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Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

by Shannon Kopp

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"Anyone who has ever loved an animal, battled depression, or struggled with an addiction of any kind will not be able to put down Pound for Pound . . . brave account of the healing power of shelter dogs is not only a page-turner, but a true inspiration."
-- Laura Maloney, former Chief Operating Officer of the Humane Society of the United States, current COO of Panthera

"Every now and again a book comes along that can help millions of people deal with all sorts of difficult and challenging times and guide them to change their ways for a better and healthier life. Pound for Pound is one of those inspirational gems. Shannon Kopp's personal story -- the incredibly hard work she had to do and her opening her heart to the dogs with whom she worked -- is a must read. She shows how compassion, trust, and love can open the door for people and dogs in need to heal and to grow together"
-- Marc Bekoff, author of Rewilding our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence

"Don't miss Pound for Pound -- a uniquely touching memoir about a woman bravely struggling with bulimia and self-judgment, ultimately healed by the miraculous power of the rescue dogs she devotes herself to.  It's a story you'll always remember, a testament to the healing energy of our canine companions, who ask only for love and then give it back in spades."
-- Glenn Plaskin, Author of Katie Up and Down the Hall, The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors Into a Family

"Pound for Pound is an emotional reminder of the strength of the human spirit and how dogs are more than our best friend; they can also be guides, inspiring us to be compassionate, share joy, and live life in the moment."
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