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A Children's book about a rescue dog that grows up to become a service dog. Told from the point of view of the Rescue dog, Dakota.
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Hi my name is Connor Quinn and I want to tell you a story.

This is a story about an organization that is doing incredible things for a unique group of people. 

About a year ago I started working for a non-profit called Operation Freedom Paws whose mission is to pair rescue dogs with Veterans and people with disabilities to give them the freedom to live their lives. So far almost 400 clients have been matched with a rescue dog. All thanks in part to one woman's vision to provide that service, Mary Cortani. While I was working there I wrote an article in our local paper about the incredible things I had witnessed. After that and while I was taking care of a Golden Retriever puppy named Dakota, I thought a great way to tell this story would be from his perspective, in the form of a children’s book. 

After many drafts, help from family and friends I finally came up with a manuscript that we felt told the story in a way to educate children about service dogs as well as issues that Veterans face after their time in service.  My goal in taking on this project and creating this book is to help generate additional revenue for Operation Freedom Paws, so that Mary can continue her incredible work and expand this incredible non-profit. 

More information on Operation Freedom Paws 

Now I am asking for your help. I am not an illustrator, so I went out and found a very talented local artist named Susan Szecsi who's done some incredible illustrations (check her work out at  https://www.brainmonsters.com/ ) and she agreed to bring this story to life. 

This story will tell  how a rescue dog at Operation Freedom Paws goes from being a rescue, to becoming a service dog and in turn rescuing his match.

All the proceeds from this kickstarter will go to paying our illustrator for the work she is doing and for covering the production costs of this book.

If you scroll below you will see some samples of the artwork that will be in the book, as well as different reward levels for your contributions. The book will also include 4 educational pages (for the Adults to help with any additional questions that might come up) after the story explaining the benefits of Service Dogs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more about Operation Freedom Paws, as well as the original poem by Emilio Gallegos.

We want to have this book completed by fall of this year and the rewards from this campaign being delivered by early December for the holiday season. 

Thank you very much for taking a look at our kickstarter campaign and I hope that you consider helping us make 4 Paws, 2 feet, One Team  a reality.

We would like to dedicate this kickstarter campaign to the memory of one of our service dogs who recently passed, Charlie.





Risks and challenges

Our illustrator is currently working to bring the project to life. I believe we have set a timeline that is very possible (Book to your door by Christmas) however, there are always unforeseen issues that may pop up. I will do my best to continuously post updates about the project and any delays that may come up.

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    OFP Rescue Pup

    Thank you for your contribution!!!

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    OFP Rescue Pup First Class

    Sticker pack featuring art work from the book

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    • 4 Paws, 2 Feet, One Team Sticker Pack
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    OFP Rescue Dog

    Get a sticker and an OFP inscribed pen

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    OFP Rescue Dog First Class

    Digital Copy of 4 Paws, 2 feet, 1 team

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    OFP Therapy Dog

    Get a copy of 4 Paws, 2 feet, 1 team along with the Ebook

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    OFP Therapy Dog First Class

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    OFP Service Dog

    Get a copy of the Hardcover book, Ebook, and an exclusive Operation Freedom Paws T-shirt featuring Art work from the book.

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    OFP Staff Service Dog

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    OFP Service Dog First Class

    Come celebrate the launching of the book and get your book signed! Event will be at Operation Freedom Paws's compound in San Martin Ca. Meet Mary Cortani the founder of Operation Freedom Paws. The real Dakota as well as some of our other service dogs, and some of the people who's lives have been changed by Operation Freedom Paws.

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    • Ebook
    • Operation Freedom Paws T-Shirt
    • Signed Copy of 4 Paws, 2 feet, 1 Team
    • Invite to Book Launch Party
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    OFP Master Service Dog

    Have your name, organization, or special dedication listed in the book! As well as an invite to the book launch party, signed copy of the book, T-Shirt, Hat, and Ebook.

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    • Ebook
    • Operation Freedom Paws T-Shirt
    • Invite to Book Launch Party
    • Signed Copy of 4 Paws, 2 feet, 1 Team
    • Personal inscription in book
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    OFP Command Service Dog

    The Golden Boy comes to you! Receive everything plus an additional signed copy, T-shirt, hat, and invites to the book launch as well as a personal visit with Dakota to do a book reading with Mary Cortani and the Author.

    Includes:
    • Ebook
    • Signed Copy of 4 Paws, 2 feet, 1 Team
    • Operation Freedom Paws T-Shirt
    • OFP Hat
    • Invite to Book Launch Party
    • Personal inscription in book
    • Book Reading with Mary Cortani, Dakota, and Author
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