Friday, August 23, 2013

The Stolen Dog Book Review

If you are a pet owner or just love animals, especially dogs, this story will strike a cord with you. It is a true story called The Stolen Dog written by Tricia O'Malley.
When Briggs, a Boston terrier, is stolen from his family's deck and shoved into a waiting car, a chain of events unfold that shakes the city. The Stolen Dog follows Tricia and Josh, Briggs' owners, as they fight a force unknown, enduring death threats, psychic interventions, false leads, fake set-ups, and the threat of dog fighting.  
A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of love, fearlessness, and hope — a captivating view of the best and worst of humanity — The Stolen Dog will make you hug your pets closer. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal rescues. The Stolen Dog is a true story.
This story was really awe inspiring that a couple, Tricia and Josh, would go to such lengths to find their dog, Briggs, who had been stolen right off of their on back porch! I was really amazed that someone had the nerve to do it in broad daylight in someones own yard while they were at home!

With the help of a lot of different people, Tricia takes on most of the work as she has more freedom than Josh does, she can work from home, and he can't.  I was amazed at some of the situations that Tricia got herself into while looking for Briggs. She went into some really scary neighborhoods  to put up posters of Briggs and to ask people if they had seen him.

It only takes 18 days for their dog to be returned but it seemed a lot longer than that to me while reading the book, so I am sure it seemed longer to them. I can only imagine the panic and the awful thoughts that go thru your mind about what people do to stolen dogs. I have tried to be very protective of Charlie, my Yorkie, and it helps that I don't work, so I am here with him all day. I don't  know if I would know what to do other than to turn it in to Vets because of the micro chipping he had implanted.

But, Tricia sure did figure it out in a hurry! And she got some awesome support from people she hardly knew and who turn out to have some great connections. She was very lucky that these people came into her life and were able to help.

This is a great story that shows when the chips are down, some will rise to the occasion!

Happy Reading!

The author is giving away one hardcopy of the book. You will love this amazing story about Briggs, the Boston Terrier! Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


AmandaSue said...

I just have a guinea pig right now since my dog passed. Although my roomies have a dog and cat.

MikiHope said...

I am owned by a cat at the moment but have been owned by dogs in the past. This has got to be a pet owner's worst nightmare. I am so glad that they found their dog and would really love to read this book.


Cheryl Chervitz said...

I have 4 dogs. We lost one back in Feb. this year, and thankfully we found her 3 days later. It was awful during that time. We went and had them all chipped after that. They are all Boston's too!

Cheryl Chervitz said...

Forgot my name: Cheryl

Anita Yancey said...

We don't have a pet right now. We had a dog for 18 years but she passed away, and be haven't been able to bring ourselves to get another. Thanks for having the giveaway.

FromFurrin said...

Yes, I do have a pet; a dog, Vicki. She's 11 and I adopted her when she was about six months old. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki Furrin on Rafflecopter
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FromFurrin said...

Link to Facebook post with my dog's name:

Vicki Furrin on Rafflecopter
sweetandtart at live dot com

Kim Reid said...

We used to have a dog, but have cats now, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com