It is easy for me to get very excited about NEW LIVES. Easy, because the last three dogs to bless (and rescue) my life have been shelter dogs. Wannan’s prose evokes the true wonder of these lost and found canines, and honors their capacity to mend hearts and souls in a profound, gentle, courageous way. –Susan Chernak McElroy, Author of Animals as Teachers and Healers
The compelling, real-life rescue stories contained within NEW LIVES will lift you up, make you laugh, make you cry, but most importantly, its heartwarming tales will encourage people to make rescue their first choice. –Connie Wilson, publisher, Modern Dog Magazine
This book clearly illustrates what everyone who’s ever rescued a dog already knows. Dogs at shelters aren’t “throwaways” without value. The can make a tremendous difference in the lives of anyone who will give them a chance to love and be loved. –Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States
This book will appeal to animal lovers of all ages, to those interested in learning about animal therapy, and to those who advocate for shelter dogs. But mostly, it will appeal to anyone who loves a heartwarming story where the underdog triumphs in the end. –Dr. Marty Becker, resident veterinarian on Good Morning America,co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul.
When we rescue animals, we save lives. Sometimes, those lives are our own. Nothing makes us more human than when we reach out to save and nurture a live in peril. NEW LIVES should inspire all of us to have the patience, courage and love needed to offer a new live to an animal in need, and very likely embark on a New Life of our own. –Stephen Zawistowski, Executive Vice President, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)