Smiley: A Journey of Love by Joanne George

While working as a veterinary technician, Joanne George heard about a puppy mill not far from the clinic and embarked on a rescue mission with her co-workers. On that special day, Joanne met Smiley for the first time. He had been born without eyes and with dwarfism and because of his time in the puppy mill, Smiley was suffering from serious anxiety. While the other dogs rescued that day were found loving homes, Smiley was going to need some extra special care. Nothing happens without practice and patience and Joanne and Smiley learned both those traits together. Gradually Smiley was able to walk off-leash and started greeting Joanne at the back door. She gave Smiley a loving home and he taught her patience, understanding and acceptance. It soon became evident that Smiley would become a wonderful therapy dog. From (Smiley has his own Facebook page!)


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by Jaina GT on Red Cedar Book Awards

This was the best book ever!!!!! I don't know what makes me love it so much!!!! But, it inspired me to work with my golden retriever, and maybe make him in to a therapy dog like Smiley. Love how smiley never gave up, and it was funny when Joanne George never runs in to things, but her other dogs, Pippi and Pearl do. Reading Smiley's story gave me lots of information and made me feel sad at some parts, and happy at other parts!!! This book is a must read!!! FIVE STARS!!!

by emma puppy on Red Cedar Book Awards

I love smiley! And the book!

by jade on Red Cedar Book Awards

THIS IS A MUST READ! I loved how Smily never gave up and was always wagging his tail. I just really love this book a lot.

by ConstantineAtlas123 on Red Cedar Book Awards

I gave this book a rating of five because I really like dogs and it makes me really sad to see a dog like this. It gives a lot of information.

by Emma-Leah blue dog on Red Cedar Book Awards

it was a good book. But it was sad too .

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