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The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love, Melissa Fay Greene

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The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love
Title
The underdogs
Title remainder
children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Fay Greene
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was "too disabled." Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. "How many people are stranded like I was," she wondered, "who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?" A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk's service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft-referred to as "Man's Best Friend" almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen's story and a few stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Greene, Melissa Fay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shirk, Karen
  • Service dogs
  • Service dogs
  • Animals as aids for people with disabilities
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Children and animals
  • Pets
  • Dogs
Label
The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love, Melissa Fay Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-336) and index
Contents
Juke -- 4 paws for ability -- Connor -- Karen & Piper -- Lucy -- Casey & Connor -- Karen & Ben -- Logan -- Hero dogs -- Iyal -- Shelter dogs -- Prison dogs -- Lucy & Jolly -- Casey & Connor II -- Logan & Juke -- Eddie Hill & Timber & Dante & Keeper & Jiminy -- Micha & Casey -- Iyal & Chancer
Control code
19538735
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062218513
Lccn
2017303521
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love, Melissa Fay Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-336) and index
Contents
Juke -- 4 paws for ability -- Connor -- Karen & Piper -- Lucy -- Casey & Connor -- Karen & Ben -- Logan -- Hero dogs -- Iyal -- Shelter dogs -- Prison dogs -- Lucy & Jolly -- Casey & Connor II -- Logan & Juke -- Eddie Hill & Timber & Dante & Keeper & Jiminy -- Micha & Casey -- Iyal & Chancer
Control code
19538735
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780062218513
Lccn
2017303521
Other physical details
illustrations

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