The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Rescue Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related. From illustrating the many facets of their personality and helping them transition to your home to learning the best ways to train and care for them, this is a great resource to give your rescue dog the life they’ve always wanted.
Tom Colvin has been instrumental in the state of Iowa for animal protection since 1974. He has been director of the Cedar Bend Humane Society and shelter director of Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Tom has been president of the Iowa Federation of Humane Societies since 1981. He is the current executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. - Paula received a BS in Zoology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She worked as a medical technician for the Cedar Bend Humane Society and realized she wanted to help pet owners sove issues that were causing them to place their pets in shelters. She began working at the Animal Rescue League in Iowa in the 1990's. She evaluated shelter dogs to place them in compatible homes and worked with ARL volunteers on programs to train and socialize shelter dogs and puppies before adoption. - Mick McAulife joined the ARL staff in 1990. He has worked extensively in canine training and served as Director of Animal Behavior and Training for the R.S.P.C.A. Queensland, Australia. He believes training should be fun for you and your pet and he stresses positive reinforcement techniques, eliminating the need for physical or verbal correction or training equipment that can cause injury. Mick educates owners on how to train their pets with patience and understanding, resulting in a well-mannered pet and life-long bond.