ABOUT THE BOOK
The True Story of Nick the Firedog
Written by Timothy Dexter, Jr.
Ages 4-8 | 24 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published | ISBN-13: 9798746907578
Publisher’s Synopsis: The True story of “Nick the Firedog” is a true story about a pit bull puppy that was left abandoned and tied to a fire hydrant a block away from the firehouse. The puppy was rescued by the local firefighters where he quickly became a permanent fixture at the firehouse and a local celebrity. He goes on calls, teaches fire prevention, and even has his own fire coat.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Timothy Dexter, Jr. is a 20 year veteran of the Fire Service. The author currently holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief of the City of Newburgh, NY Fire Department where the real Nick the Firedog lives. This is the first book he has written which tells the true story of how an abandoned puppy got a new lease on life as a firehouse mascot.
What a fun story to read with my 8 and 10 year old sons. We are huge dog people and have a 3 year old mixed breed rescue (Amelia Earhart) and a 1 year old German Shepherd (Theodore Roosevelt). Our rescue dog was tied up and left behind a local water treatment plant. Nick the Firedog was an abused abandoned pitbull who was left tied up at a fire hydrant. Nick is found by a firefighter and adopts him. Nick goes on to help raise awareness of other dogs who may have been in similar situations. Nick also is tasked with teaching children about fire safety. This is a heartwarming story and I love the awareness it brought. I love that this is a real life story.
I received a copy of this book through the author, publisher and Children's book Review - all thoughts are my own.
Please note - this is a paid partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Timothy P. Dexter, however all thoughts are my own.