Start Off on the Right Paw

Start Off on the Right Paw

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Mary-Alice's best friend Claire decides to adopt a 'sister' for her Pit Bull Rex, so the girls pay a visit to the local animal shelter. There they meet Bonsai, a Japanese Akita, very much in need of a forever home. For 6 long months, people have passed her by misjudging her to be too old, too big or too something. With the help of Claire's mom, the girls give this loving dog a chance but must first Start Off on the Right Paw, properly introducing Bonsai to Rex and M.A.'s best friend, Mr. Rico. Along the way the girls understand the need for pet safety and excitedly await their chance to volunteer and help other animals in need. The prelude to this book, Don't Judge a Book by its Cover, was awarded the Maxwell Medallion and voted "Best Children's Book" by the Dog Writers Association of America. Start Off on the Right Paw expands the message of not judging dogs, people or anything by outward more

Product details

  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 3mm | 115g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514150050
  • 9781514150054

About Denise Fleck

DENISE FLECK is an award-winning author and animal care instructor who developed the curriculum for her Pet First-Aid & CPCR Classes after training with 8 national organizations, practicing, attending seminars and practicing some more. She has appeared on Animal Planet's "Groomer Has It" and "Pit Boss," A&E's "Kirstie Alley's Big Life," CBS-TV's "The Doctors," CNN Headline News, PBS-TV's "Lassie's Pet Vet" and the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles. She has twice been a finalist as Pet Industry's Woman of the Year and a speaker at Pet Sitters International and at other conferences. Denise developed the material for and teaches a 20 week course in Animal Care through the Burbank Unified School District for high school juniors & seniors at the Burbank Animal Shelter in Southern California. "As the proud instructor, I hope one of my students will cure a debilitating canine disease or end animal homelessness, but if each student adopts a shelter pet (particularly a Senior), shares with friends the need for spay/neuter or never harms or judges a dog by his breed alone, I'll still wag my tail," she smiles. Fleck's other books include her all-encompassing "Pet Safety Bible" to hit shelves in early 2016 along with a new pocket guide..."Pet Disaster Preparedness." Titles already in print include "Dog First Aid & CPR," "Cat First Aid & CPR," "How to Take Care of Your Dog or Puppy" and "How to Take Care of Your Cat or Kitten;" "Rescue Critters Pet First Aid for Kids" and "The Autumn & Winter of Your Pet: Make those Senior Years Golden." Denise and her husband Paul have been Pet Parents to seven amazing dogs together. Learn more at more