Rescue Me

Tales of Rescuing the Dogs Who Became Our Teachers, Healers, and Always Faithful Friends

Non-Fiction - Animals
136 Pages
Reviewed on 04/21/2014
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Author Biography

Val Silver lives in northern New York with her husband and Bichon/Shi Tzu mix, Teddy. She is a lifelong animal lover and advocate with a heart for animals and humans in need of compassion and healing. She wrote her first book, Rescue Me: Tales of Rescuing the Dogs Who Became Our Teachers, Healers, and Always Faithful Friends, as a fundraiser for homeless dogs, to raise awareness of their plight and needs, and to show what wonderful companions these dogs make when given a chance. Val is a reading teacher, healer, and holistic wellness educator. She believes that it takes education, positive action, and compassion to create better lives for all creatures-animal and human.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite

Rescue Me by Val Silver is a remarkable book about rescue animals, primarily dogs. The book focuses on several true stories which are each very different. In most cases, each dog rescued and saved comes with a lot of baggage. Yet, it is the dog who gives more to the new owner, even after their ordeal. The stories truly reflect how an animal can change your life dramatically. Maybe God has a helping hand and some of us were meant to meet a certain dog at a certain time. This is the author's philosophy and one I tend to agree with. The book also highlights the needs of such animals in today's society. Also, I found out that most of the proceeds from this wonderful book will go to animal charities and rescue centres. That in itself makes this book just a little extra special. There are also some lovely quotes and poems in this book which give it a lovely twist. Also, the pictures are fantastic.

Val Silver has indeed captured my heart with this wonderful book, Rescue Me. It is full of different remarkable stories about giving a dog a second chance. The one thing that shines through each story is the clear connection of love and devotion in each case. I personally found this book to be like a little ray of sunshine and no dog is beyond saving. There were clearly some very devoted fosters and owners in this book. They all relate with their unique story to how a dog has changed their lives for the better. I especially liked the story of how the older dogs were given a second chance. I found it very moving and my all-time favourite has to be the Beagle they call Lollipop with the broken jawbone. What a lovely little character and a symbol of hope. I recommend all to read this heart-warming collection of stories and help donate to an animal shelter by knowing where the proceeds from this book are going.