There are some incredible books for dog lovers and we’ve picked out 5 of the very best for you. If you’re a dog lover, you know there are times when you want to consume media that makes your heart grow three times in size when you think about your canine companion.
Although there are many movies out there that people love, centering around dogs, the books are often overlooked. If you want some words to sink your teeth into that will satisfy your dog love, these are some amazing options.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a fiction novel by Garth Stein. It’s a New York Times Bestseller about a dog owned by a racecar driver named Enzo, and we see the world through his eyes.
He does his best to make good decisions throughout the book, and it turns into an often sad but ultimately uplifting journey.
The Call of the Wild is a short book by Jack London and can be a bit of a difficult read since it starts out with a dog being stolen and abused. However, once the beginning is left behind, it turns into a wonderful adventure/survival story about Buck finding his way to become a strong leader of a dog.
For a non-fiction option, Off the Leash: A Year in the Dog Park by Matthew Gilbert takes a close look at the people who frequent a dog park that overlooks Boston.
If you want to read about dog lovers like yourself, this is a charming account of the different types of owners. Gilbert himself used to be afraid of dogs and has now been transformed into a dog person who loves being at Amory Park.
It just goes to show that the right experiences can turn almost anyone into a dog person!
The story of Oogy is a heart-breaking and heart-warming one all in one. Used as dog-fighting bait when he was a puppy, Oogy has really struggled in life.
A family met him at a veterinary hospital while putting their terminally ill cat to sleep and couldn’t resist him after his life was saved. There, they decided to take Oogy home and began a life-long journey with a dog who might otherwise never have had a second chance.
They rescued the dog against all the odds and with them, he lived a great life. The book shows that every dog deserves a chance, and it will make you very thankful Oogy got his.
These books are about a boy named Marty who rescues a beagle named Shiloh from a cruel owner and takes him home. Shiloh and Marty form a strong bond, but they have to fight to stay together since all of the external forces are against them. This is a story of true love between best friends.
The books were also made into sad but ultimately heart-warming movies.
If you are after books for dog lovers these are the perfect place to start. Time to get lost in a good book.
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.