The Dogs Who Found Me

  • by Ken Foster
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ken Foster never intended to adopt an abandoned dog. But after bringing Brando home, he notices how many homeless strays there are in the city. Suddenly, he sees them everywhere and finds himself unable to resist taking them home. But what he gains from them in return is far richer than his own expense.As he forms relationships with each new animal, Foster finds solidarity between their misfortunes and his own, and unfiltered companionship through some of life's biggest hardships: the shock of New York City after 9/11, the evacuation of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and the day his heart nearly stopped for good.

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What the Critics Say

"As if channeling the frank and fundamental nature of dogs, Foster's sentences hide little pretense or poetry....[A] charming account of a life among dogs." (Publishers Weekly)
"Warm, candid...not sentimental about the hard work of saving dogs but rather confident, reflecting [Foster's] belief that taking action on behalf of abandoned dogs is the right thing to do." (Booklist)
"An absorbing and quirky memoir....Foster's style is blunt, funny and poignant. He smoothly melds the events of his turbulent life along with the gritty details of rescuing abandoned dogs into a piece that goes to the heart." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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Very sweet read

I was captured by the cover photo of this book and the title too. The author lets you into his life and the part of his heart he holds for his beloved dogs. There ought to be more folks in the world like this guy. There are angels among us and I think Ken Foster is one. He steps up and makes things better for those innocent pups that have no voice of their own. I thought the book ended rather abruptly, but I enjoyed it all the way through.
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- Beth

Shirley from Memphis

The book started out exciting and hopeful but became mundane, boring in parts. The plight of many honmeless dogs was brought to attention and hints on how to save these animals. I did not need the hours long lists read to me of all organizations available to assist with dogs.
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- shirley K. Bigham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.