Where the lost dogs go : a story of love, search, and the power of reunion / Susannah Charleson.

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      Summary: "Readers take to the streets beside Susannah to bring home a host of missing pets. Along the way, Susannah finds a part of herself also lost. And when unexpected heartbreak shatters her own sense of direction, it is Ace--the shelter dog that started it all--who leads Susannah home. Inquisitive, instructive, heartrending, and hopeful, Where the Lost Dogs Go pays tribute to the missing dogs--and to the found--and to the restless space in between." -- front jacket flap.
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      Magnet dog -- The one in the back of the cage -- In the goodwill of rescue -- The quality of mercy -- Welcome to the clown car -- The human factor -- Ghost in the hall -- A boy and his dog -- Houdini -- Survival mode -- Against the wall -- Safe harbor -- Thy neighbor's dog -- A little ambition -- Finding his voice -- The bastard search -- Together and apart -- Cats in tight places -- On our street alone -- Air and ground -- The dog in question -- Good fences -- The little stranger -- A winter's storm -- Bring egg home -- Big dog, little shadow -- Love, find us -- Next.
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Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2

Charleson (The Possibility Dogs, 2013) grew up with parents who rescued stray dogs and made room for cats who showed up at their door but couldn't get along with one another. So perhaps it's not surprising that she became dedicated to helping animals and people and bringing them together. A trainer of service dogs, Charleson has strong bonds with her own canines, particularly Puzzle, a golden retriever whose gentle demeanor attracts lost dogs, and Ace, a found Maltese mix who becomes a talented searcher. Charleson and her canine crew seem to find lost dogs wherever they travel, and her stories of approaching pets, reuniting them with owners, and lessons learned are heart-warming. As Charleson searches with Puzzle and trains Ace, she makes peace with her memories of her troubled parents and family conflicts. "Lost-Pet Checklists" recap Charleson's tips on finding a lost pet or handling a stray. She urges owners to microchip and collar dogs because one in six go missing. Dog lovers especially will enjoy Charleson's insights into animal behavior and the fascinating details of her work. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

Author of the New York Times best seller Scent of the Missing, about working with her search-and-rescue dog, Charleson here describes her new mission: rescuing missing dogs and reuniting them with their humans, whether neighbors or strangers to her. With a 30,000-copy first printing.

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PW Reviews 2019 April #5

A fitting sequel to 2011's Scent of the Missing, about training dogs to search for humans, this moving memoir from Charleston (The Possibility of Dogs) focuses on another aspect of canine search and rescue: finding other dogs who run or wander off. It turns out that her golden retriever, Puzzle, was not only a gifted searcher for humans, but also possessed a unique canine charisma: lost dogs would emerge from hiding to greet her. That's a highly useful skill, Charleston notes, considering that, according to the American Humane Society, roughly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year. Charleston suffuses her tale with insight and well-earned sentiment, skillfully weaving in anecdotes of searches for lost dogs with those of her blossoming relationship with a new addition to her household, rescued Maltese-poodle mix Ace. She also offers sound advice to pet owners on how to increase the odds of their pet being found with some common sense tips, such as securing back yards and updating tags and microchips. This inspiring and informative work will resonate with pet lovers everywhere. Agent: Jim Hornfischer, Hornfischer Literary Management. (June)

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