Win a Copy of Katherine Schwarzenegger’s New Children’s Pet Rescue Book! #MaverickandMe

A New York Times bestselling author, Katherine Schwarzenegger has written a 32-page hardcover book for little animal-loving readers ages 4 – 7 . Maverick and Me shines a spotlight on a homeless dog who gets to turn the page to a new chapter in his life through pet adoption.

Published by WorthyKids/Ideals in September, Maverick and Me tells the tale of one young pup’s journey from abandonment on the side of a road to finding a forever home of his own to love thanks to the many kind-hearted souls who put him on the road to a better tomorrow — the Good Samaritan who discovered him, the pet store owner who hosts a pet adoption event, and a little girl named Scarlett, who tells all her friends about pets in need and makes Maverick a part of her family.

Inspired by her years as a foster to dogs in need, as a pet parent, and as an ambassador for the ASPCA, the daughter of the movie idol/former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist/activist Maria Shriver found her muse in her own Maverick, a mixed breed rescue dog found under a freeway who found his way into her heart and home.

Today Maverick Schwarzenegger (who can be seen as a pup thanks to the book’s illustrator Phyllis Harris, who is the proud pet parent to two rescue dogs) has found fame on the Internet via his very own Instagram account!

When announcing the news of the picture book’s arrival on her lifestyle website, the famous philanthropist told fans: “My goal with this book is to not only teach kids about the option of rescuing a dog but also about all the ways they can help the many animals in need. Whether you rescue, foster, spend time volunteering, donate supplies or just spread the word about the thousands of loving animals that need to find their forever homes; all of it is important and makes a huge difference in the lives of all these special animals.”

Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maverick:

Now one lucky reader will win a cop of Maverick and Me!

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I received this book from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for our post; WorthyKids/Ideals will fulfill this giveaway.

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

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  • biggie55

    Cassie and now we took in Lizzy

  • Arik Issan

    Princess! No matter her age, she is still a puppy.

  • Marla King

    Coco, Indy, Baby, and Montana.

  • Mary W

    Blacky, Pepper, Ian, Rocky, Buddy, Frank, Skippy and so many more

  • Susan Pertierra

    Blanquita, Chapapote, Travis, Tigger, Kit, Caboodle

  • Wen Budro

    Too many through the years to list. My last fur angel was named Missy. She died on March 10th and I will never be the same.

  • Christine Aiello

    I haven’t adopted a dog yet but I do plan to. Right now I have a 12 year old cocker spaniel named Coco that I got from a breeder. But I feel like that is rescuing too because if a breeder doesn’t sell their pups they probably will wind up in a shelter or dog store. So to me I technically rescued her too!

  • sandy weinstein

    i did not adopt Evie from a rescue or shelter, but i was her 3rd owner by the time she was 6 wks old. no one wanted her. i saw an ad in the paper and fell in love. i had been looking for a min. schnauzer female. i had looked at breeders and could not find one that just said “take me”! till i saw Evie. the 2nd owner did not want her, she already had 2 dogs, a baby and was expecting another child. so i feel as though i saved her. she was my heart dog.

  • Kristen

    Their names are Emmet and Hudson.

  • Melinda Forsythe-Meyers

    Bojangles mastiff mix, Tara Aussie mix, Brutus passed at age 18. He was a rotty-lab mix, Wrascle passed at age 22 Australian shepherd , (they are now on the rainbow bridge). Cowboy and his brother Bodacious – Pomapoos which I paid $100 to get them as pups. They came into the grooming salon with their mother and all covered with fleas and sores. Their bodies were covered with sores from scratching and little hair. I offered to buy the pups and mom but the lady wouldn’t release the mom. Cowboy looked like a small coyote pup as he was gray with a tinge of red here and there. After feeding and caring for them for 2 weeks my sister & her husband adopted Bodacious. My brother-in-law had Parki sons and wanted a lap dog. He has passed but Bodacious keeps my sisyer happy and smiling. I kept Cowboy who ended up ruling the roost of my Mini Aussies was a fantastic boy. A friend came to visit who needed a companion. So I gave him Cowboy. What a perfect match it was. I do miss the little bugger as he was my best buddy, buthe is also happy where he is at and gets to visit me when they pop by.

  • Rick

    Bootsy, Tweekers, Porch Cat, Mama Cat, Dolly; I’ve lost a few in the past few years, from disease, old age: Jinx, Hobbes, Brodie, Peaches, Skid, and will never forget them. I could not imagine a life without a cat by my side.

  • Lisa Williams

    My little black cat Juliet and my lovable dog Oden,My cat is on my lap in the evenings and my dog is beside me on the couch we are couch potatoes together!

  • Ricci, Popeye, Possum, Brownie, Storm, Fury, Brother, Sister, Dean, Flower, Ninja, Sparky, Fancy, Daisy, Halona, Nonae, Rapha, and Missy.

  • Lisa Pecora

    Claudia, Cody, Kaci, Luke, and Vince.

  • Shelley P

    I’ve adopted Kandy, Kody, Penny, Buddy, Shyla, Shadow, Holly, Ella, Ruby and Lacey.

  • Kirsten Kimball

    Shuusei and Clyde

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  • Kim Reid

    Cats that we have rescued – Cookie Mama and her sons: Brady, Marshmallow and Jelly Bean

  • Marilyn Nawara

    We have… Fang, Gunner, Queenie and Bruiser.

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I have Whitley, Junebug and Cain. All were rescues.

  • Maura Scherrer

    This looks like a fun book.

  • Toni B

    Jameson and Grady