A Dog Named Boo: How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other--And the Lives They Transformed Along the Way

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lisa Edwards
Narrator: Meredith Mitchell
Genres: Health & Wellness
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: February 2013
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 51 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


She thought she was rescuing an abandoned puppy. Turns out, he was rescuing her.
The last thing Lisa Edwards needed was a new dog. But when she came across an abandoned litter on Halloween, her heart went out to the runt who walked into walls and couldn't steady his feet. Lisa--healing from past abuse and battling constant pain from a chronic medical condition--saw a bit of herself in little Boo. And when he snuggled, helpless, against her, she knew he was meant to be hers.
The dunce of obedience class with poor eyesight and a clumsy gait, Boo was the least likely of heroes. Yet with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has changed countless lives through his work as a therapy dog--helping a mute six-year-old boy to speak, coaxing movement from a paralyzed girl and stirring life in a ninety-four-year-old nun with Alzheimer's. But perhaps Boo's greatest miracle is the way he transformed Lisa's life, giving her the greatest gift of all--faith in herself.
This is the inspiring true story of "the little dog who could," but more than that, it's the story of how one woman and one dog rescued each other--a moving tribute to hope, resilience and the transformative power of unconditional love.

Reviews (1)

Written by Eleanor B. on June 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book!

Author Details

Author Details

Edwards, Lisa

Lisa Edwards is a professional dog trainer and dog behavior consultant, a Pet Partners evaluator and instructor, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Her book A Dog Named Boo was a London Times bestseller. Lisa lives in New York state with her husband, son, dog, and cat.