Winner of the Humane Society of the United States Youth KIND Award, best children's picture book of the year, 2009
"From the touching cover illustration to the playful depictions of Dakota on the endpapers, this empathetic tale of a puppy-mill dog will resonate with animal lovers." School Library Journal
After rescue, Dog No. 241 finds herself in a warm, secure foster home, with a woman named Emma who names her Dakota. Eventually, a young girl, Sweetie, who is recovering from a misfortune as deep as Dakota's own, adopts Dakota and they become partners in recovery.