Kyla Duffy

Publisher info

Happy Tails Books is driven by a passion to help needy animals by raising awareness about adoption and the proper care of domestic dogs and cats. We are grateful to our volunteer photographers and editors who help us make these books come to life. Happy Tails Books donates up to 25% of gross profits back to rescue organizations. Any rescue enrolled in our rescue partner program is eligible for a donation from each sale made through this website. You can indicate your favorite rescue on the check-out form when you make a purchase. Since 2009, Happy Tails Books has published more than 1,000 stories from people who have fostered and/or adopted dogs and cats!

Co-editors Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford are dog lovers who have been publishing the Lost Souls: FOUND! series since 2009. Lowrey knows journalism, and Kyla has experience in entrepreneurship; this has created the perfect synergy for the Happy Tails Books project. Lowrey and Kyla have two adopted dogs each, and they continue to support the rescues in their communities.

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Videos

The Joy of Dogs
Happy Tails Books™ (HTB) uses the power of storytelling to effect positive changes in the lives of animals in need. The joy, hope, and (occasional) chaos these stories describe will make you laugh and cry as you go on a journey with these authors who are guardians and/or fosters of adopted dogs.

Don't Kill Bill Promo
Don’t Kill Bill is a unique stage show produced by author/aerialist Kyla Duffy to inspire rescue volunteering and raise awareness about adoption. This emotional journey through the lives of 11 adopted dogs and Bill, a puppy mill survivor turned mountain goat (he loves to hike and rock climb), brings animal rescue to the forefront of people’s thoughts and conversations.

Books

Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Great Danes
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
"Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Great Danes" is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Great Dane lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED BACK TO GREAT DANE RESCUES.
Road to Rescue: Dog Rescue Best Practices Manual
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Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
The purpose of this manual is to help new rescues “do it right” from the beginning; give existing rescues a “measuring stick” and guide for maximum effectiveness; and present a foundation for evaluating rescue effectiveness for those interested in donating and providing grants.Careful observation of the practices outlined in this manual will help rescues save the most lives.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Dogs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Dogs is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 60 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy adopted dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for dog lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE IS DONATED BACK TO DOG RESCUE GROUPS.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Golden Retrievers, Vol. II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Golden Retrievers, Vol. II continues this series’ heartwarming tradition of sharing stories about Golden Retrievers who have been rescued, fostered, and adopted. You’ll find a wide variety of stories inside about Golden Retrievers who have been saved from dire situations as far away as Beirut and as close as your home state.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Northern-Breed Dogs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Northern-Breed Dogs is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of more than 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for fans of Akitas, Huskies, Malamutes, and Samoyeds!
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Cocker Spaniels
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Cocker Spaniels is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 60 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Cocker Spaniel lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED BACK TO SPANIEL RESCUES.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Chihuahuas
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,540. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Chihuahuas is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Chihuahua lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED BACK TO CHIHUAHUA RESCUES.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about German Shepherd Dogs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,160. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About German Shepherd Dogs is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 50 true stories which address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for German Shepherd lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED TO GSD RESCUES.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Labrador Retrievers
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Labrador Retrievers is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 50 true stories that addresses the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Labrador Retriever lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED TO RETRIEVER RESCUES.
Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Golden Retrievers
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,220. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Golden Retrievers love balls, swimming, and make great therapy pets. But did you know that some also hunt for Easter Eggs? Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Golden Retrievers is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of true stories. This book is a must-read for Golden Retriever lovers and for people who are considering adopting dogs.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Dogs, Vol. II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Dogs Vol. II continues this series heartwarming tradition of sharing stories about dogs who have been rescued, fostered, and adopted. This book especially focuses on dogs who were deemed unadoptable - usually for reasons that were surmountable with the appropriate love, care, and patience. A PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED BACK TO DOG RESCUE GROUPS.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Cats
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
"Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Cats" is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy adopted cats bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for cat lovers and people who are considering adopting cats. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE IS DONATED BACK TO CAT RESCUE GROUPS.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Basset Hounds
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Basset Hounds is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 60 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Beagle lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF PROCEEDS IS DONATED TO BASSET HOUND RESCUES.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Beagles
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Beagles is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 60 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Beagle lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE IS DONATED TO BEAGLE RESCUES.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Herding-Breed Dogs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
A heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of more than 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. A must-read for fans of Australian Cattle Dogs (ACDs, aka Blue Heelers and Red Heelers), Border Collies, Collies, Shelties (aka Shetland Sheepdogs)and Corgis!
Two-Buck Tails of Rescued Dogs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
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We are excited to offer an abbreviated version of our Lost Souls: FOUND! books through this new series, Two-Buck Tails. This special outreach project brings to life the joy, hope, and (occasional) chaos accompanying rescue and adoption in a manner that is affordable and easy to read. Nevertheless, don’t be fooled by the title… These stories are priceless!
Two-Buck Tails of Rescued Cats
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
(5.00)
We are excited to offer an abbreviated version of our Lost Souls: FOUND! books through this new series, Two-Buck Tails. This special outreach project brings to life the joy, hope, and (occasional) chaos accompanying rescue and adoption in a manner that is affordable and easy to read. Nevertheless, don’t be fooled by the title… These stories are priceless!
15 Great Pet Blogs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
15 Great Pet Blogs showcases 15 popular pet blogs and their author’s favorite posts. Not only will each chapter help you get a feel for each blogger’s style and disposition, but the posts the bloggers have chosen to share will make you laugh and make you think.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Pit Bulls
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,560. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Are Pit Bulls the vicious people-eaters the media portrays them to be? The stories submitted by loving families who have adopted and rehabilitated Pit Bulls in Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Pit Bulls will tell you they are a product of their environment. And, like any other dog, when treated with love and respect Pit Bulls are loyal, loving companions.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Dachshunds
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Dachshunds is a heartwarming, though-provoking compilation of 50+ true stories that answer questions like "What is dog rescue?" and "Do all adopted dogs come with baggage?" It addresses the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy that rescued Dachshunds bring to their new homes. A perfect read for Doxie fans.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Pugs
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,390. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Pugs is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of over 60 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for pug lovers and people who are considering adopting dogs.
Dog Blessed: Puppy Mill Survivor Stories
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,080. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Dog Blessed is an indispensable read for dog-lovers and a very helpful book for those who have adopted distressed dogs. Through the stories of 22 puppy mill survivors, Dog Blessed draws attention to the cruelty perpetuated by the multi-billion dollar dog-breeding industry. Additionally, author Fischer provides great tips for rehabilitating distressed dogs at the end of the book.
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Boxers
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,040. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Boxers is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of 50+ true stories that answer questions like "What is dog rescue?" and "What is life like with an adopted Boxer?" It addresses the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy that rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must-read for Boxer lovers.
Partners With Paws: Service Dogs and the Lives They Change
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You set the price! Words: 33,660. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Partners With Paws highlights the irreplaceable benefits service dogs provide to the people the help, with heartfelt sentiments from both puppy-raisers and those who have benefited from these amazing creatures.