Another Good Dog – Book Review

I am traveling in California this week and the only dogs I’m encountering are the ones I pass on the street who are lucky and loved. When I get back home, we will be in the countdown for the publication of Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this book to hit the shelves – this book is more than just a book to me, it’s a mission. It’s an invitation to the reader to not just be a gawker of our fostering lives, but to join us by opening their own hearts and homes to fostering rescue dogs.

The following post is a review from a writer whose wisdom, compassion, honesty, and sense of humor brighten my days through her near daily posts. I’m honored that she read my book during an especially difficult time in her own life and – true to form – was generous with her time and talent. Enjoy friends! I’ll be back next week with (hopefully) news of three adoptions!


“Summer is the season of inferior sledding” - Inuit proverb

I have always loved dogs. As a little girl, I put my stuffed poodle toy under my pillow at night for the poodle fairy to come and replace it with a real poodle. It wasn’t until I was thirty-five that I finally got to have a real live dog of my own. Since then I’ve had more than twenty-five dogs, hiking pals and teachers, all of them over fifty pounds and all of them rescues. If anyone were to write the story of my life, it would really be the story of my dogs. Naturally, I was eager to read Cara Sue Achterberg’s book about her experiences with her first fifty foster dogs, Another Good Dog. 

This is a book, first and foremost, for someone who likes dogs. While it definitely advocates for rescuing dogs if at all possible (and, regrettably, it is. not always possible), it is…

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