The Only Dog Books You'll Ever Need to Own
The best dog books make us better human
beings. In celebration of this year's National Dog Day
(August 26th) we've come up with the most moving, funny
By Leigh Newman
August 26, 2013
Sue Halpern decides to train her labradoodle as a therapy dog to help the
lonely and infirm at her local nursing home in Vermont, she faces a few
Can't imagine reading an entire book about a celebrity dog? We understand. But thanks to Orlean's passion and curiosity, it's about a whole lot more.
Teeth gnashing, paws paddling, primal and hilarious, these canines bubble with irresistible energy.
no. Really, really original, yes. This novel, narrated by a dog named Enzo who
goes from being a house pet to riding shotgun with his owner—an
aspiring race car driver and widower dad—sucks you in from page one.
Uplifting, unexpectedly heartbreaking, a canine classic.
Photographer Martin Usborne is on a mission to save as many animals as he can in 365 days. His aptly titled project—A Year to Help—began in July 2012 and will wrap up next month. The quest has sparked him to travel the world visiting rescue shelters in Spain and a dog meat restaurant and a zoo in the Philippines, as well as to launch a blog chronicling his adventures. In his just-released photo collection, The Silence of Dogs in Cars (Kehrer Verlag), he aims to capture the way in which we silence, control or distance ourselves from other animals. Mission accomplished.' '
you ever needed to know about the science behind our love for and obsession with
these four-legged creatures—as well as a few less intellectually
rigorous ruminations on the love they inspire.
An irreverent memoir about a recovering alcoholic and the pet whose antics could drive a man to drink.
Learn more about the book and the author.
Sophie, a 3-year-old Australian cattle dog, was beloved by the Griffith family for her sweet, companionable nature.