Will Jax Ever Get Out of the Dog House?

Jax Wants His Person Back…but Instead He’s Alone and Lonely in Out of the Dog House

by Sandy De Lisle and Stephanie Itle-Clark
Illustrated by Nina Robichaud

Jax used to live a cushy life inside a house with fuzzy blankets and a comfy chair. Suddenly his person can no longer care for him, and he finds himself living in a stranger’s backyard and missing his best human friend.

He misses his warm bed, squeaky ball, and bowls with his name on them. Most of all, though, he misses his person’s gentle scratches under his chin and the way he said, “Good boy, Jax.”

Will the kind animal control officer succeed in helping Jax get out of the doghouse and into the warm home of his new family? Find out in Out of the Dog House, perfect for ages 8 and up. Out of the Dog House is great for classroom and humane education efforts, too, and includes educational information and questions to provoke classroom discussion.

Available in Paperback and Kindle, coming soon in Audiobook. Just $12.97 Paperback and $3.97 Kindle; plus, it’s available as part of your subscription to KindleUnlimited, too.
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About the Authors

Sandy De Lisle is a lifelong animal lover, former classroom teacher, author, filmmaker, and currently serves as senior manager of content development for the ASPCA’s Pro Learning department.

Her first children’s book, Hens for Friends, was published by Gryphon Press.

Stephanie Itle-Clark is a former public-school developmental reading teacher and is the founder and president of the Academy of Prosocial Learning where she supports prosocial and empathy education and provides resources and professional development for educators.

Stephanie is the author of Tiffany Rolls On, Oliver’s Big Problem, Flock of Friends, and the editor of the forthcoming Humane Education in Higher Education.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their pack of tiny rescue dogs.

About the Illustrator:

Nina Robichaud is an artist, former veterinary assistant, and IT professional. In her free time she tends to her island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, draws animals, and spoils her rescues Penelope the black cat and Jager the leonberger mix.

Nina is the illustrator of Out of the Dog House and Harley Saves the Day. Check out her art Instagram @neenz.art for more animal illustrations.

Animal Book Publisher Announces Humane Press Imprint Dedicated to Publication of Academic Texts


For Immediate Release

Animal Book Publisher Announces Humane Press Imprint Dedicated to Publication of Academic Texts

WCY Humane Press Will Accept up to
Five Scholarly Texts for 2021 Publication

August 17, 2020, Amissville, VA • Who Chains You Books, a publisher of animal-related titles based in rural Virginia, has announced a new imprint serving the postsecondary community. WCY Humane Press will feature titles that provide new and emerging texts related to academic efforts in animal welfare and humane education classrooms at the college level.

higheredcover20lo-dropThe imprint will celebrate its birth with the release of its first title on October 1, 2020, Humane Education in Higher Education: Advancing Inclusive Social Justice Studies in a Postsecondary Environment, edited by Stephanie Itle-Clark and featuring contributions by twelve scholars of the humane and prosocial movements. The book puts forth the primary concept that “A truly humane education revolves around inclusive social justice and supports personal development of ‘critical thinking, problem solving, perspective-taking, and empathy as it relates to people, animals, the planet, and the intersections among them,’” according to editor Itle-Clark.

The volume further aims to bring truly inclusive humane pedagogy into the realm of the higher education to effectively address teaching intersectionality of social justice issues.

Who Chains You Books has been publishing for the animal community since 2016, with their current catalog featuring 70 titles available for animal lovers ranging from children’s to adult books.

For further information, please email us at info@whochainsyou.com. You can visit our imprint page at wcyhumanepress.com or our main website at whochainsyou.com.

What Does Wallace Willoughbee Want? A Dog, of Course!


Now Out!

Wallace Willoughbee Wants a Dog

by Nancy Alexander

Illustrated by April Pedersen

Once a year, Wallace gets to spend a week with his Aunt Polly, and it’s his favorite week of the year. Aunt Polly lives on a big farm, with lots and lots of dogs. Wallace wants a dog with all his heart, but his mom and dad don’t want one.

Wallace couldn’t wait to tell Aunt Polly about the new program at the animal shelter. He’d seen an ad on TV: the shelter had started a program for kids and parents to volunteer to walk the dogs together.

That would be a dream come true!

At Aunt Polly’s, Wallace helps feed and walk all the dogs every day. He sits in the sun with Snickers every afternoon, and Snickers snuggles next to Wallace every night.

But the happy visits always end too soon. Will Wallace ever get the dog of his dreams? Find out in Wallace Willoughbee Wants a Dog, by Nancy Alexander, with full color illustrations by April Pedersen.

ISBN: 978-1-946044-80-8 • Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle

About the Author

Nancy Alexander started her career as a historic preservationist focused on helping small towns save historic resources. From that base, Nancy has been everything from a housekeeper and gardener to special events manager.

Melding all these experiences together, she started a residential cleaning company in 2005. Along the way, Nancy has supported local animal welfare movements, and personally rescued and adopted a wide variety of dogs, cats, horses and even rodents.

Writing has been a lifelong passion and she feels a deep need to find ways to connect people and animals through that vehicle. Nancy currently lives in central Virginia with twelve dogs and one intrepid cat. Visit her at alexanders-ark.com.

She’s also got some great handmade dog leashes and jackets at thepatchworkdog.com.

About the Illustrator

Our whimsical artist, April Pedersen, is a freelancer based in Reno, Nevada. She is partial to frogs, geocaching, science fiction, video poker, and chess.

April is the author and illustrator of Slow Moe, and the illustrator of Wallace Willoughbee Wants a Dog, Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, Bravo’s Freedom, Happy Dog Coloring Book, A Tail of Two Christmases, Clarabelle Comes Clean, Courageous Conner, Dandelion’s Dream, and Elyse’s Escape.

New, Expanded Edition Hardcover Showcases What Became of Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Compound


New, Expanded Edition Hardcover
Showcases What Became of
Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Compound

Publisher Expands Author Tamira Thayne’s “It Went to the Dogs:
How Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Compound Became a Haven for Rescue Pups”

August 5, 2020 • Amissville VA

When chained-dog activist Tamira Thayne and her nonprofit purchased Michael Vick’s dogfighting compound and set about transforming it to a rescue facility, she had no idea what she was walking into.


The decision would lead not only to a home for her nonprofit’s rescue dogs, but also to the most turbulent four years of her life: she faced down allegations of racism, community harassment, poisoning, and, ultimately, false charges aimed at driving her and Dogs Deserve Better from the county.


The four black sheds where Michael Vick’s dogs trained and lost their lives still stand today, serving as a stark and brutal reminder of the world of dogfighting.


What Thayne remembers about her first experience with the house and grounds of 1915 Moonlight Road was “a stillness, a loneliness, an oppressive feel; yet underneath there was a yearning for more—a wish to be seen, to be heard. Did the land, the souls who remained on the property seek redemption for the blood spilled in their name? Perhaps.”

Thayne believed—and still believes—that giving the property where dogs were victimized back to the dogs is a nod toward the just recompense “Man’s Best Friend” deserves.

The book highlights the steps taken by the group as they moved toward their goal, including obstacles and happy ending rescue stories. This new, expanded hardcover edition features over 230 black and white photos and documents from the author’s four years on the ground at the Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs in Smithfield, Virginia.

Said staffer Julie Sayre, “It’s not often that a job can change your entire life. I’ve never had a more meaningful, life-changing opportunity. The work I accomplished at DDB is truly something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

The book is now available in Paperback, Kindle, Hardcover, and Audiobook!

Buy (unsigned) Paperback from Amazon

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Expanded Hardcover Edition
(15 Extra Pages of Photos), June 2020

Buy in Audiobook

We’re currently selling autographed paperback copies direct from our site, for just $16.97 plus $3.00 shipping to the U.S.

Hardcover: 338 pages
Publisher: Who Chains You Publishing; Expanded edition (June 2, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1946044776
ISBN-13: 978-1946044778
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

tamijewelonyxloTamira Thayne is the founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better. She’s the author or editor of 15 books, including It Went to the Dogs: How Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Compound Became a Haven for Rescue Pups. She is currently the publisher and founder of Who Chains You Books, whochainsyou.com.