Ten-year-old Lizzie Peterson and her family are on an adventurous winter vacation in snowy Vermont when she meets Bear, an adorable husky called lazy and then abandoned by his sled-dog racing team. Lizzie falls in love with Bear, and rescues him when he gets lost during a big snowstorm. Will Lizzie be able to find Bear a home where he is appreciated? When she meets Fern, a young musher, Lizzie goes on the ride of her life, and thinks she may have found the answer. Note from author Ellen Miles: Every puppy is different. The fun part about writing The Puppy Place is putting those distinct personalities front and center, really treating the dogs as primary characters. I love getting to know each puppy the Petersons foster, and I hope readers do, too.