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In this children's easy reader series, the funny, heartwarming stories of rescue dogs Benny and Teddy address the subjects of tolerance, trust, understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, and love. Although very different in personality and from separate parts of the world, Benny and Teddy are the best of friends!

Together, with the love of their new families, Benny and Teddy adjust to their unfamiliar surroundings and settle into their new, forever homes.

Benny's Story and Benny Meets Teddy are available as Audiobook, Ebook, Paperback, and Hardcover on, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and more. 

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BenTed Rescue Adventure Book Series 

A portion of all proceeds from the BenTed Rescue Adventure book series is donated to the Children's Defense Fund and the ASPCA.


The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is America’s leading voice for children, especially those children most vulnerable in our society. CDF is a leading advocate for children in foster care and as those children age out of foster care. To learn more about how you can help positively impact the lives of children across our nation,

contact CDF at:


The vision of the ASPCA is that the United States is a humane community in which all animals are treated with respect and kindness. For more information about the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the U.S., contact the ASPCA at:

BenTed Rescue Adventure Book Series

Book 1: Benny's Story

In book one of the BenTed Rescue Book Series, Benny, a cute mutt from Mississippi, tells us his story. Benny must go into an animal shelter when his owners can no longer care for him. As he waits and watches the cute puppies being adopted, he dreams of becoming a rescue dog himself. One day, an animal rescue group from New Jersey comes to the shelter and takes Benny back with them. There he is adopted by a loving family who quickly learns that this "southern gentleman" struggles with a little impulse control! As Benny and his new family get to know one another, they all learn the importance of tolerance, forgiveness, acceptance, patience, and love. 

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Book 2: Benny Meets Teddy

In book two of the BenTed Rescue Book Series, Benny goes to the dog park with his new family and meets Teddy, a rescue dog like himself. Teddy is a little wary of strangers and doesn’t seem very friendly at first, but Benny takes time to get to know him and it isn’t long before Benny and Teddy are best friends! 


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BenTed Rescue Adventure Book Series

Book 3: Benny and the Cats

In book three of the BenTed Rescue Book Series, Benny learns how to be cool with cats!

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