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Rene Agredano
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About the Be More Dog Book

Be More Dog Book

Title: Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now
Authors: Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson
Publication date: 3 October 2019
Publisher: Agreda Communications
ISBN (Print): 978-1-7334689-0-9 (US)
—Retail price:
$14.95
ISBN (Ebook):
978-1-7334689-1-6 (US)
—Retail price: $4.99
Available In:
e-book | perfect bound
Genre / Categories:
1. Non-fiction/ Pets / Dogs / General
2. Non-fiction / Travel / Road Travel
3. Non-fiction / Spirit Mind and Body / General

The following material is provided for use in media articles, reviews and announcements related to Be More Dog the book, and authors Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson. Book excerpts up to 50 words may be used without permission. For reprints any longer, please contact us here and notify us whenever publishing related articles in print or online.

Be More Dog Book Synopsis

Feel free to use any of the following short, medium or long synopsis of Be More Dog.

75 words

When Jerry G. Dawg lost a leg to terminal bone cancer, his workaholic humans sold nearly everything they owned and took him on the road trip of a lifetime. For two wanderlust-filled years, their “handicapped” navigator showed how to thrive against all odds. The result is Be More Dog, a book that’s more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. It’s a mantra for all of us to live by.

175 words

Many people dream of a magic reset button to change their circumstances and create a happier existence. What they don’t realize is that life provides many opportunities to change direction, but few heed signs showing the way.

Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano’s sign came when their heart dog Jerry lost a leg to bone cancer. His time was running out, and they had to make the most of it. They sold nearly everything they owned, bought a RV and made Jerry a promise: “Stay with us long enough, and we’ll take you on the road trip of a lifetime!”

From one coast to the other and back again, the “handicapped” dog eagerly demonstrated that every day is a great day, no matter what life throws your way. When Jim and Rene opened their eyes to his wisdom, everything looked different. Their reset button was pressed.

Be More Dog is more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. It is a mantra to live by, and this book is the guide.

300 words

Many people dream of a magic reset button. With one touch, it would instantly change their circumstances and create a more fulfilling life. What they don’t realize is that life provides plenty of opportunities to switch direction, but few heed the signs showing the way.

For workaholic entrepreneurs Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, their sign came when their heart and soul dog, Jerry, lost a leg to bone cancer. Vets said his time was running out, so they decided to make the most of it. They sold their home, their business, and nearly everything they owned. Then they bought a RV and made Jerry a promise: “Stay with us long enough, and we’ll take you on the road trip of a lifetime!” By the time they hit the road, Jerry had already outlived the grim prognosis.

Their travels took them from California through the Southwest, to the Atlantic coast, down to Florida and to the top of the Rocky Mountains. For two years Jerry led the way, showing the world that it’s better to hop on three legs than to limp on four®. The trip breathed new life into Jerry, who generously shared important life lessons along the way. Once they opened their eyes to how he lived each day to the fullest, everything looked different. Their reset button was pressed.

The Be More Dog book is more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. It is a mantra to live by, and this book is the guide. It’s a heartwarming, sometimes bittersweet tale filled with deep meaning. Through his actions and attitude in the face of adversity, Jerry demonstrates how to persevere when things get tough, to never give up, and that every day is a great day, no matter what life throws your way.

Photos for Media Use

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  1. Be More Dog Book Mock-up
  2. Be More Dog Book Cover, Front
  3. Be More Dog Book Cover, Back
  4. Jerry atop Engineer Pass, one month before his passing.
  5. Jerry plays with Rene and Jim at the Grand Tetons, just days before his passing.

BOTTOM:

  1. Rene Agredano
  2. Jim Nelson
  3. Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano (Far Right) at 2009 PBS Press Tour with director Ellen Goosenberg and animal behaviorist Sarah Wilson from Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs at 2009 PBS Press Tour (Photo copyright PBS.)
  4. Book Photograph, High Resolution
  5. Book Photograph, for Web Use

Author Bios

Please feel free to use these author biographies when publishing Be More Dog book reviews or announcements.

50 word bio

Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano live, work and write from the road in their RV. In 2007 they sold everything to travel with their terminally-ill dog, Jerry. His bone cancer diagnosis inspired them to create Tripawds.com, an online support community for animal amputees. Their nomadic adventures are chronicled at liveworkdream.com.

90 word bio

Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano live, work and write from their road in their RV. Their nomadic life began in 2007, when they sold everything to travel with their terminally-ill dog, Jerry. Given just months to live after his leg amputation, Jerry’s bone cancer diagnosis turned their lives upside down and around, and they never looked back.

The trio founded Tripawds.com, a support community for three legged pets and their people. Later, they formed the non-profit Tripawds Foundation to directly help amputee pets. They chronicle their nomadic adventures at liveworkdream.com.

150 word bio

Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano are a married couple who live, work and write from the road in their RV. Their nomadic life began in 2007, when they sold their home, business and nearly everything they owned to travel with their terminally-ill dog, Jerry.

Given just a few months to live after his leg amputation, Jerry’s bone cancer diagnosis at age eight turned their lives upside down and around. But against all odds, Jerry defied the bleak prognosis. He enjoyed two unforgettable years hopping along on three legs, from coast-to-coast and back again. Wherever he went, his joyful nature inspired others to look beyond adversity and embrace the present moment.

The trio founded Tripawds.com, the world’s largest support community for three legged pets and their people. Later in 2014 they formed the non-profit Tripawds Foundation to aid amputee pets. The couple continues managing Tripawds and chronicling their travels at liveworkdream.com.

300 word bio

Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano are a married couple who live, work and write from the road in their RV. Originally from the town of Eureka, California, their nomadic life began in 2007, when they sold their home, business and nearly everything they owned to travel with their terminally-ill dog, Jerry.

Given just a few months to live after his leg amputation, Jerry’s bone cancer diagnosis at age eight turned their lives upside down and around. But against all odds, he surprised everyone while defying the bleak prognosis and proving that he was living with cancer, not dying from it.

Jerry enjoyed two unforgettable years as the couple’s co-pilot, traveling from coast-to-coast and back again. Wherever he went, his joyful nature inspired others to look beyond adversity, embrace the present and spread kindness to others. He earned his angel wings at age ten, on October 3, 2008.

During their two-year road trip with Jerry, Jim and Rene were featured in the documentary “Nature: Why We Love cats and Dogs” which first aired shortly after Jerry’s passing, on PBS in February, 2009.

In 2006, the trio created a WordPress blog called “Tripawds.” Their therapeutic means of coping with Jerry’s amputation and cancer evolved into the world’s largest support community for three legged pets and their people. In 2014 they formed the non-profit Tripawds Foundation to directly aid amputee dogs and cats.

Today, Jim is a writer for the pets, travel and Internet marketing fields, as well as a graphic designer, and WordPress guru with expertise in website development, e-commerce, and email marketing. Rene creates pet-centric metal jewelry, and is a freelance writer focusing on amputee animal advocacy, pets and travel. The couple continues advocating for the health needs of amputee pets, managing the Tripawds community and chronicling their travels at liveworkdream.com.

Be More Dog is brought to you by Tripawds.
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