Friday 11 June 2010


Veloce Publishing is pleased to announce that, for every copy sold of its latest Hubble & Hattie book, Waggy Tails & Wheelchairs, 50p will be donated to Dogs for the Disabled.

As Peter Gorbing, Chief Executive of Dogs for the Disabled, says in the introduction to the book: “Waggy Tails & Wheelchairs has lots of useful information that any wheelchair or scooter user who is contemplating getting a dog would do well to read. The author is realistic about the work involved in having a dog, but if the right strategies are in place, it will be a tremendously rewarding experience for both the individual and the dog.

“As an organisation involved in training assistance dogs, Dogs for the Disabled has built up many years of practical experience of working with wheelchair users. Whilst Dogs for the Disabled uses some different techniques in its training work, this book nevertheless contains a wealth of tips that will prove invaluable.

“If you are a wheelchair user thinking of getting a companion dog, this is the book for you.”

Buying a copy of this book will contribute to the continuation of this pioneering charity that does so much good work towards changing the lives of adults and children with disabilities.

Thanks also to Sky1 for helping to promote the book, and the cause, with this competition.

Wednesday 2 June 2010


New! Waggy Tails & Wheelchairs –
The complete guide to harmonious living for you and your dog

By Alexander Epp

For every copy sold a donation is made to Dogs for the Disabled.

Confined to a wheelchair but still want a dog - is that a good idea?
Indeed it is, as the author – who’s wheelchair dependent – ably demonstrates. Here, everything that mobility-impaired potential dog owners need to consider to enable them to own and care for their very own canine companion, even if finances are restricted, or they do not have their own car, carers or helpers, is described and illustrated in detail.
Wheelchair and mobility scooter users face their own particular challenges when it comes to dog ownership: how will they walk their dog; train and teach it; play games with it, and, all importantly, pick up that poop?
From his unique viewpoint, the author answers all of these questions and concerns, and more besides, in this new book – which is available now from bookshops or – allowing readers to assess and determine whether they can share their special lifestyle with a dog, and what they can do in preparation for this happy circumstance.

Available now!