June 21, 2022

Thoughts on My Thoughts: The Tales That Wagged This Veterinarian

In Thoughts on My Thoughts, an American veterinarian in practice since 1973 recollects the loved ones—humans and animals—who helped him craft a fulfilling life of service.

Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, Walter Hoge was the son of the local surgeon and general practitioner who encouraged Walter to pursue his interest in animal welfare. Hoge remembers fondly […]


July 19, 2021

Mindful of Horses

As a seasoned horse owner, Helen Cherry has had her share of mishaps and adventures, but none quite like her quest to help a newly adopted horse named Nancy.

Cherry, who lives in the Cotswolds of England, adopts the five-year-old thoroughbred, even though she has the option of choosing a “solid” 12-year-old Irish mare that […]


September 21, 2020

Floki’s Army: A small dog with a big tale

Author Jason Purcell’s book has two purposes: First, to tell the story of Floki, a puppy mill survivor who spent a decade being abused and used for breeding before Purcell and his wife adopted him. And second, to educate readers about the puppy breeding industry.

Most of the book tells Floki’s story. The author knows […]


September 17, 2018

Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Dog, a Courageous Journey, and a Christian’s Faith

In Hogan’s Hope, Connie Bombaci shares the story of an abused, deaf Dalmatian puppy whom she adopted and taught to understand sign language, and whose accomplishments literally changed the world for special needs animals.

When Bombaci met 18-month-old Hogan at the Humane Society, he was emaciated and traumatized from physical abuse. The chances of someone […]


August 7, 2017

Monty and Barker Memories

More booklet than book, this short tale pays tribute to the service dogs who have brightened the author’s life.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 20s, author Mair Rubin, now 66, was matched with Monty, a black Labrador service dog, in 2008. Until Monty appeared, she writes that she’d become “almost a hermit” […]


January 11, 2016

The Berkshire Jack Russells

This warm-hearted book concerns a pair of mother-daughter Jack Russell terriers who spent their lives with author Eileen Chatwin and her family in the county of Berkshire in England, where they were clearly doted upon.  While the story reflects the family’s experiences, it’s narrated by the mother dog, “Gabby,” and told from her and […]


November 16, 2015

Dog Training for Managers

Dog Training for Managers, is a nonfiction book written for readers familiar with the business world. It offers a thorough and philosophical look at how to apply management strategies to dog training. The author reviews these strategies in detail, often independent of their specific application to canines, giving readers a solid background, as well as […]


May 4, 2015

Veni, Vidi, Vici

The wordless love we share with pets is so powerful that it’s tempting to want to “interpret” for them. In Veni, Vidi, Vici,: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered, author and dog trainer Pam Jackson gets inside the head of a puppy she’s adopted, acting as “ghostwriter” for young Veni, a rare breed of […]


May 19, 2014

Ganny’s Journal: A Tale of Human-Animal Kinship

Ganny’s Journal is not your ordinary “warm and fuzzy” dog-and-human-relationship book. Bettejeane Hammond, a holistic animal rehabilitation practitioner, has taken this animal memoir to a spiritual level.

Ganny, a male yellow Lab, was one of Hammond’s six dogs (three yellow Labs and three Coton de Tulear). He became the lead pack dog after his mother […]


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