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A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Steven Kotler

  "While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the cult and culture of dog rescue" weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Dogs, Memoirs, Dog Rescue, Dog Adoption
Author: Steven Kotler
Genre: Home & Garden
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
2 reviews about A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the...
review by . November 25, 2010
As someone who's been involved, in our own small way, in dog rescue (we've opened our doors to six pugs over the years, four of whom were rescues, and my wife is still active, across country, with the Seattle Pug Rescue organization), I knew Steven Kotler's tale of his much, much larger-scale commitment to dog rescue would be an emotional combination of highs and lows. What I wasn't expecting was the fascinating discussion of evolutionary genetics showing the amazing extent to which dogs and humans …
review by . October 01, 2010
Honestly, I stumbled at the first page of the preface, but I'll give any book 30 pages of attention, so I kept moving. By the first page in chapter 1, I was hooked, and I put the book down at 2 AM, when I was done.    Full disclosure: I live with six dogs, including 4 black dogs, 3 dogs over 70#, and one Chihuahua. All foundlings. I know of one 200# dog that may come my way, if her owner dies, and I try to keep a place open for her. I do not do formal "rescue," but I live where …
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