Discover the true stories of dogs who open doors, retrieve dropped items, and save lives.
After a potentially devastating diagnosis at the age of thirty-nine, Maureen Maurer was given a second chance at life and took a leap of faith to pursue her childhood dream: teaching dogs to help people with disabilities.
In Wonder Dogs, Maureen shares the inspiring stories of some of the many Assistance Dogs she's had the privilege to train.
Tucker, a puppy who visits a young girl desperately in need of a Christmas miracle.
Leader, an abandoned German Shepherd mix, who becomes a loyal Service Dog and best friend for a boy with Muscular Dystrophy.
Freedom, a Golden Retriever who helps a disabled veteran regain her independence and saves her when she is trapped in a house fire.
Pono, a sweet Black Lab who becomes Hawaii's first Courthouse Dog, helping children find the courage to testify in court.
Anyone who loves heartwarming stories about second chances and overcoming challenges will find in Wonder Dogs a whole pack of kindred spirits.
True Stories of Extraordinary Assistance Dogs
Maureen Maurer with Jenna Benton
"Maureen Maurer's big heart shines from every page of Wonder Dogs. The stories will lift your spirits and make you grateful for the great good the dogs are doing for their people--and the world. Prepare to be delighted! You don't often find a book so full of hope."
Kristin von Kreisler, animal advocate and bestselling author of An Unexpected Grace and Earnest