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The Stolen Dog [Kindle Edition]

Tricia O'Malley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***A New York Times Bestseller***

When Briggs, a Boston terrier, is stolen from his family's deck and shoved into a waiting car, a chain of events unfold that shakes the city. The Stolen Dog follows Tricia and Josh, Briggs' owners, as they fight a force unknown, enduring death threats, psychic interventions, false leads, fake set-ups, and the threat of dog fighting. A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of love, fearlessness, and hope — a captivating view of the best and worst of humanity — The Stolen Dog will make you hug your pets closer.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal rescues.

The Stolen Dog is a true story.


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About the Author

Tricia O'Malley lives in Milwaukee with her husband Josh, and their much doted-upon dogs, Briggs and Blue. On a typical day you may find her working with marketing clients, writing, or designing websites. She loves the entrepreneurial life, is strongly resistant to the cubicle-world, and has an unhealthy penchant for shoes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 317 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Park & Stowell Publishing; 1 edition (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CWH55W2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an Inspiring Story! June 15, 2013
By Stacy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was captivating from the moment I started reading it! As one of the many following Briggs facebook page one year ago hoping against hope that Briggs would be reunited with his family, it helped to know that there was a happy ending. Tricia's writing is enveloping and her emotions throughout this journey are palpable in the pages. Highly recommend for those who DO need their faith in humanity restored! The dog-loving community surely are a great bunch of people. Bravo!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Story! May 20, 2013
By AMK
Format:Kindle Edition
A riveting and emotional story, these amazing dog lovers have given me hope! This book tells the true story of Briggs' fearless owners, who left no stone unturned in their unrelenting effort to find him after he was stolen from their back porch. Dog lover or not, I highly recommend reading this heart-wrenching, uplifting, and beautifully written story.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS BOOK! June 13, 2013
Format:Paperback
What else can I say? I loved this book for the emotional roller coaster it took me on and how easily I was able to find myself in Trisha's head and heart. Her style of writing really allows the reader to grasp every emotion she felt on her search for Brigg's. I was so engrossed in it that when I was reading it on my ipad on the plane, the stewardess had to ask me twice to put my electronic device away!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great happy ending story June 20, 2013
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Since I followed this story on Facebook as it unfolded, I was familiar with some of it. It was a nice, easy read, happy ending story. I do think for any dog owner, it is worth buying and reading as it provides information on how to handle things if/when your dog is stolen or lost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay for Briggs!!! June 10, 2013
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I came across this book as I learned of Briggs through Facebook. I felt an instant connection, as my dog is named Briggs as well. I could have finished the entire thing in one sitting, but life kept getting in the way! A true page turner from beginning to end, I couldn't wait to learn of all the details of Briggs and his return. The author has a way of really bringing you into her life, perhaps with her incredible use of words and detailed descriptions throughout. Not only am I glad that Briggs was returned safe and sound, it gives me hope that there are good people left in this world! A MUST READ!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional journey May 20, 2013
By Rick
Format:Kindle Edition
A masterfully woven story that evokes powerful, honest emotion. The Stolen Dog is the epitome of a page-turner, and its reality left me both terrified and reassured.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost dog September 1, 2013
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I have a friend, from whom I bought my present StaffordshireTerrier, a darling. One of my dog's siblings was stolen at 8 weeks, and they suffered all the trauma that is described in this book. The end of our story was a happy one. A man came to the door with it 4 months later, and said he had bought it from a vagrant, for a low sum, but could no longer afford to feed it..
He was rewarded with R3000 ($300). The dog was thin,, flea and worm ridden, but the overjoyed owners soon got it back to a healthy state.
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I empathize, but... August 9, 2013
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I'm a dog lover myself. I live in a small town in the highlands of Panama and I have 14 rescued street dogs myself. I love them all like crazy, so I empathize with anyone who loses a beloved pet. However, I didn't like the book for several reasons.

First, I disapprove of breeding dogs and people buying dogs. (Please don't anyone bother to argue with me about this; you are welcome to your own opinion and I won't defend mine.) The author admitted that they traveled many hours, first in order to select this dog from a litter, then many more hours to buy him. She reported that one of her friends worked in an animal shelter right in her own town. Why not rescue a dog from there? There are too many dogs in shelters who lead lonely, terrified lives until they are killed when not adopted.

Second, she mentioned the dog's tail was "docked" - a euphemism meaning "chopped off." This, along with cropping ears, is a cruel and painful mutilation done to poor dogs just because people have decided it is "fashionable." (The same with declawing cats for "convenience.")

There are two female co-authors, and since it was an autobiography she should have introduced herself in the beginning. It was many pages later that it was revealed her name (as the main character) is Tricia. Josh, introduced much sooner, was home during the day but it was not explained until much later whether he had a job or what - he works second shift, doing whatever...not explained.

At one point Tricia explained that she is a marketing consultant and her hours at the office are flexible. One time she said there was work that must be done at her office, but soon after she arrived she received more information about her dog and then said she completely ignored "work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An intense and inspiring story.
This is the intense and inspiring story of a couple whose Boston terrier is stolen. Tricia's watchword for their search becomes "relentless" — and she is. Read more
Published 17 hours ago by L. Combs
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story and well written.
Published 1 day ago by Grammer
5.0 out of 5 stars As the owner of a rescued dog and also having ...
As the owner of a rescued dog and also having lost a dog, I understood how the owners felt which was written in the book very well.
Published 4 days ago by Howard W. Erdman
5.0 out of 5 stars Re: Picture of my last Boston Desi!
This was a book I couldn't put down! I had to know what was going to happen next . Were they going to find Briggs? Or not? Read more
Published 5 days ago by Pamela L. Carr
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Heart wrenching but a little too much detail
Published 15 days ago by Susan L. Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ending. The author did a great job of ...
Enjoyable read. Great ending. The author did a great job of telling their story.
Published 16 days ago by Stacey
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing story which never quite got there! Too ...
A disappointing story which never quite got there! Too much irrelevant detail with little about the subject of the story.
Published 23 days ago by lord farrow
2.0 out of 5 stars The only good part was when they got the new puppy
The whole story seemed to be about the emotions of the author and days spent running around putting up posters. The only good part was when they got the new puppy.
Published 23 days ago by Betty Hunter
4.0 out of 5 stars True story...tugs at your heart. Interesting and rewarding read!
A true story and I cannot imagine my mental state if this happened to one of my dogs. A good story and an interesting read as the search twists and turns through several events and... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Teresa L Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Very suspenseful and a happy ending!
Absolutely loved this book! Especially since I have a Boston! Very suspenseful too. I would not have read this book if I knew it had a bad ending, which it did not.. Read more
Published 29 days ago by jennifer swanson
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A New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley lives in Milwaukee with her husband Josh, and their much doted-upon dogs, Briggs and Blue. On a typical day you will find her working with her marketing clients, writing, or designing websites. She loves the entrepreneurial life, is strongly resistant to the cubicle-world, and thrives on helping entrepreneurs and authors to get noticed in today's online world.

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