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  • The Possibility Dogs

  • What a Handful of 'Unadoptables' Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing
  • By: Susannah Charleson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Charleson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Scent of the Missing, comes a heartwarming and inspiring story that shows how dogs can be rescued and can rescue in return. For her first book, Susannah Charleson was praised for her unique insight into the kinship between humans and dogs, as revealed through canine search and rescue. In The Possibility Dogs Charleson chronicles her journey into the world of psychiatric-service and therapy dogs trained to serve the human mind, a journey that began as a personal one. After a particularly grisly search led to a struggle with PTSD, Charleson credits healing to her partnership with search dog Puzzle. Inspired by that experience and having met dogs formally trained to assist in such crises, Charleson learns to identify abandoned dogs with service potential, often plucking them from shelters at the last minute, and to train them for work beside hurting partners, to whom these second-chance dogs bring intelligence, comfort, and hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Given, Love Returned--Tenfold

  • By Gillian on 02-06-15

Captivating. Engaging

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Reviewed: 05-02-16

I want to live in Susannah Charleson's world with her. There is no one better suited to telling her story than the author herself. Excellent and worthy follow up to Scent of the Missing which has become the book I most recommend to others. Brava and Thank you.

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