Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them

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  • August 7, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole
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This is the fourth in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationships with pets and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners. Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author. Best Dog Ever Author: Kate, age 10 I…

“Just Sparks, Starry, Keenan, Kel, and Popcorn.”

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  • August 5, 2015
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Lindsey’s eyes grew wide as she saw more than a dozen dogs and even more people milling around under a series of tents. “Are all these people giving away their dogs?” she asked. “No,” I said. “These are all volunteers. But all these dogs do need homes.” We’d just arrived at an adoption event held…

Got DOGLAND?

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  • August 1, 2015
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It’s been a long and incredible journey, but DOGLAND is now officially available! You can buy it online at any of the following places: Ashland Creek Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. All proceeds will go to the extraordinary animal welfare programs profiled in the book, so please buy it. Lend it. Recommend it. Together, we…

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