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Foreword by Alexandra Paul Introduction by Katerina Lorenzatos Makris Introduction by Shelley Frost An Interview with Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. Ch vez Chapter 1 Why Dogs Need to Be Rescued The epidemic of pet overpopulation and mistreatment Chapter 2 What You Can Do for Dogs Right Now Help all dogs by taking a few basic steps. Chapter 3 How to Find a Dog to Rescue Adopting from shelters, private rescue groups, or picking up that dog on the street. Chapter 4 What to Do If You Find a Dog in Need: The First Few Hours How to evaluate yourself, the dog, and the situation. The immediate basics. Chapter 5 Your New Friend in Need Comes Home: The First Forty-Eight Hours Safety, health, and behavior tips to help those challenging first couple of days go more smoothly. Chapter 6 Urgent Health Needs of Rescued Dogs Everything you always needed to know but were too panicked to ask. How to spot and handle health emergencies. Chapter 7 Long-Term Health Needs of Rescued Dogs Some common long-term health problems; how to prevent them, spot them, and deal with them. Chapter 8 Understanding Your Rescued Dog: Building Up to Great Behavior Developing communication and laying the groundwork for effective training. Chapter 9 Behavior Problems and Solutions How to prevent and change some of the more common and difficult unwanted behaviors. Chapter 10 Home Sweet Home: Finding a ?Forever? Family for Your Rescued Dog You?ve rescued a dog but can?t keep him. How to hunt for just the right new home for your friend in need. Chapter 11 Finally, the Good Stuff: Having Fun with Your Rescued Dog After all the hard work you?ve done to help your friend in need, now it?s time for both of you to reap the rewards! Friends who play together, stay together. Resources
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