People.com Lifestyle Pets Michael Vick's Lost Dogs: Their New Lives Author Jim Gorant's new book highlights the possibility of redemption – even in the unlikeliest cases By People Staff Published on September 16, 2010 05:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 06 HECTOR Kyndell Harkness/Zuma After being fostered at a rescue in California, Hector was adopted and found real success as a therapy dog in Minnesota. He won a community service award for his work earlier this year. 02 of 06 SWEET JASMINE She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2008, and her image is on the cover of Gorant’s book. “I found her story particularly moving,” he tells PEOPLEPets.com. “She so clearly struggled. She wanted to be like a normal dog.” 03 of 06 TEDDLES Deanne Fitzmaurice This “big, goofy dog,” pictured with the author, had a little less fighter, a little more pet in him from the start. He earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate in 2009. 04 of 06 LITTLE RED Courtesy Best Friends Animal Society She might have been a bait dog in her past life, and it took some time for Little Red’s fear to subside. Once it did, her caretakers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary found out she was “a puppy in a grown dog’s body.” 05 of 06 UBA Letti de Little Once labeled by newspapers as a “Menacing Dog,” Uba (at left) turned out to be an energetic lovebug who even got along with his new human’s other dog – and cat. 06 of 06 LEO Marthina McClay At first, this energetic, bouncy dog didn’t know how to jump on a couch the right way, but six months after being adopted became a certified therapy dog. Read more about Jim Gorant’s new book, The Lost Dogs, on PEOPLEPets.com.