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Secret Service Dogs

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Secret Service Dogs by Maria Goodavage
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Oct 31, 2017 | ISBN 9781101984758

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“A pawesome book on the lives of Secret Service dogs.”

Secret Service Dogs offers an inside look at these animals; how they’re selected, trained, and save the president from bad guys. . . . A collection of funny, dramatic, and heartfelt anecdotes.”

“Even non-dog lovers will be fascinated by Maria Goodavage’s in-depth examination of the highly trained canines and their equally impressive human handlers in Secret Service Dogs.”
The Associated Press

“A wonderful account and history of these unsung heroes at work every day to make the world safer. . . . An important addition to the works that shows how dogs really are man’s best friend.” 
Library Journal

“Goodavage compels readers with stories of the bonds between Secret Service dogs and their handlers. A must-read for the dog lover.” 

“The latest treat for dog lovers by Goodavage.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Packed with colorful vignettes, this rich tapestry serves up a combination of history, cases, and appetizing personal recollections of handlers with their special working partners.”
American Kennel Club

“A fascinating read. . . . A celebration of how training, heart, friendship, and duty can bring out the best in all of us. And it just goes to show you . . . everything’s better when dogs are involved.”
San Francisco Book Review

Secret Service Dogs tells the incredible story of the fearless animals who put their lives on the line every day to protect the First Family and the men and women of the Secret Service who love them. It is a heartwarming and compelling read that offers an inside look at the incredible bond between these dogs and their handlers—a uniquely American story of bravery, loyalty, and love.”
Kate Andersen Brower, #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Women and The Residence

“It has been said that the best nonfiction books are those that reveal a hidden world to the reader: a place they wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience. Maria Goodavage’s Secret Service Dogs is that kind of book—a well-researched and compelling read not only for dog lovers, but anyone interested in seeing high-level White House security operations from an insider’s perspective.”
—Gerald Petievich, former US Secret Service special agent, author of To Live and Die in LA, The Sentinel, and other Secret Service novels

“As a guide dog user and survivor of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, I appreciate and understand the value of the teamwork and trust that bind a canine unit such as those portrayed in Secret Service Dogs. This book is a must-read not only for anyone who wishes to better understand dogs, but also because it is just a really good story. Maria Goodavage captured me right from page one. As Larry King said about my own book, Thunder Dog, ‘This is a page-turner.’ After reading Secret Service Dogs you will have a new and stronger appreciation for how to build a relationship with your own animal colleagues and friends. Enjoy. The read is well worth your time.”
Michael Hingson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thunder Dog

“Maria Goodavage takes us into a world that few know about and shows us just how special these dogs are. Although their work is serious, none of it could happen without the special relationships between the dogs and their handlers that come shining through.”
Gregory Berns, author of How Dogs Love Us

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