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Extraordinary true stories of some of the hardest-working dogs in the world

Meet Molly Polly, the diabetes alert dog whose round-the-clock job is to keep her two young owners healthy; Bailey, the Assistant Director of Seagulls, who keeps the pesky birds away from the heritage vessels at the Australian National Maritime Museum; and Daisy, the Collie mix who’s a full-time guide dog for another dog.

From inspirational moments of bravery to dogs doing the jobs that no one else can, these are the life-affirming stories of the most remarkable dogs on the planet.

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  • Trade Paperback


    November 27, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    320 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook


    November 27, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    320 pages

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