A Dog's Gift

The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend
Product Number: EB00725814
Released: May 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781623361020
Publisher: Rodale Books
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Description

A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog's Gift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul.

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Author(s): Bob Drury
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015

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Author(s): Bob Drury
Narrator(s): Traber Burns
Product Number DD16601
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504601566
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Author(s): Bob Drury
Narrator(s): Traber Burns
Product Number Z100091768
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504601504

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