DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who

DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who We can all make a difference Elementary school teacher Diane Trull s life defining moment happened when her fourth grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies Trull was no stranger to rescuing abandoned animals She and her husband Mark had made it their mission to find permanent homes for stray dogs and cats Now her young students were determined to save these lost pups and others like them And in that moment, the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary known as DAWGS was bornHow Trull and her fourth graders started their own animal shelter is a story of dedication, commitment, and perseverance In this eye opening, deeply personal book, Trull describes the challenges they faced, from rescuing and caring for the animals to teaching children about compassion and responsibility, to facing local interests opposed to having a shelter in their town She shares inspiring stories about animals and animal lovers of all ages in this moving story of hope and compassion DAWGS is a testament to how love and a strong measure of determination can offer second chances one animal, one child, and one day at a time


10 thoughts on “DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them

  1. Tommy Tommy says:

    This book tells the story of how a 4th grade teacher and her students defied the odds of opening a successful dog rescue operation in a small rural town in Northern Texas Mostly a collection of anecdotal stories that illustrate the hardships of this kind of operation, and suprisingly, how the community it was benefiting was part of the obstacles that they had to overcome.


  2. Jeryl Jeryl says:

    An innocent question from her fourth grade students about what would happen to some stray dogs if they weren t adopted, led Diane Trull and her students to open their own no kill dog shelter This is their story Reading this book is like an emotional journey One minute you are filled with happiness and joy at the actions of these kids and the people who helped them save so many innocent anima


  3. Donna Arlington Donna Arlington says:

    I thought this would be a sweet story of a fourth grade classroom and its teacher that did a remarkable thing by founding a animal rescue organization that thrives today And yes, that s the story in a nutshell Without giving it all away, there were so many ups and downs in the journey At times, I was heartbroken and others I was angry Teacher Diane Trull and her family, inspired by her students


  4. Cara Achterberg Cara Achterberg says:

    Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and apparently ages The story of the kids in Diane Trull s fourth grade reading class and how they changed the world at least the world for Dalhart, TX and thousands of dogs will restore your hope in this world As a rescue advocate, I know the work that goes into rescue and what this group of kids and the adults who joined them accomplished is nothing short of


  5. Marianne Fanning Marianne Fanning says:

    Amazing Yes I m a big dog lover but this book is truly awesome It s a great, heartwarming story and if you didn t know it was true you would think it was totally made up My measure of a book is did it make you feel This made me laugh, cry, get mad and rejoice The spirit of the children and the adults is truly awe inspiring The book is beautifully written and one you just can t put down If you do not


  6. Randall C. Houston Randall C. Houston says:

    What a sweet and inspiring story It is amazing what can be accomplished when a group of 4th grade students put their collective hearts and souls into a very worthwhile project Led by their equally committed and passionate teacher and her husband, this group established a highly successful and humane animal shelter against long odds and innumerable obstacles This is a testament to hard work and vision, a


  7. Cristie Underwood Cristie Underwood says:

    DIane Trull s fourth grade reading class saw a picture of a cardboard box that was overflowing with homeless puppies Instead of the typical response of feeling bad for the puppies and then moving on with their day, these children felt a deep desire to help They faced challenges and heartache along the way, but they were able to open a shelter for homeless animals This story of strength, empathy and determi


  8. Neil Plakcy Neil Plakcy says:

    Though there are some difficult moments here, this is a well written story of an admirable woman and the thousands of stray dogs she has saved Diane Trull encouraged her elementary school class to start a dog shelter in a town with a big problem with stray dogs Despite the uncaring town fathers, who threw obstacles in her way, she, her family and her students kept going, and provide an inspiration to all who


  9. Annarella Annarella says:

    I fell in love with the cover and then I fell in love with the book It s perfect for whoever loves story with dogs, kids and a heartwarming atmosphere.Highly recommended.Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.


  10. Michele Newsome Michele Newsome says:

    Wonderful book Amazing what these 4th grade kids and their teacher started despite all the obstacles they faced They never gave up


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