Oogy - Larry Levin


By Larry Levin

  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Pets
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 379 Ratings)


In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.


  • Inspiring

    By PA gal in WI
    So touching Oogy is super special
  • The best

    By Shovelsunshine
    The best book in the world
  • Oogy

    By WDsGirl
    I loved this book but it is so sad really good book how did they get the idea?
  • Amazing

    By Rateyou
    I cried and laugh at the same time
  • What a wonderful story!

    By Acts2:38er
    This story makes me look differently at my dogs!
  • Oogy

    By JustFel
    This is such a great story!! I my self am owned by two pit bulls who were raised to fight and they are not fighters they are lovers. This book touched close to home! I cannot thank you enough for sharing your story ! Oogy is one lucky dog to found your family!
  • Timing is everything

    By Sherm1216
    Having lost our 8year old fur baby in August 2011, downloading this book was somewhat of a leap of faith. I didn't know if I'd make it through the first chapter, much less the entire book. Many tears were (still are) shed, but I DID finish every page. Mr. Levin wrote an incredibly touching, engaging story that has reminded me even through the heartache of our premature loss, that our 'first child' came into our lives for a reason. She proved many times over that there is such a thing as an unconditional, undying, and unsurpassed human-canine bond. My husband and I both felt it, still feel it everyday, even in her absence! Will we ever find that again? I think so! Actually, I'm pretty sure it will find us!! Thank you, Mr. Levin, for your candor, humor, insight and mostly for Oogy! -Sherryl Kluger Atlanta, GA
  • Awsome

    By IaDrummerboy68
    Awsome book pretty much sums it up...would love to meet Oogy some day
  • Loved this book!!

    By boarderx05
    My husband and I adopted a boxer/pit bull mix she was a rescue dog. What a great dog she is. She looks kind of mean but she has the biggest heart ever. I get the stared look a lot. It's like don't judge a book by its cover right? I hate how most pit-bulls get a bad rap. There are good ones out there and I'm proud to say I own one!!!! Anyway this book was a great read. Any dog lover should read this. Oogy sounds like a delight to have around, I just love how well Oogy connects with the twin boys.
  • Oogy

    Probably the best book I have ever read! And I hope you, your wife, Oogy, Dan, and Noah are doing well!