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Buddy Unchained

Buddy Unchained by Daisy Bix  – Designed for children age 4 -10.

This award-winning picture book tells the story of Buddy, a dog whose life is changed forever when he is rescued from a neglectful home and eventually adopted by a loving family who loves him and provides for his needs.  Told from Buddy’s point of view and accompanied by sensitive and expressive illustrations, the story encourages readers to consider how responsibility and compassion can make a difference in the life of an animal.  

Click to download the Be Kind Kit activities include three lessons and one activity page:

  • Pets Need What People Need aligns the basic needs of pets and humans, helping children understand that people are responsible for providing for those needs.
  • Pets Are Part of Our Family discusses the importance of viewing pets as members of our families, and how individuals and organizations like UPAWS can play a role in making life better for animals.
  • I Can Make A Difference leads students to explore several situations when they might be called on to help a person or animal in need.
  • A word find using words from “Buddy Unchained”.
Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Shelter Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 4pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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