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Rescue road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

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"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." - Dean Koontz

How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect andgive them a second chance at life and love.

For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north looking to adopt a pet, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward--where thousands of strays roam the streets--and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story aboutthe unique bond between dogs and humans, and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all.

A heartwarming, awe-inspiring story of how one man can impact so many lives, human and puppy alike. Fans of Marley and Me, Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love, and You Had Me At Woof will be inspired and touched by this story.

What readers are saying about Rescue Road:

"I stand in awe of those who can do this kind of rescue work, for their persistence, compassion and willingness to get dirty in the service of animals."

"a heartwarming & eye opening journey into the world of dog rescue."

"I highly recommend this book if you are looking to restore your faith in humanity."

"a heart-warming story that reaffirms there are many compassionate people who work tirelessly to save dogs."

What reviewers are saying about Rescue Road:

"An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." - Kirkus

"a canine caravan with heart and soul..." - Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Dog Lived (And So Will I)

"Heartwarming doesn't suffice to describe it... restores faith in humanity." - Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

"A tender, inspiring homage..." - Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

"Inspiring and riveting new book...a must-read..." - The Bark

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Grouping Titlerescue road one man thirty thousand dogs and a million miles on the last hope highway
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Last Grouping Update2020-11-26 04:16:52AM
Last Indexed2020-11-26 04:44:13AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781492614074

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subject_facetAnimal welfare
Dog rescue
Dogs -- PETS
Electronic books
Essays & Narratives -- PETS
title_displayRescue road : one man, thirty thousand dogs, and a million miles on the last hope highway
title_fullRescue Road One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway
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Rescue road : one man, thirty thousand dogs, and a million miles on the last hope highway / Peter Zheutlin
Rescue road [large print]: one man, thirty thousand dogs and a million miles on the last hope highway / by Peter Zheutlin
title_shortRescue road
title_subOne Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway
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Dog rescue
Essays & Narratives