Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-One Flying Disc at a Time
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2012
Duration: 9 hours 12 minutes
Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him-even though they already had two dogs.
Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive dog Frisbee. It seemed like a terrible idea; large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful, pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren't. But that was fine with Roo-because part of his mission was to change people's minds about pit bulls. Overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair persevered to become world champions.
Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere-and help rescue this popular breed's unfairly tarnished reputation.
"Having detailed the fate of Michael Vick's dogs in the heartrending and immaculately researched New York Times bestselling The Lost Dogs, Sports Illustrated senior editor Gorant describes the life story of another pit bull-Wallace, a rescue dog who went on to win or place impressively in dozens of local, national, and international doggie disc-catching competitions. The aim, though, was to clear up misunderstandings about the breed while letting Wallace have some fun."-Library Journal