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Exciting News! Sunny Weber’s New Book is Here!

For all animal lovers and especially young readers who love animal stories, award-winning author Sunny Weber’s new book, The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special is now available! Just in time for the holidays!

Meet Max, an Australian Shepherd dog, who narrates his own life story. A rich, multi-layered coming-of-age tale, The Dog at the Gate will capture every reader’s heart. Cheer this plucky, courageous, and misfit dog on to success and discover every shelter dog’s dreams.


Puppy Max doesn’t have the easiest start in life. After being taken from his mother, he faces hunger, living alone outside, a vicious dog next door, and even menacing raccoons. But just when this Australian Shepherd thinks it can’t get any worse, he is abandoned at an animal shelter.

Max is rescued and fostered in a home complete with canine companions—Miles, a benevolent fellow Aussie, and cantankerous, bossy little Muffin. He also lives with three cats, two parakeets, and one incredible mistress. Can a dog like Max go from years without a bath to unconditional love and acceptance? Or will his new family abandon him again?

Max is never sure—until the ultimate challenge shakes his world.

Fans of classics like Black Beauty, Thomasina, and Beautiful Joe, which feature redemptive bonds between animals and people, will find The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special offers a touching tale of love and triumph.

Max’s story will resonate with every child or adult who loves animals.


Available on Amazon


Bulk Buyers can order through the author. Contact the author about a bulk purchase.

Sunny Weber

Sunny Weber

Sunny has over 25 years’ experience in pet rescue, humane education, shelter & sanctuary work, service dog training, obedience competition, dog & cat fostering, pet medical care, horse ground training and has authored articles and books in several fields.

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