The Doggie in the Window

ISBN: 9781492651826

By: Rory Kress

Published: 04/03/2018

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Rory never knew she needed a dog in her life. But then there was Izzie.

Rory Kress loves her dog, Izzie, more than anything. But one day, as she looked down into the wheaten terrier’s adoring eyes, she found herself thinking, “Who are you? And where did you come from?” Like millions of Americans, Rory had bought her dog at a licensed pet shop, knowing nothing about Izzie’s breeder or the conditions under which her mother would have lived. And once Rory started digging into her dog’s past, the information she found led her down a long road investigating the state of the U.S. dog industry, from the sterile government offices of the USDA, to a rescue run in Missouri, to a pair of hobby breeders who love the dogs they raise.

The Doggie in the Window is an eye-opening look at the dogs who bring so much joy into our lives. Through her investigation, Rory learned more than she had ever expected to—about how Izzie likely picked up some of her personality quirks, what the first weeks of her life may have been like, and, most of all, how to love and care for her better.



“This important book is a call to arms for a complacent public dazzled by a sweet puppy face.” - Booklist

“In this brilliant and unflinching...

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Format: Paperback

Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 368 pages


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