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Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found
by Ken Foster

Book Reviews
The Dogs Who Found Me

PBRC is pleased to present signed copies of Ken Foster's sequel to The Dogs Who Found Me...
“Our dogs see us through more than they put us through,” Ken Foster writes in Dogs I Have Met, his collection of stories from readers whose lives were changed by the unexpected arrival of a dog in need. Foster’s new book introduces us to: a pit bull named Jimmy that is recovering from a hit-and-run in Oakland, California; a woman in Costa Rica who opened her house to fifty-five strays; a pit bull that raises a piglet as its own; a hemophiliac dog trained as a therapist; and the Ninth Ward dogs that returned with their owners to rebuild New Orleans.

CLICK HERE to view Ken Foster's video on YouTube!

Dogs I Have Met celebrates the inspiring transformations that take place at the
intersection between mankind and dog. Of course, Dogs I Have Met also includes updates on Foster’s beloved canine family: Brando, Zephyr, and Sula from The Dogs Who Found Me.


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What is so moving about "Dogs I Have Met" is Foster's own gentle humor, his sense of human frailty, of aging; when Foster describes his hysteria at finding his own beloved pets taking down a possum or a raccoon or a slow squirrel, you're right there with him, shrieking inwardly. And when he notices, "In Dog Years," that time is growing short, as time always does, we feel the intensity of the fleeting moment, in all its pain and pleasure. — Library Journal

"Dogs see us through more than they put us through," Foster writes, and he should know. This graceful meditation on the strength of our canine connections is an inspiration and a joy. — The New Orleans Times-Picayune

In this moving sequel to his 2006 bestseller The Dogs Who Found Me, Foster introduces readers to dogs and owners he encountered while promoting his earlier book. In many cases, the dogs had been rescued from death by people who had "decided that they were worth the work of saving," and Foster interweaves their remarkable stories with updates on his own life and the dogs who continue to change his life in surprising ways. The stories are as diverse as the dogs themselves, from a woman who found a pregnant, one-eyed stray in the exact spot where she had been involved in a car crash six years earlier that killed her best friend, to a man certain that his adoption of a pit bull saved him from Hurricane Katrina. Foster concludes with a more detailed look at the animals affected by Katrina's devastation, including a moving tribute to the volunteers who helped give shelter tothe dogs of New Orleans. Dog lovers will welcome this new collection ofmoving and poignant canine stories. (Oct.) — Publishers Weekly

Following a 2006 interview on NPR to promote his book The Dogs WhoFound Me: What I Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind, Foster received a flood of letters from people who had also rescued dogs,many of them pit bulls or mixed breeds and many with medical orpsychological issues. These letters form the basis of this book andgive Foster the opportunity to comment on the multifaceted aspects of the human-animal bond, particularly on how allowing a rescue dog intoone's life can change it. Among the stories Foster relates is that ofpit bull Trap Jack, whose adoption forced his owner to move to adog-friendly apartment, escaping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.He retells the story of shepherd mix Max, the hemophiliac adoptedhours before euthanasia, who works as a therapy dog and touches thelives of many people similarly afflicted. With well-told, moving stories, this is a good choice for public libraries. — Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY

 


 

Ken Foster's new memoir, The Dogs Who Found Me, is a tale of love and survival—through 9/11, through a near-fatal heart problem, through Hurricane Katrina…It's a memoir that will appeal to dog-lovers, for sure, but it's also a human story of considerable dimensions, framed by national tragedies… — The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Foster's style is blunt, funny and poignant. He smoothly melds the events of his turbulent life along with the gritty details of rescuing abandoned dogs into a piece that goes to the heart. — The San Francisco Chronicle

...a beautiful and funny account of dog love...This light, deeply felt chronicle puts that best-selling confection Marley and Me in the shade. — The Plain Dealer

(Foster is) matter-of-fact, sometimes angry, always open-hearted and often full of wonder...At the core of it, this is a book about living a decent life and taking care along the way. You don't have to rescue stray pit bulls to know how important that is. — The Oregonian

(The Dogs Who Found Me) might sound dangerously fuzzy and warm, but it maintains an edge of wisdom and self-awareness...Foster has led an untidy life, and he's lucky his pets have taught him the value of letting things get messy. — Time Out New York

Generosity and gratitude power this compelling account of the reciprocal nature of rescue. Ken Foster illuminates a profound lesson about saving a life: Doing it makes you able to do it. — Amy Hempel, author of The Dog of the Marriage and Reasons to Live

I read this at once, and could hardly bear to put it down. This is a wonderful, strange book, beautiful and funny and moving. It delivers something crucial about bravery, the human spirit, and the place that dogs occupy in our landscapes. It's about confronting need, vulnerability and love, and responding.
— Roxana Robinson

Pitbulls pitbulls pitbulls, and a man, like me, who loves them. Alternately brutal and sentimental, like the lives of the dogs he rescues. A very very cool book. — James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard

Ken Foster had no idea when he began taking in strays that he'd be the one finding salvation in The Dogs Who Found Me. — Vanity Fair

 
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