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ISBN: 1401900585

ISBN13: 9781401900588

Angel By My Side

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In 1995, Mike Lingenfelter was ready for his life to be over. Two serious heart attacks and open-heart surgery had taken away most of the good things he had in his life. But then a golden retriever named Dakota, who had been rescued from death himself, came to help Mike with his rehabilitation recovery. This is the story of how Dakota became Mike's protector and best friend, saving Mike's life several times.

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5 ratings

Excellent and so touching!

I recently lost my Golden Angel too, and while I was looking for a book to help Me cope with my pain, I found this book. I am a very busy person and don't Have much time to read, but this book took me 2 days. It is full of feelings and even humor. No matter what the situation is, our Golden's will manage to put a smile on our face. When you start reading this book, make sure you have a box of Kleenex Near by. This book goes into my favorite book list, and I purchased a few more as Christmas presents.

Angel by my side

genre: Non/fiction Three sentence summary: Its about a man named Mike who had a heart attack he gets a very speciel Golden reteriever service dog who possed unique life saving talens its a true story a dog who saved a man and a man who saved a dog. What I liked most about the book: That its a true story and the love for one another in this book. What I didn't like and why: That the dog dies in the story My favorite character and why: The dog because Dakota was cute dog with his green frog. The scene, line, or passage that meant something to me and why When Mike cried when he helped a crippled kid feel better. What I would say about this book to someone else: That its heart warming One question I have after reading this book: Are dogs really angels My strongest reason for recommending this book: Because most people love dogs.

Hands down ......a MUST READ!

I don't normally write reviews, but this book I would encourage everyone strongly to read. I read about the book and saw about it being about service dogs, which I can't say I have a big interest in even though I LOVE animals. So I didn't get it right away. Then I read it. This book is simply put, a gift to the soul! I read it and I've loaned it to everybody I know and I've purchased it as a gift to send to everyone out of state I know. You think you'll cry at the end and you cry from beginning to end. This captures the connection and bond we have when we truly allow ourselves to get close with our animal friends. You won't regret reading it.


As a Puppy Raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs, I know that dogs are exceptional and are often guardian angels. This book, however, tells the story of Dakota who is not only a guardian angel for his owner, Mike, but his spirit guide. Through the gentle encouragement from Dakota, Mike has found his mission in life - to educate others about the human-animal bond and about the specialness of service animals. Bravo Mike for telling this truly amazing and touching tale of love, generosity and spirit.

The Angel By My Side

Thank you to Mike Lingenfelter for sharing his exceptional story, I absolutely loved this book. Not only is this book inspiring to all who will read it. "The Angel By My Side" will open your heart to what service dogs do for their human "partners", the difficulties and obstacles that each has had to overcome and the truly remarkable work that both Mike and Dakota have done and continue to do. In our "throw-away" society, perhaps this story will also teach people about rescue dogs and what wonderful companions they are (I have a rescue dog of my own). will need a box of Kleenex when you read this book.
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