Written by Daisy Bix
Illustrated by Joe Hyatt
Also Rufo liberado, Spanish-language edition
Recommended for ages 6 and up
Happy in a new home, Buddy tells the story of his former life of neglect, abuse and finally, rescue, to live a good life with a family that cares about him. Information is included for parents and other adults about resources they can readily contact when they encounter a dog being abused. Themes of animal abuse and neglect and responsible pet ownership are depicted.