"Then I rescued my companion dog Jethro, I realized this wonderful being also rescuedme and taught me valuable life lessons. A troubled and scarred shelter dog and a former police officer face life and death challenges together making A Dog Named Leaf impossible to put down. Its unexpected twists and turns kept me pinned to the pages and cheering for Leaf and Allen to heal and succeed together. Read this most inspirational book and share it widely.”
 --Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals, Wild Justice, and The Animal Manifesto

"A remarkable story that will reaffirm your faith in the unique and mutually healing bond that can sometimes form between humans and animals."
 --Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author of Homer's Odyssey

A Dog Named Leaf transcends the oft-told story of the human/dog bond as Allen and Leaf teach each other lessons of trust, love, and faith in the face of life’s tumult. This book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced the guiding spirit of a dog.”
 --Susan Wilson, author of The Dog Who Danced and One Good Dog

"I was moved by this story of resilience and love. It conveys beautifully the vulnerability and richness of a dog’s life, and the connection between their biographies and our own."
 --Jonathan Balcombe, author of Second Nature, and The Exultant Ark

"Pulse-pounding brushes with danger, startling synchronicities, and insights on fulfilling one’s purpose in life offer hope and new perspectives. This is truly the most unusual dog book ever.”
 --Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show; featured columnist vetstreet.com

"A Dog Named Leaf is a very touching and well-written book that clearly comes from Allen Anderson’s heart. Although I am not a religious or spiritual person and couldn’t wrap my mind around some of the things that happened in Allen and Leaf’s story, the more I read, the more my skepticismmelted. I am convinced of Leaf’s ability to sense what Allen needed. This book will make readers feel as if they know Leaf, and they’ll grow to love him too.”
 --Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including When Elephants Weep, Dogs Never Lie about Love, and The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving


Book Reviews

"A Dog Named Leaf is a beautiful story told with honesty and depth. You'll be changed by Allen and Leaf's journey. This book will fill you with hope."
 --Peggy Frezon, Brooks Books -- Peggy's Pet Place

"Take a break from life’s drama and venture into a world of Leaf, a rescued dog who have changed a couple’s life. Find out how rewarding adopting a dog can be, regardless of how impossible he may seem to take care of at first. Get the book A Dog Named Leaf and be inspired."
 --WHiMZ News, November 8, 2012

"Allen says, “Thanks to a loving, intuitive, paper-chewing pup, I am alive and well today.”
 --National Examiner, as told to L.A. Justice, December 17, 2012

"Allen's writing is able to draw the reader into some peak moments of challenge and choice in the life of both Leaf and himself, as a family. It is a rare glimpse into the deep workings of spirit through our animal human love bonds. It is one of the best examples of how we need one another to heal and that the commitment to love through all things brings forth the magic of miracles."
 --Donna Strong, Awareness Magazine

"I truly found a kindred spirit in Allen and Linda.  They believe, as I do, that we should always view our animal companions with respect and appreciation.  Because when you look into the eyes of an animal, what you will discover is a spiritual SOUL that is experiencing this lifetime as your dog, or cat, or horse.  For those of us who have witnessed and been forever blessed by an animal’s love, this if for you!  Enjoy."
 --Val Heart & Friends, November 2012

"Allen Anderson writing draws the reader into peak moments of challenge and choice in the life of both Leaf and himself, as a family!"
 --Phillybookpick's, February 28, 2013

"This is a story about the marvelous bond between humans and dogs as well as the healing power of love, which can truly make miracles."
 --CosmoDoggyLand Dog Magazine, November 2012

"Allen gives all animal lovers a gem in A Dog Named Leaf - The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life."
 --Wendy Garrett, Conscious Living

"The author of a series of animals books has written about thehealing said he experienced with the help of an emotionally scarred adopted dog.”
 --Sun-Sailor, November 29, 2012

"...The authorial voice is distinctly Allen's. In 2006, Allen learns that he has an unruptured brain aneurysm, seven months after the family adopts a black cocker spaniel, Leaf, from a shelter. Throughout, he clearly conveys the affection that he and his dog have for each other and how that affection proved crucial to his recovery from brain surgery..."
 --Publisher's Weekly, September 24, 2012

A Dog Named Leaf is now an audio book.
 itunes.com, or Amazon.com to download.


"5 out of 5 stars. Transcends the pet-animal story genre by leaps and bounds. I finished this book in two sittings. It's a page-turner. It's about every day life in its most usual aspects -- making a living and partnering your spouse. But it's also about how the past weaves seamlessly with the future to make you whole. It's also about life and death -- enduring a life-threatening illness and having to go way beyond preconceived limits of patience and stamina."

--Barbara Buckner, Amazon.com reviewer'"






  • "Angel animals teach by their example how to work for a greater good. With their ability and willingness to serve and give, they demonstrate the spiritual qualities that inspire people to become better human beings than they ever thought they could be. Perhaps angel animals show how to respond to a greater calling and help someone who needs it."
    --Allen and Linda Anderson,
    Angel Animals: Divine Messengers of Miracles, p. 89

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