All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. “Never!” cries his mother. “Think of the mess, the scratch marks, and the puddles on the floor.” But on the morning of Hal’s 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He’s allowed to choose a dog at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency. The moment Hal sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he’s found a friend for life. But no one tells him that Fleck must be returned. When Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If Fleck and Hal are to stay together they’ll have to run away. This heart-warming tale is laced with humor, action, suspense, and the beauty of the love of all things dog.