The Return (Dogs of the Drowned City #3)

The Return (Dogs of the Drowned City #3)

 
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The Return (Dogs of the Drowned City #3)
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June 01, 2012
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978-0545276474
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The thrilling Dogs of the Drowned City adventure concludes! Shep and his pack have survived a terrible storm and fought off a pack of vicious wild dogs. Now the dogs must face their greatest challenge yet: finding their way back to their families. Now that the humans have returned to the city, Shep knows he wants to find his boy. But there are so many other dogs to help and so many dangers along the way. Worst of all is Shep's fear-now that he's learned to live Outside, will he be able to find happiness again as a pet?

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The Thrilling Conclusion!

More and more humans arrive back and are picking up dogs, but Shep has decided that he likes to be free to hang out with other dogs, chase squirrels, and not be cooped up. The others dogs, however, still want to find their families. Callie has been taken to a pound, but the dogs locate her and break her out. Callie is upset that Shep was mean to the woman. At the same shelter, they pick up Pumpkin, a friendly young Yapper. The dogs decide to head to the beach, thinking that it will be easier to locate their families once they are there. Zeus joins the group, so Pumpkin gives all the dogs "cute" lessons so that they will not seem threatening to humans. After meeting up with a dog who was not separated from his humans, and getting some food and kindness from the humans, Shep feels that he might like to find his boy. When he is later attacked by a shark, it seems like an even better idea. How can Shep be a good pack leader and take care of all the dogs AND find his way back home?

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A three book series was just right for this topic, and moved the plot along nicely. Shep's philosophical musings were interesting.
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