Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

I'm a sucker for a good animal rescue story and this one really touched my heart. I very much enjoyed following Oogy's story through the book and suggest this one for dog lovers. It was uplifting for me to see a great dog get a second chance at a good life surrounded by people who love and care for him. I give it two thumbs up!

About The Book:
(From Amazon)

In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.

*Review copy provided by publisher. All opinions are my own. I received NO monetary compensation for this post.

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