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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cooper: A Rescue Dog's Tale Review

We love our fur-babies.  It is important for kids to understand that love comes in all forms and from all places.  Even though someone or somethings start isn't a happy one, the ending can be amazingly full of love if they create it with others.  Learning tools that help teach this method and utilizes their fun artistic side are always welcome.
Mommy Moments with Abby's review of Cooper: A Rescue Dog's Tale: When the decision to get a dog arose I didn't hesitate to choose to get a rescue pet.  I would see so many homeless dogs walking around and sadly because they were living without an owner, on the streets many weren't safe to approach and so you had to call animal control and hope that the dogs could be recovered and find good homes.  So, maybe out of guilt that my own species would treat another that it had raised to be domesticated so horrible, getting a rescue was an obvious choice. I want my kids to know and understand having compassion for something that depends on you and when to show kindness.  As they colored their way through this book I think they understood just how amazing our 3 fur-babies are.  They seem to be more interested in giving them kisses and helping take care of them.  If you are getting a new pet I strongly ask you to consider a rescue.  This book will help your family get excited for their newest family member and ten percent of the proceeds go to benefiting shelters and rescue organizations across the country.  

Press Release:
VENTURA, Calif. (February 19, 2016) – John Paul Pet, a leading grooming and hygiene product line dedicated to the proper care of all pets, has teamed up with Helping Tales Publishers on a new coloring and activity book, Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale. Cooper’s heartwarming true story aims to help children better understand pet rescue. Ten percent of all books sold will benefit rescue organizations and shelters across the country.

Gina Dial, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for John Paul Pet sought to rescue Cooper – a 1½ -year-old Australian Shepherd – and she used her Facebook network to do so. After seeing what the power of social media could do to assist needy pets, she inspired John Paul Pet to create the John Paul Pet PALS program to help “Passionate Animal Lovers” leverage their social media networks on Facebook. The state-by-state PALS Facebook pages encourage users to “Join and Share” their stories of lost and found pets, as well as pets in need of a forever home.

As Cooper is now the official spokesdog of the PALS program, the last page of his book features a colorable tutorial about the program and its new campaign, “You Join – You Share – We Give.” For every “join” to the PALS Facebook page, John Paul Pet will make a $1 donation to the Morris Animal Foundation (up to $5,000).

“At John Paul Pet, we’re always looking for new and engaging strategies to further educate the pet community and to promote health, wellness, and responsible pet ownership,” said John Paul Pet Co-Founder John Capra. “Finding a fun way to involve kids at an early age – while also being able to help worthy animal welfare organizations – is truly a win-win for us.”

Through no fault of his own, Cooper had a very difficult time finding a forever home. During his short life, he had been adopted, returned, placed with an elderly owner who could no longer care for him, and spent time in a foster home. Cooper’s story resonates because it is unfortunately all too common. According to the ASPCA, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, roughly2.7 million animals are euthanized before they ever get the chance to experience what it’s like to have a family or pet parent to call their own.

Understanding that pet rescue education requires reaching children at an impressionable age, John Paul Pet sought to turn Cooper’s story into a fun activity book for kids that would drive home the importance of pet adoption. They reached out to James S. Martinez of Helping Tales Publishers to help turn their idea into a reality. Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale coloring and activity book tells Cooper’s story from start to finish and ends with him finding his forever home with a family and two other dogs in Bulverde, TX – all through the social media outreach of Dial.

“This experience was a reminder that it only takes a phone call, a Facebook posting, telling a friend or sharing a story with a stranger,” said Dial. “I hope this inspires all of us to stop and think twice when we see a pet in need. One little thing could mean the difference between life and death for a homeless pet.”

The book is available to consumers at an introductory price of $5.99 on After February 27, the cost of the book will be $6.99. Any rescue organizations that want to purchase the book for resale or fundraising can do so at a discounted price via Helping Tales.

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