Category: Book Reviews

Not For Dog Lovers Only: Pit Bull by Bronwen Dickey Highly Recommended for Anyone Interested in Media, Politics, Power and Race Relations

Not For Dog Lovers Only: Pit Bull by Bronwen Dickey Highly Recommended for Anyone Interested in Media, Politics, Power and Race Relations
If I could put ONE book on your Must Read list this year, particularly THIS year as so many of us have become news junkies striving to understand the interplay of politics, money, media relations and how power and disenfranchisement work in our country, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey... Read more »

Dog Rescuer? Animal Welfare Advocate? Know the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and Put Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp on Your MUST Read List

Dog Rescuer? Animal Welfare Advocate? Know the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and Put Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp on Your MUST Read List
NOTE: I make reference to two graphic rescue scenarios in this post as illustrative points in a larger discussion (no images). I will place them in italics so you may skim past if you are sensitive and would just prefer to read about the issues here without the examples. I know a lot of Dog... Read more »

The Midnight Dog Walkers by Annie Phenix is a Must Read, Dog Lovers

The Midnight Dog Walkers by Annie Phenix is a Must Read, Dog Lovers
Annie Phenix had me at the title. My membership into the Midnight Dog Walker’s Club began with my blind, highly sensitive chow mix. As some blind dogs do, Penny had reversed day and night, leading us to discover that her anxiety was greatly decreased when I walked her, for a full hour, at midnight every... Read more »
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Pupstyles of the Rich and Famous: The Chicago Pet Project Supports The Puppy Mill Project in High Chicago Style

Pupstyles of the Rich and Famous: The Chicago Pet Project Supports The Puppy Mill Project in High Chicago Style
I’ll admit it, I did not expect to open this book to see two alpacas standing in a gorgeous kitchen. My mind kept asking, “So, where is this alpaca rescue? Was there an alpaca hoarder near Peotone that I didn’t hear about?  Wait! How in the heck do you get two alpacas in an elevator?” Let’s... Read more »

Landfill Dogs a Poignant, Stirring Contemplation on Shelter Dogs

Landfill Dogs a Poignant, Stirring Contemplation on Shelter Dogs
Shannon Johnstone’s Landfill Dogs is an exquisite meditation on shelter dogs unlike any other. A book born out of a project she was led into through the simple act of asking questions that don’t occur to most of us but that, once asked, once answered, will change the way you see the world forever. A... Read more »

A Ruff Road Home: The Court Case Dogs of Chicago a Must Read for ALL Who Love Chicago

A Ruff Road Home: The Court Case Dogs of Chicago a Must Read for ALL Who Love Chicago
If you think Ruff Road is simply a book about rescue dogs, I can assure you it is so very much more. You do not have to be a pet owner, or even a dog lover, to find much to be proud of and inspired by in this beautiful and informative book on Safe Humane... Read more »
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