Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration

New Book Celebrates the Amazing, Amusing, Life-Enhancing Bonds Between Women and Their Canine Companions

When the nurturing nature of females meets the loyalty and affection of dogs, it’s a match made in heaven according to Allen and Linda Anderson in the enclosed advance reading copy of Dogs and the Women Who Love Them (New World Library, November 10, 2010).

The new book, with a foreword by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rory Freedman (Skinny Bitch), celebrates canine-female teams who form deep bonds of companionship that result in compassionate and courageous acts of love and healing — for the dogs, the women, and all of the people whose lives they touch.

Here we learn about….

  • Miguel, a Newfoundland-Labrador mix, introduced an impoverished child to Rosanne Nordstrom, a resourceful woman who became like a mother to him; their new family is Chicago’s version of the popular movie The Blind Side — plus dog.
  • Beau, a rescued black Lab, became “co-founder” of Patriot PAWS, a Texas nonprofit that Lori Stevens started to train service dogs for disabled veterans; Beau was featured on NBC Nightly News, Late Night with David Letterman, and Animal Planet.
  • Buster Dawn, a rescued pit bull-mix, became best friends with animal advocate Karen Dawn, author and contributor for The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times; she eloquently conveys thoughts and feelings of women who have loved and lost a beloved dog.
  • Siesta, a Chihuahua-terrier mix, became the childhood pal of Alpha Dog PR’s president Susan Hartzler of Los Angeles and provided imaginative fun with a chance for Susan to transform into Santa’s most famous reindeer.
  • Major, an abused and neglected German shepherd, saved the life of national-award winning police dog trainer Janet Koch Ballard while serving as her K-9 partner.
  • Dagnabit, a rescued pit bull, was tortured while being trained for dogfights; his plight inspired Kim Dudek to found Dag’s House in New Orleans to rehabilitate and shelter special needs dogs.
  • Frankie, a dachshund in a doggie wheelchair, inspired Barbara Techel to write award-winning children’s books and design a school campaign to help children appreciate differences.

Allen and Linda Anderson are speakers and authors of a series of twelve popular books about the spiritual relationships between people and animals. They co-founded the Angel Animals Network in 1996 to increase love and respect for all life through the power of story. Their work has won state of Minnesota and national awards and has been featured on local, national, and international media and news outlets including Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Today show, ABC Nightly News, BBC Radio, and Montel, among others. They donate a portion of revenue from their projects to animal shelters and animal welfare organizations. The Andersons’ website is www.angelanimals.net.