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Dr. Murray shares, “This is a true story. Harley (a beagle/lab mix) was Ms. Joan’s best friend. She adopted him from a local shelter when she retired from the military. Harley was always there for Ms. Joan. While getting certified as a teacher, Ms. Joan would leave the house early and return late at night, and Harley would be there waiting for her, smiling and happy to see her.
“Harley developed mast cell cancer in his front left paw. To save him, the doctors amputated (cut off) half of his front paw. After that, Harley became fearful of people. Ms. Joan had trouble taking him to the vet. It was recommended that Ms. Joan keep him home altogether.
“But enter dog training. After working with Mr. Mike, Harley and Ms. Joan became a therapy dog team. Harley became more confident and less fearful of people. He achieved his Therapy Dog Excellent Title (200 + visits) through the American Kennel Club (AKC) for therapy dog visits to local schools, the veterans’ home, and local retirement facilities.
“Harley’s cancer came back. What happened next? Please read and find out in this true story.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Joan Murray’s new book is an enjoyable juvenile non-fiction that offers insight to the world of therapy dogs and pet ownership.
Consumers can purchase “Harley, the Therapy Dog: How He Became a Hero” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
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