Home Sweet Home : Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories
- THE STORY
Dogs don't care what you look like, what you do for a living, or how old you are. They're most interested in what's in your heart. Sadly, all dogs aren't treated the way they deserve to be. Many suffer abuse, or roam the streets and woods alone. With the hope of encouraging adoption and fostering of rescue dogs, and generosity of time and treasure to local shelters and organizations, Home Sweet Home shares the images and stories of 25 Arkansas rescue dogs. Inspired by her own furry family members, author Grace Vest shares how a simple choice to adopt can rescue canines and humans alike.
You'll meet dogs like Frankie, the first dog trained to detect thyroid cancer, found abandoned in a shopping center parking lot in Little Rock; Rocky, a shining soul found in a New Orleans attic following Hurricane Katrina; and Teddy, surrendered by three families, who found his match in a woman who depends on him to calm her during panic attacks.
This sleekly designed, 86-page, 8.5 x 9 coffee-table-style softcover book, photographed with stunning premium color images by Whitney Bower, will make a paw-sitively perfect gift for the dog lover in your life.
Author Grace Vest teams with publisher Et Alia Press to bring you Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories, which will be featured at the Spring 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival. In the first month of the book's release alone, Vest and Et Alia raised hundreds for Rock City Rescue, with plans to continue helping dogs through events benefiting various rescue organizations and causes.
Et Alia Press is a small press based in Little Rock, Arkansas, with publishing interests in the areas of local histories, health and wellness, and emerging artists. Et Alia has published and has projects underway outside of Arkansas, but is especially interested in considering manuscripts with close ties to the state.