Gotcha Day! Book Release Party: Adoption Tales of Remarkable Rescue Dogs

Meet Lakewoodite Greg Murray and celebrate his latest book release on Sunday, September 17th at 3pm to 6pm at the Bottlehouse Brewery located at 13368 Madison Avenue. This is a free event that is open to the public. The party will also serve as a fundraiser and pet food drive  for one of Greg's favorite non-profits, Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center. Please consider a monetary donation or something from their wish list, such as: new or clean, gently used crates, leashes, collars, and bowls or unopened food and treats. Gift cards and general office supplies are also welcome. There will be raffles and gift baskets worth upwards to $775, including a photo session and canvas print from Greg. All proceeds from the drawings will go directly to Neighborhood Pets. Visible Voice Books will be at the event selling copies of "Gotcha Day!" which features many Lakewood dogs and their people. Although this event is all about dogs, it is NOT a dog friendly event. The comfort and safety of humans and dogs are what is most important, so leave your best friends home for this one.

"Gotcha Day!" spotlights the adoption tales of over 60 adorable rescue dogs and their new forever home families. The unique personality of each pup shines through the adorable, candid photos by this animal advocate and professional pet, equine, and wildlife  photographer. Their humans let us in on their inspiring stories, funny quirks, and all the many things that make them special. Enjoy reading about Killian who is obsessed with clothes and just has to find the right outfit each morning; Jet who snores louder than a human; and Roger, who came to his family from a puppy mill and learned that people can be kind and loving.

This is the fourth book by nationally recognized author Greg Murray who was born and raised in Lakewood. After traveling and working around the country in various non-profit fields, Greg pursued his current profession through his love of animals and photography. Greg returned to live in Lakewood, the city he loves with his wife Kristen, his daughters and two rescue dogs. Greg donates his services every year to local shelters by photographing shelter dogs to better help them get adopted. Lakewoodites may remember Greg's photo and advocacy of the infamous "Charlie," who became the poster dog in the fight to end the Pit Bull ban in Lakewood back in 2018. Charlie is featured in one of Greg's previous books titled "Pit Bull Heroes." That book along with "Peanut Butter Puppies" and "Peanut Butter Dogs" are available on Amazon.

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Volume 19, Issue 17, Posted 3:28 PM, 09.06.2023