In this book by Emma M. Glover, Katie, the Heavenly Hound doesn’t start out being heavenly. Instead, she causes so much trouble her human tosses her out on the street and she becomes homeless.
Then her guardian angel teaches her how to help people. And the people she cheers up and helps go on to do the same for others, as a result.
Katie becomes a therapy dog, and eventually helps the same human who kicked her out in the beginning of the story.
Since this book is for young kids it doesn’t mention the time it takes to train a therapy dog or the shelters available for unwanted pets.
But I like the theme of love and good deeds spreading to help others.
And KC Snyder’s colorful illustrations portray that beautifully.