True Dog Stories for All Dog Lovers.


My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

My Rescue Dog Rescued Me: Amazing True Stories of Adopted Canine Heroes Meet the inspirational dogs who went from being rescued to becoming rescuers in these incredible true stories:

Toby, the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich maneuver to save his owner’s life.
Liam, the Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder.
Hercules, the St. Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in.
Alfie, the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease of life.

As well as many other canine heroes who came to their owner’s aid—whether it was saving them from physical threats, or helping them to recover from mental illness, PTSD, and bereavement. Let these uplifting stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted dogs truly are man’s best friend.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover, Ebook.

The Divinity of Dogs

The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. Featuring more than seventy stories culled from hundreds of submissions to the author’s website, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, comfort, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment. The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover, Ebook & MP3.

 Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust  George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor told them. “He will never be able to do anything for himself. Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.

 Shelter Dogs

Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays From the award-winning author Peg Kehret comes a collection of true stories about the amazing lives of eight shelter dogs. Many of these dogs were unwanted because of their size, behavior, or medical condition. All of the dogs found owners who loved and cared for them and ultimately helped change their lives in tremendous ways. The dogs have changed the owners’ lives, too.

This book is available in Paperback, Ebook & Audio.

 Book cover Finding Harmony

Finding Harmony: The remarkable dog that helped a family through the darkest of times  A keen mountaineer, Sally Hyder was in her prime and loving life. She shared her passion for climbing with her partner Andrew and it was a dream come true when Andrew proposed at Everest Base Camp. For them, climbing mountains made anything seem possible and represented their attitude to life.
But a year after Sally and Andrew were married Sally was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She was only 28 and was training to be a Macmillan nurse – she wanted to care for the terminally ill. Heartwarming, inspirational and genuinely touching, "Finding Harmony" is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary dog that rescued a woman from the depths of depression and transformed a family forever.

Available in Paperback & Ebook format.

 Book cover Unlikely Friendships

Unlikely Friendships: Dogs: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage  For the millions of dog lovers, this heartwarming and inspirational book celebrates 37 stories of unusual canine companionship. Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes.

The book is available in Paperback & Ebook format.

 Golden Eclipse

Golden Eclipse: Heart Dog, a true story Once in your life you may have a pet that is so much more. This animal will become one with you. Their heart and soul, and yours, will somehow join. Without words you both instinctively know what the other’s needs are, and you will live to take care of them. This is the true story of my "Heart" dog, Eclipse. Originally written as a way of expressing my grief over her loss, it was meant to be read only by myself. She was such an amazing girl, that I felt her story needed to be shared. All proceeds from this book will be donated to animal rescue.

This book is available in Paperback & Ebook.

 the cruelest miles

The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions—only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.

Top Dog

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca  The incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A specialized search dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler to sniff out deadly explosives. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. Top Dog is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers.

The book is available in Paperback & Ebook.


Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog It was just another day in paradise as Jan and Dave Griffith, along with their blue cattle dog, Sophie, motored out of Mackay Marina for a gorgeous weekend at sea. But when the sky suddenly darkened and the waves turned fierce, the unthinkable happened: Sophie disappeared overboard. Her heartbroken humans couldn’t fathom the loss and could only hope their beloved pet didn’t suffer. But this true cattle dog and devoted best friend wasn’t going to give up that easily—and what followed is a remarkable tale of survival, luck, and persistence. The story that became a global sensation: Sophie, the Australian cattle dog who was lost at sea and swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote island where she survived in the wild for five months.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.

 Finding Gobi Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.

 Haatchi & Little B Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog 

When Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever.

Owen-known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"-has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair.
Haatchi-an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy-was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. He was struck by an oncoming train, and although his life was saved, his leg and tail were partially severed.
But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B's father and stepmother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.

 Cowboy Wills

Cowboy & Wills: A Love Story The day Monica Holloway learns that her lovable, brilliant three-year-old son has autism spectrum disorder, she takes him to buy an aquarium. But what Wills really wants is a puppy, and from the moment Cowboy Carol Lawrence, an overeager and affectionate golden retriever, joins the family, Monica watches as her cautious son steps a little farther into the world. With his new “sister” Cowboy by his side, Wills finds the courage to invite kids over for playdates, conquer his debilitating fear of water, and finally sleep in his own bed with the puppy’s paws draped across his small chest. And when Cowboy turns out to need her new family as much as they need her, they discover just how much she has taught them about devotion, loyalty, and never giving up.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover, Ebook & Audio.

 Elle Coach book cover

Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter's Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything

The endearing true story of a Type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has Type 1 diabetes--and the incredible service dog who changes their lives for the better.
Stefany Shaheen takes readers on an emotional journey as she tries everything to manage her daughter Elle's deadly and unpredictable disease, all while juggling a family of four children. Overcoming the skepticism that a dog can provide answers that medical science is still seeking, the family finds a resounding sense of peace and reassurance through Coach's near miraculous abilities as a medic-alert dog, specially trained to detect dangerous changes in blood sugar levels. "Elle & Coach" is a story of determination and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.

This book is available in Paperback, Hardcover & Ebook.





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