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Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World, published by Citadel/Kensington, September 27, 2017!

Elizabeth Ridley
P.O. Box 1391, Brookfield,WI 53008
Joal Derse Dauer thought she was just donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter in April 2012 when a disabled and despondent dog caught her eye. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog, but there was something special about Sadie, a shepherd mix who had been shot in the head and in the back and left for dead in the hills of Kentucky after delivering a litter of puppies. One gaze into those sorrowful eyes and Joal vowed to do everything possible to get this beautiful girl walking again.

Today, Joal and Sadie spread their message of compassion, acceptance, and kindness around the world. Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World, written by Joal and coauthor Elizabeth Ridley, is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chances—for humans and animals alike.


“This book is not only a must-read—it is a moving, undeniable, and compassionate call to action.”
 -Jodee Blanco, New York Times bestselling author of Please Stop Laughing at Me

“I urge all you animal lovers out there, don’t walk, run to your bookstore to buy this wonderful, inspiring book.”
 -Fern Michaels, New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels

“Saving Sadie is a true hero’s journey. Moving and inspirational, it’s a triumph of hope over adversity.”
-Sue Pethick, author of Pet Friendly

“...a journey that is bigger than one woman and one dog; it is a journey of hope.”
-Jacqueline R. Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of Lost & Found 

“An uplifting story with tremendous heart. I couldn't put it down.”
-Helen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Cleo