Summary- Paws4People is an organization that helps disabled children and war veterans get service dogs. This book is about the organization and the people it has helped.
I think how good this book is depends on a person’s expectations going in. It gives a very basic overview of how Paws4People works and so anyone looking for a deep insight into the organization might be disappointed. The reader is told a bit about it’s founding, how the dogs are trained, and how they are matched but this book doesn’t have the feel of an in depth documentary about the organization.
The subtitle of the book is “the Inspirational story of Veterans and Children Healed By Man’s Best Friend.” While the book does tell some stories about people who received dogs from the organization this isn’t like a chicken soup book either. The stories overall are shallow and barely scratch the surface of how the dogs changed their person’s lives. Many stories are told but they are basically a few paragraphs long about a person’s story and how the dogs helped them.
Deep down I think this book is more about showing the connection between dogs and how that connection can be used to help those with disabilities. Many scenes in the book, such as watching the dogs get matched (bumped) to their new owners are awesome and made me cry.
I am a huge dog lover and so I really enjoyed this story and it certainly made me want to donate to the organization.
If I had to describe this book I would say it was a brief intro to the Paws4People program. It gives an overview of who they are, what they do, and who they help. Expect lots of tears.