Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself

A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation
Product Number: EB00743556
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628735307
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Two broken souls forge a healing bond in this "extraordinary story not only of love, but of strength, perseverance, and above all, courage" (Kay Pfaltz, author of Flash's Song: How One Small Dog Turned Into One Big Miracle). While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to life, at the bottom of a 350-foot canyon. In a daring act of humanity, Zak single-handedly orchestrated a delicate rescue. But Zak and Riley's destinies were intertwined long before they improbably found each other. For much of Zak's childhood, he was at the bottom of his own canyon-a dark canyon created by a painful childhood of relentless bullies and parents who weren't capable of love. When Zak came upon Riley, the puppy's condition told a story of horrible abuse-three shotgun pellets embedded beneath his skin, teeth turned permanently black from malnutrition. The meeting was one of a man and a dog singularly suited to save each other. Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself is a touching story of overcoming fear, pain, and the regrets of the past with the help of a much-needed friend, in which "Anderegg served as an angel to Riley and, in turn, Riley did what dogs do best . . . Help us to heal" (Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc.).

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