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The moving story of the author's adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever



Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog in a million. On the winter day that the ailing, tick-infested feral pup was rescued by Steve Duno, neither dog nor man had a clue as to what they were getting into, or where the relationship would lead.


Last Dog on the Hill tells the story of an indigent young Rottweiler mix who, after abandoning his pack and the hills of his birth, went on to change the lives of hundreds of people and dogs, including the author's, whose career as a behaviorist and writer was made possible through Lou's extraordinary intelligence and heart. Lou won the respect of gang members, foiled an armed robbery, caught a rapist, fought coyotes and kidnappers, comforted elderly war veterans and Alzheimer patients in their final days, taught ASL to kids, learned scores of unique behaviors and tricks, amassed a vocabulary of nearly 200 words, helped rehabilitate hundreds of aggressive dogs and saved them from euthanasia. He was also a clown, consummate performer and Steve's best friend for sixteen years. His story will make readers laugh and cry in equal measures.

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Last Dog on the Hill
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Awesome read
April 21st, 2015
Enjoyed this book from the first page. Anyone who has had and lost dogs will relate. And what an amazing dog Lou was
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Last dog on the Hill
December 7th, 2014
I absolutely love the pure truth in every word of this story. Lou was a REAL hero.It was with great trepidation I approached the final chapters, knowing what was to come. For those of us who have ever been lucky enough to have the love of a great dog, the sorrow of loss is bittersweet. Thank you for writing and sharing your story with the world. You have articulated his life more than a snapshot ever could.
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March 31st, 2014
Steve is extraordinarily perceptive and he brought Lou to life for me for a few precious hours while I read this story. Thanks to Steve, Lou will live on in the hearts and minds of the readers!
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