Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem by Jacki SkoleDogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem by Jacki Skole

Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem

byJacki Skole

Paperback | August 1, 2015

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One woman’s journey into the heart of a dog crisis

Soon after Jacki Skole brought home an eight-week-old puppy from a New Jersey rescue organization, she wondered how such a young animal could have so many idiosyncrasies-so she set out to find an answer. Dogland, an extraordinary mix of memoir and investigative journalism, follows Skole's journey to trace the origins of her newest family member.

Along the way, Skole interviewed dozens who work in the world of animal rescue-from shelter managers to animal rights activists-taking readers from dilapidated county-run shelters in the South to strip malls in the Northeast where rescue groups seek homes for homeless pets, and from rural and urban "vet deserts" to the very heart of the South's complex relationship with companion dogs. Amid the serious issues facing shelter dogs in America, Skole found tireless animal advocates and humble visionaries who believe their ideas and their passion can save canine lives throughout the South-and the entire United States.

"Dogland explores the serious issues facing American shelter dogs and the heroes advocating for them. It's a page-turner...well worth reading."
-- Bark & Swagger

Jacki Skole is a journalist and adjunct professor of communication. She launched her journalism career at CNN, where she was part of a team that produced several award-winning documentaries. Jacki has also produced series and specials for Animal Planet and HGTV. Following the birth of her first child, Jacki took a hiatus from doing jou...
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Title:Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog ProblemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.61 inPublished:August 1, 2015Publisher:Byte Level ResearchLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1618220381

ISBN - 13:9781618220387

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Ready or Not
Here She Comes
South Paws in the North
Property with a Heartbeat
Death-Row Dogs
Never-Ending Flood of Need
If You Build It, Will They Come?
Pet Deserts
Dogs for Dollars
Teach the Children
Meeting Miss Daisy
Afterword
Appendix I: Rescue 101
Appendix II: Pay It Forward 
 

Editorial Reviews

"Dogland explores the serious issues facing American shelter dogs and the heroes advocating for them. It's a page-turner...well worth reading." -- Bark & Swagger "When journalist Skole adopted a 'quirky' mixed-breed puppy from a rescue shelter in New Jersey, she hadn't counted on the journey she'd find herself taking in search of the pup's origins...Those who have given their hearts and homes to shelter dogs will find much here to validate their love, but ultimately the book is meant as a call to action." -- Publishers Weekly "Dogland tackles a complex, emotional topic ... and opens readers' eyes to how we can help these faithful companions." -- Animal Sheltering Magazine "Skole offers a fresh look at dog owner education, spay/neuter programs, and how some shelters achieve more successful adoptions through required training courses...Dogland is a book that needs to be read and discussed by concerned people involved in rescue." -- Flagstaff-Sedona Dog Magazine