Book Award Winner: The Mutt for Me: A Beautiful Transformation from Project Dog to Man’s Best Friend by Don Hughes

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis A memoir of second chances, healing, and how rescuing a dog rescued me Having never had a dog of his own before, Don was not prepared for what it meant to adopt one of the most behaviorally difficult rescues in the shelter. But something about Barbie, a mutt […]

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This reading list is sponsored by Lulu. 2024 Pit Bull Flower Power Calendar by Sophie Gamand Created with the goal of changing the public’s perspective of pit bulls, this calendar features photos of shelter pitties who were waiting for their forever home. 2024 Nature Photography Calendar by Jeremy Janus The photos in this calendar span […]

Book Award Winner: Brooklyn Goes Home: The Rise and Fall of American Greyhound Racing and the Dog that Inspired a Movement by Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Brooklyn Goes Home is the true story of how one greyhound sparked a movement to close the worst dog track in the world. After spending eight years in a small, dark, and empty concrete cell, he finally found his forever home with greyhound advocates Christine Dorchak and Carey […]

Book Excerpt: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway: An RV Travel Adventure

Book Title: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway: An RV Travel Adventure Author: Heidi Eliason Publishing Information: Runaway Publishing, 2019 Link to Buy Book: Amazon Synopsis: Ever felt suffocated by your routine and responsibilities, lost your passion for life, or just longed for some adventure? Heidi Eliason did, so at the age of 45 she quit […]

Amusing Books about Animals

Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty) by Jeremy Greenberg Andrews McMeel Publishing; And Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty edition, April 2, 2013 In this book, comedian and writer Jeremy Greenberg shares hilarious stories that perfectly sum up the love/hate relationship cat owners have with their felines. Chicken Soup for […]

Book Award Winner: Life After Kevin: A Mother’s Search for Peace and the Golden Retrievers That Led the Way

Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD Synopsis On her way home from a national dog competition, Susan gets the call telling her that her son, Kevin, has died. With a new reality to navigate and no directions, Susan seeks solace in her Golden Retrievers Manny and Tripp, who demonstrate the power of presence and unconditional love. They […]

Book Award Winner: Secret Lives of Wild Canada Geese: A True Love Story in Their Hidden Paradise

Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD Synopsis A true-life love story of a mated pair of Canada geese and their goslings.  This remarkable, heart-warming saga showcases a committed and protective mated pair of Canada geese who decided to nest in a corporate courtyard in California. Author Barbara Klide and her business colleagues shared the honor of watching […]