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A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere
it was amazing
If I could give this book more stars I would! This was such a great book. The author, Jana Kohl, had a toy poodle and when he died she wanted to get a ...more
Nov 04, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
A Wolf Called Romeo
it was amazing
In the winter of 2003 Nick Jans encountered a lone wolf near his Juneau, Alaska home. Having seen wolves in the wild before, but only rarely he is ama ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts
it was amazing
Photographer Lori Fusaro was using her photography skills to help animals in high-risk LA animal shelters get adopted. In doing that work she saw how ...more
Nov 17, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals
really liked it
I really like bats and think they are fascinating, but I really had no idea what to expect with this book. I was blown away with all the crazy stories ...more
Aug 21, 2016
Aug 09, 2016
Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills
really liked it
Saving Gracie is unique in that it follows one dog from her rescue from a puppy mill to her adoption by a family and how they helped her overcome all ...more
May 26, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a New Understanding of Love
it was ok
I thought this would be an interesting book, and parts of it were, but overall I wouldn't recommend it. After Nancy Davidson's cat Zak goes missing an ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town . . . and the World
it was amazing
This is such a great book. Working in the library world I was always familiar with Baker & Taylor the library book wholesale company, but this sto ...more
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 06, 2017
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
really liked it
This is one of those books that I would have probably never read if not for book club, but I'm so glad I did! James Williams signed up to work for the ...more
Oct 27, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals
liked it
Jenny Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and her first animal love was a cat named Boogie that she got when she was going through cancer treatment ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas
it was amazing
Another Bob book! James Bowen didn't have a great childhood and most Christmases were spent traveling with his mother, when all he really wanted was t ...more
Oct 24, 2015
Oct 21, 2015
Esther the Wonder Pig
did not like it
I love a good animal memoir, but I just didn't like this one. Steve Jenkins is tricked into adopting what he thought was a mini pig that wouldn't get ...more
Apr 29, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth
really liked it
Little Boy Blue is a fascinating look at dog rescue - particularly rescuing dogs from Southern animal shelters that have high-kill rates and transport ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances
it was amazing
Rachel Ridge was at the end of her rope. Her husband Tom had recently lost his job, so he joined Rachel in her mural business - it was a success until ...more
Jun 18, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
Will I See My Dog In Heaven
liked it
When I saw this book I thought it would be interesting to see how someone would tackle this question theologically. Jack Wintz does a great job of exp ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships)
it was amazing
This is such a fun, quick read. If you love animals this is the book for you! Jennifer Holland has come out with a sequel to her previous book Unlikel ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion
it was amazing
In 2011 Jon Katz received a call from an animal control officer who was trying to find a home for a severely neglected donkey that was seized from a l ...more
Jun 02, 2015
May 15, 2015
Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
really liked it
This was a really cute, fun book that was a quick read. Brian McGrory had, in his opinion, the best dog ever with Henry. He always really liked his ve ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
liked it
I liked this book more than I thought I was going to when I started reading it. I did learn a lot about cats that I didn't know, but there was SO much ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers
really liked it
I remembered reading and liking Kim Kavin's previous book Little Boy Blue about her personal story with adopting a dog who was transported from a high ...more
May 28, 2017
May 10, 2017
Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings
really liked it
This is the very cute story of a poodle puppy named Huck. Michael Elder always wanted a dog, he even put together a Powerpoint presentation making his ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
it was amazing
This is such a sweet follow up book to A Street Cat Named Bob! Basically this one picks up where Street Cat ends. James and Bob are still working toge ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
really liked it
The octopus is a unique animal that makes scientists question much of what is known about invertebrates. Octopuses are very intelligent, show emotions ...more
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 09, 2015
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar
it was ok
Martin Windrow became fascinated with owls after his older brother got into falconry and also kept a pet Tawney Owl. After one failed attempt with a L ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
it was amazing
This was such a great book! I love animal stories, even more so if they are about cats. This one is really a heart-warming read. James Bowen was a rec ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
Sophie: Dog Overboard
it was ok
This story is so incredible, but this book just wasn't that well written. The story follows the Griffith family and their dog Sophie. When the last of ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Unlikely Friendships : 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
it was amazing
This is a MUST-OWN book! Unlikely Friendships is a wonderful collection of stories and photographs of unlikely animal friendships. Often even predator ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home
really liked it
Boyd Varty had a non-traditional childhood. He and his sister grew up on the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Their grandfather purchased the l ...more
Apr 2015
Feb 28, 2015
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
really liked it
This is a very cute children's fiction book about a mouse named Celeste who's looking for a home. Celeste lives in a plantation house and goes through ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
A Friend Like Henry
liked it
This is an interesting book about how a Golden Retriever puppy helped unlock an autistic child's world. When Nuala and Jamie Gardner's son Dale was bo ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
The Daily Coyote: Story of Love, Survival, and Trust In the Wilds of Wyoming
it was amazing
You may have heard of the Daily Coyote blog that told in pictures the story of Shreve Stockton and how she raised a coyote pup as a pet. When Shreve w ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
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