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Going Home
Going Home Finding Peace When Pets Die By Katz, Jon Book - 2011 155.937 K1986g 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a meditation on coping with the loss of an animal who has enriched one's life, sharing observations on the ways in which people grieve for their pets, related philosophical quesions, and the process of letting go.

Grieving the Death of A Pet
Grieving the Death of A Pet By Carmack, Betty J. Book - 2003 155.937 C287g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. Draws on the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, the author's own experience, and interviews with dozens of pet lovers to guide the reader through the initial loss of a pet to the dawning of new hope and reassurance.

E.B. White on Dogs
E.B. White on Dogs By White, E. B. Book - 2013 818 W58e 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:E.B. White's love of dogs is conveyed in his own essays, poems, letters, and sketches, including articles from "The New Yorker" about dog shows and city canines, as well as previously unpublished photographs of his family dogs.

The Divinity of Dogs
The Divinity of Dogs True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend By Skiff, Jennifer Book - 2012 636.7 S6281d 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments we learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. In this inspiring collection of true dog stories, you'll hear dramatic firsthand accounts from people whose lives have been transformed by a dog's love.

How Dogs Love Us
How Dogs Love Us A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain By Berns, Gregory Book - 2013 636.7 B5311h 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them?

For the Love of A Dog
For the Love of A Dog Understanding Emotion in You and your Best Friend By McConnell, Patricia B. Book - 2006 636.70887 M129f 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary.

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts By Dillon, Lucy Book - 2011 FICTION DILLON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirty-nine-year-old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved Border collie and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not be just the dogs that need rescuing.

Before & After Getting your Puppy
Before & After Getting your Puppy The Positive Approach to Raising A Happy, Healthy, & Well-behaved Dog By Dunbar, Ian Book - 2004 636.70887 D898b 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Dr. Dunbar was ahead of his time with the rewards based training. If rewarding for things done correctly works, why punish for things done wrong?

Rover, Don't Roll Over
Rover, Don't Roll Over A Compassionate Training Guide for Dogs and Their People By Rosengarten, Jody Book - 2004 636.70887 R813r 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a thin, easy to read, understand, and use when dog training.

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Dogs are a huge part of our lives and when they pass, it's hard on their humans to adjust. If you are grieving the death of a four-legged love one or just feel like reading about how dogs communicate and love us then this list may be for you.