- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Pets & Animals (Adult Nonfiction)
A true story of the incredible partnership between Chuck and Rikki, a very special rescue dog. Rikki found her home with the Mitchells in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The shy, shell-shocked golden retriever puppy had innate abilities as a therapy dog. Her quiet confidence attracted notice of advocates for child victims. Rikki and Chuck’s tireless work allows children to testify with a therapy dog by their side. Rikki's story illustrates the far-reaching effects of the human-animal bond.