This is a pretty special book. I was fortunate enough to be invited to read it and offer a testimonial, which I was honored to do, so I can speak first-hand about it. The fact that I am friends with the author is merely frosting on the cupcake, if you will. Truth be told - the book would not be mentioned here, on this blog, if I weren't truly enthusiastic about it.
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog by Diane Rose-Solomon is, by far, the #1 book in pet for 2016.
Here's why I say that - the very act of adopting a dog is rife with mystery, confusion, and expectation, often poor expectation. We make that trek to the shelter of choice, look over the many animals there, and finally choose one, fully expecting immediate love and affection. It's what we're taught dogs do, isn't it? They offer unconditional love!
You know, from posts in this blog, that I am all about the human-animal bond. And, I desire to share stories and research supporting the importance of the human-animal bond. And that's why I consider this book, about pet adoption, so vital to 2016 (and beyond). The media kit offers,
"The book answers questions like whether dog adoption is right for you, how to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group, how to prepare your home for a new member, integrating the dog into your home, family, lifestyle, and more."
I assure you it does all of that - and so much more!