlawful dog construction in Saving Gracie.

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The Humane Society of the U.S.’ Stephanie Shain used to be such a lot cooperative in sharing info and photographs. None of this is able to were precious, in fact, if my agent, Jeff Kleinman, hadn’t visible the capability in a ebook a couple of dog mill rescue. His unbridled enthusiasm saved me stoked, and his unerring eye helped mould the framework of the booklet. I couldn’t have requested for a greater advisor during the byzantine global of e-book publishing. My editor at Howell booklet condominium, Pam Mourouzis, had the foresight to acknowledge a narrative that had to be advised. She was once a excitement to paintings with. improvement editor Beth Adelman introduced a extensive base of information and a surgeon’s ability to undergo along with her questions, feedback, and delicate carving of my phrases. Her bedside demeanour was once wonderful. Wiley & Son’s Amy promote, Malati Chavali, and Adrienne Fontaine labored backstage to marketplace and publicize the booklet. I counted on a sturdy of author neighbors for commiseration and aid as I struggled to make the transition from newspaper reporting to tackling a whole publication. Rochelle Sharpe was once there from the start; she helped me study each tea leaf alongside the way in which. Deb Pines helped me resurrect the beat-notes procedure we’d used many moons in the past on the Gannett Westchester Newspapers in big apple. Roni Rabin edited the manuscript with care and services. My mom and dad, George and Irene Bradley, have been there for me, and my brother, Jeff, and sister, Brooke, cheered me on all of the method. In nice Falls, I thank a number of alternative acquaintances who knew whilst to invite how the publication used to be going and while to alter the topic. Their aid intended greater than they observe. I’m thankful to Ralph Beltrone and Brad Opheim for remodeling the slope-ceilinged attic of our 1916 condominium right into a comfortable writer’s loft—the ideal position to gap up on a wintry Montana afternoon. (The domestic dogs love it, too. ) The largest shout-out is going to my husband, Steve L’Heureux, whose steadfast love and encouragement enabled me to maintain my eye at the prize. He used to be there for me the entire approach, and that i can’t thank him sufficient. Appendix: discovering the best puppy You can steer clear of doing enterprise with a dog mill. listed here are a couple of how one can take into consideration. • sturdy breeders don't have anything to conceal. Don’t enable one speak you into assembly at a few midway element to promote you a dog. Breeders can be satisfied to teach you their kennel, the place either the adults and the pups are saved. Ask to face within the doorway if the kennel operator doesn’t wish you contained in the construction. all the canine can be fresh and fit having a look and guarded from the weather. • stable breeders will try out the father or mother canine for hereditary ailments ahead of breeding them. they are going to suggest you at the overall healthiness matters specific to the breed. • stable breeders can have a dog’s registration papers prepared in the event you decide up the puppy. Their files should be whole and good prepared. • stable breeders will offer files outlining the vaccinations and any deworming the dog has been given and what extra photographs or drugs the dog wishes. • ensure you comprehend the healthiness warrantly and go back coverage.

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