Author, Advocate, Dog Mom
Peggy Race grew up on a dairy farm in Palmyra, Wisconsin. Rooted in the fertile fields of her youth, she cultivated an appreciation for nature and a love for animals. Peggy spreads her seeds of hope through advocacy, fostering and her writing. Peggy lives with her two dogs, Faith, a ball-herding border collie and Deputy, a puppy mill rescue. She carries a treasure chest filled with memories of her rescued Hurricane Katrina dog, Desiree.
...all because she loved a dog
Peggy's involvement with Bailing Out Benji, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, has brought to light the need for education. After adopting Deputy, a dog rescued from a Kansas puppy mill, Peggy self-published a children's book to help educate the younger generation. It is the youth of today who will be the decision makers of tomorrow and Peggy believes humane welfare education is an important component of change.
After adopting Desiree, Peggy found the rewards of adopting a dog worth the challenge. Eventually, she was gifted a book that spoke to her heart. The book, Bark Until Heard, that detailed life of a puppy mill dog, lit the flame inside her. From there, Peggy joined Bailing Out Benji as a voice for the dogs whose feet may never touch the ground.
In 2009, after enduring a heartbreaking loss, Peggy found herself on a soul-searching mission. With two dogs to care for, Peggy's chartered course took her down the road of animal welfare. Peggy eventually adopted Desiree, a Hurricane Katrina rescue dog from Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. The journey Peggy shared with Desiree and the elements of herself that came to light propelled Peggy towards putting her story on paper.