Win a copy of Dogs in Action

Meet Roselle. She’s a guide dog who calmly led her blind human partner down 1463 stairs to escape the carnage of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. And meet Officer Jess and her handler Sergeant Salmond, whose heroic search for the victims of the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 touched hearts and gave closure to fire-ravaged communities.

Dogs in Action tells the stories of courageous canines who do amazing things in the service of humans, often saving lives, healing souls and helping people live independently.

Award-winning author Maria Alomajan tells the tales of working dogs: from service dogs to cattle dogs, from seizure-response dogs to dogs who rehabilitate prisoners and dogs who are simply there to help. Dogs in Action is heart-warming and sometimes heartbreaking, but always inspirational; paying tribute to those whom we humans owe a great debt.

For your chance to win a copy of Dogs in Action, simply email us at [email protected] with your name, phone number, address and an answer to the following question:

Q. Who wrote Dogs in Action?

Entries close 12 August.

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.