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Allen Anderson
Allen Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of A DOG NAMED LEAF with his wife Linda are coauthors of a series of popular books, published in multiple languages, about the benefits of human-animal companionship. In 1996 they cofounded the Angel Animals Network to honor and expand upon their... show more

Allen Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of A DOG NAMED LEAF with his wife Linda are coauthors of a series of popular books, published in multiple languages, about the benefits of human-animal companionship. In 1996 they cofounded the Angel Animals Network to honor and expand upon their lifelong love of animals. Angel Animals uses the power of inspirational stories to increase love and respect for all life.The Anderson's books have won recognition from the American Society of Journalists & Authors's Outstanding Book Award program. Allen and Linda were named Partners and Friends of the American Humane Association in recognition that their mission and efforts are in alignment with the organization's work. The Andersons raised two children along with pets as family members. They currently share their home in Minneapolis with pets whose relationships- would make great film plots -- a dog named Leaf, Cuddles the cat, and Sunshine, a cockatiel who says, "I love you, sweet baby."
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Book Reviews by Lynn rated it 6 years ago
Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a traumatized one-year-old cocker spaniel who had been abandoned. Soon, the troubled dog they named “Leaf” turned their home into a war zone. Although Leaf and Allen were forging a friendship with visits to dog parks and bonding time, Leaf’s emotional issues overwhel...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 6 years ago
I bought this book a few years ago after losing a kitten to a brief and incurable illness, and pulled it out again recently after losing a two-year-old cat to an aneurysm. Somehow I did not review this book the first time I read it, but now really does seem to be the most appropriate time. This is a...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it 14 years ago
This was an interesting book but at times it felt frustratingly broad. As nice as it was to see a local group like Pasado's Safe Haven ([http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/])mentioned a few times, I also felt like the authors were trying to give at least a passing mention of everybody and so didn't real...
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