Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Pets - 485 pages
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Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm a sick tick-infested feral puppy was rescued by Steve Duno. Neither had a clue as to what they were getting into. This is the story of Lou a young Rottweiler mix who after abandoning his pack and the hills of his birth went on to change the lives of hundreds of people and dogs - including the author's whose career as a behaviorist and writer was made possible by Lou's intelligence and heart.

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Review: Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

User Review  - Perri Gibbons - Goodreads

Duno stops by the side of the road when he spots a feral dog family. He whistles and off they all run, but one puppy- a tick and flea infested boy with an infected cut comes running. An improbably ... Read full review

Review: Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

This was a fascinating book about an extraordinary dog that was picked up from the side of a road and turned out to be very bright and intuitive. He lived an astonishing 16 years and was the best friend of his owner who wrote the book. Very well written. Read full review

About the author (2010)

John M. Simon, D.V.M., owns a private practice, Woodside Animal Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan. A graduate of the Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Simon has more than thirty years of experience in conventional and alternative pet care. In 1982, Dr. Simon became Detroit's first certified veterinary acupuncturist; in 1996, he received his certificate from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Simon is a past president of the Oakland County Veterinary Medical Association (OCVMA) and has served as both an officer and board member of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA). In 1993, he began hosting his own weekly cable TV talk show, "Your Pet's Good Health," Dr. Simon has written several books, including "Basic Bird Care & Preventive Medicine," "What Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You," and "What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You," He has also written a regular column in Detroit's "Daily Tribune" since 1983, and has contributed extensively to pet-care magazines such as "Natural Pet," Dr. Simon lives in Franklin Village, Michigan, with his wife and two children.
Steve Duno is a freelance writer residing in Seattle, Washington. A native New Yorker, Steve has coauthored four books, including "Choosing a Dog," "Leader of the Pack," "Show Biz Tricks for Cats," and "The Everything Cat Book," He has also published fiction, and is currently working on a novel, a new pet-care book, and an instructional book on golf. Steve has appeared on television and radio, and has written for "Slate," an on-line magazine. He lives with his nine-year-old rottweiler mix, Louie.

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