The Peace Puppy

A Memoir of Caregiving and Canine Solace

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Imprint or Series:Dogs in Our World

About the Book

As one of 67 million Americans who serve as caretakers to their elderly parents, Susan Hartzler cared for her dad for three years, gaining profound insight into Parkinson’s disease and the multifaceted challenges of caregiving. Throughout this period, Hartzler’s rescue dog, Baldwin, a precious gift from her late mom, provided unwavering support.
This memoir offers a personal roadmap for those facing similar caregiving decisions. Thoughtful, tragic, and funny, it shows that, while demanding, caregiving can be a fulfilling endeavor, especially with a dog by one’s side. The author’s story will better prepare others in similar situations and encourage them to consider the value of a canine companion on their caregiving journey.

About the Author(s)

Susan Hartzler is an award-winning writer, blogger, and a public relations professional. She trains her own dogs, two talented Australian Shepherds who are both working actors and models. She volunteers her time as an evaluator for Therapy Dogs International and escorts her dogs to hospitals and schools to visit children in need.

Bibliographic Details

Susan Hartzler. Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca 15 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9482-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5332-7
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World