Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem #(2022)
- Title: Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem
- Author: Jacki Skole
- ISBN: 9781618220387
- Page: 345
- Format: Paperback
[PDF] Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem | by Ý Jacki Skole - Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem, Dogland A Journey to the Heart of America s Dog Problem Soon after Jacki Skole brought home an eight week old puppy from a New Jersey rescue organization she wondered how such a young animal could have so many idiosyncrasies so she set out to find an answ
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Jacki Skole opens and closes her book with her search for how her rescued dog happened to make the journey from a shelter in North Carolina to her home in New Jersey In the course of that search, she takes the reader on a tour of how canine and, tangentially feline overpopulation is handled in this country As a journalist, her expose mostly focuses on the eastern half of the USA, noting in particular some differences in how companion animals are viewed in the North and in the South I hadn t thou [...]
We recently welcomed a puppy to our family a shelter mutt from Arkansas who was transported to the Northeast for adoption by a rescue group based in our state During the adoption process, I was mainly focused on whether or not we would be picked from several applicants to adopt our chosen puppy and didn t think much about where she came from, why she was being adopted up here instead of in Arkansas, or why it seemed like so many of the dogs I saw online came from the South In reading Dogland, I [...]
Many people adopt a rescue dog, but few attempt to track down where that dog came from Jacki Skole became interested in the six week old pup her family named Galen She wanted to know about Galen s history and was curious about the pup s submissive and fearful behavior She questioned why a North Carolina dog was up for adoption in a New Jersey garden supply store What she found was a story and a passion And some surprising answers We ve all heard horror stories of the huge numbers of dogs put to [...]
I blogged this book chapter by chapter on my website, thepawreport You can see my reading series posts here thepawreport category reaThis book is a must read for animal advocates and anyone who wants to learn about animal rescue and advocacy It will also appeal to simply anyone who loves a good story about the way our pets shape our lives Not only does this book have well researched journalism in one of its main storylines, asking the question, Why do we euthanize so many animals in our nation [...]
I received a copy of this book as a First Reads book.I absolutely loved this book I ve only given a very few five star reviews, but this book certainly deserves it It thoughtfully delves into the world of animal rescue and examines it from all sides Ms Skole has done extensive research and provides multi faceted solutions for reducing the number of healthy animals who are euthanized each year in this country I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially to those who are quick to conde [...]
This is the book I had hoped to write one day A woman adopts a dog from a rescue group in central New Jersey Curious about the dog s history, she traces its roots back to the rural south and, precisely, to the family that surrendered the dog and its littermates to a shelter in North Carolina Along the way, the author, Jacki Skole, uncovers the harsh realities that face America s six to eight million homeless pets and argues that a lack of spay neuter awareness is the root of our nation s dog pr [...]
This is an elegantly written, well reported book on a subject that left me gobsmacked It would be very easy for a writer who delved into the very heart of this country s dog problem to leap upon a soapbox and beat her chest Skole is too talented a writer to do anything like this Instead, she has crafted a subtle, nuanced narrative that looks at the issue of overpopulation, kill shelters, rescue organizations shuttling dogs from southern states to northern states, and the cultural differences bet [...]
DOGLAND is a nation changing book It moves from one family s eventful selection of a rescue dog into a blueprint for sweeping and positive changes to help all rescue dogs and cats The book inspires readers first to check the No Kill policies of their local humane and rescue organizations, then to take needed actions Choices range from phone calls, emails, and letters to editors questioning current policies and offering ideas for No Kill, for dynamic Foster Care programs, and .Readers are challen [...]
This is essential reading for anyone involved in animal rescue and anyone who is remotely concerned with the huge rate of euthanasia in America of dogs and cats annually in shelters It s eye opening, fact based and highly appreciative of the extraordinary work everyone from the rural animal control workers to the volunteer rescue movement are doing, which in essence is plugging a hole in a leaky bucket until the country comes up with a solution for ensuring the majority of dogs and cats are spay [...]
Eye opening expose So much progress has been made but so much work still to be done This book was written about the dog problem but could just as easily been written about the cat kitten problem The same issues exist there as well.
Very similar to other books about dog cat rescue organizations Was very well written and researched It did offer an interesting perspective of prevention for dog overpopulation Most books of this nature focus primarily on spay neuter programs This book proposed a lot education and outreach Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in dog rescue or how to solve the dog overpopulation problem.
Week 47 of the 2017 Reading Challenge A book that has been or is being read by a book club This book was also the Nov Dec selection for my dog group Book Club.It was a very well written book For many people like me that have dogs transported from the south, it gave a really good background on where the dogs come from and how so many of them end up being transported north.
Dogland A Journey to the Heart of America s Dog Problem by Jacki Skole, the term Man s Best Friend takes on a whole new meaning 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 It is during her search to find out the history of her recent four legged family addition, her dog Galen, that Skole begins to uncover something unfortunate the truth that many dogs face once they arrive a [...]
I received Dogland, free, from Good Reads It is also personally autographed to me by author Jacki Skole Thank you.I loved this book I have worked with both dog and horse rescues and have adopted dogs and horses This book earned the five stars I awarded it It discusses dog rescue and examines it from all sides It is well researched and provides solutions for reducing the number of healthy animals who are euthanized every year in the US.I highly recommend this book to anyone, and suggest all peopl [...]
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