Press (and some praise) for The Dog Went Over the Mountain

Inspired by Steinbeck, Author and Rescue Dog Go ‘In Search of America,'” The Salinas Californian, July 15, 2019.

“The Dog Went Over the Mountain takes readers on a road to enlightenment that delights in the ordinary and spins gold from the day-to-day observations or our divided nation in flux. It’s a tale as timely as it is timeless, with the bond between man and dog as its beating heart. With Steinbeck as his compass and dog as his copilot, Peter gives us a touching examination of a life that more of us should be brave enough to take–guide dog or no. Peter and Albie’s 9000 mile journey gives us hope that the America we dreamed of isn’t as far away or as nostalgic as we thought.”
– Rory Kress, author of The Doggie in the Window: How One Dog Led Me from the Pet Store to the Factory Farm to Uncover the Truth of Where Puppies Really Come From

“The next best thing to a road trip with your own dog must surely be road-trippin’ vicariously with Peter and Albie. The Dog Went Over the Mountain is an entertaining and thoughtful read, packed with history, fascinating characters, and of course, fabulous dogs. A great book for anyone who loves dogs, road trips or America. As someone who loves all three, I was captivated right from the beginning.”
– Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Dog Lived (and So Will I) and The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I)

“Peter Zheutlin has written a poignant, magnificent story of his nine thousand mile journey across America with his beloved four-legged companion Albie riding co-pilot. Brilliantly observed, The Dog Went Over the Mountain is Odyssean in breadth, revealing all that is generous about the American heart, politics and differences be damned. The result is a classic story of finding truth and humanity in the mundane — the sleepy southern towns, the expansive west — and how a sixty-five-year-old man and his rescued dog learned to live in the moment, on the trip of a lifetime.”
– Elissa Altman, James Beard Award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking and Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing

The Dog Went Over the Mountain is a treat for dog-lovers, but more than that, it will make you want to grab your best friend and hit the road to explore the heart of this great country and the people who call it home.”
– Cara Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

Peter Zheutlin and his dog Albie got to share the kind of cross-country journey that most Americans only dream about in the autumn of their lives. This story should inspire countless baby boomers to get out there and go while man and mutt both still have the energy and enthusiasm to explore.”
– Kim Kavin, author of The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers


Press for Rescued

“No ‘Easy Answer’ to the Growing Number of Stray Dogs in the U.S., Advocate Says,” WBUR/NPR (“Here & Now”), December 29, 2017. (Listen to the interview here.)

“The Ultimate BuzzFeed Books Gift Guide,” BuzzFeed, December 5, 2017.

Book Review: Rescued, The Bark, December, 2017.

Interview with Fox 9 Minneapolis, MN, December 5, 2017.

“Rescued,” (Providence, RI), December 1, 2017.

“To the Rescue: Giving Pets a Second Chance,” Family Magazine, December, 2017.

Rescued featured on Pet Pals TV (syndicated feature), November 27, 2017.

“Who’s Saving Whom?” The Winchester (VA) Star, November 16, 2017.

“Second Chance Dogs are ‘Ready to be Loved,'” Gatehouse Media (syndicated feature), November 5, 2017.

“The Story of Man’s Best Friend,” Hometown Weekly (Walpole, MA), November 2, 2017.

“Disasters Worsen Plight of Homeless Dogs and Cats,” WTOP (Washington, DC), October 25, 2017.

“Animal Writes,” Pet Life Radio (podcast), October 24, 2017.

“Author Details His Transformation into a Dog Person” (Book Review), The Montgomery (WV) Herald, October 19, 2017.

“A Contract with Sadness: The Depth of the Grief That Accompanies the Loss of a Dog,”, October 18, 2017.

“Book Review: Rescued,” San Francisco Book Review, October, 2017.

“Good Reads,” Ocala Style Magazine, October 17, 2017.

“Just Try Not to Cry While Reading These Sweet Rescue Dog Stories,” BuzzFeed, October 5, 2017.

“The Page 99 Test: Peter Zheutlin’s Rescued,” The Campaign for the American Reader, October 5, 2017.

“Coffee with a Canine: Peter Zheutlin and Jamba,” Campaign for the American Reader, October 3, 2017.

“Book Review: Rescued,” Ottawa Life Magazine, October 3, 2017.

“Why You Should Adopt a Rescue Dog Instead of Going to a Puppy Mill,” Signature, October 2, 2017.

“What is Peter Zheutlin Reading?” Campaign for the American Reader, October 2, 2017.

“Books We Love: 2 Sweet Reads for Shelter Dog Lovers,” Parade Magazine, October 1, 2017.

“Fall Reading: Rescued,” Spry Living (Magazine Supplement), October 1, 2017.

Rescued: Peter Zheutlin,” Pet Radio Magazine (podcast), October 1, 2017.

Radio Tour (October):WMT-AM (Cedar Rapids, IA), WKNY-AM (Kingston, NY), WTOP-FM (Washington, DC), KTOE-FM/AM (Mankato, MN), WBEL-AM (Madison, WI), WHEB-FM (Portsmouth, NH), WCBS-AM (New York, NY), WFIF-AM (New Haven, CT), WBEV-AM (Milwaukee, WI), KTRS-AM (St. Louis, MO), WPOC-FM (Baltimore), WBWL-FM (Boston, MA), WEBG-FM (Chicago, IL), WKCT-FM (Bowling Green, KY), WVXU-FM (Cincinnati, OH), WGVI-FM (Grand Rapids, MI), WBZ-AM (Boston, MA), WCBS-AM (New York), KVTA-AM (Ventura, CA), WPKN-FM (Bridgeport, CT and Montauk, NY), Pet Life Radio, Voice America Radio, KUCI-FM (Irvine, CA), SiriusXM Radio, RadioMD, Big Blend Radio & TV.

“The Healing Power of Dogs,” Books for Better Living, September 28, 2017.

“Who Will Step up for the Dogs of Houston,” The Boston Globe, September 1, 2017.

“Here’s What We’re Reading This Summer — How About You?” WBUR Boston, June 21, 2017.

Press for Rescue Road

“Top 10 Books About Rescue Dogs That Will Give You All the Feels,”, September 6, 2017.

“Adopted Dog Sends Author Peter Zheutlin on Unexpected Journey,”, October 4, 2016.

“Ohio Man Logs 1 Million Miles to Save the Lives of 55,000 Dogs in the South,”, April 26, 2016

“Miles To Go Home,” The Merrimack Journal, April 21, 2016

“How Far Would You Go to Save a Life,” Unity Online Radio, April 20, 2016

“On the 150th Anniversary of the ASPCA, Books on Animal Rights,” The Boston Globe, April 10, 2016

“The Magical Story Behind One Rescue and All the ‘Gotcha Days’ They Bring to Life,”, April 3, 2016

The New York Times “Best Seller” List, April, 2016 (#4 in books about animals)

“Rescue Road,” Modern Dog, Spring, 2016

The New York Times “Best Seller” List, March, 2016 (#5 in books about animals)

The New York Times “Best Seller” List, February, 2016 (#8 in books about animals)

“Author of New York Times Best-Seller Rescue Road to Speak at Halls,” Charleston City Paper, February 4, 2016

The New York Times “Best Seller” List, January, 2016 (#3 in books about animals)

“Peter Zheutlin, Author, Rescue Road: On the Road with Greg Mahle,” ThisisPawPrint (Podcast), February 3, 2016

“Greg Mahle, Rescue Road Trips:Trucking a Million Miles to Save Thousands of Dogs,” ThisisPawPrint (Podcast), January 27, 2016

“The Dog Rescuer,” Yahoo!News, January 10, 2016

“The Dog Rescuer,” The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine, January 10, 2016

“Love Stories You’ll Love,” Best Friends Magazine (book review), January/February 2016

“A Man with a Passion for Saving Dogs,” The Walpole (MA) Times, January 3, 2016

“Trekking 4,200-miles Across the Country, There’s No Distance Too Far to Save Man’s Best Friend,” The Baton Rouge Advocate, January 2, 2016

Rescue Road on “Topical Currents,” WLRN (NPR/Miami), December 23, 2015

The New York Times “Best Seller” List, December, 2015 (#7 in books about animals)

“Sit, Stay for Mini-Reviews of Pet Books,” The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), December 4, 2015

“This Good Samaritan Has Driven More than 1 Million Miles to Save 30,000 Dogs,”, December 3, 2015

“Rescue Road Trips: Man Gives Dogs a Second Chance at Life,” KRIV26 Fox News (Houston), December 2, 2015

“Man Spends Half His Year Driving to Save Dogs: Has Driven Million Miles and Saved 30,000 Dogs So Far,”, November 27, 2015

“This Man Drove a Million Miles to Save 30,000 Dogs,” Yahoo!Travel, November 25, 2015

“The Canine Ark,” The Boston Globe, November 24, 2015

“This Man Drives Southern Pups Cross-Country For a Second Chance at Life,”, November 24, 2015

“Kindness on Last Hope Highway,” WHRO (NPR/Hampton Roads, VA), November 24, 2015

“Great Gift Book Ideas That Salute Our Pets,” The Bulletin (Bend, OR), November 22, 2015

“Rescue Me,” Amherst Magazine, Fall 2015 (that’s my Albie…cover model!)

Cover of Amherst Magazine

“Sit and Stay for these Mini-Reviews of Books that Salute Pets,” The St. Augustine Record, November 21, 2015

“Sit and Stay for these Mini-Reviews of Books that Salute Pets,” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19, 2015

“Saluting Pets,” The Lincoln (NE) Journal Star, November 19, 2015

“Mini-Reviews of Books that Salute Pets,” The Daily Press (Newport News, VA), November 15, 2015

“Meet the Man Who has Saved 30,000 Stray Dogs,” WFAA (ABC News, Dallas), November 12, 2015

“Die Hunderetter (The Dog Saver),” Documentary by ARD TV (Germany), November 2015

“Mini-Reviews of Books that Salute Pets,” The Orlando Sentinel, November 11, 2015

“Top Shelf: Book Recommendations,” The Columbus Dispatch, November 8, 2015

“We Talk to Greg Mahle About the One Million Miles He’s Logged Transporting Rescue Dogs,”, October 30, 2015

“Mini-Reviews of Pet Books That Salute Older Pets, Hardworking Cats and Dogs,” The Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2015

“Rescue Road,” WHRV/NPR Norfolk (“HearSay”), October 29, 2015
“Brave Man Travels 4,200 Miles to Transport Rescued Southern Dogs to Their New Northern Families,”, October 23, 2015

“Amazing Guy Takes Stray Dogs on Road Trip of Their Lives to Find Forever Families,”, October 22, 2015

Rescue Road reviewed in Shelf Awareness, October 20, 2015

“One Man’s 4,200-mile Journey to Rescue Dogs in the South and Bring Them Up North,” WBUR/NPR Boston (“All Things Considered”), October 19, 2015

Rescue Road Shows Us Some Unsung Heroes,”
The Opelika-Auburn (AL) News, October 19, 2015

“Animal Rescuer to Read from New Book in Provincetown,” Provincetown (MA) Banner, October 18, 2015

“Needham Author Chronicles Abandoned Dogs’ Trip North,” The Needham (MA) Times, October 14, 2015

“Amherst Reads,”, October 6, 2015

“The Amazing Story of One Man Who Has Saved 30,000 Dogs from High Kill Shelters,”, September 29, 2015

Rescue Road reviewed in The Bark, September 16, 2015

“CBR’s Fall 2015 Preview,” Chicago Book Review, September 5, 2015

“National Dog Day: 7 Paws-itively Inspiring Reads,” Parade Magazine, August 27, 2015

“Cool New Tech & Books Bring You Closer to the Beauty of Pets,”, August 18, 2015

“Books for the Dog Days of Summer,” Foreword Reviews, July 8, 2015

“2015 Book Expo: Books that Buzzed,” Library Journal, June 1, 2015

Rescue Road reviewed in The Book Lover’s Best Friend, May 20, 2015

“Puppy Rescuer Takes Dogs on 4,200 Mile Odyssey to Loving Arms,” The Today Show, April 25, 2014

“Homeward Bound,” Parade Magazine, March 2, 2014