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Phantom's story ignited a never-ending campaign for people to Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog. 

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Lee Youde interviewed by television host in an effort to educate the public about the signs of animal abuse.

Phantom: Queen of the Road by Lee Youde and Amelia Painter

Phantom's story is one of courage, bravery and survival during one of
the worst winter's on record. This first book in the Phantom series is
focused on her rescue. Future books in the series will tell, in a
fast-paced adventure style, not only of Phantom's adventures, but also
of other dogs with great stories needing to be shared with the world.

Phantom is proof of the great gift rescued animals can be to the world.
In author Lee Youde's family, dogs are celebrated!

The authors hope that Phantom's story can speak for the millions of
voiceless dogs across the country - improving the quality of life, one
dog at a time, as well as put an end to senseless abandonment and
death of unwanted pets.

Purchase your copy at, just $6.95. Then join us in the nationwide campaign to stop pet abandonment and the never-ending campaign to encourage everyone you know that wants a new dog to Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog.



More About Phantom & the New Book

Book Signing Dec 8, 2012 from Noom to 2 p.m. at the Southpark Mall in Spencer, Iowa, will be held in the People for Pets Gift Wrapping Center.

Queen of the road (Local News ~ 07/09/10)
Driving south of Spencer on Highway 71, keep your eyes peeled, you just might capture sight of a "furry friend" running alongside your car in the fields. A German shepherd, residing under the bridge across the street from Mark and Robyn Larson's residence, managed to survive the winter and continues to look healthy...
Queen of the road captured (Local News ~ 07/31/10)
The queen of the road, known to others as the phantom German shepherd who resided under a bridge on Highway 71 south of Spencer for about a year, has been caught. Despite Dr. Mark Reese -- a local veterinarian's-- concerns, the capture plan was executed smoothly...
Milford shelter helps Phantom find a home (Local News ~ 09/18/10)
"Too smart and quick" is the way farm owners south of Spencer described Phantom, a stray German shepherd who spent a year dodging traffic and riding out the tough winter of 2009-10. She became a topic of conversation and an outlet for compassion in rural Spencer -- people would check on the stray as part of their daily commutes to work and back.

October is awareness month for pets needing a home (Local News ~ 10/29/10)
--- Meet Phantom with owner Lee Youde of rural Spencer from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Southpark Mall food court. Promote October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. --- During the month of October the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is encouraging the adoption of shelter animals and in Clay and Dickinson counties. There are plenty of pets looking for homes.

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