Shelter: Lost and Found
Homeless and shy teen Peggy Dillan is on the run from a secret past. After daring to save a stray dog from a tormenting gang, she finds herself running right into the Farroway Animal Shelter and into something unexpected. There she meets an eccentric group of misfits in charge of the abused and neglected animals: no-nonsense, allergy-ridden Betty; cantankerous cat lady Clara; caring animal cop Joe; and Terry—the optimistic, patient, and diplomatic warden.

Enlisted into their ranks, Peggy learns to navigate the run-down, problem-ridden shelter while searching for a way to save the stray dog, Lucky, from his abusive owner. As Peggy struggles to help save the sinking shelter, she learns it’s possible to change the world “one corner at a time” with courage and conviction.

Shelter: Lost and Found by R.A. Conroy
R.A. Conroy
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover:  978-1-64397-076-9 
Softcover:   978-1-64397-089-9
Ebook:         978-1-64397-090-5
LCCN: 2019954391

Page Count: 508
Release Date: 10/29/2020
Fiction / Contemporary
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“a very worthwhile read.
— Sheila Treacy, NetGalley Reviewer
“a terrific read.
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“a wonderfully crafted story of rescue and hope, both animal and human…the story was so captivating that it was hard to put it down.
— Cindy Carver, NetGalley Reviewer
“Ms. Conroy tells a story of humans and animals who have been abused and damaged by humans who should be incarcerated for their crimes. It was a very difficult book to read, but an important one that should be read by anyone who has the power to legislate against abusers. I’m glad I read it.
— Judy Hartman, Librarian
“A wonderful book which excited so many different emotions as I read it.
— Louise Gray, NetGalley Reviewer
“I have enjoyed this book so much. I got so invested in each of the characters…such a good story…I didn't want it to end.
— Jean Brewer, NetGalley Reviewer
“This book became an instant favourite of mine. I couldn't put it down and I know for certain that this story will stay with me…a story that is worth being in my, and everyone's, shelves.
— LibraryThing Early Reviewers
“A poignant story which is at times heartbreaking and uplifting…highly recommended.
— Annarellix Book Blog
“I highly recommend this book. It will make your heart grow and find you checking out your local rescue center to go and find your own best furry friend.
— Leslie, NetGalley and Goodreads Reviewer
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The Pushcart Prize, 2021