Saving Dogs' Lives by Educating the People Who Care For Them

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Book 1: The Dog at the Gate
“The Dog at the Gate will help teach children to be be kind to animals and learn that they have feelings.”


- Temple Grandin, PhD - CO State University, Professor of Animal Science
Book 2: Hurricane Dog
“Hurricane Dog will inspire animal lovers of all ages to understand that he or she, as a caring individual, can make animals’ lives better through education and political action.”

~ Senator Daniel Kagan
Book 3: From Wild to Mild
“What a beautiful, heartwarming book! I love how author Sunny Weber incorporated the stories of abused and neglected farmed animals to bring attention to their plight.”

– Chrissy Dinardo, Development Director Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
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Beyond Flight or Fight
“Beyond Flight or Fight will help you rehabilitate high fear dogs that may have been neglected or abused. Lots of step-by-step practical advice.”

- Temple Grandin, PhD - CO State University, Professor of Animal Science
City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette
““Learn simple commands, find the best equipment, become aware of local hazards, and appreciate basic manners so you and your pup are welcome wherever you go.”

~ Faith Wilbers, Animal Control Officer
Sunny Weber

Sunny Weber

About Sunny -
Award-Winning Author

The country book mobile always ran out of dog, cat, and horse stories by mid-summer. Young Sunny’s voracious reading devoured every book the poor librarian could find. When there were no more stories, Sunny began to write them. Childish passion for animals, reading, writing, and learning, matured into a mesmerizing adult story-teller.

Dovetailing her expertise and passion for education through story-telling, Sunny’s prolific and didactic weaving of multi-layered tales with powerful themes create messages all readers can benefit from. She fuels her skills as an empathetic behaviorist, descriptive writer, and spell-binding speaker. She also shares her vast experiences to help humans understand the relationships between people and animals-- to save more animal lives.

Sunny lives with rescued dogs, cats and parakeets. Their yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, pollinators, and anyone else with fur or feathers who wanders in.

Awards

From Mild to Wild

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  • 2020 Moonbeam Silver - Children's Pets/Animals Fiction
  • CIPA EVVY Pets/Animals/Nature Third Place
  • CIPA EVVY Middle Grade Fiction Third Place

Hurricane Dog

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  • First Place CIPA EVVY Award
  • Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Silver

Beyond Fight or Flight

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  • First Place CIPA EVVY Award
  • Dog Writers of America Association's Certificate of Excellence

Dog at the Gate

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  • Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Silver
  • CIPA EVVY Animals & Pets Third Place
  • CIPA EVVY Children's Story Books Third Place

City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette

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  • Finalist 2018 Dog Writers of America Association's competition
  • 2019 CIPA EVVY Second Place

WRITER

My passion and mission is to be a voice for animals. With over twenty years experience in many areas of animal welfare, from hands-on training to pet & human behavior I write what needs to be said to help animals in the human world.

SPEAKER

Words can be more powerful spoken out loud, and for 40 years I've been speaking my written words. Give your lecture tour, educational panel, promotional activities, or trade show a boost with the spoken word.

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ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST

Specializing in fearful pets and “special needs” medical pets, Sunny has rehabilitated and re-homed over 100 dogs, cats and horses. She has mentored countless others who have saved hundreds more pet lives.

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