Michael Vick's Lost Dogs: Their New Lives

Author Jim Gorant's new book highlights the possibility of redemption – even in the unlikeliest cases

01 of 06

HECTOR

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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