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A Dog's Purpose
by This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. [It] touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? …Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan.
Call Number: Fict Cam
Publication Date: 2010-07-06
Dancing Dogs: Stories
by A collection of sixteen short stories by animal lover Jon Katz. They range from amusing to heart-rending, with a wide cast of characters (both human and canine). Katz highlights the incomparable relationship between man and man’s best friend and the many experiences that may be shared between the two.
Call Number: Fict Kat
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
Rose in a Storm
by A touching story told from the perspective of loyal farm dog Rose. She watches out for the animals on the farm and has a close relationship with farmer Sam. Rose and Sam must work together when a terrible blizzard passes through in order to keep the animals together and the farm running.
Call Number: Fict Kat
Publication Date: 2010-10-05
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
by Enzo looks back on his life and all he has learned from his human Denny (and from watching lots of TV). Denny is a race car driver so Enzo has learned a great deal about that mixed in with what he has gleaned about life’s lessons. He has come to the conclusion that the two things have a lot in common.
Call Number: Fict Ste
Publication Date: 2008-05-13
by Anna and Jeff wholeheartedly adopt Earnest from a shelter. He fits perfectly into their lives. When the two humans no longer fit with each other, it is Earnest who helps keep them together through their love for him and his for them. He helps them restore what they alone could not and sees them through murky waters.
Call Number: Fict Von *New & Popular*
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
The Dog Who Saved Me
by [A] former Boston K-9 unit policeman turned animal control officer…is up against rescuing a gun shy and wounded dog gone feral… Fighting his shattering grief at the death of his K-9 partner…and a staggering loss of confidence from physical and psychic wounds of his own, Cooper Harrison is back where he started…
Call Number: Fict Wil
Publication Date: 2015-03-24
The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story
by Katz delivers a touching memoir about the possibilities brought by second chances and the particular ways in which animals and humans can change one another. In order to be with Maria, Jon must win over her fierce dog Frieda who remains loyal to her friend and master above all.
Call Number: 636.7 Kat
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Author Ted met stray dog Merle while camping in the wilderness. So as not to box in all that Merle had learned in the great wilds, Ted installed a doggie door for Merle so that he might live in a home but still experience the outdoors at will. The two develop a deep relationship.
Call Number: 636.7 Ker
Publication Date: 2007-07-02
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
by Koontz writes of his own beloved golden retriever, Trixie. She was a retired service dog who loved life. She was devoted to her family and inspired them in many ways. While they were together less than a decade, Trixie inexorably changed the lives of her humans forever.
Call Number: 636.7 Koo
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
by Oogy lived a heartbreaking existence, left for dead until found by police, until he was lovingly rescued by the Levin family. What started as a very sad day for them slowly turned to joy as they came upon the maimed dog who stole their hearts and returned their affection.
Call Number: 636.7 Lev
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog
by This heartfelt and humorous tale chronicles lessons taught to the author by his spirited golden retriever, Tara. She taught him not only about dogs but also about life and other humans, from dating to introspection and practical things, as well.
Call Number: 636.7 Ros *New & Popular*
Publication Date: 2015-07-21
Dog Years: A Memoir
by To aid in retriever Arden’s eventual passing, Mark adopts Beau as an additional companion. The two dogs bond and Mark’s own relationship with both becomes deeper. They keep him strong with their love and loyalty and together, they are a family. A touching memoir about the gifts that dogs can bring to human lives.
Call Number: B Doty
Publication Date: 2007-03-13
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
by Captain Luis Montalván returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear… That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever.
Call Number: B Montalvan
Publication Date: 2012-04-10