“An uplifting story with tremendous heart. I couldn't put it down.” —Helen Brown Joal Derse Dauer was donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie . . .
With patience, hope, and plenty of love, Joal saw her canine companion grow in strength and joy. And before long, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed her life in ways she never could have imagined.
Joyous and inspiring, Saving Sadie is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chances—for humans and animals alike.
“A triumphant tale of second chances that shows how patience, hope, compassion and love can truly transform lives.” —Modern Dog “I fell in love with Sadie as you will, too.”—Fern Michaels “Saving Sadie will lift your spirit and open your heart. A must-read.”—Jodee Blanco “What a wonderful book—moving and inspirational, touching and heartwarming.” —Sue Pethick
About the Author
JOAL DERSE DAUER has had a lifelong passion for animals and has worked as a Transitional Organization Specialist for more than twenty-five years. In addition to Sadie, she is a “mom” to a Border collie mix named Sparky and two cats, Miss Kitty and Kit Kat. Saving Sadie is her first book. Together she and Sadie travel the country spreading their important messages about special needs acceptance, anti-bullying, and strengthening the laws and punishments regarding animal cruelty and abuse.
ELIZABETH RIDLEY is the author of five novels and a two-time writing fellowship recipient. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern and a master’s degree in creative writing from The University of East Anglia in England. She is a proud “cat mom” to Claudius and Calpurnia.