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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143787341
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

The Rescuers




Inspirational true stories of adopted dogs who have rescued their owners.

Dogs are renowned for their loyalty, and those saved from animal shelters or rescue groups seem to be especially devoted to the humans who have offered them a second chance. In this extraordinary collection, meet the brave dogs that have shown incredible courage – even risking death – to protect their people.

There’s Leala, the Staffy who raced for help when her two-year-old owner fell in a dam; Buddy, the labrador who licked his owner awake to save her from a house fire; and Brian, the pit bull who valiantly fought off three other dogs to protect his owner.

From unforgettable moments of courage to heart-warming tales of true loyalty, these are the stories of some of the most heroic rescue dogs in the world.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143787341
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Author

Laura Greaves

Laura Greaves is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and proud ‘crazy dog lady’. She has spent nearly twenty years writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world and is the former editor of Dogs Life magazine. Now a freelance writer, Laura has written extensively for countless dog and pet-specific print and web publications. She is the author of the collections Incredible Dog Journeys, Dogs with Jobs and The Rescuers, the children’s book Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs, as well as three romantic comedy novels, Be My Baby, The Ex-Factor and Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas, all of which feature an extensive supporting cast of cheeky canines.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Dog Writers Association of America Awards

    Finalist • 2020 • Best Book – Human Animal Bond

  • Dog Writers Association of America Awards

    Finalist • 2020 • The Rio Award


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