Dog Tales

’Maybe these animals are angels in disguise? It often seems like the right owner and that special dog came into each other’s lives at the perfect time for a miracle to occur. Each provides joy, healing, patience, courage, gratitude and of course unconditional love - the perfect virtues often missing in society.’

Written by Andrea Hayes, Dog Tales contains 13 heart-warming stories of dogs that have been given a second chance at happiness and of the dedicated owners who found a place in their hearts and homes for the abandoned and often traumatised animals. These unique and often heartbreaking tales touch on all the ways dogs impact on our lives and poignantly capture the bond between human and canine. Filled with touching stories of love, loss and transformation these dog tales will uplift your soul, as you laugh, cry and fall in love with these amazing animals who often rescue their new owners right back.

We meet Penney the pit bull, abandoned at her most vulnerable but who found love with a couple who take her everywhere- even to work. There is Skittles, a terrified Shih Tzu who is rescued from a puppy farm but finds love and canine companionship with Jay, a large bearded Collie and we hear how a three-legged dog called Mick taught Andrea life lessons about living in the moment and thriving despite health challenges.

Andrea also reveals how working with dogs has helped her on her own journey through chronic pain and fertility issues and how the dogs she has encountered have touched her life in different ways, often when she needed it most.

’A powerful book no animal lover will be able to resist. Andrea’s tender tales of human-canine connection will touch your soul and remind you of why dogs play such central roles in the lives of their human companions. Her passionate advocacy for those neglected, forgotten creatures their owners failed will make you want to open your heart and home to one of your own.’ John Grogan, author of Marley & Me


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Publication Date

October 2017




Hardback, 320 pages

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Gill Books


223 x 142 mm


By Andrea Hayes



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Andrea Hayes is a writer, broadcaster and producer. In her first book, Pain-Free Life, she chronicles her journey to overcoming her health challenges. Her second book, My Life Goals Journal, shares the practical plan she used to create change in her life. Andrea is a trained clinical hypnotherapist and Bethany Grief Minister. She lives with her husband, her daughter Brooke, and her dog Dash in Dublin.

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