A DOG YEAR: TWELVE MONTHS, FOUR DOGS, AND ME
How the author, a homeless Border Collie, and two Labs came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog whose temperament seemed as different from his own as night is from day. Explores the temperament of the breed and the issues involved in rescue.
A HELL OF A DOG
Carol Lea Benjamin
Before Rachel Alexander became a private eye, she trained dogs. So she isn't surprised when she is invited to attend a dog training symposium. But she is surprised at the rivalry between trainers - one of whom proves to have a bite far more deadly than anyone expected.
A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR
The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. Melanie is talked into investigating her uncle's death - unofficially, of course.
Capt. William W. Putney
A retired Marine Corps captain and veterinarian, Putney writes a moving account of his days as commander of the 3rd Marine War Dog Platoon, in which some 72 dogs and their handlers were his responsibility.
BARKER STREET REGULARS
Holly Winter and her Alaskan Malamute, Rowdy, now a trained therapy dog, go on weekly visits to the Gateway Nursing Home, where they join a group of residents to solve a murder.
BLIND BLOODHOUND JUSTICE
Did he or didn't he? Jo Beth Sidden investigates a double murder that took place during a kidnapping 30 years ago!
A hot tip about a malamute pup suddenly has Holly charging to the rescue and panting to put the owner of a pet shop out of business. Trouble is, she's not the only one who has a bone to pick with Diane Sweet.
CLARA: THE EARLY YEARS
The hilarious story of how a glossy-black, twelve-pound package of canine energy took over the author's heart and home while charming the pants off the rest of the world.
CORNEEL AT THE PLAZA
Janet York & Rosemary Carroll
The further adventures of Corneel in New York as he becomes "Young Plaza Ambassador". A gift any Cavalier owner would cherish.
CORNEEL THE CAVALIER
Janet York & Rosemary Carroll
A beautiful gift item for Cavalier owners! Join this lively puppy as he faces turmoil to discover his destiny in the big city. Wonderful color photos.
When Holly Winter awakens clinging to a boulder on the side of a cliff, she doesn't even recognize her own beloved Malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, much less remember their names - or her own. When there is another fall, this time fatal, she has all she can do to figure out what's going on without giving away her own loss of memory.
DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED
Follow the exploits of Jo Beth Sidden, owner of Bloodhounds Inc., breeder and trainer of Bloodhounds for search and rescue operations in the swamps of Florida.
DIAMOND IN THE RUFF
Wedding planner Joey DeMato has worked with hundreds of brides, but how does she plan a wedding when she's falling for the groom?
DOG EAT DOG
Melanie Travis, accompanied by her standard poodle Faith, is delving into the inner circles of an elite Connecticut kennel club, where shocking secrets gnaw at the best of the breed and competition has a sharp and sometimes deadly bite.
DOG IS MY CO-PILOT: GREAT WRITERS ON THE WORLD'S OLDEST FRIENDSHIP
The Editors of The Bark
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee, and #32 on the NY Times paperback, non-fiction Best Seller list! An anthology of essays, short stories, and expert commentaries that explores every aspect of our life with dogs.
Ebony and White
Joseph J. White; 1996; paperback
The story of the K-9 Corps from World War I onward, and especially the poignant tale of a man and his dog through the hell of the Vietnam War. Joseph White is the President of the foundation seeking to build a memorial to the K-9 corps in Washington D.C.; he has the support of many members of Congress. He tells his story and the story of the brave soldiers and their scout dogs who were responsible for saving countless lives during the war in Vietnam. Their story vividly recounts the oppressive heat of the jungle, the roar of helicopters, the constant fear, and the face of the enemy. The story is not finished, even though Ebony has long since died.
Holly Winter has a contract to write the text for a book of photographs commemorating the legendary Morris and Essex Dog Shows. When a murder occurs, the circumstances convince Holly that she must find the answers before she becomes the next victim. Holly is assisted, as usual, by her Malamutes Rowdy and Kimi.
FINDING MR. RIGHT
Although Lydia was always an expert matchmaker, she never had to play Cupid while trapped in the body of a dog! But if she wants a chance to rest in peace, Lydia must figure out a way to find her friend Amy a new husband - and pray that woman's best friend can spot true love.
FROM RICHES TO BITCHES: PICK OF THE LITTER
Have you ever thought you had way too many dogs and found that they were running the household? After you read this account of life with a LARGE pack of English Cocker Spaniels, you'll appreciate things at home!
GONE TO THE DOGS
Miss Piggy, the femme fatale reincarnated as a Welsh Corgi, is back in this new romance. Piggy must determine if her owner's suitor wants romance or the $12 million Piggy has just inherited!
GONE TO THE DOGS
When a local vet and a pampered pet suddenly disappear, dog writer Holly Winter scents hemlock amid the pine and mistletoe and follows the tracks of a killer.
Albert Payson Terhune
About to be sold away from his home, Gray Dawn is spared at the last moment by performing a courageous deed which wins his Master's heart.
HAIR OF THE DOG
The laziest day of the year turns deadly when handler Barry Turk is shot in his own driveway! Melanie starts digging for clues deep under the kennel club's well-groomed surface.
HOUSE ON BLOODHOUND LANE
Somewhere deep beneath the earth in the woods of Southeast Georgia, a man is buried alive, praying for rescue but accepting death. His only hope is a droopy-eared, drooling, one-year-old, blind-from-birth bloodhound named Bobby Lee and search dog handler Jo Beth Sidden.
Melanie is enjoying her job and the company of her fiance Sam. But then she is involved in solving another murder, one that takes place right on the grounds of her school!
James Herriot's Dog Stories
James Herriot; 1986; Paperback
Many of James Herriot's best-loved tales are of man's best friends. Here is the complete collection of his stories about dogs and puppies, hounds and mutts--50 in all--including stories not available anywhere else.
K-9 Cops: Stories from America's K-9 Police Units
Richard Rosenthal; 1997; Paperback
Discover the amazing heroics of K-9 police units in this thrilling collection of actual investigations from across the country. And marvel at the men and women who train, lead and converse with these special animals, and who, when danger strikes, don't hesitate to trust their canine partners with their lives. Photo insert.
LADY - MY LIFE AS A BITCH
Novel about a hedonistic teenage girl who is turned into a dog by a mysteriously magical town drunk. Adult fiction.
Carol Lea Benjamin
Lady, the therapy dog at Harbor View Nursing Home, has vanished, and the owner of the home has been killed in a mysterious hit and run accident. The situation is perfect for Rachel and Dash: she can find the answers with Dash's help, and he can bring a sense of calm and order to the residents.
MC DUFF AND THE BABY
Ever since McDuff moved into Fred and Lucy's house, he has been happy every day in every way. Then the baby arrives... Life changed, and McDuff's nose was definitely out of joint!
Yvette Van Veen & David Perks
Milo and Jordan teach children valuable lessons in dog bite prevention through real life scenarios, memory aides and modeling. Ages 3 - 6.
MEMOIRS OF A PAPILLON
Genevieve, a two-year-old Papillon, takes you into the inner sanctum of dogdom, revealing canine secrets never before shared with humans.
MINGA - A LOVE STORY
More than a century ago, deep in the English Midlands, four miniature bulldog puppies, whose personalities are as unique as their unusual "bat ears," are sold to four very different owners from various walks of life. Brimming with suspense, adventure and humor, Minga is a love story you won't easily forget. Unusual and beautiful illustrations.
My Dog Skip
Willie Morris; 1996; paperback, 118 pages
America's No. 1 family movie! A poignant, beautifully-written account of the relationship between a boy and his dog, growing up in the rural South in the 1940s, by the bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of North Toward Home and New York Days. In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening. The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures. A classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America, My Dog Skip belongs on the same shelf as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Russell Baker's Growing Up. It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.
Sequel to Nop's Trials. Fans of the first book will enjoy their time with an older and wiser Nop.
Modern classic about the world of dogs, herding, herding trials and the bond between man and dog.
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Peggy Rathman; 1995; hardcover; children's book
Officer Buckle puts everyone to sleep with his painfully dull if informative lectures on safety, until he takes on a new partner, Gloria, Napville's new police dog, who knows just how to liven up Officer Buckle's safety speeches.
PAW PRINTS THROUGH THE YEARS
Against a backdrop of laughter and fun with six generations of Papillons, the author shares the trials of dealing with an Alzheimer stricken parent and with her own retirement.
PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART
Jean Keating, Editor
31 delightful stories and seven poems about the companion animals with whom we share our lives, beginning with a light-hearted spoof about a vet's waiting room on a busy Saturday morning and ending with a poignant celebration of an old dog's 16th birthday.
Ruffly and Stephanie Benson, a hearing-impaired priest, have just moved into the house of Holly's recently deceased friend, Morris Lamb. Ruffly begins tuning in to something more than mere mortals can hear. And when Holly follows the dog's lead, she picks up the unmistakable sound...of murder.
SALT & PEPPER AT THE PIKE PLACE MARKET
Salt is a wild guy with messy fur and bad manners. Pepper is a little lady, obedient and sweet. Then one day at the Pike Place Market, the crowd gets thick, the fish are flying, and two little dogs accidentally get switched, ending up with the wrong owners. Now what?
Fourteen-year-old Chad Holloway finds life intolerable when his beloved dog Shep is hit by a car. Then a good-natured outsider - an animal trainer who calls himself a "shaper" - wants the help of Chad and his annoying new dog, Queenie. But will Chad cooperate?
English Mastiff Truman is one big bundle of affection and drool. He shares his house - and his toys - with little Oscar. Full-color illustrations. Ages 3 - 7 or adult fanciers.
STAR IN THE STORM
Fearing for the safety of her beloved Newfoundland dog Sirius because of a new law outlawing non-sheepherding dogs, 12-year-old Maggie tries to save him by keeping him hidden.
TAILS FROM THE BARK SIDE
Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
True stories of dogs who are psychic, heroic, mischievous and just plain dogs in all their fun and glory. From the author of "Good Owners, Great Dogs."
TEN LITTLE BLOODHOUNDS
Jo Beth Sidden is hired by a reclusive, wealthy island matriarch to find her lost cat. Shortly thereafter, her client is murdered, and the lawyers hire Jo Beth to find the culprit.
THE BLUE RIBBON
It was 1942...Best friends Esmeralda and Blanche have both fallen for the same man - the dashing Canadian judge Robert Sheffield. Read about competing kennels driven by women who will stop at nothing for The Blue Ribbon!
THE CAPTAIN'S DOG
Seaman, the Newfoundland who accompanied the Lewis & Clark Expedition into the American wilderness west of the Mississippi River, tells his own story of his adventures.
THE DOG WHO SPOKE WITH GODS
Featuring an American Pit Bull Terrier, this moving novel of friendship and loyalty between a young pre-med student and a laboratory research dog named Damien is a must-read for all dog lovers.
THE DOGS OF BABEL
Explores a man's quest to unravel the mystery of his wife's death with the help of the only witness--their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Lorelei.
THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM
An adventure with sixteen sheep, three dogs, two donkeys, and a man! Recounts the first winter the author spent on a remote, windswept hillside farm in upstate New York.
THE PEKINESE WHO SAVED CIVILIZATION
Sir Addison Howell, as told to Trisha Howell
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee! Addison the Wonder Dog reveals for the first time the true history of the world - from the canine perspective. By showing how to solve personal and global problems, Addison saves civilization.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEKINESE
Sometimes it takes a shocking experience for us to realize the truth about ourselves. Written and illustrated for children - and all dog lovers, especially Pekingese!
THE UGLY DACHSHUND
A forgotten classic, originally published in 1938! Hilarious story of the befuddled Great Dane "Tono" and his Dachshund family will appeal to all animal lovers. Original illustrations in this reprint.
THIS DOG FOR HIRE
Carol Lea Benjamin
Asked to find the killer in a murder the police have written off as a gay bashing, and to find Magritte, a Basenji missing since his owner's murder, Rachel and Dash hit the New York streets during a freezing winter to begin their search.
THUNDER FROM THE SEA
A thrilling adventure tale about family, loyalty, and the special bond between a lonely young boy and a remarkable dog.
When Melanie's education in breed-handling at Connecticut's classiest obedience school is cut short by sudden death, she smells a murder. Between laps around the show ring, Melanie learns some tricks of her own. But will she learn fast enough to collar an unleashed killed who's begging for the dogged detective to play dead?
Heroine Melanie Travis tracks down the killer of her boyfriend's ex-wife. Well done, good reading, great for gift-giving!
War Dogs Video
This is the video that will take your breath away and break your heart. Our military heroes served with selfless courage and loyalty in Viet Nam, and many of them were left behind to fates unimaginable. The War Dogs Memorial offers this video for a donation to the Memorial Fund; it is also free with purchase of Nature's Recipe product. Please see the War Dogs web page for information.
True stories and rare photographs showing the contributions dogs have made to U.S. defense since WW I.
Wealthy Marcus Rattigan is found murdered, and the police think Melanie's brother Frank did it. So Melanie takes on the investigation, and learns that being a watchdog can be dangerous!