The "Lost Souls: FOUND!" series of dog breed-specific books partners Happy Tails Books with dog rescue groups nationwide to raise money for, and awareness of, dogs in need.
In 2009 Happy Tails Books partnered with 34 dog rescue groups to collect stories from their members. These powerful, inspirational, funny and tragic stories were then compiled into breed specific books with the purpose of dispelling misconceptions about adopted dogs and shedding light on the indecencies that occur in the dog breeding (puppy mill) industry. Photos, anecdotes, resources, and educational tidbits round out these charming books for any dog lover.
According to Jennifer Misfeldt, President of Nebraska-based MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, "MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue was excited for the opportunity to partner with Happy Tails Books for their Boston Terrier "Lost Souls: FOUND!" book. It gave our members who have adopted puppy mill survivors the opportunity to share how great life is with their new companion."
Happy Tails Books donates a portion of proceeds from every sale back to the rescue groups who helped gather stories for the books. These groups normally serve between one and five states, taking in dogs that were released from puppy mills, found as strays or surrendered by owners. Staffed heavily by volunteers, rescue groups need money to fund vet bills, arrange transport from the rescue site to the home, organize foster care and advertise for appropriate adoptive "forever families." The 2009 Happy Tails Books donation to rescue groups is estimated to total more than $3,500.
"Lost Souls: FOUND!" books are available through select websites, pet stores, book stores, and other dog-friendly establishments. They are also available at the company website, http://happytailsbooks.com , along with other items that are of interest to people with adopted dogs, or wanting to learn more about dog adoption in general.
About Happy Tails Books
Happy Tails Books, LLC was founded in 2009 to publish breed-specific story compilations about adopted dogs. These books provide a venue for proud owners to showcase their rescued pets, raise awareness about pet adoption, help familiarize potential adopters about breed characteristics and generate funding for rescue groups through the donation of a portion of each sale.