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Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
By American College of Veterinary Behaviori
Editor Herron, Meghan E.
Editor Horwitz, Debra F.
2020-07 - Houghton Mifflin
9781328489906 Check Our Catalog

 

The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face

In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth …More
 

Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets
Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets
By Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff
2020-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250202239 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love.

Over 84 million Americans--almost 3/4 of the US population--own a pet, and our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how …More
 

No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid
No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid
By Chesney, Willard
Author Layden, Joe
2020-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250176950 Check Our Catalog

 

 

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

No Ordinary Dog is the powerful true story of a SEAL Team Operator and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life.

Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. This is Cairo's story, and that of …More
 

Pet and Aviary Birds, the Complete Practical Guide to: How to Keep Pet Birds: With Expert Advice on Buying, Housing, Feeding, Handling, Breeding and E
Pet and Aviary Birds, the Complete Practical Guide to: How to Keep Pet Birds: With Expert Advice on Buying, Housing, Feeding, Handling, Breeding and E
By Alderton, David
2020-03 - Lorenz Books
9780754834885 Check Our Catalog

 

This newly updated book is a reference manual for every bird-keeper. It covers all aspects of bird care: housing choices; constructing an aviary; buying birds and settling them in; feeding and handling; keeping birds healthy; and exhibiting and breeding. A close look at over 250 examples provides a fascinating insight into the appearance, characteristics and breeding habits of each of the major …More
 

Cats for Dummies
Cats for Dummies
By Spadafori, Gina
Author Demos, Lauren
Author Pion, Paul D.
2020-03 - For Dummies
9781119646266 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Everything you need to take care of your feline friend

Cats are the purrfect pets: they're relatively easy to care for, a blast to play with, and sure to win the heart of every member of your family with their loving nature--and sometimes sassy demeanor

Cats For Dummies gives you expert insight into everything from cat behavior to what makes each type of feline …More
 

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
By McDougall, Christopher
2019-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781524732363 Check Our Catalog

 

"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

From the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in …More
 

The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Streetwise Cat
The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Streetwise Cat
By Bowen, James
2019-10 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250215369 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An international phenomenon -Library Journal

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob comes an uplifting book of wisdom and advice from the most street-savvy cat of them all.

In spring of 2007, street busker James Bowen found an injured orange tabby in the hallway of his shelter home in North London. Their friendship …More
 

Molly: The Amazing True Story of the Pet Detective Who Rescues Cats
Molly: The Amazing True Story of the Pet Detective Who Rescues Cats
By Butcher, Colin
2019-10 - Celadon Books
9781250204776 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency--how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets.

As a veteran of the Royal Navy and longtime police officer, Colin …More
 

The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy: How to Train and Care for Your New Dog
The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy: How to Train and Care for Your New Dog
By Stilwell, Victoria
2019-10 - Ten Speed Press
9780399582455 Check Our Catalog

 

The star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog reveals everything you need to raise the perfect pet--and get off on the right "paw" with your new best friend

"By far, one of the best resources for new and future puppy parents."--Marc Abraham, award-winning veterinarian, broadcaster, and founder of PupAid

Celebrity …More
 

Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You
Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You
By Wynne, Clive D. L.
2019-09 - Houghton Mifflin
9781328543967 Check Our Catalog

 

"Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love."--Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows

Does your dog love you?

Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth …More
 

Our Dogs, Ourselves: How We Live with Dogs Now
Our Dogs, Ourselves: How We Live with Dogs Now
By Horowitz, Alexandra
2019-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781501175008 Check Our Catalog

 

From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.

We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are …More
 

Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines
Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines
By Shaw, Hannah
2019-08 - Plume Books
9781524744069 Check Our Catalog

 

*A New York Times Bestseller*

#1 National Bestseller

Indie Bestseller
 

From Kitten Lady, the professional kitten rescuer, humane educator, animal advocate, and owner of the popular Instagram @kittenxlady comes the definitive book on saving the most vulnerable--and adorable--feline population: newborn kittens.

Hannah Shaw, better …More
 

Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog: Proven Solutions to the Most Common Training Problems for All Ages, Breeds, and Mixes
Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog: Proven Solutions to the Most Common Training Problems for All Ages, Breeds, and Mixes
By George, Zak
Author Port, Dina Roth
2019-07 - Ten Speed Press
9780399582417 Check Our Catalog

 

A compassionate, modern, science-based approach to help you (and your dog ) with common training problems

"Zak George takes his dedication to humane and effective dog training from the screen to the written page."--Dr. John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB, coeditor of Decoding Your Dog

Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates …More
 

Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion
Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion
By Charleson, Susannah
2019-06 - Houghton Mifflin
9781328995056 Check Our Catalog

 

From a New York Times best-selling author, an important and heartfelt exploration into the world of lost dogs and the power of reunion

One in six dogs go missing at some point in their lives, leaving bereft owners to search high and low, hang missing posters, check shelters, and hope for good news. But amid these grim statistics, countless happy endings are forged. Tails wag …More
 

My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir
My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir
By Torres, Tia
2019-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062419798 Check Our Catalog

 

 

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life.

 

 

Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her …More
 

The Secret Language of Cats
The Secret Language of Cats
By Schotz, Susanne
Translator Kuras, Peter
2018-11 - Hanover Square Press
9781335013897 Check Our Catalog

 

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?

Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.

Susanne Sch tz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research …More
 

The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Practical Riding Techniques with 1500 Ph
The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Practical Riding Techniques with 1500 Ph
By Sly, Debby
With Muir, Sarah
With Draper, Judith
2018-11 - Lorenz Books
9780754833697 Check Our Catalog

 

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Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs
Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs
By Achterberg, Cara Sue
2018-08 - Pegasus Books
9781681777931 Check Our Catalog

 

A warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years--and how the dogs save you as much as you save them.

When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the best way to fill that void was with dogs--lots of them--and so her foster journey began.

In 2015, her Pennsylvania farm became a haven …More
 

Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects
Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects
By Delaney, Mac
2018-08 - Workman Publishing
9780761189909 Check Our Catalog

 

Problem solving for cat people.

Sure, your cat cleans itself, uses a litter box, and is happy to pitch in by ridding your basement of the occasional unwanted rodent. But she is also a barely domesticated wild animal whose compulsions might include shredding upholstery, knocking over plants, and trying to dominate the "territory" you call home. How to accommodate your pet's feral …More
 

My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope
My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope
By Fincham-Gray, Suzy
2018-04 - Random House
9780812998184 Check Our Catalog

 

A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals--a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experience of loving, healing, and losing our beloved pets, and the many ways they change our lives.

The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English-Welsh border to emergency …More
 

Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America
Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America
By Collins, Britt
Foreword by Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff
- Atria Books
9781501122590 Check Our Catalog

 

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other.

Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles upon a …More
 

The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
By McNamee, Thomas
2017-03 - Hachette Books
9780316262873 Check Our Catalog

 

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.

As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously …More
 

Cesar Millan's Lessons from the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life
Cesar Millan's Lessons from the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life
By Millan, Cesar
Author Peltier, Melissa Jo
2016-02 - National Geographic Society
9781426216138 Check Our Catalog

 

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he's trained over the years.

From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most …More
 

Always by My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved
Always by My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved
By Grinnan, Edward
Foreword by Macomber, Debbie
- Howard Books
9781501156380 Check Our Catalog

 

The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the "heartfelt, honest, lovely" (New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz) story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction--with a foreword by Debbie Macomber.

From the moment his new …More
 

Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
By Sutherland, Amy
2017-02 - Harper
9780062377234 Check Our Catalog

 

 

What shelter dogs need is obvious--a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them.

Rescuing Penny Jane …More