Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog
Anyone who has ever owned a rambunctious or spirited dog knows they can be maddeningly difficult. And that should come as no real surprise. Dogs are extremely empathetic and have a surprising emotional range–they get excited, anxious, and have phobias in much the same way we do. Fortunately, celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George has seen it all and has proven, humane solutions for whatever you and your pup are dealing with.
Amazing Facts About Baby Animals
There’s no question that baby animals are cute. It’s basically a universal constant. However, beyond all that undeniable cuteness lies a host of interesting, funny, and often just plain weird facts. This charming compendium, compiled and illustrated by beloved Swedish artist Maja Säfström gives readers all the delightfully humorous and entertainingly interesting facts that we could hope for. Amazing Facts is a perfect read for animal lovers of all ages.
The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy
This guide to puppy rearing from Victoria Stilwell, the star of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog,” is a perfect resource for the both new and seasoned puppy parents. Whether you’re looking for ways to puppy-proof your home, get a handle on excessive nipping and barking, or just work on healthy play skills, this is the guide you’ve been looking for.
Tiny But Mighty
Kitten lady, animal advocate, cat wrangler, professional kitty rescuer–Hannah Shaw wears a lot of feline related hats. Her primary role, though, is as an animal advocate and humane educator. Building from the popularity of her Instagram @kittenxlady, Shaw is shedding light on the cutest and most vulnerable of the feline population–newborn kittens. In Tiny but Mighty, Shaw outlines the both the dangers newborn kittens face and the ways we can all help. This is a must-read for cat lovers.
Any dog owner will tell you that canine companions are a very particular kind of therapy, but there is increasing evidence and research into the extraordinary ways dogs are being used in the medical industry in general. From dogs who can detect cancer and alert diabetics to highs and lows in their blood sugar, to support animals and dogs participating in cutting edge research, Doctor Dogs is a fascinating and important read for dog lovers everywhere.
Pete Paxton has positioned himself as the country’s leading undercover animal investigator. Just as important, he’s also a life-long champion and advocate of rescue dogs. Having worked tirelessly to shutter puppy mills and dog traffickers alike, Paxton understands not only that these dogs deserve a loving family but also the joy they can bring to dog lovers. Rescue Dogs presents the heartwarming stories of these extraordinary animals.
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The Traveling Cat Chronicles is a feel-good, endlessly charming novel centered around a cat named Nana and his owner, Satoru. Nana proves to be an extraordinary—and lucky—companion as he and Satoru set out on a journey to visit three of Satoru’s oldest friends. It is a tale of love, loyalty, and the powerful bond between a pet and its owner.
Free Days With George
This heartwarming memoir tells the story of a broken man rediscovering happiness and himself in the form of a 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer. Colin Campbell was left floundering after returning from a short business trip to discover his wife had left him. Stuck in a spiral of depression and isolation, everything changed when a massive and remarkably friendly dog named George entered his life. Free Days With George is proof of the impact and joy that our beloved pets add to our lives.
With an endless news cycle and a daily dose of crises, we can all use a little respite. And what better way to do that than spending time with our four-legged, delightfully apolitical friends. As pet lovers, we’re well aware of the ways our furry little roommates impact our lives—the smiles and joy they bring and the ways they warm our hearts. We talk to them, we cuddle with them (when they let us). In short, they make our days a little brighter.
Whether you’re a dog parent or you live with a cat who lets you share their space, the books below offer a bit of an escape into the worlds of our fur-ball friends.
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