August 8, 2022: Almost 70% of households in the US have pets. 60.2 million people own dogs. Out of this, only 37% of pet owners travel with their pets. This number has gone up from 19% in ten years. For many pet owners, traveling with pets like dogs is difficult, if not completely impossible.
As more and more people are now adopting pets, they have become open to the idea of traveling with pets. Jasper: The Wonder Dog, written by the author Richard Halliday, presents the life of a little pup. Jasper was rescued by Richard and his wife Sherill when he was only one year old. Jasper traveled with Richard everywhere, and in the book, Richard talks about how much Jasper enjoyed traveling.
Richard rescued Jasper. Through Jasper: The Wonder Dog, Richard focuses on spreading awareness about how rescuing and adopting a pup or even older dogs can be rewarding and joyful.
Richard Halliday explained, “Jasper was a wonderful dog, and I wanted to keep him alive through my words. He had such a big impact on me, and I want people to become more open to rescuing pets and traveling with them. Life is so much fun when you have a furry friend going everywhere with you. From beach trips to traveling cross country, we always had so much fun with him.
It was tough in the beginning, but Jasper was meant to be an explorer. He even helped me explore, and now I feel like I owe him so much. Hence, this book! It’s a wonderful result of my love for him.”
Richard Halliday has been very vocal about rescuing pets and saving them from a life of cruelty, mistreatment, and neglect. In Jasper: The Winder Dog, he shows Jasper’s life from the dog’s perspective. It’s written in the first person to help readers understand the dog and his journey a little bit better.
For more information about Richard Halliday and buying this book, read below.
About the Author
Richard Halliday is the author of Jasper: The Wonder Dog. He has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. He lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He has now retired and is enjoying life with his wife, Sherill, and his pets, Bella, a new pup, and Shadow, a small kitten. He wrote this book about his rescued dog, who died and lived a great life filled with travels and adventures.
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