Maverick and Me

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month. So Annie and I agreed to do a review of a book called Maverick & Me. The book is inspired by the life of the author Katherine Schwarzenegger's own rescue dog. So we started reading.
It is about a little cute puppy, who was found as a stray scared and alone. (Sort of like when Mommy found me! But I was not a puppy).
He was cleaned up and felt better. Then he along with other dogs, were part of an adoption event at a pet store. 
All the other dogs were adopted but Maverick was still alone in his cage. (That made Annie sad. It brought back memories for her when she was in a cage at the shelter waiting for her forever home). 
But then he was adopted by this little girl and he was so happy! The little girl had a party with all her friends to tell them Maverick's adoption story. She encouraged all her friends that everyone who wants a dog should adopt. And maybe they too could get lucky enough to get someone like Maverick! 
Annie and I really like this book. Being a former stray and shelter dog, we can totally relate to it. It not only shows how fab dog adoption can be, but it also communicates the importance of learning about it at a young age. If all children believed in and advocated adopting a pet from a rescue or shelter,  there would be so many more orphaned pets finding forever homes.
We think this book, Maverick and Me would be great to read to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or whatever child is in your life. Wow, this would be really great for teachers to read in their classrooms!! 
So lets just keep talking and barking about dog adoption and include the kids in the conversation  . Adopted Dogs are fab! And we think Annie and I are living proof ! 
PS - We received this book from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Another great adoption story! We tell Olive & George about adoption all the time. (Their Mom was into buying from breeders. We think she shouldn't be allowed to be a pet Mom). I'm finally staying out when they are here. So far they haven't done anything to me. I'm so glad you shared this book with us, Rosy. Adoption stories are always so sweet. xoxo

  2. Thank you Rosy and Annie for telling your story, I feel the more people talk about it and tell their own personal stories of rescue, the more people will look to Shelters or breed specific Rescues for adoptions. Sending your mom and dad big wet Bosco kisses from Chicago. Woofs of love, Bosco


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