Book Review: Another Good Dog by Cara Sue Achterberg

Title: Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs
Author: Cara Sue Achterberg
Release: August 7th 2018

Description: When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the best way to fill that void was with dogs—lots of them—and so her foster journey began.

Review: 3 out of 5 Stars

A wonderfully written insight into the world of fostering dogs. I really enjoyed reading the authors journey of looking after these dogs and the funny, heartwarming or sad stories that went along with them.

The downside for me, was the authors own dog who comes across feeling like a burden. At one stage in the book she is referred to as dumb and lazy and only kept because the children love her. She admits to not putting the effort into training Gracie and concludes in the end that maybe she should stop wanting her to be something she wasn’t and accept her for the dog she was. I hope she finally did this as it is disheartening to read from someone who seems so passionate about rescue.

Otherwise, a delightful read with some good information if you’re thinking about fostering yourself.

I received an advance copy from NetGalley for an honest review

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