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Book details
  • Genre:PETS
  • SubGenre:Dogs / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:162
  • eBook ISBN:9798350913064
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350913057

Rescuing Morgan

Love is Just the Beginning

by Dan Perdios

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Rescuing Morgan is the story of an abused Golden Retriever puppy and his forever Dad, in which Love was just the beginning of their complex, redemptive relationship.


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.

About the author
Dan Perdios has been fortunate enough to be rescued by four Golden Retrievers. Willy, the co-star of his first book, A Golden Retriever & His Two Dads, was a light blond-colored puppy with bright gold eyes and arrived in 1996, after his first Golden, Nicholas, passed. Morgan, named after Captain Morgan of rum fame was his first rescue. Dan's love for his dogs opened him up to a deep appreciation for nature and the great outdoors. In May 2021, Dan said good-bye to California and bought a beach home in Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod to be closer to his family in Boston. Dan is an extensively published, PEN Grant award-winning journalist. His articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as: We The People, The Press Democrat, the Bay Area Reporter, the Russian River Times, the Desert Times, In LA Magazine, and The Desert Sun. In the last few years Dan has taken his love of nature and his dogs a step further. Now his passion lies with the animal rights movement. His articles on this issue have appeared in Bay Woof and The Dodo - an online magazine about animals. Dan and his Goldens are well on their way to 20,000 followers on Facebook. Find out more at: rescuedbygoldens.com.