- Nautilus Book Awards - Silver Winner
- Eric Hoffer Book Award - Montaigne Medal Honoree
- Kids’ Book Choice Awards - Finalist for Favorite Illustrated Character
- Anna Dewdney Read Together Award - Finalist
"Anyone that is involved in dog rescue has faced difficult and heartbreaking situations. This story takes you on a journey from darkness to triumph as Chi Chi overcomes unbelievable adversity and obstacles. People of all ages will be inspired by Chi Chi’s courage, joy and ability to never give up."
Bestselling author of Dogtripping
“We all benefit from reading stories of individuals overcoming overwhelming odds and living a joy filled life. Although most of those stories are about humans, sometimes they’re about our tail-wagging best friends. This book is based on the true story of a dog that faces and overcomes unbelievable adversity. Chi Chi’s courage, determination and attitude will inspire people of all ages to face challenges in a new way. Everyone will face adversity at some point in their life, so every child should have the opportunity to read this story and be inspired by an extraordinary dog that never gives up. Our family loved this book and so will you.”
Bestselling author of On Fire
“Chi Chi’s story is one of a gentle, kind and courageous dog who lost nearly all four legs but never lost hope and went on to a new life of helping others. Hers is a beautiful tale about hope, compassion and determination . . . and why everyone needs to be kind to animals.”
Dr. Robin Ganzert
President & CEO of American Humane, which named Chi Chi the nation’s top Hero Dog for 2018
“Chi Chi has taught us that even through struggles and hardships, we can and must persevere and we will find kindness, trust and humanity, even in the darkest of times. Chi Chi’s story is real and her journey with her family is one that inspires you to take chances, be brave, and most of all, follow your heart."
President & Founder, Beagle Freedom Project
"Never Give Up is the story of a remarkable dog’s indomitable spirit in the face of significant challenges. Her hope, perseverance, and positivity set an example for all, reminding us that pushing through life’s dark times – and never giving up – will take us on a journey to love and joy. This beautiful, immersive book will touch and inspire everyone who cracks its cover and turns it pages."
Vice President, Communications, Hallmark Channel
"As Chi Chi’s animal prosthetist, I can attest to the ability of animals to adapt and overcome challenges. This book is based on the true story of a quadruple amputee dog that overcame unbelievable adversity in order to walk, run and play again. Chi Chi’s joy is contagious and her courage and ability to overcome adversity is extraordinary. This book contains important life lessons about resiliency, hard work and never giving up that will benefit people of all ages.”
Owner & Prosthetist, Bionic Pets
Star of Wizard of Paws