When he first meets Sparky, a year-old Golden puppy from a tough neighborhood, Dan doesn't know what to think, even though he had previously raised two Golden Retrievers. Full of mischief, quirks, and a fear of stairs, Sparky disrupts his life from the moment he enters it, and soon earns a new name: Morgan, after the spiced rum pirate. Rescuing Morgan details Morgan's first years, as both puppy and dad test each other, compromise, adapt, and ultimately accept life on life's terms. With tremendous amounts of love (and patience and discipline), Dan is able to provide Morgan with a home that heals his past and gives him a future where he can thrive. At turns compassionate, insightful, and hilarious, Rescuing Morgan shows how love ultimately triumphs over trauma and how grief can strengthen, not break, the heart.