The Puppy That Came for Christmas (Paperback)

How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy

By Megan Rix

Plume, 9780452297487, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

List Price: 15.00*
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A perfect gift for dog lovers, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is the heart-warming true story of the little dog that changed one couple’s life forever. 

All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan’s dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete? Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy—only to have each move on after six months—eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along and stayed...

An instant international bestseller, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Megan Rix is an award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author. She was born in London, and lived in the United States, New Zealand, and Singapore before marrying her husband, Ian, and settling in England. She has two dogs.

Praise For The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy

Praise for The Puppy That Came for Christmas

“Dog memoir readers who enjoyed John Grogan's Marley and Me or Julie Klam's You Had Me at Woof will appreciate this story about dogs who impact people's lives. An instant bestseller in the UK.”—Library Journal

This moving story of love given and love discovered confirms...the healing power of love shared.—Larry Levin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

“Brighten your holiday spirit.”—The Daily Herald