About The Patron Saint of Dogs & author Colleen MacDougall

About the novel:

The Patron Saint of Dogs portrays an animal rescuer named Grace who has dedicated her life to saving abused and abandoned animals — if only she could save herself.

Roaming back alleys with her canine partners-in-crime, she searches for animals to help and tries to bring justice to their abusers.

Bullied as a child, Grace prefers pets to people. She’s done with romance but isn’t short of suitors. Traumatized by tragedy and mourning the animals she can’t help, she sacrifices herself for her cause. Struggling with depression, anxiety and her impulsive nature, Grace is her own worst enemy.

When a series of dog poisonings and dognappings strikes close to home, she’ll need help to confront her toughest challenges.

But as Grace fights to save neglected animals, she’ll be forced to confront her own negligence — and the family she’s turned her back on.

(No animals are seriously harmed in the story. I can’t read that stuff or write it)

Click the links under Chapters to read the first half of this novel free before it is published

About author Colleen MacDougall and fund raising:

I’ve dreamed of being a superhero – Animal Avenger! – who rescues dogs and cats and brings justice to those who do them wrong, but I don’t know if I could handle the tragedies.

Which made me wonder: what would happen to a soft-hearted soul like myself if she was obsessed with saving every abused or abandoned animal she met but knew she couldn’t? Would she still try to make a difference, or would she be haunted by the ones she couldn’t save?

That dream inspired this novel. I spent 11 years as a dogwalker (see avatar and cover) and learned a lot about pets and their people along the way. Many of the animals I knew, loved and tried to help — and their true stories — are included in the novel. Some of the heartaches and victories I experienced on the job and trying to rescue animals are shared in this fictional tale. Jules is inspired by my dearly departed dog, and Psycho is based on my hellion of a cat. See my slideshow, Dogs and Cats We Love, to view their pictures.

Writing this novel is my way of saving as many animals as I can in the real world. The Patron Saint of Dogs is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for homeless animals. Enlightening without being preachy, once published, a portion of every sale will be donated to rescue groups and shelters in Canada and around the world. See my page — A Promise – above for details. You can also follow me on Twitter @PatronSaintDogs

The first half of The Patron Saint of Dogs will be available for your reading pleasure free of charge on this website.

Colleen MacDougall lives and writes in Brampton, Ontario, Canada with her psycho Kitty and phobic golden retriever, Boxer. The Patron Saint of Dogs is a work in progress but is © Copyright protected and all rights are reserved by the author. You can contact her at thepatronsaintofdogs@gmail.com

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71 Responses to About The Patron Saint of Dogs & author Colleen MacDougall

  1. AndrewFar says:

    трудовая пенсия – Наука и технологии, Спорт в России

  2. JanneKt says:

    Хранение файлов – это важный момент нашего времени. Фотографии, документы, файлы программ, таблицы, видеоролики. Где это все сохранять? На домашнем компьютере? Потребуется много места. Да и данные нужны не с одного компьютера. Простой выход – это сетевые хранилища. В этой статье я предлагаю вам ознакомиться с Гугл Диском. Простым и доступным хранилищем информации.

    Главные опции Гугл Диска

    1) Объем – после заведения аккаунта предоставляется 15 гигов места. Закачивать можно максимум файлов: docx, xlxs, csv, avi, mkv, exe. Гугл Диск распознает более 30 форматов файлов.
    2) Удаленный доступ – к файлам можно давать доступ любым пользователям. Для этого нужна почта от Google или любой e-mail ящик. Туда приходит ссылка с доступом. Перейдя по которой пользователь сможет взаимодействовать с файлами.
    3) Разграничение доступа к файлам – чтобы быть уверенны в надежности, разделяйте предоставляемый доступ на различные группы. Изменение, возможность просмотра, комментарии.
    4) Работа без сети – доступ к информации возможен и в оффлайн режиме. Функция подключается для пк и мобильных устройств.
    5) Экономия времени на распространении данных – не нужно загружать информацию на сайты с рекламой. Пройдите простую регистрацию в Google, закачайте файл и делитесь хоть с сотней людей.
    6) Удобный интерфейс – на Google Drive легко взаимодействовать с информацией. Есть подробные подсказки, включен поиск по файлам
    7) Мультиплатформенность – ваш Гугл Драй как виртуальная флешка. Всегда с вами, там где есть сеть.

    Гугл Драйв доступен через браузер, программу на компьютере и приложения для смартфона.

    пространство для хранения файлов

    15 GB – это начальный тариф. Если используете сервис для групповой работы или бизнеса, есть возможность использовать дополнительное место за скромную ежемесячную плату. Можно подключить 100 ГБ, 200 ГБ, 2 ТБ, 10 ТБ, 20 ТБ и 30 ТБ. Стоимость от 2 до 325 долларов.

    Подробнее ознакомиться с достоинства Google Диск можно на сайте сообщества.


    Советуем прочитать советы по работе с программой.

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  4. Eileen says:

    Is there an update on when this book will be published? I miss reading about Grace and her adventures. Will it be available as an Amazon Kindle book? (I hope so.)

    • My humble apologies for the delay. The author found misfortune during the writing of the final chapters…it’s taken me a long while to regain center… now I’m just back to a day job to fend off eviction… grace’s story is written in my head, and she will be back…. and on Kindle in the end. 😇 Thanks for caring *cyber hug*

  5. Charlotte Dancisin-Wright says:

    From building the story line and your bio. It is definitely one for my eyes. I’m a very picky reader, if something loses me, it gets put back on the shelf. This sounds appealing: definitely not one for my shelf!

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