Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila – and their eight dogs, then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count – bought a postage-stamp-sized farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Hope chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their pack and this issue we have 10 copies to giveaway!
An insider look at the culture of dog rescue, A Small Furry Hope weaves personal experience, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced narrative that explores what it means to devote one’s life to dogs. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from long human history with dogs to brand new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.