Eight dog books to read, give as gifts, or both

A great stack of eight. Turn the Kindles off, power down the Ipad. Here are eight great page turners for some holiday thought and joy. Here are eight dog books we love:

1.Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food,by Ann N. Martin. Changed the way I looked dog food, how I prepared it, and the horrors of what is legally allowed to be in it.


2. Oogy, The Dog Only a Family Could Love, by Larry Levin. I met Oogy this summer at a dog-themed event. What a gentle soul, a wounded and yet not broken warrior. Now available in paperback, too.


3 The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats by Andi Brown. Another one of those books that cuts to the chase, explains things in simple terms and leaves you less wondering and rather with more concrete evidence for a homemade diet.


4 War Dogs: A History of Loyalty and Heroism by Michael G Lemish – from World War I to the present.


5 It’s Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet by Victoria Stilwell. I who knows it all about dogs and training them the basics. Nope. Vickie S taught me otherwise. Having met her this summer, what a treat to receive a fresh take on positive reinforcement rewarding and training in dogs. Happy dogs are happy citizens for keeps. Love that.


6Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends’ Journey Beyond Death by Kim Sheridan, PhD. After my Brandy died, I sought solace in books, as I did throughout my life. This book gave me a connection to others experiencing my journey into loss. So much love, so temporarily parted.


7 The Dogs Who Found Me: What I’ve Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind by Ken Foster. The reciprocating You save Me, hence I save You; done canine style.


8 Draw 50 Dogs by Lee J. Ames. Totally on my must-have list.


Stay tuned, as more funky, fun, inventive, and unique presents for the dogs and dog lovers in your life coming frequently.



  1. Great recommendations! I was just putting together my Wish List, so some of these are definitely going on there. Of those, I’ve only ready Oogy, and I’m super jealous you got to meet that darling boy! 🙂

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