Dogs Are... Just Like You!

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About the Author: Emily Randolph's credits include the Gabriel's Tails' series, It's a King's Life travel adventure series and 'Dima's Dog School.' Together with her husband Dan Merchant and their office dogs, Happy, Lady & Lucy, Emily runs philanthropic book publishing company, Happy Lady Productions.

About the Illustrator: Patti DuBois is the illustrator of 'Gabriel's Tails: Dogs Are... Jusy Like You!', as well as the children's picture book 'Freeda's Fancy Feet' about loving yourself the way you are. Patti loves creating and contributing to the success of businesses. She is also a professional dog trainer. Patti has an Australian Shepherd named, Mo. 

Dogs Are... Just Like You!

Authored by Emily Randolph
Illustrated by Patti DuBois

'Dogs Are... Just Like You!' is a children's picture book narrated by pet therapy dog Gabriel, a Weimaraner, who teaches children about empathy for animals, including how a child must look after his or her pet. Gabriel is also the Founding Dog of Gabriel's Angels, a pet therapy charity for at-risk children.

Sadly, in May of 2010, Gabriel passed away, but during his ten years as a therapy dog he reached over 10,000 children and left an inspirational legacy of unconditional love and promise for thousands of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Gabriel's magical legacy continues with Gabriel's Angels Pet Therapy Teams actively serving Arizona crisis nurseries, domestic violence and homeless shelters, group homes, residential treatment programs, and targeted school programs.

The program's goal is to increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in a safe environment, and to build critical core behaviors, such as trust, empathy, respect, tolerance and self-esteem. To learn more about Gabriel's Angels, please visit

'Dogs Are... Just Like You!' is the first in the Gabriel's Tails' series.



"Emily Randolph beautifully articulates the special bond that exists between children and animals in Dogs Are... Just Like You! and Patti DuBois' delightful illustrations bring it all to life. By teaching children how to care for a dog, the story teaches children how to care for themselves. They will learn that animals have feelings too and their needs are similar. Therapy Dog Gabriel touched the lives of many at-risk children during his ten years working and taught many of the lessons in this book. It is a must read for children everywhere!" - Pam Gaber, CEO, Gabriel's Angels

"Gabriel's Angels and PetSmart share a belief in the positive and lasting impact that pets can have on the lives of children. Through this heartwarming book, children will learn how to be responsible pet parents and enjoy the unconditional love that only pets can provide."- David Lenhardt, President and Chief Operating Officer, PetSmart.

Publication Date:
1480239038 / 9781480239036
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.25" x 6"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dogs

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