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The Resource A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady

A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady

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A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Title
A dog's gift
Title remainder
the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Statement of responsibility
Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
Title variation
  • Good dogs: the inspirational story of wounded children and veterans healed by man's best friend
  • Dog's gift: the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
  • dogs gift
Title variation remainder
the inspirational story of wounded veterans and children healed by mans best friend
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog's Gift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul"--
Summary
The owner of a service dog organization, paws4people, describes the amazing healing powers that canines can have on suffering humans, including disabled children and wounded war veterans, and discusses the history of the long-standing bond between humans and dogs
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10428981
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.4/0483
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1569.6
LC item number
.D78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the inspirational story of wounded veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Label
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an accidental destiny -- Birth -- Emilia -- The cheerleader -- The slammer (1) -- The slammer (2) -- Volunteers of Virginia -- The bump (1) -- The bump (2) -- Stone Mountain -- Postscript
Control code
20396489
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623361013
Lccn
2015014788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color);
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907976252
  • (OCoLC)907976252
Label
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an accidental destiny -- Birth -- Emilia -- The cheerleader -- The slammer (1) -- The slammer (2) -- Volunteers of Virginia -- The bump (1) -- The bump (2) -- Stone Mountain -- Postscript
Control code
20396489
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623361013
Lccn
2015014788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color);
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907976252
  • (OCoLC)907976252

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