30 Best-Selling Dog Books

Why Everyone Loves Dog Books

Read this review article about 30 of the best-selling dog books for your reading pleasure!

The old saying “if you want loyalty, get a dog” is a philosophy that most dog book writers embrace. It’s what makes us love them so much. 

The companionship and loyalty displayed by these furry canines make us consider them as part of our families, and most of the books we’ll be talking about today center around that message. 

You can find most of these titles on the Amazon bookstore.

30 of The Best Dog Books You Must Read

This is a list of the top 30 dog books you can enjoy with your family. Some of these are fiction, while some are non-fiction. Most dog books are great for kids’ storytime around a warm fireplace on Christmas morning, so check out the list and find a story that barks your interest.

Children’s Books

30. White Fang

White Fang is a follow-up of “Call of the Wild” by American Author, Journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876-1916). 

In a letter to his editor in 1904, Jack expressed how he wanted to depict a story of faithfulness, love, and morality while personifying White Fang with these characteristics.

White Fang tells the story of Buck, a young dog with a half-wolf mother and a wolf father. The opening chapters follow Buck on his journey as a puppy as his family is struck by famine. 

The story starts to get interesting when the young puppy runs into a group of nomadic Indians. From there onward, he drifts from owner to owner starting as a sled dog before becoming a fighter dog. Buck is later rescued by a humane owner and who teaches him the value of companionship. 

The novel is a definite tear-jerker, White Fang is not just for kids but folks of all ages will enjoy the heartwarming story.

An Amazon reader had this to say about the book:

“White Fang by Jack London is a companion to London’s Call of the Wild, told mostly from the animal’s point of view. This reissue of a London classic has some editorial revisions, according to the publishers, but retains the author’s voice and ability to portray the untamed frontier of his day.”

This book is available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and paperback formats for your reading pleasure.

29. Lassie Come Home

This coffee table classic, tale-wagging story by Eric Knight (1897)  has been retold in many editions, but this one is as original as it gets.

A young boy named Joe has a special canine companion, Lassie, a prize-winning Collie, and they have a very unique bond. They are untimely separated when Joe’s father loses his job, and Lassie has to be sold. 

Lassie escapes his new owners not once but three times to reunite with Joe, but when his new owners move him to the most remote part of Scotland, they make it almost impossible for Lassie to make it back home. But this is no ordinary Collie.

The book was illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse, a British-born artist who emigrated to America. 

One Amazon reader had this to say about the book:

“This is one of my favorite books from my childhood, and I so enjoyed rereading it. It takes the reader back to a simpler world. It’s not an easier world, but one where people do the right thing and miracles can happen. I love that it has a satisfying ending, also.”

This all-time classic book is available in mass market paperback, paperback, hardcover, and Kindle formats.

28. Floaty

John Himmelman’s edition to this list is a bit more light-hearted. Floaty is a good one for the kids with a humorous and touching message.

Himmelman is an author from Connecticut, USA. He’s also an illustrator and did drawings for six of his books.

In this book, we are introduced to the cantankerous Mr. Raisen. A grumpy old man who lives alone in his little house, but he loves it that way. One day a basket is delivered to his front porch, but when Mr. Raisen looks inside, there’s nothing to be found. 

To his surprise, the contents of the basket now float above him in the form of a little dog that can’t seem to keep its feet on the ground. Everything goes from bad to hilarious after that when Mr. Raisen acquires a soft spot for the canine and names him Floaty.

This story is perfect for kids and is available in paperback, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

An Amazon reader found it to be a lovely gift for her young daughter:

“This was a lovely book that my daughter asked for. They read it in her daycare, and she liked it.”

27. Lulu Walks The Dogs

Lulu is a spunky young animated character created by Judith Voidt and illustrated by Lane Smith. She also appears in Lulu’s Mystery Mission and Lulu and the Brontosaurus, to name a few.

In this edition of the titular children book series, Lulu finds herself trying to raise funds for that very special thing she’s always wanted. After some failed attempts at baking cookies and reading to old people, Lulu finds her true calling in dog walking. 

Unfortunately for Lulu, Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia aren’t making things easy for her in her new job. Can Lulu keep her composure with three wild dogs at the end of her leashes and raise the money she needs for that special item she’s always wanted?

Voidt and Smith are legends in the realm of children’s books.

One Amazon reader left this review about Lulu Walks The Dogs on Amazon.

My daughter and I are big, humongous, giant fans of Lulu and the Brontosaurus, so of course we had to get Lulu Walks The Dogs. We liked it – but not as much as the first book. Lulu is still as precocious as ever, and her new sidekick is an entertaining addition.”

This book is available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and paperback formats.

26. The Poet’s Dog

Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan’s touching story is a heart-warming addition to this list of children’s books. 

The Poet’s Dog tells the story of a gifted dog named Teddy who was raised in a cabin in the woods by a poet named Sylvan. Growing up to sonnets and poems, Teddy is told by his master about his amazing gift to communicate with two kinds of people: children and poets.

One day Teddy finds himself in the middle of a snowstorm with two lost children. This is when Teddy’s gift kicks in and allows him to talk to the kids and lead them to the safety of his master’s cabin. 

Unfortunately, Sylvan is gone, and now Teddy must help the kids survive the blizzard, but after the storm, can the kids help Teddy find new companionship?

The Poet’s Dog is available on Amazon in Kindle, audiobook, paperback, and audio CD.

An Amazon reader had this to say: 

“Extremely touching story which is beautifully written. My 9-year-old read this for a school project. We both loved reading this book. I, especially, was moved to tears. Wonderful story!”

25. Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Newbery award-winning children’s book is one for the ages.

Shiloh tells the intriguing story of a raggedy dog, a young boy, and his dog-despising father. Oh, did we forget to mention Shiloh’s mean grumpy owner? After rescuing Shiloh from his mean owner, Marty takes him home and does his best to protect and hide from his dad, who just so happens not to like dogs either.

Shiloh ends up being Mary’s protector on many occasions as their adventure leads them down a path of friendship and discovery. 

Shiloh is available on Amazon in audiobook, Kindle, paperback, audio CD, and hardcover.

Often called the lassie for the new generation, Shiloh received some great reviews from readers on Amazon, like this one:

“I used to read this series to my third graders for a storytime just before they headed home. It held their attention and was character building. It’s one of my all-time favorite series, and adults will enjoy it just as much as kids.”

24. Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember

Award-winning illustrator Jane Chap joins author and Heinzman trophy winner Tim Tebow to create this children’s literature adventure novel.

Bronco, the dog, has been invited to a party, but he seems to have misplaced his invitation. A puzzle piece everyone is supposed to bring with them when they attend. Bronco heads off to search for the piece and finds some really strange friends along the way.

On his journey, he meets a goat with allergies, a bird that can’t fly, and a clumsy bunny. They band together to find Bronco’s missing puzzle piece only to arrive at the party and discover it’s in their honor.

An Amazon reader wrote this review:

“The author has written this book for ages 3 to 7 and Grades P to 2. I do believe that everyone can gain some inspiration from this book. It was written for those with special needs, but the message resonates loudly. God sees every one of us as special.”

This beautifully written story is available in hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

23. The Invisible String

This teacher’s favorite by Patrice Kartz has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. It’s recommended by social workers, therapists, and parents alike. 

The story is about a mother who teaches her kids about an invisible string that connects them to each other. At first, the kids don’t believe it, but they become curious. What kind of string connects them to their siblings? What does it even look like?

The answer is not as complicated as they think. Love! Love is the invisible string that binds them together as a family. They feel it without seeing it. It’s just there, in the air.

One Amazon reader had this to say about the children book:

“Definitely loved by my foster child, would totally recommend this one, especially when they are first taken into care. This could work well for children with separation anxiety too and for bereaved kids.”

This book is available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and paperback formats.

Adult Fiction

22. The Art of Racing in the Rain

Author Garth Stein’s inspirational tale of Enzo the loyal family dog is set to be turned into a major motion picture.

The story follows Enzo, a uniquely intelligent dog who lives with his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Enzo knows he’s a special dog, his level of empathy far surpasses that of most canines. 

Enzo’s level of understanding of his environment teaches his owner some valuable lessons about the race track, while watching races on TV teaches Enzo how to navigate life.

Though the ending is somewhat bittersweet, Enzo’s journey throughout the story is captivating.

The book is available on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

One Amazon reader left this review:

 “I’ve read thousands of books, yet this is my favorite book ever. I originally read it when it first came out, but let a friend borrow it, and she moved away with it:( This is my second copy.

“I actually cried reading this book, and I am not a very sensitive or emotional person. I bawled like a baby. The book has so many happy moments, but the tragedies will break your heart. I like how this is from the viewpoint of the dog and how he sees everything.”

21. Jonathan Unleashed

In this Adult fiction by Meg Rosoff, we meet Johnathan Trefoil. A middle-aged man who just can’t seem to catch a break.

His girlfriend wants to leave him for someone like him but a little funnier, his boss is a loose cannon, and his two flatmates are seemingly out to kill him, but he doesn’t understand them because they only speak dog.

The book can be found on Amazon in MP3, hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and audiobook.

A reader that purchased the book via Amazon had this to say: 

“When you love the main character, it makes you really want to read on and on. This story is very unique and captivating. And, as a dog lover, this was an added bonus. A bit of Jonathan exists in all of us, and so he takes you on this roller coaster journey that is frightening yet exciting. Thank God for the pups. They are his saving grace!”

20. Lily and The Octopus

This highly recommended, emotionally-driven debut novel by Steven Rowley is a captivating story of friendship and loyalty.

It explores the story of Teddy, An LA resident who lives with his 12-year-old dachshund, Lily. Teddy is unhappily single and regularly attends therapy. His online dates with some of the men from LA never really amount to anything as Teddy’s heart has been stolen by Lily. 

Though she can’t talk back, Lily seems to be the only one that understands Teddy (well, her and the Octopus on her head that’s slowly draining the very life out of Teddy’s only friend)

This sad but uplifting bestseller is available on Amazon in paperback, audiobook, Kindle, hard copy, and audio CD.

One Amazon reader said that:

“Listen, everyone. Stop whatever it is you’re doing and read this book. Since I started Lily and the Octopus, a few strange things have happened: 1) My dog has started talking to me, 2) I have laughed like a maniac in public while tapping at my Kindle to turn pages faster, and 3) I have become FAR more emotional in public than I am comfortable with.

You do not need to be a dog lover to appreciate this book. You just have to be, you know, not an insensitive a-hole. And even if you are, this might be your weakness (just don’t read it in public).

I highly recommend this to everyone. It will knock your socks off.”

 19. Watchers

Watchers is another classic for your bookshelf by Dean Koontz. 

This New York Times bestseller tells the story of a man, a dog, and an unimaginable threat.

Travis Cornell is a 36-year-old man who decides to take a hike into the Santa Ana mountains’ foothills for his birthday. His quest leads him to an encounter with an untidy golden retriever who won’t let Travis go any further into the dark woods.

Desperate for a sense of joy and adventure, Travis instead finds a dog of surprising intelligence that leads him through a thrilling journey of self-discovery.

This book comes in mass market paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

An Amazon reader left this review after purchasing and reading the book: 

“Loved this book when it was written and loved it all over again when I purchased it on my Kindle. Delightfully scary, touching, profound, funny, mesmerizing book whose characters will pull on your heartstrings and stay with you forever! Einstein AKA fur face is the best fictional dog I’ve ever met – he defines “Unforgettable.” 

Everything Koontz says in his afterward is true because I’ve had the same conversations with my fellow readers about Watchers, many of whom are now also planning to go back and revisit. This is Koontz at his best and a classic! And if wishes were horses…there would someday be a sequel!”

18. Pukka’s Promise

An educational story with surprising wisdom and compassion.

When Ted Kerasote finally got his new dog Pukka, he quickly finds out that dog culture is not the same as it was back in the day.

Constant conflicts on the treatment and wellbeing of dogs have made it difficult for owners to choose the best lives for their cabin companions. 

Kerasote aims to question the common wisdom to show people how dogs can have healthy lives wherever they are raised. He raises Pukka in the Wyoming wilderness and uses insight from vets and breeders to educate the reader on canine care.

Available on the Amazon book store in Kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.

An Amazon reader that was busy reading the book at the time of leaving a review had this to say: 

Just started this, and I am finding it interesting.”

17. A Dog’s Life

Newbery-Honor Ann M. Martin’s dog story is a heartwarming and heart-wrenching literary experience. 

The story of A Dog’s Life tells a tale about a Squirrel and her brother Bone, two stray puppies being raised by their mother in the toolshed of someone’s summer house. Their mother is untimely ripped from her puppies, and the duo is forced to use what their mother taught them to survive in the big city.

Encountering all sorts of obstacles Squirrel and Bone get separated and must find a way to reunite their family in the big city.

This book is available for Kindle, on paperback or hardcover, audiobook, and audio CD.

An Amazon reader left this comprehensive review: 

“Both sad and happy, but ultimately happy….Dogs are not meant to be on their own, but unfortunately, it happens, probably 99% of the time because of irresponsible owners. One of the saddest parts of the whole book was when the main character, a dog named Squirrel, stands on her hind legs to look into the house of the family that was “caring” for her. 

She always thought if she had people to be with, she wouldn’t be lonely, but she realized then that that isn’t always the case. She slept in the garage, sometimes they played with him, and sometimes they forgot to feed him, and then after the summer was over, they left and just left her there.

I guess there are really people like this. I am happy for Squirrel that she finally found someone to really love her. I just wish she could have done it sooner, as she was an older dog by the time she found a true home. I guess that doesn’t always happen, though. Some people might not like this book, saying it’s for younger children, not adults, but I don’t agree with that.

I think it’s for any age. Some will appreciate it, some won’t, but you will probably be more likely to like this book if you are a dog lover. If you are looking for reading material with ten different intricate storylines woven together or a murder mystery, don’t pick this book. 

I have seen reviews on here where people are comparing apples to oranges. I pray that this book will enlighten people about the fact that so many dogs are unwanted and unloved. There are people who say, “Oh, it’s just a dog.” But I hope those people will read this book and think differently.”

Adult Non-Fiction

16. E.B White on Dogs

Charlotte’s Web author E.B White (1899-1985) was a regular on the New York Times’ bestseller page.

E.B White on Dogs is a culmination of White’s work, such as essays and poems combined by his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White.

It features stories of some of White’s family dogs and some pretty intriguing characters that like the stray dog with an obituary in the New York Times.

The book can be found on all major platforms such as Kindle, paperback, Audiobook, and hardcover.

One Amazon reader had this to say:

“All dog lovers will appreciate this witty book. White, the author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, had various pedigree and mongrel dogs. Fans of Scottish Terriers and Dachshunds will be especially delighted with his characterizations of Daisy and Fred. These dogs “wrote,” many opinion pieces for the New Yorker, freeing their owner from deadline pressures.”

15. Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck’s 1962 travelogue is an instant classic and was described as a “pure reading delight” by The New York Times Book Review.

Steinbeck documented a road trip around America with his standard poodle. They embark on an emotional and bittersweet journey that takes him and his companion from the northernmost tip of Mane to the California Monterey Peninsula.

This book is available in paperback, school & library binding, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

An Amazon reader left this insightful review about the book:

“This has quickly become one of my favorite books. It reads like a novel, despite its classification as nonfiction. This book is charming and fun yet beautifully written without being overly poetic. His journey and experiences are truthful, playful, and at times, raw and challenging to read. The parallels of Steinbeck’s journey throughout the United States in 1960 in comparison to today’s challenges in this same country are eye-opening. This is a book I already want to read again after just finishing.”

14. A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

Dean Koontz’s profound recollection of his adopted Golden Retriever is told beautifully in this story of perseverance and companionship.

Three-year-old retired service dog Trixie is an intelligent Golden Retainer who gets adopted by Dean and his wife, Gerda. Her joyfulness and ability to live in the moment inspires her new family to trust their instincts and rekindle a sense of wonder that stayed with them, even after Trixie’s 12-year-old life came to a peaceful end.

This classic novel is available in paperback, audiobook, hardcover, and Kindle formats.

An Amazon reader left the following review:

“This is the first Dean Koontz book I’ve ever read, and now I’m a fan. Just started his book, “The Darkest Night.”

We’ve now been owned by four Golden Retrievers, and this book put our love for them into words we couldn’t express ourselves but definitely felt. Thank you!”

13. The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

This New York Times bestseller by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods dives deep into the psychology of our four-legged companions.

The couple shares insight on landmark discoveries from the Duke Canine Cognition Centre and other facilities around the world.

Their goal was to establish the relationship intelligence of dogs and how they create bonds with humans.

You can get a copy from Amazon in Kindle, audiobook paperback, hardcover.

An Amazon reader had the following to say:

“I’ve been a dog trainer and behaviorist for more than thirty years and thought I knew about dogs – well, I was amazed and intrigued by this book. I read it all in one day on my kindle while on holiday last week and everyone around me had to suffer me reading out paragraphs to them…..”’ere, listen to this”…….” well I never!”….”I never knew this!” Could have done with it being twice as long, it would have kept me out of trouble for two whole days!

Thank you, Brian Hare. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in dogs.”

12. I Will See You in Heaven

Popular Friar Jack Wintz’s best-selling novel now has an extended version that includes pictures of the furry four-legged angels.

I Will See you in Heaven is more than just a book but reassurance to readers that they will get to see their faithful four-legged companions one day, in the silver city (heaven).

This book comes in paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

The readers on Amazon had emotional stories to share like this one: 

“It’s been five weeks since my baby died. For 12 years, he loved me. He was loyal, and he would always follow me from room to room. Of all God’s creatures, I love dogs. This book helps to heal the pain when losing a beloved dog.”

Memoirs

11. Marley and Me: Life and Love With The World’s Worst Dog

This classic tale by John Grogan is perfect for adult non-fiction fans.

Jenny and John are newlyweds starting a life together. They adopt Marley as a puppy and soon after discovering that the wiggly young furball is a huge Labrador Retriever with a knack for trouble.

Marley is a regular hazard hound but is also loyal to a fault. Even though he’s expelled from discipline school, he still shows great devotion and unconditional love towards his family.

This book is available in the following formats: Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and paperback.

One reader of this book had this to say: 

“What a wonderful book. We had a Lab/Shepherd mix for 15 years who was the image of St Shaun, but his heart was just like Marley’s. Thirty years after his death, I still se little clones running around Lake Placid. He was a busy boy. Seeing his 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation descendants makes me miss him still. Marley has brought back all that love like nothing else I’ve ever read.”

10. Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

This touching tale by Julia Barton is a definite page-turner for fans of adult literature. 

Dog Medicine chronicles the memoirs of a young Julie as she starts college in New York. Unfortunately, her depression gets the better of her, and she’s forced to move back home with her mom in Ohio.

Her life spirals into further turmoil as childhood memories haunt her, but thanks to her adopted Golden Retriever, Julia starts to find a new lease on life with the help of her new furry companion.

This book comes in paperback, library binding, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

A reader from the United States had this to say: 

“One of the most beautiful and inspirational books I have read. If you suffer from depression or any mental problem, this book will help you to understand why you feel as you do. For me, it has reinforced my opinion that pets are the greatest healers! 

There is no judgment or criticism, just unconditional love on a continuous level. In the book, she also relates how a fellow human being, who can also love you just as you are and accept each and every phase you go through without judgment, is a rock upon whom you can depend. Just loved it!”

9. All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School)

Jessica Vogelsangs’ memoirs appeal to all animal lovers or lovers of any of the James Herriot classics.

With the help of her three dogs, namely Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa, Emmet the Golden Retriever, and Kekoa the senior Labrador, Jessica goes through life and veterinary school learning about loyalty, empathy, and understanding. 

This book is available in the following formats from Amazon: Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, paperback.

This review was left by a reader that purchased the book from Amazon: 

“If you love dogs, you will love this book. If you don’t love dogs, but not someone who does, you should read this book. It explains a lot. Dog people are different. Dog people who become vets are the most different, and this book shows us how. 

The one thing I wish Dr. V had written more about is the pet hospice program she is now involved in. I strongly believe that hospice is as vital for our beloved animals as it is for our beloved people. It also made me smile to think of my beloved lab (cranky, Akita-like lab, which is to say as un lab-like as possible) going to Kevin. Someone who lived and loved that big would know how to love her right, too.”

8. Through a Dog’s Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World

Through A Dog’s Eyes is Jane Arnold’s way of sharing her knowledge in canine communication.

Arnold trains service dogs for the blind and disabled for a living. Her skills have taught her how to communicate and build trust between her and the dogs effectively.

Her philosophy is that dogs are capable of making choices instead of only following commands. She wants to use that characteristic to help better serve patients by creating a communication-based relationship between owner and dog.

This book comes in formats: paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle.

One Amazon customer added this review:

“Very interesting and in-depth account of the writer’s account of living with, and training of, assistance dogs. Up to date accounts of studies showing the intelligence and empathy of dogs.” 

7. Lessons from Tara: Life Advice From the World’s Most Brilliant Dog

Long-time fans of David Rosenfelts’ Andy Carpenter series will recognize Tara, the Golden Retriever sidekick. 

Tara acts as a teacher to David, silently enlightening him about sharing emotions, dating, and who owns the pillow between Tara and David.

The memoir is available for purchase on Amazon in Kindle, audiobook, paperback, hardcover, and audio CD.

An Amazon customer had this to say:

“I enjoy David Rosenfelt’s stories but haven’t read one for a while. I found myself laughing out loud in Starbucks as I read this one. If you haven’t read his hilarious ‘Dogtripping,’ you need to run out and buy it. This book fleshes it out a little more.’” 

True Stories

6. Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale

Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff, founders of the three dog bakery in Kansas city, share this amazing memoir about a spunky little dog with a big heart.

Dan adopts Gracie from a kennel full of Great Danes after seeing her shivering in the corner of a cave. They immediately fell for each other at first sight, and Dan took Gracie home. 

Gracie hits it off with the family immediately, but she falls ill and has anorexia. Dan has to come up with a plan to save his buddy. So he learns how to bake cookies that encourage Gracie’s appetite. These would go on to be the exact cookies that launched three dog bakeries and changed their lives forever.

This true story is available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and paperback formats. 

This review was left by an Amazon customer: 

“Most dog stories are wonderful. Grace was a special dog, she was deaf, but she had no idea that she had a disability. I find this to be true of dogs. They just cope with the problem. I learned many coping mechanisms from my dogs. 

Graces’ delicate stomach was a blessing because her owners learned to make food to suit her. From this accomplishment, they went on to open a dog food business, of which Grace became the symbol. Grace was their inspiration and also a national spokesperson for their product.”

5.Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish

Radio host Mark Lavine’s bestseller is one for the whole family.

It tells the story of Sprite as he joined the Levin family in 2004. Unfortunately, Sprite experiences frequent health complications that often land him at the animal hospital.

Over the next two years, Sprite’s condition became worse, but he still kept his keen sense of joy and adventure. Unfortunately, Sprite succumbed to his illness and died in the holiday season of 2006. The story depicts the strong bond that develops between a pet and its owner.

This book is available in three formats, namely: Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

This review was left by one of the book’s readers: 

“This book is incredible. I’ve read it ten times. Mark Levin read the excerpt about his conversation with the great Rush Limbaugh the night before his dog Sprite died. I lost my dogs and mother in 2020, and this book gives me comfort. Mark Levin is an incredible man with a heart of gold. Godspeed Rush…. we love you.”

4. Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

Gary Paulsen is a distinguished author for young people’s books.

In this memoir, he recollects a time when he entered the Iditarod 1180-mile dog sled race. He goes through a series of challenges such as snowstorms, frostbites, and dog fights. The 17 day-long journey is a tedious path from Anchorage to Nome.

The book is available in paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and audio CD.

One Amazon customer had this to say:

“Winterdance by Gary Paulsen, the best-selling, award-winning author of young reader books, is a fascinating biography of his first Iditarod. He describes the preparation, the fundraising, the dangers, building a relationship with the dogs, and every possible aspect of the experience. The book is educational, spell-binding, and even shocking. If you’ve ever wondered about this race and what kind of person is driven to participate in it, this book is for you.”

3. The Stolen Dog

A delight for all pet lovers, this true story by Tricia O’Malley is one to get for that special birthday present.

When Briggs, a Boston Terrier, is kidnapped from his family and a chain of events unfold takes Tricia and her husband Josh on a wild goose chase filled with fake leads, dog fight threats, and fake setups.

When you purchase a copy of this book, the proceeds go to Animal Rescue. So get your copy from Amazon. It is available in paperback, audiobook, and Kindle formats.

One customer also left this review after reading the book: 

“This book was captivating from the moment I started reading it! As one of the many following Briggs’s Facebook page one year ago, hoping against hope that Briggs would be reunited with his family, it helped to know that there was a happy ending. 

Tricia’s writing is enveloping, and her emotions throughout this journey are palpable in the pages. Highly recommend it for those who DO need their faith in humanity restored! The dog-loving community surely are a great bunch of people. Bravo!”

2.From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, The War, and a Dog Named Lava

This wartime memoir by Jay Kopelman is both inspirational and captivating.

When a group of American Marines stumbles upon a flea ride puppy in Fallujah, Iraq, they break orders by cleaning him up and keeping. In turn, he helped the Marines cope with the war stresses and became a worthy companion to the soldiers.

This review was left by one of the book readers: 

“This is a beautiful and real story about a Marine Unit in Fallujah that rescued a stray dog, and the story of a dog that saves his soldiers humanity in a war zone. I think all soldiers must have at least one pet in their compounds because animals are excellent stress relievers. You’ll need a box of kleenex when you’ll read this book… Thank you, Lt. Col. Kopelman and Lava Dog Unit, for saving this precious life!”

1. Little Man in a Dog Suit: The Story of a Boston Terrier

Reggie, the famous Boston Terrier, is the star of our next book. B.R Wilson’s stories of Reggie are sure to keep anyone fascinated.

Reggie is a small dog with a big heart. His character shines so brightly that it makes his short stature non-existent. To Reggie, he’s as tall as his owner, if not taller. He’s fairly convinced that he’s more human than a dog, and this can be seen in his actions. 

The book is suitable for all ages and can be found on Amazon, in kindle, audiobook, paperback, and hardcover.

One Amazon customer left this review: 

“I was recommended this book at work the other day, so this evening I sat down to check it out. This has to be one of the best dog books I have ever read !! It was like Marley and me but better since it was from Reggie’s perspective! I cannot wait to read more of his tales. Since my little man Kujo passed away, my fiancé and I have been waiting to pick out a new dog but reading Reggie’s story has reminded me of what we are missing out on! I wish I could give this book 10 stars!”

Our Favorite Dog Book

For the best reading experience, we recommend you pick up the classic novel Lassie Come home.

Apart from being a family favorite, Lassie is a story that combines perseverance and companionship to create an unforgettable tale of friendship between a young boy and his dog.

With a 5 star rating on Amazon, this all-time classic is sure to keep the family entertained for generations.

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