Tales from a Dog Catcher

Tales from a Dog Catcher

"In the tradition of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and John Grogan's Marley & Me, Tales from a Dog Catcher is a humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
- Publishers Marketplace"

...Writing in a style reminiscent of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she recalls her experiences in 22 vignettes that dispel and replace stereotypes with an image of a compassionate individual concerned with animals and people alike. Like Herriot, she is a gifted storyteller and an astute observer.... At times amusing and heart-wrenching, this memorable book deserves wide readership. Highly recommended for public libraries. "
- Library Journal (starred review)

... In Tales from a Dog Catcher, she brings together these experiences in a magical book that is funny, touching, and heartrending by turns." - Amazon.com

"This is a wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down. I was laughing and tearing up, sometimes at the same time! I didn't want it to end..."-Nina Killham, Bestselling Author of Believe Me, How to Cook a Tart, and Mounting Desire

"Having good writing skills isn't a prerequisite for getting a job as a dog catcher, but the two certainly make a good combination for the author of Tales from a Dog Catcher...Some stories are funny - some may move you to tears. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I think they will appeal to animal lover's and even those who don't care for pets will enjoy reading about the eccentric people involved in these tales from a dog catcher." ...Phyliss Davidson - INFO Metropolitan Library System Magazine. Oklahoma

"Summer reading! Enjoy tales about hero hounds, crazy cats. Great dog books just made for Summer Reading! ... Here's a list of some of our favorite books ... Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics is a collection of real stories about people and the animals they encounter...this book is in the tradition of "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. The stories are funny, sad, uplifting and even silly." ...Laurie Denger - Dayton Daily News. Ohio

"...In Tales from a Dog Catcher," author Lisa Duffy-Korpics recounts her years as an animal control officer in a series of fascinating and engaging stories...the stories can be funny and heartbreaking, often simultaneously...However, there is no shortage of entertaining encounters. Animal lovers will appreciate the candid tales, and enjoy a new perspective on an often unexamined profession."...Dog Channel.com

"Lisa's numerous on-the-job adventures are compiled in this collection of sad, charming, delightful and humorous short stories. ...Animal lovers of all ages will appreciate Lisa’s recollections of her memorable encounters with domestic animals and injured wildlife in the beautiful Hudson Valley." ...Rachelle Nones - Tri County WOMAN magazine. New York

Monday, July 13, 2009

Congratulations to Sasha - Official Therapy Dog!

Last school year, my Psychology Classes were privileged to enjoy a visit from Sasha, a beautiful Golden Retriever doing his "student teaching" in his final semester as training as an official therapy dog. His cooperating professor, (and Mom), Mrs. Marian Zaritsky is a retired Special Education teacher and had dedicated herself to this new career with incredible passion and enthusiasm. We just found out that Sasha passed his final exams. We learned in class that these exams are very challenging and difficult. Attaining this final certification is quite an achievement. Marian sent me a photo of Sasha, (yes...Sasha is a "he"...Sasha is a male Russian name!), for the blog along with this great email she gave me permission to post. Congratulations to Sasha and Marian for completing all the tests for Therapy Dogs International. Click on the link to find out all the amazing things that Therapy Dogs are trained to do. I guarantee that you will be amazed.
Hi Lisa,

Sasha and I wanted you to know that he passed the Therapy Dogs International
Therapy Test last Thursday and is an official therapy dog. We owe his
success to all those people who gave of their time and effort so that he
could practice his skills for success. You and your classes are DEFINITELY
in that group!!
Many thanks again for your assistance. If in the future we can be of any
help in reducing stress in your environment, please call us.
There is NO charge as we are a voluntary organization.

Have a great summer!

Hugs and slurpy kisses,
Marian Zaritsky and Sasha

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The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
Cover photographs © Shutterstock

Printed in the United States of America
US $16.95 / CAN $19.95
Tales from a Dog CatcherDuffy-Korpics © 2009
Dewey: 636.7
Dogs — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Dog rescue — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Duffy-Korpics, Lisa