Oogy is such a heartwarming tale. I have never heard of the breed, Dogos, before reading this book and the author did such a nice job of making this dog jump off the pages. The story begins with the adoption of twin boys, the death of a beloved cat and finding the love of Levin family's life in the form of an abused dog. I have read many stories about dog fighting but didn't really know much about the use of "bait dogs" since I would guess the majority of them don't survive. Oogy is a very special dog to have survived this traumatic experience and the Levins are a very special family to see through the ugly appearance of this wonderful animal.Dogs can really become part of the family and you love all of your family no matter what they look like. Oogy's personality triumphs over any outward defects. This is truly a book of courage and love. I recommend it to any dog lover!