If you enjoy a happy ending story, then you should read this book; it falls along the same lines as the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. If you like this style, then this book is totally for you (however if you don't like this style then stay away!). It is well written and has been thoroughly researched (which is nice).
It took me a fair amount of time to read this book, mostly because I find I have less and less time to read nowadays. Personally, I found that it was a bit too mushy for me and focused more on the people than on the animals, which wasn't really what I had expected. I give it three out of four paws up. Just because it didn't do it for me doesn't mean it's not a great book.