This is the story of Poppy, a puppy who has been placed with the Humane Society. It follows her from the time she wakes up in a cage through her various attempts to get adopted by the strangers who come to visit her. Along the way she befriends an older dog, Ruter, who clues her in on just how the adoption business works. This book is an excellent tool for parents who are attempting to explain the concept of adoption or pet adoption to a child. The feelings that Poppy has as she longs for a family of her own are feelings that will touch both children and adults.