About a year ago the call came out for Pet Partner therapy dogs to "audition" to be included in a wonderful children's book written by a Pet Partner team in Alabama. They were seeking specific breeds and we are so proud to have three dogs from the Love Dog Adventures team in Las Vegas in the book: George, Spike and Petey ... and Benny has a small mention! The "real" dogs have been drawn as characters in the book and many teams across the country are represented.
George is an Old English Sheepdog, Spike is a Chihuahua and Petey and Benny are poodles. We are hoping the author Jody Otwell will come to Las Vegas for a book signing event so we can have the "real" dogs from town there to pawtograph the books!
Jody's story is a compelling one centered around her own Pet Partner therapy dog, Cooper. Though his time as a therapy dog was short, he inspired so many and Jody decided to expand his career by including many other wonderful dogs in her book.
This delightful children's book tells the tale of all the different therapy dogs and shares their stories with the reader.
As the book teaches, "All kinds of different animals can do therapy work. It's not what you look like on the outside, but who you are on the inside that matters."
The "real" dogs are then featured on her website and children can read their individual stories and learn more about the important work they do as volunteers.
This project is truly a labor of love and took two years to come to fruition. A portion of sales will go to support animal-related charities.
To learn more about Love Comes on a Leash or to order, go to www.lovecomesonaleash.com.
And to learn more about the Las Vegas Pet Partner affiliate therapy team, visit www.lovedogadventures.com.