Book Endorsements

Praise for The Dog Who Ate the Vegetable Garden

A gorgeous story of rich love and zany adventures that made me look deeper within to find more kindness and more hope for a better world.

Dotsie Bausch – Founder, Switch4Good, Olympic Medalist, World Record Holder


Meg and Dori (a real dog) created perfection in this book! I absolutely love Dori’s point of view and how intuitively Meg channeled Dori’s sentiments and disbelief regarding humans. The Dog Who Ate the Vegetable Garden & Helped Save the Planet is the stuff that classics are made of, and should be required reading for everyone, including teachers and older students. The perspective is spot on!

Renee King-Sonnen – Executive Director and founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, a former beef cattle ranch that became a farmed-animal sanctuary


An audacious undertaking, to be sure.  A fine example of creative writing.  Cleverly written.  A Miramichi Reader “Pick” for “exceptional internationally published literature.

                                    James M. Fisher – Editor in Chief, The Miramichi Reader


I love, love, love this book!  So sad to get to the end and say ‘goodbye’ to Meg and Dori.  I cannot recommend enough  The Dog Who Ate the Vegetable Garden & Helped Save the Planet.

Kate Galli – Host of the Healthification—Strong Body/Green Planet podcast, personal trainer, vegan health coach


It’s delightful.

Jeff McMahon – Forbes senior contributor on climate change


This is a delightfully witty, whimsical and creative book. And a decidedly serious one. Ooph!

Jonathan Balcombe – author of What a Fish Knows


Dori’s narrative is a heart-touching and zany blend of actual events in the life of a young Boxer.  With edgy charm, she takes us on a romp through her world in such a way we can’t help but reconsider our lives.  Through her we get a dog’s-eye view on human exploitation of animals.  This unique approach is hauntingly effective.

Dr. Will Tuttle – author of the acclaimed Amazon #1 best-seller The World Peace Diet, published in 16 languages, he is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award as well as the Empty Cages Prize.


Quirky humor, autobiography, and so much more.  Dori held my interest all the way. This is a book of ethics and love, and an act of faith and wisdom on how veganism could save us and lead us to the world’s flowering, again. Dori deepened me. I hope thousands of folks take it to heart and mind.

William Heyen – National Book Award Finalist and author of The Candle: Poems of Our 20th Century Holocausts


A very clever and unique book—unique in more ways than one!

Dr. T. Colin Campbell – author of New York Times best-seller The China Study, Cornell University Jacob Gould Shurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, founder T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


There’s a spark inside all dogs that ignites the human heart. One particular dog, the main character in this extremely informative animal-rights cross-genre novel, can light up an entire city. Dori, the story’s pert four-legged sage, helps the reader see the world with compassion.  We are all in dire need of her furred truth telling.  Folks—this is “real news.” A clever, important and enlightening book, it is necessary and couldn’t have arrived at a better time.  Dori can help save lives and the planet.  Highly recommended!

Rob Plath – underground poet and author of A Bellyful of Anarchy, The Cataracts of Conformity and many others, painter, photographer, and animal-rights activist.


Dori’s cracking-wise book is a fresh and cheeky view of the world. Reading her very fluidly written pages is a lot of fun. Delightful!

John Sterling – former president Henry Holt/Editor at Large, MacMillan 

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