Children’s Activity Book Spreads an Important Message About Rescues

A portion of proceeds from “Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale” goes to rescues and shelters, too.

Our best way of ensuring a bright future for all pets is educating the next generation. And that especially goes for the rescue pet community. So imagine the positive message you’re sending a child by gifting him or her a fun and interactive book like Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale. It’s a coloring book with an important story to tell about a pup in search of a permanent home. With basic, song-like rhyming and an easy-to-follow narrative thread based on a true story, the heartwarming softcover has a happy ending: The Australian Shepherd finds a home with two other sweet pups.

The book comes from Helping Tales Publishers and John Paul Pet, the latter a line of dog and cat grooming and hygiene products with a VP of Sales and Marketing, Gina Dial, who rescued the 1 1/2-year-old Cooper and then helped the company to launch John Paul Pet PALS (Passionate Animal Lovers). Through various state-by-state PALS Facebook pages, people are encouraged to “Join and Share” their lost-and-found pet stories and to spread the word about animals up for adoption. In fact, every time someone joins the PALS Facebook page, John Paul Pets donate a dollar to the Morris Animal Foundation (up to $5,000). Plus, 10 percent of all books sold will benefit rescue organizations and shelters throughout the United States.

Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale can be purchased at for $6.99. Learn more about other children’s books that teach valuable lessons about animals at

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster,, and A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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