It’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

It’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

Maverick and Me is a book about dog adoption

It’s National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

In celebration of National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, I’m reviewing this adorable book, Maverick and Me by Katherine Schwarzenegger. Maverick is a real dog, and this book tells his adoption story. It’s the perfect book for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month!  Honestly, I don’t know if it’s the weather or what, but this book made me cry happy tears. My boys adopted two dogs themselves, exactly this same way.

Maverick wants everyone to remember that it's National Adopt-a-shelter-dog month!

I think that’s why this book just grabbed my heart. I’ve always believed in pet rescue, fostering, and adoption. I worked in a pet store for over 10 years, and I’ve volunteered at our local shelter. It’s heart breaking to see so many deserving animals sit in cages for days on end, which is partially why we have so many rescued animals here on the farm. Our two donkeys, Frankie & Johnny are rescues!

The book is written for ages 4-7 and has 32 pages of the most adorable pictures. You can find it at major bookstores, but you can get it from Amazon too. I really want you to know a little about the author  and illustrator too!

Author Biography

Katherine Schwarzenegger is a New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle blogger, philanthropist, and ASPCA Ambassador. She lives in California with the real Maverick, and she blogs about their adventures. Together they spread Maverick’s story about defying the odds, the message of hope, and joys of finding forever friends through pet rescue.

Katherine Schwarzenegger is the author of "Maverick and Me" and an ambassador for the ASPCA

Illustrator Biography

Phyllis Harris supports pet adoption and has adopted two dogs, Brandy and Cassie over the years. She has been illustrating children’s books since 2001. She is the illustator of On Christmas Day by Margaret Wise Brown, and My Mama & Me by Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley. Phyllis lives in the Kansas City area with her husband.

You know what? Maverick has his own Instagram! Please go follow him!

Ok, now for the best part. Don’t you really want a copy of this wonderful book for your children? Of course you do! So, just go enter on the form below to win your copy of Maverick and Me. 



  1. Darcy Koch says:

    I have never adopted a pet from a shelter. However, I had numerous pets growing up. I had a dog, many cats, rabbits, and fish I won at the carnival.

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