Author Shirley Pieters Vogel Releases Heartwarming New Children's Book - Petunia the Unlikely Little Church Dog

Top Quote Shirley Pieters Vogel, a retired RN turned author, has just released a book that children will cherish, Petunia the Unlikely Little Church Dog. End Quote
    Quote Delightful! A great story to share with little ones and all who believe in happy endings. Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 22, 2016 - Cape Cod, Mass. - So many happy childhood stories involve a dog. Author Shirley Pieters Vogel who recently met "Petunia" a rescue dog, has woven her experiences into her newest book, Petunia the Unlikely Little Church Dog. Kids will love the way this needy and scared puppy not only finds a loving home, but also a church family who adores her.

    The following endorsements speak to how special this book is:

    "Delightful! A great story to share with little ones and all who believe in happy endings. Petunia's story is a warm hug for readers who will cheer for Petunia as she finds love in a most unlikely way." -Claire Gradone, former Youth Services Librarian for Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, Mass. for 33 years

    "This heartwarming story is about a sweet little dog that landed on the mean streets of Houston. Sadly it happens every day, but this well-written and beautifully illustrated book has a happy ending. It will melt the heart of any dog lover-this book is one to be passed down in the family for years to come." -Kathy Wetmore, founder of the Shaggy Dog Rescue.

    "Sharing this story has been a delight," said Pieters Vogel. "Helping children and adults alike to understand how a rescue pet can be a loving part of a family is something that I'm passionate about. I'm especially excited to share my love for animals with young readers."

    Pieters Vogel's story is suitable for young readers, library reading time and would be an amazing feature for a day when therapy dogs visit a school. It can be purchased through SDP Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. You can get the more information on the author, including a book signing schedule, through the author's website at

    Shirley Pieters Vogel is a retired RN who has published articles in many periodicals as well as written two inspirational books, Whispers (When He is So Precious Even Rocks Sing) about God's love and faithfulness especially in tough times, and Faith, Favorites, Fun, and Fotos of Cape Cod. This book has eighty full-colored "fotos" of Cape Cod captured by popular local teacher and photographer, Megan O'Leary.

    Shirley's most recent book is a children's picture book, Petunia, the Unlikely Little Church Dog. The fact that Petunia is also a rescue dog will appeal to many.

    Shirley and her husband, Stefan, have lived on Cape Cod for 29 years and they both keep busy with Shirley's "book ministry," serving in their church, and with various other interests. Between them they have six married children and fifteen grandchildren who have given homes to Charlie, a cat, and eight granddogs-many of which have been "rescued."

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