A small black dog is born to a chained dog and eventually adopted by a loving family. When he begins to grow from puppyhood , the family had little time for him any longer. Once Toby was a pampered pet, but soon becomes a bored, neglected outdoor dog, looking for warmth in a flimsy doghouse.
A book discussing how many Americans treat pets, and dispose of them after the shine wears off, this is a sad commentary on the human condition. Written as a first person account from the dog's view, it details the neglect and sadness of not being loved and cherished within a family. I can't say I enjoyed this book, but it an important book to help people understand the responsibilities of pet ownership. As the mom of two rescue dogs, I am all too aware of how many dogs are euthanized each year. This book reinforces that awareness.
Breed specific bans are dangerous and result in a fear for certain breeds, rather than taking animals case by case. The author is a lawyer and advocate for animal adoptions, in particular, pit bulls and pit bull mixes.
A book worth reading, although it is so sad. Perhaps someone reading this will adopt, and not shop.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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