Julie Adams Church, author of Uncommon Friends: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond, has made her home in the Oakland Hills for nearly 40 years. For most of those years she has devoted her time to caring for dogs. Pride ‘N’ Groom, established in the ’70s, has been a place where dogs have been welcomed while their ‘”people” were away, both dogs and cats have been beautified in her grooming salon, and people have been nurtured and counseled when their beloved companions have passed on. Uncommon Friends is a testimony to Julie’s own journey with her many animal companions as well as a source of comfort, understanding, and joy for anyone who has ever shared their life with an animal companion.