Dog-crazy Abby has her hands full when an anxious German shepherd, Destiny, shows up at the Ranch. While Abby helps Destiny learn to trust people again, Abby has to learn to overcome old habits of her own. She's on the autism spectrum, and has always hated swimming at the beach. Can Abby use the skills she used on Destiny to overcome her fear of the ocean in time for the Ramirez family beach trip? At Second Chance Ranch, the Ramirez family cares and works to find homes for all kinds of animals on their 200-acre ranch in Texas. Sisters Natalie (12), Abby (10), and twins Emily and Grace (9) all do their part to help out and give each animal the second chance it deserves.
Jomike Tejido is an author and illustrator who has illustrated the books I Funny: School of Laughs and Middle School: Dog's Best Friend, as well as the Pet Charms and I Want to Be . . . Dinosaurs! series. He has fond memories of horseback riding as a kid and has always liked drawing fluffy animals. Jomike lives in Manila with his wife, two daughters, and a chow chow named Oso.