The Lost Dogs
Help Bring Out The Best In The Human Spirit
Welcome to The Lost Dogs website
The book’s official publication date is Sept. 16, but you can pre-order online (see the links at left) and you will receive the book on the first day it’s available. Meanwhile, events and promotions will start to get serious in August. There’s a lot in the works, including TV, radio and various magazine pieces and reviews. I’ll post all the details here as they become available. While waiting for you book, it’s important to mention that there are many ways you can help dogs. You could donate dog beds, food, etc. Or you could help spread the word of the book. There are so many things you can do to spread the word!
Rescuers Involved in the Bad Newz Case
“Reading about those who risked so much to help animals that much of society shuns was enthralling and inspiring. I loved this book!”
Jim Gorant’s career in magazine publishing began in 1990 with a job at Good Housekeeping and led him to Sports Illustrated, where he is currently a senior editor.
Along the way there are moments of true friendship, excessive bacchanals and the discovery of what sports really mean to the fans, far beyond the momentary heroes and soon-forgotten scores.
article about the dogs
Up to that moment
A vague recollection that these dogs had been spared and no idea about what had become of them since. The item explained that they were being rehabilitated with the hope that they could be adopted.
“Jim Gorant goes beyond the headlines of Michael Vick and Bad Newz Kennels to richly tell the rest of the story: how these amazing dogs, in the wake of such brutality, help bring out the best in the human spirit.”
“[The Lost Dogs] should be read by dog lovers. I was surprised to learn that three-quarters of the dogs could be completely rehabilitated. They were either traumatized and scared or friendly dogs who had spent too much time in a barren kennel.”
“The Lost Dogs takes an up close and personal look at society’s ultimate underdogs, and the animal lovers who bucked the odds—and the system—to save them. Gorant has crafted an insightful and uplifting tale about the way that nurture can sometimes triumph over nature, and how the remnants of cruelty can be transformed through the power of hope and love.”
From Our Blog
All love a good-mannered living being – and pets are no exception! A trained, well-mannered pet means less of chaos and more disciplined and organized home. If you don’t make your pet used to good manners, you’re the one who will end up regretting later! So why not start training your pets since the very beginning itself? Here are a few things you need to teach your pet, and you’ll surely thank yourself later for all the effort!
- Stay still:
Teach your pet to stay still in the place he is the moment you ask him to stay still. This will ensure that your pet won’t come in where he’s not supposed to be – for example, someone visiting you has a fear of your dog, but your dog is all excited and jumping around, the ‘stay still’ command will help in such and many other similar situations.
- Go to a spot:
Just like stay still, go to a spot is pretty useful too. This will stop your pet from dashing outside the house when not required. Make your pet used to ‘going to a spot’ immediately, as soon you’ve told him to do so. And use these commands sternly and watch your pet listen and turn in coyly!
- Away from the dining table:
Pets when little have the habit of jumping on the table and pulling away things from there – make your pet used to staying away from the dining table. You can feed him and keep him occupied well in advance so that he doesn’t interfere during your dining schedule.
- Signs and sounds:
Create a set of signals and sounds language that your pet can follow when directed to do so. A sharp look or a clap and your pet knows what it is meant for – that’s the level of obedience you must imbibe in your pet. Even otherwise, pets do turn back to their owners for approval before doing anything, so your signs and sounds should help here.
- Ignore them:
When your pets are babies growing up, you can’t expect them to be disciplined, despite the effort you put in to train them. They’ll be like little kids, jumping around everytime and everywhere. But you haven’t’ to sit pampering them every minute – let your pet get used to being ignored too. Else, the same pet will grow up to be a cranky one, who keeps barking every other minute to seek attention from you.
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