Katherine Schwarzenegger

A New York Times best-selling author, lifestyle blogger and philanthropist, Katherine Schwarzenegger says adopting her dog was “one of the greatest and most rewarding decisions I’ve made.” That decision to save a dog’s life and give him a home inspired her to write a children’s book, “Maverick and Me,” to teach children the value of adopting pets. Now Katherine and her dog Maverick work to spread their message of hope, defying the odds, and the joys of finding forever friends through pet rescue.

I’ve been an animal lover my entire life and adopting Maverick was one of the greatest and most rewarding decisions I’ve made. There are so many animals that need homes and need a second chance at life and love. Teaching children about the option of adoption is important so they can experience love and compassion at a young age.