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by Jamie Lee Curtis,Elise Lufkin

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ISBN:
1592287476
Author:
Jamie Lee Curtis,Elise Lufkin
Category:
Pets & Animal Care
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lyons Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2005)
Pages:
192 pages
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Rating:
4.4
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459


Second Chances: More Found Dogs is one of those transcendent books that clearly shows the big division of the human race-those who understand animals and those who can't or won't.

Second Chances: More Found Dogs is one of those transcendent books that clearly shows the big division of the human race-those who understand animals and those who can't or won't. Each story in these pages is a mini morality tale, through which we meet some very interesting people from all walks of life who look with empathy beyond their own kind, give generously asking nothing in return, and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

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I originally bought Found Dogs : Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet and fell in love with the book. The stories are pretty much everyday people telling their tales of giving dogs a second chance at a great life. One of our kids Miles is a rescue dog and I can definitely relate to the stories in that book and this sequel. This book is twice as big as the first and the stories are just wonderful. It made me feel great to know that there are others in this world who take care of their dogs as much and sometimes as nutty as my husband and I do :). If you've got a furry friend, this book is SO worth it - another 2 paws up from this pack! Heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Second Chances is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have given dogs a second chance. Second Chances is a tribute to these extraordinary dogs and their people. It is a testimony to the gift of love and salvation. And, in each case, it is difficult to say just who has saved whom.

Celebrities from Peter Mayle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Al Gore, and . Elise Lufkin has been involved with dogs all her life. She photographed people and their dogs for Second Chances and Found Dogs.

Celebrities from Peter Mayle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Al Gore, and Bobby Short to everyday heroes who have found dogs-from purebreds to scruffy mix-breeds-that have become service dogs, protectors, and friends, offering solace, aid, companionship, and inspiration. Found Dogs is a moving tribute to the power of love between people and dogs-how that love has transformed dogs who were lost, and the people who were lucky enough to find them. She lives in Washington, .

Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human .

Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. Found Dogs is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have adopted dogs in myriad ways. Celebrities from Peter Mayle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Al Gore, and Bobby Short to everyday heroes who have found dogs-from purebreds to scruffy mix-breeds-that have become service dogs, protectors, and friends, offering solace, aid, companionship, and inspiration. Found Dogs is a moving tribute to the power of love between people and dogs-how that love.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 180). Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned-at animal shelters, racetracks, or on the side of the road. Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. And these dogs, often rescued from death's door, seem to have even more than the usual canine capacity for love and loyalty. Second Chances, is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have adopted dogs in myriad ways.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs. List this Seller's Books. Publisher: Lyons Press, Guilford, CT. Publication Date: 2003.

Diana Walker, Elise Lufkin, Jamie Lee Curtis. Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned - at animal shelters, racetracks or on the side of the road. Second Chances" is full of photos and words by people who have adopted dogs in myriad ways.

Millions of dogs and puppies are abandoned each year, resulting in a world filled with stray dogs of all breeds and sizes. Many of these strays come to a bad end, but every now and then astray dog is found by a compassionate person--whether picked up on the street or picked out from an animal shelter--and given a second chance. Some of these dogs are lame, blind, ill, or simply unwanted. These dogs are special. And so are the people who have chosen to give them a second chance. Found dogs seem to be especially grateful, loyal, and loving. They, who have sometimes been rescued from death’s door, become beloved members of families, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They become productive members of society as service dogs, therapy dogs, and search-and-rescue dogs themselves. Observers mightsay that these dogs are lucky, but more often the people who have adopted them think that they are the lucky ones. Second Chances is full of wonderful photos and words by people who have given dogs a second chance. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Oscar de la Renta and everyday heroes who have found dogs of all sorts--from sleek greyhoundsto scruffy mutts--share their tales of discovery and canine-human friendship. Second Chances is a tribute to these extraordinary dogs and their people. Itis a testimony to the gift of love and salvation. And, in each case, it is difficult to say just who has saved whom.
  • Androlhala
Having spent many years volunteering in animal shelters, I have had the privilege of witnessing homeless or abandoned animals find a forever home before my eyes. It is hard to articulate the satisfaction that arises from watching a desperate animal, an animal you have watched for months, even years, finally find someone to love and go home with. It is a fiercely humbling and awe inspiring experience and it lead me to discovering Elise Lufkin's books. I read her first book 'Found Dogs' many years ago and then I found this extraordinary sequel. Second Chances is essentially the same format as 'Found Dogs'. It is written by a myriad of people from all walks of life and like its predecessor it includes celebrities which probably offers it wider appeal in this insanely celebrity obsessed culture. In the beautifully written forward Jamie Lee Curtis ponders the old adage about 'dogs being man's best friend' and she finds it inequitable. Since the dictionary describes the word friend as being "Someone who one knows, likes and trusts" Ms. Curtis wonders why so many dogs who are completely devoted and who love so unconditionally are often neglected or discarded or even abused by humans who are meant to treat the dog with reciprocal love and respect. It's a very good question -- a question I often pondered when I witnessed 10 year old dogs being abandoned by their owners for reasons that were often petty and senseless. The stories in 'Second Chances' (each essay written by the owner) often describe the condition of the dogs before they were rescued or adopted and they can be extremely harrowing and heartbreaking. But the focus is mainly on the on the dog's life with his new owner -- the miraculous transformation that occurs once the animal is brought home and given his second chance.

These essays (accompanied by their gorgeous photographs) are so luminous and captivating it is almost impossible to read them without shedding tears. When I reviewed 'Found Dogs' I mentioned that I was initially afraid to read the book because I was worried the stories would be to too distressing, but I must say that none of the authors focus on the pain, loneliness and trauma their pet once knew. This book is about what happens when someone lifts a desperate dog into their arms and takes them away from every horrific thing they've ever endured. This book is about the heroes in the world, both human and canine.

BTW: Ms. Lufkin gives all royalties from the sale of this book and Found Dogs to animal rescue organizations so I have bought quite a lot of them and I give them as gifts. They make wonderful gifts (especially for dog owners.)
  • Ynye
This book is a must-read for anyone who loves dogs, works in animal rescue, or is just plain tired of reading about the sickening abuse of animals. This book will restore your faith in humanity. Though the dogs are adorable, brave, and deserving of all the love in the world, the people who rescue them are the real stars of this book. You will finish each page grateful that you are not the only person who cares about these beautiful creatures.
  • Xava
If you like short stories, this is a great book. All the stories are about rescued dogs and are 1-2 pages in length, perfect for when you don't have much time. If you love dogs, this is a must read. I have 3 of these books now and find it easier to find the time to read them over a regular book.
  • Pemand
Lovely story. Warms the heart. Especially to all of us dog lovers.
Folks need to know dogs have deep, deep feelings. They love you
unconditionally and they love to be loved. The best!
  • Anyshoun
It is uplifting to read the success stories of dog adoption. This book clearly portrays the gift that these rescued dogs bring to us, their forever owners. One is amazed at the gift of love these dogs can give after such a long, sometimes horrible journey to find us. The pictures and the stories will touch your heart.
  • ChallengeMine
A great book
Good night time reading for kids and adults
  • hulk
These stories make me want to hug my dog! Love them!
Annother wonderful and heartwarming account of dogs who grabbed their " Second Chance ". If you have read the Elise Lufkins and Diana Walkers first book, you do not want to miss this one. The storys a even more detailed, and the thought that there are people who care so much seem to make life in general a bit more worhtwhile. Again Diana Walker provided photos that touch your soul, and the passion and love for their subject is in every of Mr. Lufkins words.
I did get my dog from a local shelter and can only join in the praise of loyalty and love that these dogs give us. Get this book and share the storys - and even you might consider that a stray can give you heaven on earth - and you can do the same for him !!!