Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills
A compelling true story of one dog's rescue from a Pennsylvania puppy mill
This touching narrative uses the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to tell the story of America's hidden puppy mills-commercial kennels that breed dogs in horrific living conditions and churn out often-diseased and emotionally damaged puppies for sale.
Saving Gracie chronicles how one little dog is transformed from a bedraggled animal worn out from bearing puppies into a loving, healthy member of her new family; and how her owner, Linda Jackson, is changed from a person who barely tolerated dogs to a woman passionately determined not only to save Gracie's life, but also to get the word out about the millions of American puppy mill dogs who need our help.
Join journalist Carol Bradley as she draws back the curtain on the world of illegal puppy production in Saving Gracie.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - c.archer - LibraryThing
A good look at the puppy mill industry and the fight to find a way to regulate them and reduce the demand for pure breed dogs which keeps this industry thriving. A candid look at the lives of these dogs and how loving adopters find a way to give their dogs a better life. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ATechwreck - LibraryThing
A horrifying look into the world of puppy mills. Bradley leads the reader through a very painful expose on the world of dog breeding. Gracie, a Cavalier King Charles, is rescued from an infamous ... Read full review