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In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.

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a love story, a long life
July 26th, 2015
The author had a chance edified encounter at the vet. This encounter turned into a lifetime of love. The family overlooked the stereotype and bright home a puppy. Only recently did Oogy pass.
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June 5th, 2015
Great story about the unspeakable act of dog fighting and the miraculous dog who warmed everyone's heart. Highly recommend
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The title and picture caught my attention
April 19th, 2015
I most enjoy true stories and have a fondess for stories about dogs.This is a good read about a rescued dog and his family. Reading about the dog's beginning was upsetting and remarkable at the same time. The author did a good job making Oogy come to life.
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Number 1 book
February 3rd, 2015
I love this book,it has passion and caracter its awesome!! Also its thrilling to find out whats next!
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Oogy...A Heartfelt Story For Sure!
July 6th, 2014
Being a first time dog owner recently myself, really helped me to understand the depth of feeling this family has for Oogy! This story brought tears of happiness at some points and also tears of sadness. Being based on a true life story makes this book even more deserving of attention! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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December 5th, 2013
Amazing and touching story of a special dog and the family he "adopted". This story is inspiring.
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