Forever Home: How We Turned Our House into a Haven for Abandoned, Abused, and Misunderstood Dogs—and Each Other (Hardcover)
From the stars of the Netflix documentary Life in the Doghouse and founders of one of the most recognized rescue organizations in the world, the poignant story of how Danny and Ron found each other during a time they each needed rescuing, and how they transformed their home into a haven for dogs in need.
Danny & Ron’s Dog Rescue is an organization like no other. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron decided to open their doors. Danny and Ron treat each neglected, abused, and misunderstood animal like a member of the family; the dogs eat organic food from their own bowls and are even allowed to sleep in the bed.
In this heartwarming book, Danny and Ron chronicle their journey helping more than 13,000 dogs in need, telling the stories of many furry friends that have come into their lives and of their own “rescue” as they came out together late in life. At any given time, there are upwards of 70 dogs lounging, frolicking, recovering, and cuddling under their own roof. For many of these wonderful canines, their house saved them from death.
For Danny and Ron, saving and protecting innocent and defenseless canines and finding them forever homes is their passion and life mission. Forever Home is their story—a message of acceptance, kindness, and, of course, love. It is a reminder that hope and joy can arise from the darkest circumstances, and that we all can make the world a better place for ourselves and our animal friends—it starts at home, with patience, empathy, and an open heart.
About the Author
DANNY ROBERTSHAW and RON DANTA are the founders of Danny & Ron’s Rescue, which speaks for helpless animals who have no voice. They began their rescue mission in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, aiding dogs who were left homeless by the storm. Since then, their outreach has grown exponentially. They rescue puppy mill dogs, bait dogs used in dogfighting, and have saved more than 13,000 canines from euthanasia. They currently deliver pet food and supplies to more than 48 elderly people living in poverty—and pay for their dogs’ medical bills, too. They have rescued dogs from junkyards and shelters, freed animals chained to trees and living in small cages, and saved abandoned pets living on the streets. They live in South Carolina.
Larry Lindner is a New York Times bestselling collaborative author. He also penned a long- running, widely syndicated column for The Washington Post and a column for The Boston Globe. His writing has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler; The Los Angeles Times; Reader’s Digest; O, the Oprah Magazine; and many other publications.
“… unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of how authors Robertshaw and Danta opened their hearts, homes, lives, and wallets to rescue over 13,000 dogs…. These two angels disguised as humans offer so much hope and love for animals—and invaluable lessons for readers.” — Booklist (starred review)
“The work that Danny and Ron do is nothing short of heroic. They are living angels…I loved reading their beautiful book and learning how they have dedicated their lives to helping and caring for our most precious and helpless creatures. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their work.” — Brooke Shields
“FOREVER HOME offers a profoundly compelling and candid account of the path Danny and Ron have walked together, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the sacrifices they’ve made, and the selflessness with which they’ve opened their hearts and their home to thousands of dogs.” — Charles Frazier, International Bestselling author of Cold Mountain and Varina
"The best friends come on four feet. But those of us on two feet can at least learn to love, and to embrace life. Forever Home is a glorious testament to that -- a road map for living your best, most compassionate life. Read it, reflect, open your arms.” — Rita Mae Brown, bestselling and award-winning author of Rubyfruit Jungle