"A breed of satin and steel. Pit bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business, all wrapped up in love."

-D. Caroline Coile

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shelby's Grace: From Abused Pup to Angel of Mercy

In Shelby’s Grace, Joe Dwyer describes his odyssey with Shelby–from the day he met the frightened and injured pup to her current life as a therapy dog.

Joe knew that there was something unique about Shelby, whom he credits with saving his life and his soul, but his vision of the pup’s mission didn’t really take shape until Shelby began to extend her compassion to others, such as an elderly man in a wheelchair and a man with terminal cancer. Shelby did not need to be told that they needed her compassion and healing touch. She knew intuitively that they needed help, and of her own volition, she approached them and shared her love with them.

Shelby’s Grace is a narrative account of Shelby’s journey from a physically and psychologically traumatized dog to a well-adjusted, empathetic therapy dog. It is also the story of Joe’s transformation. Shelby helped Joe conquer debilitating depression and anxiety, and inspired him to become a motivational speaker and life coach.

So why should you read a story that you already know has a happy ending?

This book is therapy. Shelby’s Grace is inspirational and uplifting. It is also entertaining. This is not a typical “self-help” book. It is a narrative memoir, and Joe is a great storyteller.

Shelby’s Grace would make an excellent gift, and it’s a must-buy book for anyone who is prejudiced against Pit bulls. It is a gift of love. And it is actually two gifts in one, because part of the proceeds will be donated to animal rescue organizations.

Buy the book HERE.
Check out Shelby's website HERE.
Shelby also has a Facebook page.


Review written by Charlotte Grider.

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