Solomon: One Dog's Improbable, Two-year, Thousand-mile Journey to Find Home (Paperback)
One dog. Two Years. Three States. Sometimes, the long way home is the only way home.
When a stray dog named Solomon, scheduled for euthanization in a Georgia high-kill shelter, is pulled by an out-of-state rescue and placed in a Maine foster home, everyone hopes he'll soon find his forever family. But after only a month in his foster home he bolts, beginning an epic two-year journey south through New England.
Traveling solo, Solomon survives by his instincts, wits, and the occasional kindness of an ever-changing cast of humans. Battling hunger and the elements, he navigates highways, rivers, suburban roads, wooded pathways, and active rail tracks - searching, it seems, for something. While animal rescue and dog recovery organizations track him, trying desperately to bring him to safety, he eludes all attempts to secure him. Eventually he settles down in the peninsula town of Hull, Massachusetts, making his home in an abandoned shed. And when he slowly learns to trust a neighborhood family, everyone wonders: Is this family what he's been searching for all along?