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Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
Steven Wolf,Lynette Padwa


Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skills: walking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or children. Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to thrive in the real world. Gradually, a confident but mysterious spirit emerges from the stunning animal. And when Wolf’s health starts to worsen, the tables turn and Comet must now help Wolf with the most basic skills.

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Please Don't Feed the Daisy: Living, Loving, and Losing Weight with the World's Hungriest Dog
Beverly West,Jason Bergund


When Jason moves in with Bev, it’s supposed to be temporary. But then Daisy the Chihuahua comes to stay. Just two-and-a-half pounds when they adopt her, Daisy is a charmer. And soon, an eater. Hot on her heels comes Elvis the pug, and then, of course, their puppies! Instead of losing her baby weight, after giving birth to four puppies, Daisy gets even chubbier and soon outgrows even her fattest fat sweaters. Bev and Jason decide it’s time for everyone, including the two of them, to pull together, lead a healthier life-style and in the process become a family.

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Pets at the White House: 50 Years of Presidents and Their Pets
Jennifer B. Pickens


Discusses how pets have played an important role in life in the White House and relates anecdotes of presidential pets from the Kennedy administration to Bo, the Obama’s Portuguese water dog.

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Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean
Jackson Galaxy


In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving your feline.

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Cats Behaving Badly: Why Cats Do the Naughty Things They Do
Celia Haddon


Haddon provides practical solutions to a myriad of perplexing situations that only cats can dream up in this valuable manual. Why does a cat suddenly stop using the litter box? Can an aloof kitty turn into an affectionate, cuddly cat? From kittens to senior cats, Haddon explains feline behavior that has puzzled cat owners for decades, including true-life and humorous cat tales that help illustrate her advice.

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The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions
Arden Moore


Cats can be difficult to understand. They often seem secretive, aloof, and maddeningly independent. But they also earn deep love and devotion from millions of cat owners who cherish that incomparable feline spirit. For cat lovers everywhere, pet expert Arden Moore explores cat behavior in an inviting, browsable Q&A format.

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Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home
Bob Tarte


Tarte confesses to allowing these kitty interlopers to shape his and his wife’s life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. But more than that, Bob begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment, even in the face of illness and injury.

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A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life
Jon Katz


From the very beginning, Orson was a misfit. Like all border collies, he needed to work. But since there weren’t any sheep available for herding in the New Jersey suburbs, Orson instead tried to corral school buses, garbage trucks, and skateboarding kids. So Katz pulled up stakes and moved to a farm in upstate New York. There, Orson improved dramatically until the day he started nipping people. The nips soon turned into bites, forcing Katz to face an incredibly painful decision.

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Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth
Kim Kavin


Little Boy Blue is the true, shocking expos that describes a brutal ongoing reality that prevails in many of America’s taxpayer-funded shelters. But it’s also the inspiring story of a grassroots canine rescue network of dedicated animal lovers whose continuing efforts are saving countless dogs from unwarranted death.
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Bad Dog: A Love Story
Martin Kihn


Describes how the author’s life as an alcoholic spiraled out of control, to the point that his wife left him and his only chance at redemption was launching himself and Hola, his unruly Bernese mountain dog, into the world of competitive dog training.

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Love at First Bark: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself
Julie Klam


Julie Klam shared the secrets of happiness she learned as an occasionally frazzled but always devoted owner of Boston terriers. Now, with the same enchanting humor and poignancy that won the hearts of readers across the country, she returns with real-life stories about how in rescuing troubled dogs we can end up saving ourselves.

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You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
Julie Klam


Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, unable to meet a man she could spend her life with. And then it happened: she had a dream about a Boston terrier- a dream that practically hit her over the head. The companion she needed was not necessarily the one she’d had in mind.

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Boo: Little Dog in the Big City
J.H. Lee


Everyone’s favorite dog is back and cuter than ever. Following up on the internationally bestselling Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, this latest volume features Boo’s adventures in the big city. Get ready for tons of all-new irresistible photos of Boo going shopping, hitting the beach, making doggy friends, and just generally being adorable.

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Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Larry Levin


In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen, one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue, ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy’s charms, and decided to take him home.

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The Art of Raising a Puppy
Monks of New Skete


Clear, sympathetic and intelligent guidelines for anyone genuinely committed to building a loving and lasting relationship with their dog. For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America’s most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond.

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What Color Is Your Dog?: Train Your Dog Based on His Personality "Color"
Joel Silverman


Silverman coaches readers on how to develop a strong relationship with new pets in their first 30 days of ownership to observe their dog’s temperament and behavior. The author then teaches readers to label their dogs temperament by color, starting at one of three behavioral levels from shy (blue) to yellow (mellow) to highly strung (red).

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Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old
J. Nichole Smith


Showcases adorable puppies in life-size photographs taken at six weeks old. Twenty-five breeds are captured in engaging photographs, showing all the details that make puppies so irresistible, from their pink bellies to their tiny teeth, soft ears, and oversize paws. The book features the most popular breeds, including the French bulldog, Labrador, golden retriever, and Parson Russell Terrier.

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Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Mission to Bring Her Home
Christine Sullivan


Chronicles the love story of Navy Reservist Mark Feffer and a stray puppy he bonded with while stationed outside of Kandahar. When Mark is about to return stateside, he decides to adopt Cinnamon and sets up her transport back to the U.S. But the unthinkable happens and Cinnamon is abandoned by the dog handler who was supposed to bring her home, and disappears with out a trace. Mark and his family start a desperate search for the puppy which lasts 44 days and ends dramatically when Mark and Cinnamon are finally reunited.

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Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs
Ceiridwen Terrill


The unforgettable story of Ceiridwen Terrill’s journey with a creature whose heart is divided between her bond to one woman and her need to roam free. When Terrill adopts a wolfdog named Inyo to be her protector and fellow traveler, she is drawn to Inyo’s spark of wildness; compelled by the great responsibility, even danger, that accompanies the allure of the wild. Over almost four years, Terrill and Inyo’s adventures veer between hilarious and heartbreaking.

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Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs
Rick Woodford


Easy recipes that will make even humans drool a little bit. Natural food can enable dogs to live longer, healthier lives, just as it can for humans, and with these meals, treats, and cookies, dogs will never miss commercial kibble.

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