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Finn and the Feline Frenemy

Illustrated by Laura Catrinella

About The Book

Inspired by a real dog from Danny & Ron’s Rescue from the popular documentary, Life in the Doghouse, this fourth book in the sweet chapter book series follows a dog’s rivalry with his new cat sibling.

Finn, a Redbone hound with three legs, is excited to join the Figueroa family, who are also expecting a new baby to arrive any day now! The house is full of new toys and fun places to explore, but for Finn, who is still adapting to his missing back leg, the stairs are too daunting to manage.

But Finn’s new home holds one big surprise—a new cat sibling, Rusty, who has three legs just like him! Finn is determined to become best friends, but Rusty has other plans. And when the two start fighting over the family’s attention, it turns into a battle to be the favorite pet.

Will Finn and Rusty learn to get along before their new human arrives? Or is the dog-cat divide too large to cross?

About The Authors

Photo by Julie Prickett

Danny Robertshaw is a horse trainer and animal lover who began helping dogs way before 2005. But when Hurricane Katrina hit, he and Ron Danta began their rescue in earnest as they saved over six hundred dogs from that national disaster. For their work during Katrina, they were 2008 ASPCA Honorees of the Year. Since then, Danny and Ron have used their personal home for Danny & Ron’s Rescue, formed as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has saved over thirteen thousand dogs, all placed in loving homes. Danny, Ron, and their rescue were the subjects of the award-winning documentary Life in the Doghouse. They have also been featured on the Today show, CBS Evening News, the Hallmark Channel, and Pickler & Ben, as well as several other TV shows. Their mission is a lifetime promise of love and care to every dog they take in. Visit them @DannyRonsRescue and DannyRonsRescue.org, and learn more at LifeintheDoghouseMovie.com.

Photo by Julie Prickett

Ron Danta is a horse trainer and animal lover who began helping dogs way before 2005. But when Hurricane Katrina hit, he and Danny Robertshaw began their rescue began in earnest as they saved over six hundred dogs from that national disaster. For their work during Katrina, they were 2008 ASPCA Honorees of the Year. Since then, Danny and Ron have used their personal home for Danny & Ron’s Rescue, formed as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has saved over thirteen thousand dogs, all placed in loving homes. Danny, Ron, and their rescue were the subjects of the award-winning documentary Life in the Doghouse. They have also been featured on the Today show, CBS Evening News, the Hallmark Channel, and Pickler & Ben, as well as several other TV shows. Their mission is a lifetime promise of love and care to every dog they take in. Visit them @DannyRonsRescue and DannyRonsRescue.org, and learn more at LifeintheDoghouseMovie.com.

Crystal Velasquez is the author of the Hunters of Chaos series; the Your Life, but… series: Your Life, but BetterYour Life, but Cooler; and Your Life, but Sweeter; and four books in the Maya & Miguel series, based on the television show—My Twin Brother/My Twin SisterNeighborhood FriendsThe Valentine Machine; and Paint the Town. She holds a BA in creative writing from Penn State University and is a graduate of NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute. Currently an editor at Working Partners Ltd. and a freelance proofreader, she lives in Flushing, Queens, in New York City. Visit her website at CrystalVelasquez.com, her blog at YourLifebutBetter.Blogspot.com, or find her on Facebook at Facebook.com/CrystalVelasquezAuthor.

About The Illustrator

Laura Catrinella is an illustrator and character designer based in Vancouver who loves to play with shapes and colors.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (February 7, 2023)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534482708
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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