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  • Published: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781599210476
  • 1599210479

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Your adopted dog : everything you need to know about rescuing and caring for a best friend in need

by Frost, Shelley.

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Call number: 636.708 Fr

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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Good if you rescue a dog from the street, otherwise, there are better

While there certainly is a lot of useful information in this book, I had some difficulties with it.

1. It is *primarily* about rescuing a dog yourself (i.e. finding a stray and bringing it into your home), but that was absolutely not clearly laid out. I'm sure it's a book that needs to exist, but it needed to say that in big, bold letters, and/or put that information in clearly labelled sections.

2. There was a lot of heartstring-pulling fluff (bits "written" by a dog that needs rescuing, quotes by random famous people) that filled space but didn't teach me about bringing a dog into my home. Personally, I could have done without them. I had the book because I was already interested.

3. There were all different kinds and sizes of fonts and styles within the text that I presume were supposed to indicate different kinds of information, but I could never figure out what indicated what. Poorly done.

4. The organization was lacking. One chapter started out with "finding a dog on the street," so I skipped to the next chapter. That one started with "Now that a dog is already in your house (for a list of supplies you need, see middle of last chapter)...." Really? Who thought through the use of this thing?

It's not that the information is bad, but there must be better organized books out there, although if you are actually pulling strays off the street (as opposed to adopting from shelters that have done SOME level of assessment at all) this might have info you can't find elsewhere.

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