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The Resource A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady

A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady

Label
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Title
A dog's gift
Title remainder
the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Statement of responsibility
Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
Title variation
Inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organisation, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatised and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. This book movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organisation mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organisation from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that Terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. Incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, this is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drury, Bob
Dewey number
636.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals as aids for people with disabilities
  • Service dogs
  • Psychiatric service dogs
  • Animals
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055046942
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623366940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)907976252
Label
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend, Bob Drury ; principal photography by Joan Brady
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055046942
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623366940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)907976252

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