In Maverick and Me by Katherine Schwarzenegger, and illustrated by Phyllis Harris, Maverick is a sick, lonely dog who needs to find a forever home. When a nice woman finds him shivering and hungry in the streets, she takes him in to help him get better and find a forever family. But it seems like all of the families want other dogs, not Maverick. That is, until a special little girl named Scarlett visits and finds the perfect little friend---Maverick!
Dog lover and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger draws from her own experience with fostering and adopting dogs to create a picture book that introduces children to the concept of "adopt, dont shop." In the heartwarming story of Maverick and Me, Maverick is rescued by a kind-hearted stranger after being dumped on the side of the road. The little puppys luck takes a turn for the better when young Scarlett meets him at an adoption event. Scarlett is so moved by Mavericks story that she and her mother decide to give him the forever home he is looking for. Each year, millions of dogs find themselves in shelters and with animal rescues through no fault of their own. Maverick will help teach children about these dogs and empower even young readers to advocate for shelter pups.
Katherine Schwarzenegger is a New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle blogger, philanthropist, and animal activist. She began fostering puppies in her home in Southern California and soon fell in love with one special little foster dog named Maverick. In Maverick and Me, Katherine draws upon this experience to introduce children to the benefits of dog adoption. Together, Maverick and Katherine spread a message of hope, defying all odds, and the joys of finding forever friends through pet rescue.