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A Belvedere-Tiburon Library Subject Guide
A Dog's Purpose.
Cameron, W. Bruce
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives.
The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. A philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast.
Come Back Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog.
A narrative based on the author's ten-part series in the "San Francisco Chronicle" describes one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him.
636.709 Winn 2009
The Dog who Rescues Cats.
A disabled Vietnam war vet, Philip, adopts Ginny a stray dog with the remarkable ability to rescue cats. Ginny provides a focus for Philip; caring for cats, hundreds of them.
James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories.
Stories about dogs from one of the world's most famous vets. Psychological insights into animal doctoring and descriptions of the treatments available in the 1930s are especially interesting.
The Dogs of Babel.
After his wife falls from a tree and dies, Professor Paul Iverson embarks on teaching the family dog, the only witness to the event, to speak.
Flush: a Biography.
The romance of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning told from her dog Flush's point of view.
Hound of the Baskervilles.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
All time classic mystery novel. Was the heir of the Baskerville family killed by a legendary hound?
My Life in Dog Years.
Paulsen reveals bits and pieces of his own life through his experiences with his own eight dogs. These character portraits make for great stories and convey a deep respect for all dogs.
J B Paulsen
Where the Red Fern Grows.
Roaming the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma, hunting raccoons with his 2 bluetick hounds, Billy Colman learns about hard work, honesty and sorrow, in this autobiographical piece set in the Depression.
J Fiction Rawls
Story of a Colorado playwright and her Irish wolfhound, Dante. Dante, teaches "his human" about love and acts a catalyst for change in others.
Call of the Wild.
Kidnapped and taken to Alaska during the Gold Rush, Buck quickly learns how to survive in the wild and to listen to the call of the wolf.
Best in Show.
Directed by Christopher Guest
The owners (and handlers) of 5 show dogs head off to a National Dog Show in this fictional documentary style film. We follow the dogs and their owners through personal interviews and show rink mishaps to see who will the title Best in Show.
Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind.
After adopting his first dog from a shelter, the author is astonished at the number of stray dogs he sees. Animal rescue is a two way street for Foster, by caring for sometimes troubled dogs, their new owners become better people.
636.7 Foster 2006
updated November 2010