“Teresa J. Rhyne is the best kind of person, a dog person. In this beautiful, honestly told memoir, she leads us through an adventure that will inspire any dog lover. A life-affirming read, or as any dog would say if they could speak, ‘a real treat!’"
– W. Bruce Cameron, #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose
Teresa Rhyne's books about dogs always leave the heart feeling warm, but this one also leaves the soul feeling especially full. Poppy in the Wild is about far more than the usual bond between a person and a pup. It's ultimately a lesson in the true meaning of the word commitment, and a story about the very best of humanity in a time of crisis."
– Kim Kavin, author of THE DOG MERCHANTS
"If I come back in another life, I want to return as one of Teresa Rhyne's beloved beagles so I can bask in her love and devotion and dedication. This is a love story first and foremost, but it's also an invaluable resource about waht to do (and what not to do) if your four-legged companion goes missing."
– Peter Zheutlin, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of RESCUE ROAD and THE DOG WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN
"Delightful. Teresa's writing is imbued with humor. Poppy in the Wild is a wonderful, heartwarming read. You will love meeting Teresa and will want to take her out for a drink. Maybe you will even want to adopt a beagle. But, as she points out, there are countless dogs and cats in need of foster homes and adoptive families. There’s even one waiting for a home near you."
– Pamela Kramer, Book Reporter
"A heartfelt story that highlights the powerful bond that can exist between humans and animals, while reminding readers how emotinoally rewarding the self-less act of rescuing dogs from shelters and other bad circumstances can be."
– Joel McGee, Former Animal Planet Development Executive and Executive Producer of the CBS TV Show, "Lucky Dog"
"For anyone who loves dogs as much as Rhyne and thinks sharing a bed with a beagle is heaven, this often tender story will hold great appeal...A highly detailed account that will be most appreciated by those who enjoyed Rhyne’s first two books."
– Kirkus Reviews
Rhyne is a quirky narrator with her own issues and an overwhelming passion for dogs, especially beagles. As she records Poppy’s adventures, she also shares valuable information on finding lost pets. Dog lovers will root for this tiny beagle and her devoted seeker.
“…Poppy will have you laughing out loud, raging at the perpetrators of such cruelty, and desperately seeking out a pup to apologize to for human behavior.”
– Cellar Door Books