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Book & Plush Set from Operation ResCUTE Giveaway

I received a sample to facilitate this review, however all opinions are our own!

Almost 2 years ago, we adopted the sweetest dog from our local Animal Services shelter.  We had visited a few of the dogs there and a couple of them wanted nothing to do with us when we tried to play with them in their little play room.  Willy, however, hopped right up in our laps and acted like he was ready to go home with us right that second!  We fell in love instantly.

Willy ResCUTE

He has been a dream dog, and our family loves him!  Not all shelter dogs have the same happy ending though, many sit in shelters waiting for their forever home to find them.  There are so many healthy pets in shelters, but only 30% of pets in homes come from a shelter, and an estimated 2.7 million pets remain in shelters each year.

ResCUTE_Jingles with Book and splash_LR

When Laurie Brown-Nagin came across an Animal Control officer carrying a puppy to a vet, she ended up falling in love with the dog, Jingles and adopted him.  As a NYC marketing powerhouse, she started the non-profit organization Operation ResCUTE, and packaged together a book detailing Jingles true story, and a plush Jingles!  The story explains that many animals found on the street are taken to shelters where they can find loving homes and encourages readers to adopt.

100% of the profits from the sales of the set go to help shelter dogs find homes.

Operation ResCUTE

When my son and I read the story of Jingles, we talked about how some dogs end up in the shelter, and that we should always adopt if possible.  He really got into the story and emphasized with Jingles, and I think appreciated our own shelter dog, Willy, a little more.

You can find Jingles at or on Amazon.

OR, you can enter to win your own Operation ResCUTE set for yourself here!  Contest ends October 14, 2015.

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About the author


Michelle is the mom of a very active 9 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
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  • I have an 11 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I rescued her when she was 9 months old. She is the SWEETEST most loving dog and breaks the stigma of pit bulls being evil, vicious dogs. We adore her, as she does us, especially my 6 year old son, who has grown up with her always by his side, ready to give too many kisses lol and she sleeps with him every night. He would love to read this book because he already knows how important is to save shelter dogs and melts my heart when he goes around telling everyone “Adopt, don’t shop!” 🙂

  • I have a cat that thinks she’s a dog. She fetches, drinks out of the toilet, even though she has fresh water, and chases my grandkids all over the place. Her name is Coo Coo. I thought it a fitting name, lol. She wasn’t a rescue from a shelter or anything like that, but the guy I got her from was going to take her to a shelter, so I took her instead. My granddaughter would love this book. She’s learning her sight words, and is getting bored with her old books, since she has read them all numerous times.

  • We got our dog from a rescue who saves dogs from rural shelters with low adoptions rates and brings them into town where people can meet and fall in love with them. We lovingly call her a “scruffermutt”…(kinda like Willy i think!)

  • I have several dogs and many cats. 2 of my dogs are rescued from the shelter. Two of my cats we also adopted from the shelter, and the other cats are former feral cats we rescued and in the process of taming.

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