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Dogs with Jobs

Hardworking Pooches

by (author) Tyler Mudrey, Wendy Pirk, Lisa Wojna & Janice Ryan

read by Dana Negrey

Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
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Most pets’ main job is to provide companionship to their human companions. But many dogs have other, very important jobs as well. Dogs’ keen sense of smell, their intelligence and willingness to learn and their strong dispositions make them irreplaceable as K-9 police officers, as seeing eye dogs for the blind, therapy and companion dogs for seniors and as soldiers’’ helpers in times of war. A few even work with politicians or as mascots on television! Here are over fifty, easy-to-read stories about these hardworking dogs.

About the authors

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Wendy Pirk has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. As a child, she dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and has worked for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. She is currently a writer and editor and has several books about animals to her credit. Wendy has a two dog and two cat family…oh, and kids as well. She solemnly swears that she has never, nor will she ever dress a dog in a frilly pink tutu. But she lives in a winter city, so maybe doggie coats and booties?? And one of the dogs is handicapped, so he has a wheelchair. But that’s it. Really. She would also like to own a sheep to mow her lawn so she doesn’t have to…well, she’d actually like to have a whole herd of sheep to rent out to her friends and neighbors! And maybe a donkey, too, because they’re so cute!

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Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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