It’s a well known fact that dog owners tend to be healthier and happier than people who don’t own dogs.
Wed 01 Nov 2017
It’s a well known fact that dog owners tend to be healthier and happier than people who don’t own dogs. In fact, dogs have the ability to change people’s lives for the better. Hounds Who Heal is the charming new book by Chris Kent who founded the K9 Project, an organisation that helps disadvantaged and troubled youngsters. Chris started her career working as a probation officer. During this time she also found the time to rehome an assortment of rescue dogs with the help of her husband Kevin.
The K9 Project was created after Chris cared for Miles aged 15 who had spent his life in and out of the care system. Miles was certainly a challenge, displaying aggressive behaviour and generally throwing his weight around. However, Miles was shocked when he saw Ruby, a Staffie-cross, bully several other dogs owned by Chris. Watching this act of over-excited dog play helped Miles understand the effects of bullying and he resolved to change his own behaviour. And so the K9 Project was born.
Throughout this book we discover just how many young lives have been enriched by the healing power of dogs. The book also includes some lovely photos of both the dogs and youngsters who have benefited from the amazing work of Chris and the K9 project. Hounds Who Heal is a lovely read, and shows us just how special the bond between humans and dogs really is.
Hounds Who Heal by Chris Kent is available from Hubble & Hattie and is priced £10.99.
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