Forever Families” of adopted dogs share stories in “Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspirational Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers.”
Happy Tails Books, a new company that publishes breed-specific compilations of adopted dogs, has teamed up with nine Boston Terrier Rescue Groups to collect stories for their first book, “Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspirational Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers.” The stories, which are submitted by members of the rescue groups, dispel many misconceptions about adopted dogs and shed light on the indecencies that occur in the dog breeding (puppy mill) industry.
Several times a year,Happy Tails Bookspublishes a new compilation of stories about a specific type of dog. The series is call “Lost Souls: FOUND!” These books are the result of partnerships with rescue groups of that specific breed. The rescue groups are located around the country and normally serve between one and five states. They take in dogs that were released from puppy mills, found as strays or surrendered by owners.
Happy Tails Booksdonates a portion of proceeds from every sale back to the rescue groups who helped gather stories for the books. The rescue groups use the money to help dogs that come into their care by funding medical bills, arranging transports, organizing foster care and advertising for the appropriate adoptive “forever families.” According to Jennifer Misfeldt, President of Nebraska-based MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, "MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue was excited for the opportunity to partner withHappy Tails Booksfor their Boston Terrier "Lost Souls: FOUND!" book. It gave our members who have adopted puppy mill survivors the opportunity to share how great life is with their new companion."
“Lost Souls: FOUND!” books are available through select websites, pet stores, book stores, and other dog-friendly establishments. They are also available at the company website, http://happytailsbooks.com, along with other items that are of interest to people with adopted dogs.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, “Puppy mills are large breeding facilities (that perpetuate) overbreeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor quality of food and shelter, lack of human socialization, overcrowded cages and the killing of unwanted dogs. Often the puppies are sold directly to the public via the Internet, newspaper ads, or at the mill itself. In other cases they are sold to brokers and pet shops across the country.”
Happy Tails Books, LLC was founded in 2009 to publish breed-specific compilations of stories about adopted dogs. These books provide a venue for proud owners to showcase their rescued pets, raise awareness about pet adoption, help familiarize potential adopters about breed characteristics and generate funding for rescue groups through the donation of a portion of each sale.