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Looking for a loving true-story novel of loyalty and companionship you won't be able to put down? Or a pets' training book that will inspire you to evolve, and strengthen the bond with your four-legged fur friends?
We hope you’ll find it in this list of 9 definite must-read books for pet lovers, their owners, and family members.
You'll laugh, cry, and marvel at this beautiful, heartwarming story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. It is a story about a man, his dog, and their relationship. The Art of Racing in the Rain is touching and different - the story being told from the canine perspective, golden retriever-terrier Enzo's, as only a dog could tell it. This New York Times best-selling novel from Garth Stein will teach you about compassion and being human in a fun, captivating way.
by Garth Stein
A Big Little Life is a fun and beautiful portrait of a beloved companion Trixie - a retired service golden retriever who changed author Dean Koontz's life. Trixie was three years old when she Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home and life. It was very soon that her happiness, joy for life, and keen intelligence changed their lives forever. Koontz did a great job in A Big Little Life with transforming the ordinary, daily life into a fun, emotional story that any dog owner can relate to, and will deeply enjoy.
by Dean Koontz
Chaser is, scientifically speaking, the world's most important dog that has fascinated dog lovers and scientists all over the globe past years. It's a Border Collie who learned over 1000 words, nouns, verbs, prepositions, and other parts of speech, which is simply wonderful. Chaser is not just a grand testimony to dogs' intelligence, empathy, and connection to humans, but a joyful manual for anyone trying to understand, and train their dog. with transforming the ordinary, daily life into a fun, emotional story that any dog owner can relate to, and will deeply enjoy.
by John W. Pilley, Jr. & Hilary Hinzmann
For more than three decades the Monks of New Skete have been among the world's most trusted authorities on dog training, behavior, and bond with the humans. The Art of Raising a Puppy is a classic bestseller filled with brilliant, indispensable information and advice every dog parent needs. It is a great choice both for the novices and the experts, sharing insights into why puppies behave the way they do, how to train dogs, and improve your bond, written by the long-time breeders of German shepherds, and trainers of dogs of all breeds.
by Monks of New Skete
These hilarious cat-themed comics coming from Matthew Inman of TheOatmeal.com are not for everyone, but it is one of the funniest and most creative sites on the web. It's absurd, educational, smart, and often over-the-line. Parts of the How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You (vol. 2) collection were sometimes found vulgar and offensive by the readers. You can check the 'Oatmeal' comics excerpts on their Facebook page to see what it looks like.
by Matthew Inman, TheOatmeal
An international bestseller in 18 languages, with over a half-million copies sold worldwide, this charming book is filled with step-by-step instructions, followed by color photos of each step. 101 Dog Tricks range from simple ones, such as sit, and fetch, to extraordinary ones, like 'tidy up your toys into the toybox'. It will help you understand and bond with your dog, keep your pet mentally and physically healthy, establish better communication, and inspire you to do more with them.
You can find the Kids Edition here.
by Kira Sundance
John and Jenny are a young couple who have a problem with the bad behaviour of their Labrador retriever called Marley. Marley made a lot of incidents, but the family stayed devoted to him throughout his whole life, from puppyhood to old age. This is a book for dog lovers, and for those who have been loved by a dog. Marley & Me is a book that will teach you how unconditional love comes in many different forms, and will make you remember all the beautiful times with your beloved pets, so, enjoy this furry, heart-wrenching tale.
by John Grogan & Johnny Heller
Who is Pusheen? It's a cheerfully chubby cat who has made laugh and warmed hearts of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animations. Now, for the first time, we can see Pusheen in her printed comic collection. Through adorable illustrations and comics, you will learn what makes Pusheen the Cat purr, and you'll see why millions of people have already fallen in love with her. It is also a great gift for anyone who already loves Pusheen or a cat-loving-kid that is destined to.
by Claire Belton
This comical poetry written by cats is the perfect gift for the 'crazy cat lady', or any other cat lover in your life - it will make you laugh and understand the odd, sweet, and sometimes sassy minds of our feline pets through photos of the cat authors throughout. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats is what the cats might call 'purrfection'.
by Francesco Marciuliano