Yep, I wrote a book.
From New World Library ... Over the past decade, Kathy Callahan’s family has taken in more than one hundred rescue puppies. This engaging, photo-filled book features the wonderful stories that emerge as these foster pups, typically from underfunded rural shelters, are suddenly surrounded by a nurturing family complete with patient adult dogs and curious cats. With a gift for capturing the moment in both words and images, Callahan brings readers inside the poignant and ultimately uplifting work of fostering.
Callahan didn’t set out to become “the puppy lady,” but, as she explains: “Somebody had surrendered a mother dog, Nala, and her less-than-a-month-old pups at the local shelter. I thought about that exhausted nursing mom who’d been caring for those seven puppies around the clock, only to find herself suddenly homeless. There are a lot of terrible things that happen in life, and I can’t do a darned thing about most of them. It struck me that this was a tiny little tragedy in my corner of the world that our family could remedy.”
This inspiring read is indeed about puppies, but it’s also about family, and human connection. It’s about finding your own way ― through that one special thing you can do to light a candle, instead of cursing the darkness.
Sneak Peek Reviews
"I absolutely love this book – so well-written, engaging, and immediately captivating, and all with a wry sense of humor. I must admit, it caught me by surprise. I was expecting something run-of-the-mill and cutesy, but 101 Rescue Puppies is much more than a puppy book. It’s about people coming together to enjoy the things that matter most in life. It grabbed me in the first few pages, and I laughed and cried as I read cover to cover. In every photograph, the puppies’ personalities shine though as if they are right there with you, and you’re just rooting for them. This book was a lovely feel-good journey that made me happy. When finished, I realized I was smiling as I laid back in the sunshine and reflected on all the things that are good."
— Dr. Ian Dunbar, Founder of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
"Fostering dogs isn't all wet noses and wagging tails, but Kathy Callahan illustrates in her delightful, honest, and very personal book how devotion to these needy animals keeps a heart (and house!) full. These are love stories, plain and simple, so have tissues on hand. Bonus: the pup portraits will make you swoon. Kathy Callahan wears her heart on her very furry sleeve; she's the perfect voice for foster dogs and for the caregiving network that helps make their lives better. Needy dogs who land in Kathy Callahan’s care get the Super Mom of the fostering world, and her stories will make you want to join the family."
—Jennifer S. Holland, author of the NYT bestselling Unlikely Friendships series
"I could write a book about why and how much I love 101 Rescue Puppies.
Live the heart of Kathy Callahan's message – and watch how it enriches your family."
— Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Animals & Miracles
“Told with humor and humility, 101 Rescue Puppies is as entertaining as it is inspiring. It really does take a village to save an animal, but all too often we assume someone else will do it. Kathy Callahan took that first step and embarked on a journey that has saved lives. 101 Rescue Puppies reminds us
that we all have it in us to be that someone.”
— Traer Scott, author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories
“No other book I've read has come close to describing the joy of fostering
or the real reasons that foster providers keep answering the call to service.”
— Nancy Kerns, editor of Whole Dog Journal
"Not only is Kathy Callahan a beyond-fantastic foster mom, she's also an amazing writer. The stories of her fostering experiences can't help but
touch the heart of every dog-lover."
— Pat Miller, author of The Power of Positive Dog Training
"101 Rescue Puppies is a must-have book for every dog lover's shelf. It's inspiring and uplifting to see the compassion shown by Kathy Callahan and her family as they've fostered more than 150 dogs in need. The beautiful stories and photographs of these happy, content dogs serve as an oasis of kindness, hope, and love."
— Laura T. Coffey, author of the bestseller My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts