“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them.”— Thom Jones
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“There’s a particular “twisting of the heart” that takes place every time I read a dog rescue story. Perhaps it’s because my own dogs are rescues. Or maybe it’s because I’ve fostered over 40 rescue dogs over the past four years. I see the need. Daily. I’m so thrilled to discover this beautiful collection of stories featuring these imperfectly perfect rescue pups. They deserve the very best and these stories drive home that point. I Choose You has won my heart!” — Janice Thompson, author of Paws for Reflection: 50 Devotions for Dog Moms
“Great read! Nothing in life is perfect except unconditional love. I Chose You captures that choice!” — Adrian Palmer Board of Directors Medical Advisor Australian Shepherds Furever Rescue
“The best prescription I can write for trauma survivors, veterans with PTSD, and others with mental health issues, is the healing power of dogs. I Chose You is the perfect gift for yourself or a dog lover and a wonderful reminder of the unbreakable bond between canines and their people.” —Angela Miller, Licensed Professional Therapist
“I Chose You, is a must read for anyone who has ever been blessed by the unconditional love dogs give us, even when undeserved. Each story in this special collection about second-chance dogs shows us just how lucky we are to have our canine companions. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves great stories about great dogs. And every dog is great.” — Stephanie Amieva
I Chose You, Imperfectly Perfect Rescue Dogs and Their Humans is a must-read collection of stories about the value of rescue dogs. With the author’s trademark style and ability to share slices of life with a unique twist, this engaging book has stories from her own rescue experiences paired with dozens of other happily-ever-after tales. Honest, humorous, and heartwarming, each story about a dog’s journey to their forever home shows us that the right dog at the right time changes everything for the better. I Chose You reminds us that our four-legged companions are special beyond measure and that they never stop being grateful for a second chance.
Carmen Leal is a storyteller and the author of multiple books, dozens of articles, devotionals, and human-interest stories. Carmen relocated from Hawaii to Oshkosh, yes, there is a story behind the move, and has become an awesome dog mom. Carmen and her husband have become reluctant gardeners and know a crazy amount about Wisconsin weeds. She is the mother of two sons, two incredible grandsons, and Coconut, the best imperfectly perfect rescue dog in the world. Learn more about Carmen and Coconut by visiting carmenleal.com.