modI have been fortunate to know some really cool rescue dogs who have become the best pets ever – in some cases just because they were rescued. Such are the stories that make up the wonderful book My Old Dog – Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts by  Laura Coffey and Lori Fusaro.

About My Old Dog – Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts by Laura Coffey and Lori Fusaro: “’No Dog Should Die Alone’ was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of ‘old dogs learning new tricks,’ Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You’ll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney’s cocker spaniel, Einstein; Susie, the funny little senior dog who got adopted by ‘Humans of New York’ creator Brandon Stanton and ‘Susie’s Senior Dogs’ founder Erin Stanton; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love.”

The stories in this book are heartwarming and a testament of the power we all hold – and that is to save a creature who can’t save themselves.  And that is doing God’s work on earth.

My Old Dog – Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts by Laura Coffey and Lori Fusaro is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.