For a country whose citizens dramatically underestimate the number of healthy dogs euthanized in shelters nationwide, for rescue groups desperately working to save canine lives, and for everyone who loves dogs, Dogland blends a heartwarming rescue story with a compelling investigation of a region—and country—in crisis. And it offers us all a way out.

100% of the proceeds from Dogland will be donated to the animal welfare programs profiled in the book. Buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.



Dogland tackles a complex, emotional topic without chest-thumping and opens readers’ eyes to how we can help these faithful companions.”–Animal Sheltering Magazine

“The story is riveting and sometimes disturbing.” –Rae Dunn, “Wilma’s World

“(Dogland) is an important and thought-provoking work that challenges each of us to evaluate how companion animals are treated and traded in this country.”–Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite

“Those who have given their hearts and homes to shelter dogs will find much here to validate their love, but ultimately the book is meant as a call to action.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Skole uses her journalism background and her love of animals to shed light on a topic that hits home for just about anyone who has ever brought a dog into their lives…Dogland is a truly compelling book that will have you driving to the nearest shelter to offer a hand or a paw in anyway you can.” —Glassworks Magazine

“Thank you to Jacki Skole for taking the steps to understand this complex issue and for writing this important book to inform the rest of us…My hope is that Dogland compels us all to truly work together…Animal protection is one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time.” –Kimberly Spanjol, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHC, Humane Education Learning Programs (H.E.L.P.)




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