For author Colette Stroffolino, saying yes to adopting her first dog and welcoming a little furry ball of love into her life was one of the best decisions she ever made. She learned so much about connection, unconditional love, responsibility, and joy, as well as how to grieve. Many questions came up for Stroffolino as she welcomed her first pet into her home. Lucie, a Chihuahua, was just four months old, so there was a huge learning curve involved. Small Dog, Big Adventures tells about the pair's many adventures including a first trip to the veterinarian, finding a pet sitter, grooming, learning to use a leash, socializing a dog, traveling in an airplane, and more. Stroffolino's life sure changed when she adopted a needy puppy! Communicating the joys and sorrows of pet ownership, Small Dog, Big Adventures is a heartfelt story about one girl's adventures, and misadventures with first-time pet ownership.