The True Story of Two Abandoned Dogs Who Showed Me The Way Home

Author: Laura S. Jones
Pages:  232
Format: 6x9 inch paperback, Ebook also available
Interior photographs: Black and white
ISBN-13: 978-0-9846617-2-5
Pub date: December 12, 2014
Publisher: Tidal Press

What Others Have to Say

"Laura Jones tells an inspiring story of relentless hope, unconditional love, and how dogs and people find their home. It's a story that made me laugh, cry, and cheer. A great book!" Lynne Cox, best-selling author of the memoirs Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson.

“Brava! To Laura Jones for her heartfelt, open and honest portrayal of her very personal and important journey as a foster Mom. If there were more Lauras in the world, there would be more foster dogs in loving homes and fewer in shelters. This book made me laugh and cray….and want to give her a big hug!” Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO at Dogs Playing for Life

“Totally enjoyed the book.” Susanne Kogut, Executive Director of the PetCo Foundation.

“If you love dogs and good writing, you have to read this book." Pam Wahl, Publisher of Virginia Maryland Dog Magazine.


Sadie and Sasha’s transformation from abandoned, near-feral dogs into beloved pets was never easy, and the outcome was never certain. This funny and touching memoir follows the author’s bumpy, yearlong journey to help these two young pit bulls cheat death and find a real home. Jones keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat throughout their story as she weaves her personal path to becoming a foster parent with a behind the scenes look at how the best animal shelters operate. She finally proves that one person, no matter her flaws, can make a difference and maybe  heal herself a bit in the process.You’ll also hear from Susanne Kogut, the former Executive Director of the widely praised Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA where Sadie and Sasha got their start and Aimee Sadler, Founder of Playing for Life and training director for Longmont Humane Society where Sadie and Sasha were admitted for rehabilitation, among other experts. Saving Sadie and Sasha can be compared to The Daily Coyote, by Shreve Stockton, Marley and Me, by John Grogan and other successful dog memoirs. Read the introduction here. Two dollars from the sale of every book will be donated to animal welfare organizations so they can help more dogs like Sadie and Sasha and Pooch. An additional two dollars will be donated for each book sold from this website.