Happy Book Birthday to Maverick and Me, a brand new picture book released today from author and blogger Katherine Schwarzenegger! Worthy Publishing was kind enough to send us a free review copy as part of their book launch!
Maverick and Me tells the sweet story of how a pup named Maverick found his forever family. After being found on the side of the road, Maverick is fostered by the woman who found him, and then adopted by a little girl named Scarlett.
Scarlett finds a way to tell Maverick’s story, and spread the word about the importance of pet adoption by throwing a backyard party with her friends to introduce her new pet.
I think this book would be a perfect pick if you are thinking about adding a pet as a new family member. What a sweet way to begin a discussion with little ones about the responsibility of owning a pet, and the benefits of adoption! Scarlett steps up in a big way to take care of Maverick.
Maverick’s story rang close to home, and reminded me of our own pup Sadie. Her litter, much like Maverick, was found abandoned on the side of the road. Someone rescued her, and we were able to adopt her at a Petsmart adoption day! I had to have the only pup with two different colored eyes!
The back of this book has some great ideas for how you can get involved and help pets in need! If you are one of my fellow Chattanooga fur parents, you can help out through several great local organizations.
McKamey Animal Shelter
The adoption fee at McKamey is $80 for most adult dogs and $50 for cats. Check out the available pets here.
McKamey is also hosting a fundraiser this weekend at the Warner Park Pool on September 9th from 11am-3pm. If you already have a pup, this looks like a really fun event!
St. Elmo Animal Rescue
Check out their Facebook Page for pets up for adoption.
Pet Placement Center
Adoption fees for adult dogs are $90 and adult cats are $50. Check out their dogs and cats available for adoption here. You can also apply to volunteer or become a foster pet parent with Pet Placement Center here!
On Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 5 PM to 2 AM 10% of all sales at the Flying Squirrel will go to support this awesome rescue center! (Flying Squirrel is at 55 Johnson St., Chattanooga 37406)
Austin Pets Alive
If you are looking to find a way to help pets impacted by recent Hurricane Harvey, check out Austin Pets Alive and find out how you can donate or volunteer to help!
To celebrate the release of this book Worthy Publishing is doing a contest through September 7th where you can win a $50 Petsmart gift card for sharing your adoption story with the hash tag #MyRescuePupStory on Facebook or Instagram!
Check out https://www.maverickandmebook.com/ for some fun coloring worksheets and more!