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Review 69: Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale by Deborah Eades

Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale
Deborah Eades
Copyright: © 2008
$11.50 Paperback
$5.28 E-Book
146 Pages
ISBN: 9781430317388

For anyone who is an animal lover, myself included, Deborah Eades’ book is definitely one that deserves a heart warming Awwwwwe! Deborah is a volunteer for what’s known as the Dog Rescue Railroad.  Years ago a website was created called which helps place pets in new homes.  Volunteers often travel cross country to pick up animals and transport them to their new owners.

These are all volunteers who give up their day off and pay their own gas expense to save a life. Most would tell you that they are the ones who benefit the most, by seeing what a difference one person can make to a homeless animal.

Deborah states in the introduction that every animal has its own unique story about how it ended up in need and the happy ending that hopefully greets them at the end of their journey.  She’s been transporting dogs since 2002. This book tells the story of several dogs which Deborah picked up from shelters and helped to relocate to loving homes.  She dedicates the book to a long list of names of dogs which she helped rescue and to all the homeless pets who weren’t so fortunate.

Often arriving the same day the animals were scheduled to be euthanized, Deborah tells the “tales” of neglected animals who are frightened and often in shock.  Society has given up on them and their sad eyes are begging for a second chance.  A hand to lick, a bowl of food, a comfortable bed, a pat on the rump and a scratch on the chin,  all these dogs crave is love. Deborah is like a guardian angel arriving just in time.

A book like this would not be complete without photos to accompany each story.  Oreo, Hooch, Shyla, Sophie and her pups, Dusty, Annie, and many more….there are some sad memorial pictures of dogs that have passed on but for the most part, all of the dogs show life in their eyes and a big panting smile across their mouth.  They know they’ve been given a second chance.

Of course, a book like this doesn’t end here.  I’m sure there have been many more journeys for Deborah and for even more dogs that have been rescued thanks to her.  And we can help! Proceeds from the sale of her book go to help Dogs Deserve Better.

Bravo to this author for using Lulu to bring attention to a good cause and for giving back in more ways than one! You can visit Deborah on the web and learn more about her mission at  And if you’d like to see more photos of the dogs, visit Deborah’s book page.  She’s done a magnificent job of uploading over 50 photos there.

3 Responses to “Review 69: Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale by Deborah Eades”

  1. Review 69 was a “two-fer” winner this month! Deborah Eades’ book was nominated by Edwin Ong (Review 68) Both got reviews thanks to Edwin!

  2. I have both of Deborah’s editions - in the revised edition she added a tribute to Brandi, who tried so hard to make it to a loving home and did. Only to cross the bridge less than a week after making it to safety. I carried her from Memphis to Brinkley, AR. That broke everybody’s heart who had the priviledge to transport that plucky little dog.

  3. This wonderful book took me into another world where the author shares her experiences in such an intimate and personal way that I shared in these moving experiences of saving dogs. She takes the reader with her, often on long night drives into unknow territory, where suffering dogs are saved by human compassion.
    Deborah Eades gives dimension and meaning to the human canine connection.
    Robert McCarty

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