- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (May 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584794100
- ISBN-13: 978-1584794103
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,878,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Getting Lucky: How One Special Dog Found Love and a Second Chance at Angel's Gate Hardcover – May 1, 2005
Top Customer Reviews
Angel's Gate is a very special place lovingly run by a very special person, Susan Marino. Even if you are not a very spiritual person, you can feel the spirit of all the animals, alive and with us and those that are no longer. It's a peaceful place that is not at all depressing. On the contrary, when you leave Angel's Gate you feel at once invigorated, replenished, and at peace. Getting Lucky captures the feel of Angel's Gate, the dedication of Susan Marino and the unique and special relationship she and Vic have with all the animals that live and have lived and died there. What a wonderful, heartfelt book about such a special place. I intend to give a copy to all my animal-lover friends so that they can begin to understand the magic of Angel's Gate.
I dont have a pet now but have had them growing up as a child. Absolutely Love this book and the touching stories...I laughed and cried and sometimes at the same time... The only bad thing about this book, is that I finished it. I wanted it to go on and on and to read more of the wonder of these wonderful animals...I feel that animals are a gift we can learn so much from them. I agree with Susan Marino the Author. Our pets have souls. They show it daily. I need for there to be a second book and on and on. The love you feel when you read about these animals (pets) is so tangible. Its not so sad as you would think but I came away reading it with feeling uplifted and it truly touched my spirit...I almost didnt buy this book I thought it was about just one dog but its soooooo much more then that and its woven richly with other pets this family and volunteer"s have helped see to there end days. What an honor to read this gem of a book. Thank you Sincerely yours Diane
Shawn Messonnier DVM
Even though all of the animals are "special needs" animals, they go to Angel's Gate to live out their days in peace, dignity and love. Every animal that enters through the "gate" is always given a second chance. But, when they die they go to an even better place as Angels. Every animal is ALLways going to be loved where ever they are. There is a place for every animal at Angel's Gate to be in my heart and all of their memories.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author was arrested for 22 counts of animal cruelty. The corporation is being dissolved because of illegal solicitation of donations and not accounting for millions in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kimberly A. Serino
If you are a lover of books about dogs, this will add to your library.Published 21 months ago by Patty Ralabate
The author of this book has been charged with over 17 counts of animal abuse, substance abuse, and animal neglect. Why anyone would want to read this is beyond me. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by QueenCath
P-L-E-A-S-E read and / or "google" about this horrific "sanctuary" and "human being" in charge, as Susan has been convicted of SEVERE animal ABUSE. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Animal Advocate
Perhaps Susan Marino spins a tidy yarn to sell books but Angels Gate is under investigation for animal neglect and cruelty by PETA. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by D. Dixon
Susan Marino has been saving throw-away animals - both elderly and special needs - for going on 20 years. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by catadupa
This is a wonderful book that all animal lovers should read. It will touch you and make you rethink the way you look at special needs and elderly animals of every type. Read morePublished on March 2, 2011 by New England Pet Hospice
This book is a must read for everyone who loves (or has ever loved) an animal. This book proves that you can do anything you set your mind to and hopefully will encourage people... Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by critterlover
This book is eye-opening and inspiring!! I cried, laughed and was humbled as I made my way through the pages. Yes...it is about animal beings... Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Coco