Service Tails

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In Service Tails, Heart-tugging true stories of the courage, faith, and loyalty of remarkable service dogs.

Service Tails

About Service Tails

Not all heroic dogs wildly toss themselves into lifesaving situations. Some save lives simply by their incredible commitment to duty and service. Some lead the way to independence for people whose disabilities were supposed to limit their lives.

In Service Tails: More Stories of Man’s Best Hero, prolific author Ace Collins introduces us to leaders whose entire lives are wrapped in the banner of service. Their stories are remarkable snapshots of the value of vision and teamwork, as well as devotion to duty and unconditional love and acceptance–stretching the way we see both canine and human potential. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

My Thoughts

A fantastic set of true stories of inspirational dogs and their partners that they serve. Each story is told in such a way that you can feel the deep connection between the dog and their partner, you feel their struggles, success and hopes. Each dog is chosen for service to a person in need (they may be blind, deaf or have another need) and is partnered with a human based on need and personality. I learned so much about the history of service dogs from this novel and it left me humbled and in awe. These animals are amazing at what they do and  how much they give back to their partner in terms of freedom and independence. The novel goes to show that even though we may try to be understanding of those who have a disability, sometimes our actions speak differently. We may actually be causing hurt to those we are trying to help.

Service Tails is a unique book full of short stories that offer hope, guidance and understanding. It is a perfect book for young adults straight to adulthood, those who love dogs and animals. There is much that everyone can learn from these loving and heroic animals and the bonds they form with their human partner. It is inspiring and leaves you feeling hopeful and with a greater understanding of others and how they interact with the world. A definite must read for your reading list!

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Rating: 5/5

About the Author

Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. He has authored more than sixty books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, children’s works as well as books on history, culture and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special and does college basketball play-by-play. Ace lives in Arkansas.

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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