My Life with Shelter Dogs

My Life with Shelter Dogs

John Huh


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This book is the accounting of how I became involved with shelter dogs and rescued fifty-five of them from high-kill shelters or situations that could have led to death by cruel circumstances or euthanasia. This story is about not only of these fifty-five dogs but also of dogs that were in shelters but desperately needed help to cope with shelter life. It also describes how dogs with issues were handled so they could learn to deal with their issues and become family members and lead normal lives. It is also about abused dogs and how to get them to trust a human again. This book is dedicated to my own dog, Scrappy, whom I rescued hours before he was to be euthanized for biting people. He was a fearful, abused dog and didn’t trust people. We built his trust on his terms, and eight years later, he is very much loved and part of our family.