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The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human, by Vint Virga, DVM

The Soul of All Living Creatures resulted from Dr. Virga’s first 25 years as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist. While this book is not solely about dogs (it also includes stories of whales, wolves, leopards, and cats), it is an enlightening and moving read for dog-lovers. His examination of the inner lives of animals and the relationships …

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DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them, by Diane Krull and Meredith Wargo

Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull’s fourth-grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies and were determined to save them. From that single act, the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary—known as DAWGS—was born. Starting their own animal shelter took dedication, commitment, and perseverance, as evidenced in this moving story of …

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Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World, by Joal Derse Dauer and Elizabeth Ridley

Joal Derse Dauer was already a person with a dog (and two cats) at home when she first saw Sadie, an injured and despondent dog, at a local shelter. Joal had stopped by simply to donate blankets; she wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie. Saving Sadie tells the …

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Childproofing Your Dog: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life, by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson

Master dog trainer and the author of Good Owners, Great Dogs, Brian Kilcommons and his co-author Sarah Wilson show you how to prepare your dog well in advance for the arrival of a new baby.  At 96-pages, with photographs throughout, this book is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read manual, and a resource to dip into again …

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