Dogs have been man’s best friend for millions of years, but today, millions of dogs around the world don’t have safe houses, good food, or the loving care of an owner. You are challenged to become a Dog Champion: someone who volunteers at a local animal shelter, or gets together a group of friends to raise money for an animal shelter.
Using straight-forward text and color photographs, Rob Laidlaw informs readers what it’s like for a dog to be a shelter dog. He advocates for careful consideration before getting a pet dog and provides information about a few dog breeds and their personalities. Each chapter features someone advocating for animals in their everyday life, usually a young person who has involved himself or herself in making the world a better place for dogs, stray, sheltered, or otherwise. Includes a glossary, list of websites, a dog owners pledge, and index.
Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA