The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

eBook - 2014
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A novel of a young woman who, despite knowing nothing about animals, signs herself up for dog training school at The Sanctuary, where she discovers that rescue can find even the most hopeless among us and that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds

“Love is a great teacher and we are all a little unadoptable. Readers of Garth Stein and Carolyn Parkhurst will adore this” (Library Journal).
 
A People Best New Book of the Week
 
The Sanctuary is a refuge for strays and rescued dogs. Evie has joined a training program there despite knowing almost nothing about animals. Like the greyhound who won’t move, the Rottweiler with attitude problems, or the hound who might be a candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie has a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life they didn’t choose.
 
Heartfelt and hilarious in turn, this is a deeply moving novel of the countless ways in which humans and canines help each other find new lives, new selves, and new hope.
 
 


Baker & Taylor
A woman with little experience with animals signs up to be a volunteer trainer at The Sanctuary, a home for strays and unwanted dogs, and learns more than she bargained for about forgiveness, rehabilitation and being rescued.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544237094
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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samcmar Aug 08, 2017

This was a surprise of a read! This book is about second-chances at a better life, and more specially about rescue dogs who are looking for a forever home but have perhaps done things in the past that make them "unwanted." This book broke my heart! I own two dogs and I couldn't be without either of them in my life, but this book reminds us that like people, dogs deserve to be loved and needed. They need to the right person to give them the compassion they need. You learn so much about the dogs in this story, their personalities and it makes me wish I could just adopt all the homeless dogs out there.

Move over crazy cat lady status, meet crazy dog owner lady (my life's goal, clearly!)

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juliepiano
Nov 07, 2014

I really wanted to like this book. I love books about self-discovery and the idea of finding oneself by working with rescue dogs seemed like a plot I would enjoy. It took me a while to read this book simply because I didn't have that normal urge to pick it up and continue reading. The characters are a bit strange - very little background information is given about the characters so you are left wondering why they are acting like they are. I kept waiting for the climax of the story-line but it never came. I enjoyed getting to know the dogs, but the human interaction was definitely lacking.

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