The Underdog Who Conquered A Sport, Saved A Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--one Flying Disc at A Time

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Penguin Putnam

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs shares the heartwarming tale of one plucky, unwanted pit bull who achieved international celebrity.

Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Then Andrew “Roo” Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could tell immediately that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Frantic—and even though they already had two dogs—Roo and his wife fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him.

Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive Frisbee dogs. It seemed like a terrible idea. Pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren’t: large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful. But that was fine with Roo—because part of his mission was to change people’s minds about pit bulls. After overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair became World Champions.

Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere—and help rescue this popular breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation.

Baker & Taylor
Shares the tale of a pit bull rescued by a shelter volunteer who overcame considerable odds to become a World Champion competitive Frisbee dog.

& Taylor

The author of the best-selling The Lost Dogs shares the heartwarming tale of a rescued pit bull who overcame considerable odds to become a World Champion competitive Frisbee dog.

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781592407316
Branch Call Number: 636.7559 G65w
Characteristics: 264 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jul 07, 2015

This poor dog never knew he was a "pit bull" or "hyperactive." People put him in jail and wanted to kill him. Then a kind person performed frisbee catches with him in front of thousands. He became a "champion." All he knew was: "I'm awake! Let's have fun!" Dogs are the greatest salesmen in the world for exercise and joie de vivre. You can see him on You Tube. I already bought a copy to read again.

Paws2Read Oct 11, 2012

Jim Gorant has written another excellent book! Wallace just needed the right people in his life. Roo (Andrew) Yuri and his wife, Clair, worked hard to save Wallace, and Wallace paid them back by becoming a world class disk (Frisbee) champion. This book dispels many of the myths about Pit Bulls. Dogs with intelligence and drive need a challenge, a job. Roo and Wallace became an amazing team once Roo started to take advantage of Wallace’s work ethic Great read!

Wallace was just awarded 2012 Pit Bull Advocate of the Year by Pit Bulletin Legal News - http://pblnn.com/27-features/press-releases/59-wallace-named-pit-bull-advocate-of-the-year

Oct 02, 2012

One of the best books I've read in a while.


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