Wallace: The Underdog who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage and Championed Pit Bulls – One Flying Disc at a Time by Jim Gorant is a must-read for animal lovers and sports enthusiasts.
Wallace started life as a Pit Bull puppy destined for the shady underworld of dog fighting, but through a series of divine interventions landed in a shelter in Rochester, MN – where he was named after a NBA player best known for his bad attitude. There he remained – an un-adoptable dog that no-one wanted, until a couple decided to try and investigate who he really was on the inside.
What Roo and Clara Yori found took them all over the country, to places inside themselves and their marriage that they had never been, and to the apex of a sport never played before by a breed with a big head and wide chest.
This book will make you sob and think and cheer out loud ! It smashes stereotypes and stokes the embers of advocacy. It is a soaring tribute to two people and an un-adoptable dog that no one wanted.
Please click on the photo or visit Wallace the Pit Bull Foundation where you can buy the book directly and read more about the Yori’s work with Pit Bulls and other Shelter dogs.