200 Dogs rescued from kill shelters

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category and the Teen/Young Adult category. And  in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. And  my book His Name Was Ben is #12 on the Amazon Best Sellers in General category. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Sam, Brandy, siblings Molly & Disney, Bobby, Earl, Jenna and Ollie (see photo below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 200 dogs have been freed. Last year 148 dogs were freed.

AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read. I have just found out that Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.



LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:

on November 16, 2016
This book kept me involved from the start. The characters were well developed and sympathetic. The issues are timeless. Good read!




on November 16, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a page turner! I had trouble putting it down. I felt such a connection to the main character, Helen, as the author takes us on her desperate journey from a loving family home through her unthinkably horrendous experience at the hands of the Nazi regime in Germany. A gripping story, and I highly recommend it.
on November 15, 2016
A good read if you’ve the guts to read about the Holocaust. This isn’t a love story. It’s real life in the most hideous of circumstances.




Sam’s been rescued




Sam’s freedom photo




Brandy’s been rescued




Brandy smiling on her day of freedom

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Brandy’s freedom photo



Brandy’s freedom ride



Happy Brandy smiling a big thank you for saving my life.



Molly’s been rescued


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Molly’s freedom photo


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Molly a handful of joy



Disney’s been rescued


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Disney’s freedom photo




Disney elated to be free




Disney and Molly siblings and best friends



disneys-new-back-yard-with-a-pool Disney and Molly enjoying their new and very good life.





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Bobby’s been rescued


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Bobby’s freedom photo


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Bobby’s freedom hug




Earl’s been rescued




Earl’s freedom photo


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Earl safe and snug, feeling the warmth of thanksgiving upon him



Jenna’s been rescued




Jenna’s freedom photo


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Ollie’s been rescued


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Ollie’s freedom photo




Ollie safe and sound having a good nap. Sweet dreams.






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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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41 Responses to 200 Dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. Littlesundog says:

    Aw…this always makes me so happy! I just love you!!

  2. paws2smile says:

    Two hundred dogs!! Yay!!! 😀

  3. Clanmother says:

    Jumping up and down in celebration!

  4. Deziz World says:

    A Meowsy big ConCats and purrrrrrrrrrrr. We told ya’ so, and OMC there’s still more time befur da end of da year. Such happy puppies, one and all. Sendin’ big hugs to ya’ll.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  5. Something to celebrate 200 this year. WOW.
    Of course, congrats on your books. Awesome to hear your good news. ❤ ❤

  6. natuurfreak says:

    You are doing brilliant things.

  7. That face on Disney – just awesome!

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  9. BRAVO PAULETTE, on all counts. You are AMAZING!

  10. girlandworld says:

    You write you are an author and you are also a humanitarian save dogs…wow

    • So nice to have you stop by, girlandworld. I know a lot of authors and others who are involved in their “usual” activities and are also involved in humanitarian efforts. I think it’s a lot of a little (and not so little) quiet voices out there doing their good deeds one dog at a time, one person at a time, one smile at a time, and one sweet cyber comment at a time (like yours) and we just don’t hear about them in the news. But they touch our hearts when they stop what they’re doing to help another, etc. I’m blessed to be able to help the dogs and blessed/lucky that my books have done so well. It fills my heart. ❤

  11. Purrfect…just Purrfect! What else can we say, Paulette 🙂 We also want to thank you all for the Birthday wishes for Granny. That really made her day. Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 ❤

  12. oh dear, that was a mistake…. decided to have a warm fuzzy morning of looking at all your rescued pup photos from the whole year, Paulette…. and here I am with tears of happiness and gratitude streaming down my face for all those gorgeous pups you have helped rescue…. the ones of little Jenna. wow. you are AMAZING and in this time i’m SO thankful for all you do. LOTS OF LOVE AND PUPPY KISSES! Steph & Karma ❤ ❤ ❤

    • You are so sweet and what you said really touched me. Little Jenna had stitches on her face and is now well healing and oh so happy in her new freedom. It’s been a good year so far and I’m hoping for many more. Your great energy is sure to help. Lots of love and puppy kisses right back to ya’ll. ❤ ❤ ❤

  13. Clowie says:

    It’s wonderful to help so many dogs. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  14. Your posts are the balm to my heart that has been aching for too long at the sight of growing hatred and violence throughout the world – hatred toward humans, violence toward humans and animals alike. Thank you, dearest Paulette.

  15. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks also for all your visits on my blog

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