- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Format: Hardcover , 214pp
- ISBN-13: 9780446546317
- ISBN: 0446546313
In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen—one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue—ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy’s charms, and decided to take him home.
Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him “Oogy” (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.
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OOGY: THE DOG ONLY A FAMILY COULD LOVE by Larry Levin is a touching debut novel about animal rescue. It is a heartwarming story of love , redemption and how a pet can survive against all odds with the love of a good family. It has adoption, animal rescue, love and redemption. Oogy(meeting ugly) is a rescue dog who was horribly disgiured. He was used as bait for dog fighting.He was find and brought into the after hours Vet office. Covered with scars, missing an ear, and near death. He had a slim chance of survival, but a caring nurse got her veterinarian boss to perform surgies and get him ready for adoption. He is soon adopted into a wonderful family, who loves him very much. Googy show touches their lives and though healing wounds shows the twins, who where also adopted that bonds are formed in all kinds of families. This is a tragic, uplifting, and inspirational story of pets and humans coming together to form forlasting bonds. This is this author’s debut book and a don’t miss to read.This book was received from the publisher and details can be found at Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn