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    • ISBN:9781409180159
    • Publication date:19 Apr 2018

Dogs With Jobs

By Laura Greaves

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Inspirational tales of the world's hardest working dogs.

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.

Biographical Notes

Laura Greaves is a multi-award winning journalist, author and proud 'crazy dog lady'. She has spent nearly twenty years writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world and is the former editor of Dogs Life magazine.

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  • ISBN: 9781409180166
  • Publication date: 25 Jan 2018
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  • Imprint: Trapeze
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