Trending: Dog Books

You Had Me at WoofFor some reason, the other day I did a subject search on general-interest nonfiction dog books. There sure are a lot of them. Holy cats! (If you subscribe to Booklist Online, you can do your own search and read the reviews, too.)

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

Clever Dog: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Animal

Bad Dog: A Love Story

Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Mission to Bring Her Home

What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small Pooch

Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family–and a Whole Town–about Hope and Happy Endings

My Dog Is My Hero: Tributes to the Companions Who Give Us Love, Loyalty, and a New Leash on Life

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven: More from the Dog Chapel

Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

On Dogs and Dying: Inspirational Stories from Hospice Hounds

Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

Tea and Dog Biscuits: Our First Topsy-Turvy Year Fostering Orphan Dogs

Becoming Waldo: How Being My Dog Would Make Me A Better Human

Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava

Good Dogs Doing Good: Lives Transformed by Man’s Best Friend

Wally’s World: Life with Wally the Wonder Dog

Living with a Portuguese Water Dog: A Love-Hate Relationship

To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish

The Modern Dog: How Dogs Have Changed People and Society and Improved Our Lives

Dog Talk: Lessons Learned from a Life with Dogs

Izzy and Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me

View from the Cart: the Story of Mulligan, a Golf Course Dog

Raising Charlie: The Lessons of a Perfect Dog

I Bark Because I Do: Bite-Sized Lessons for Happier Living

Gonzales: A Noble Dog

Mornings with Barney: The True Story of an Extraordinary Beagle

Angel Dogs with a Mission: Divine Messengers in Service to All Life

Mitsy: The Chihuahua That Became A Hunter’s Dog

My Faithful Companion: Heartwarming Stories about the Dogs We Love

Charlotte the Wonder Dog

Billy’s World, the Saga of an American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier

In Praise of Goldens: Celebrating the World’s Greatest Dog

Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm

Dog Talk: Lessons Learned from a Life with Dogs

Puppy Miracles: Inspirational True Stories of Our Lovable Furry Friends

My Buddy Butch: Confessions of a New Dog Dad

All Hail Caesar: An International Dog

Jesus… Dogs… and Love

Good Times with Woby and Bad Times: Two in One

Dreaming in Libro: How a Good Dog Tamed a Bad Woman

Ralphie the Therapy Dog

Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog



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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

2 Comments on "Trending: Dog Books"

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  1.' Leland says:

    There’s even more in the indie pubbed world, of which my Border Collie’s book is trending nicely on Amazon’s best seller lists: Angelo’s Journey: A Border Collie’s Quest for Home, available at in both Kindle and paperback formats, and now available through your local bookstore…

  2.' Jo says:

    WOW, … there is a reason I like non=fiction. BoW WoW.

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