Don’t miss our Amazing Top Dog Books Giveaway

For and by Dog Lovers

We just finished our annual roundup of top dog books written and recommended by and for dog lovers. Several of the amazing authors have been generous enough to offer giveaways of their wonderful books. Enter below or comment on one of the three posts to win a book.

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Giveaway Ends October 10th, 2015!

Giveaways Top Books for Kids

Emma of My GBGV Life's book Tales of a French Scent Hound

Tales of French Scent Hound   By: Debucher Baguette aka Emma the GBGV

Win Tales of French Scent Hound – a fun book written by our fellow blogger pal, Debucher Baguette, aka Emma from My GBGV Life.

Your child will love learning about Emma’s tales and seeing 120 color photographs of her life as a French scent hound. Stay up to date with Emma adventures daily on her blog HERE


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Chasing Bocker’s Tale by Marie and Bocker

Win a copy of this wonderful story of Bocker. We absolutely love Bocker and his mom Marie. He is a very special Labradoodle who spreads smiles and happiness to everyone he meets and his charity and therapy work has inspired us greatly. About Bocker’s Story: “Even as a very young pup, Bocker the Labradoodle pondered on where his life would lead, what was his purpose in life. Follow Bocker’s own tale of his amazing journey and how he has touched the lives of so many throughout the world.”

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What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy  By Dorothy Wills-Raftery

This book is a bright, positive educational tale of how the FiveSibes help Gibson when he has a seizure from Canine Epilepsy. A book for folks of all ages, and a great tool for helping children understand pets with Epilepsy.
Plush Bocker Labradoodle and Kilo the Pug with books

Plush Bocker Labradoodle and Kilo the Pug Ready to Read

Giveaways Adult Non-Fiction


Faithfully Yours: The Amazing Bond Between Us and the Animals We Love By:Peggy Frezon 

The newest addition to Peggy’s books! Read inspiring stories of devotion, protection, healing, compassion, and faith, Faithfully Yours explores why we love animals so much. This book will warm your heart and enhance your appreciation of God’s wonderful creations. This one’s for anyone who’s ever loved, and known the love of, a special animal. Out October 1, 2015 via Paraclete Press

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Happy Hound By: Susan Daffron

This book is especially for owners of dogs and puppies adopted from animal shelters. It gives new owners the information they need to know to raise a wonderful family pet.

Quote From Susan: “”There’s an old adage in writing that says you should write the book you want to read. Over the years, I have run across only a few novels that show the sometimes hilarious dynamics that can occur between people and their pets. I always say that I write books with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of fur. Because let’s face it, dogs and cats can be really funny!”

Get her novel Chez Stinky, from the Alpine Grove Romantic Comedy Series for FREE in e-format HERE


Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog From Training Mistakes  By: Kari Neumeyer

How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)? Kari is a friend from various blog hops and her devotion to animals is very inspiring, particularly for me with Kilo the Pug.

“My boyfriend Rob and I made a lot of mistakes with our first dog, a German shepherd named Isis. We were completely madly in love with her and thought we were doing all the things you’re supposed to do with a puppy, but we failed all our obedience classes and she was badly behaved on walks. I struggled with how to fix her problem behaviour, like pulling on the leash, and barking and lunging at other dogs. I would have taken such comfort in a book like mine if one had existed. My hope is that Isis’s story can help other dog owners going through what we went through.I wanted to spread the word that old-fashioned training techniques like chain collars are not necessary, and can even be damaging to reactive, fearful, or aggressive dogs. I wanted to advocate for force-free training methods. I wrote the book so people who have reactive dogs would be able to find answers more easily than I did. I wanted them to feel understood, and to know there are others going through the same thing. While the story resonates most with people who have challenging dogs, I think it also taps into a pretty universal feeling of wanting to help our babies (animal and human) live their best lives, how disappointed we are when they fail, how excited when they succeed, and how devastating it is when we lose them too soon.”

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The Power of Pets – 7 Effective Tools to Heal From Pet Loss  By: Marybeth Haines 

Our pets are our family and friends and when they pass we feel the loss so strongly because of the emotional connection and unconditional love we received from them. The Power of Pets empowers people to take the necessary steps to transform grief into healing by offering 7 Effective Tools that can be used successfully in your healing journey.

Read: 7 Tools To Healing From Pet Loss

Giveaways Fiction

The Returns by M.k Clinton Book cover for M.K. Clinton's The Showstopers

The Returns Series  By: M.K. Clinton

We met Melissa through BlogPaws and became friends online. We finally met in person at the BlogPaws 2015 conference. She is a great writer with a wonderful sense of humor. She has written 2 fictional books about dogs so far.  “The Returns was inspired by my Basset Hound Bentley and his number seven on his hip. As I was pondering a storyline, I visualized him as a former FBI Agent #7 that was returned to earth in the body of a Basset Hound. He finds himself in New Orleans with three other “Returns” and a bumbling guardian angel.

 “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” -The Returns 2~ Showstoppers.

Rescue Me, Maybe  By: Jackie Bouchard

We met Jackie online and now follow her blog and stories each week. She is warm and kind with a great sense of humor.

“As a life-long dog lover (our family beagle, Barney, and I were “puppies” together), I take inspiration from all the dogs in my life for my books. I’ve been inspired by the dogs my husband and I have owned and loved, by our family’s dogs, by dog stories that I see in the news, and even by an episode of Emergency Vet! I like to say that my novels are “Fido-friendly fiction”, stories about women and the dogs they love, and how those dogs teach them to be better people. A love story inspired by both of Jackie’s angels, Bailey and Abby. Rescue Me, Maybe is a story of loss, love and self-discovery, while dealing with loss.

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  • What a truly monumental give-away it’s a Goliath of a give-away and we’re heartbroken because we can’t enter as we’re from the UK 🙁 *snivels pitifully* BTW if mew ever do one that gives away cat books let us know as the P.A. is an author 😀

    Best Bookish Purrs

    Basil xox

  • Thanks for dis – I entered and hopefully will win, but if not at least I got da names of some great new books!

  • What a fantastic round up of books! I would love to enter but being all the way down here in Australia, I’m not eligible. I would really like to read The Power of Pets. Healing from the loss of a pet can be so difficult not only because of what they mean to us, but also because sometimes society is not that accepting or understanding of the depth of grief we can feel over ‘just an animal’.

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      Thanks so much Jo. I am from Sydney LOL. You can enter for that one as I am happy to mail it to you. Her video in the main post has already helped several friends of mine with losses.

  • Those are some wonderful book giveaways! It is great seeing so many familiar authors in the line-up. 🙂 I’m definitely entering. 🙂

  • Great giveaway. We didn’t sign up for any of them because Mom Paula only has time to listen to audiobooks. She said to give her two more years when she retires and she’ll start reading for pleasure again.

  • Who doesn’t love books?! I’m sorry we haven’t been able to meet up to deliver you a copy of Henry’s book (yet). Granny and Granddad are here (from up near Woofstock way) this weekend so that’s a bust too I’m afraid. One day soon – promise!

  • Rescue Me Maybe is on my someday reading list for sure!

  • I’m so guilty of not reading enough books. I read TONS of blogs, but I need to sit down an enjoy a good book soon. A lot of these have been on my list. Some great authors, bloggers, and all round great people!

  • I love dog books. I will have to look at some of the books you listed.

  • What a great giveaway! I love dogs. We have two dachshunds.

  • WOW! What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Sandy Weinstein 2 years ago

    an amazing collection of books, so hard to chose which one. i love them all. i have a collection of dog and horse books that i have had since i was little. would love to read them all.

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