Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lost, Found, and Forever

I’m drawn to stories that involve animals and I’m always delighted to share those stories with you. That’s why I want to tell you about professional dog trainer, behavior expert, and author Victoria Schade, who returns to the page with another novel that readers who love their furry four-legged friends will adore.

Publisher: Berkley (March 30, 2021)

Language: English
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0593098854
ISBN-13: 978-0593098851

LOST, FOUND, AND FOREVER (Berkley Trade Paperback; On Sale March 30, 2021), is a perfect read for fans of Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue, One Good Dog by Susan Wilson, and heartwarming women’s fiction. What do you do when you discover your four-legged best friend might belong to someone else? Schade tells the charming story of a custody battle between two pet parents who would do anything for the dog they both adore.

Justine Becker could not be more in love with her rescue dog, Spencer. He's her best friend and "colleague" at her dog supply store, Tricks & Biscuits, in upstate New York. When she discovers a heartbreaking social media post trying to locate a dog that looks suspiciously like Spencer, Justine realizes that her beloved pup might actually belong to someone else.

Her worst fears are realized when she and Spencer meet up with Brooklyn-based Griffin McCabe, and he wants Spencer back. He claims he is the dog's rightful owner, and has the paperwork to prove it. But Justine refuses to roll over and let him take Spencer without a fight.

It's not easy juggling Spencer's burgeoning new career as a dog actor, along with the demands of her life upstate, all while constantly trying to prove she's a better pet parent than Griffin. Their not-so-friendly competition teeters on the edge of flat-out hate, so when romantic feelings for Griffin catch Justine off guard, she needs to determine if it's all part of his plot to win the pup back, or if the guy who was good enough for Spencer might also be good enough for her.

Meet the Author

Photo Credit Jeff Reeder

Victoria Schade 
is a dog trainer and speaker who serves as a dog resource for the media and has worked both in front of and behind the camera on Animal Planet, as a co-host on the program Faithful Friends and as a trainer and wrangler on the channel’s popular Puppy Bowl specials.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, her dogs Millie and Olive, and the occasional foster pup.

Thanks for stopping by today. Can you image taking in a pet only to discover it already has a human caretaker? I worry about that as a few months ago a yellow tabby decided to adopt us.


  1. I do love animal stories but, wimp that I am, have to check the last pages to ensure that the animal is still living.
    I would love to hear more about the yellow tabby who has adopted you.

    1. E.C., I'm a wimp right along with you. Growing up I couldn't watch the TV show Lassie because I was always afraid he's get hurt. I know certain stories are important and needed, but I can't handle a story if something happens to the animal.

  2. Sounds delightful, thanks for sharing your thoughts

  3. Interesting twist. That would be rough to have your rescue animal's former owner show up.

  4. This sounds like a really appealing mix of romance and love for animals, Mason. And I'm so glad to hear you've been adopted! That's such a great feeling. I hope you'll share more with us.

  5. I'd love to hear about the tabby who has adopted you. I love tabby cats.

  6. What a cool set-up for a romance!

    Good luck with your yellow tabby, Mason!

  7. Hi Mason - looks like the demand for more uptodate info on your yellow tabby 'adoption' is required please!! This story sounds fascinating - a neat twist at the start ... all the best - Hilary

  8. I would be so sad if someone showed up claiming Star and Rocket were their pets. At least Victoria's story sounds like it has a happy ending.

  9. Pretty sure this book is in my future. Love all furbabies.


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