Dog Joy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe

Dog JoyAnyone who knows dogs also knows that dogs know how to live life. They sure can get happy and excited, even over the littlest things!

Is there anything better than a happy dog? One look at their excited faces, wagging tails, and smiling eyes is enough to melt even the hardest of hearts. Now, some of the most joyous and adorable family dogs can be seen in what is sure to be the most “Awww”-inspiring book of the holiday season: DogJoy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe.

From the editors of THE BARK magazine, DogJoy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe is a collection of 300 of the very best full-color pics from the pack! Each entry features either a personal tale or a hilarious caption—but the real story is all in the photos themselves.

Whether you love the Laughers, Giggler, Sweeties, or one of the many other categories of joyful dogs featured in this book, it will be hard to choose your favorite.

We got a chance to see a copy of the book and love it! There are some truly funny photos inside, and all of them made us smile big. Of course we were particularly fond of the smiling dogs who had been rescued, but they were all so cute it would be hard to pick a favorite. We think it would be a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Doesn’t everyone need a bit more joy?

Enter to win! One lucky reader will get a copy of Dog Joy! Just leave a comment on this post telling us a story of how your dog shows joy. The giveaway will close at midnight on December 1st. You may enter daily until the giveaway ends. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure your email address is correct in the comment form.

*this giveaway is now closed, congrats to Lorri*

DOGTOWN: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

DogTown coverI recently got a copy of DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption for review on this site. I was so excited to check it out because the show, DogTown, from National Geographic, is so great, I just knew the book would be too.

I was not disappointed at all! Be sure to have tissues handy, because if you love dogs, your bound to shed a few tears. You will also be uplifted by the spirit of the dogs, and those who work with them.

The book features stories of 15 different dogs at DogTown, which is part of the Best Friends Animal Society located in Angel Canyon (Kanab, Utah). Each dog story is so unique, and if you watch the show you may recognize some of the dogs in the book!

As you read, you will learn their stories, what life is like at DogTown, and more about the relationship between the dog and the DogTown staff. There are also essays about animal health and behavior. It’s not just a great book about dogs, it’s also educational.

So many of the dogs at DogTown come from situations where other people thought there was no saving them. A prime example is the story of Georgia, a dog rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring. You will get to know a dog named Rush who came from a war zone in Lebanon, Tuffy who came from a hoarder yet never lost his spunk, and a touching story of a fluffy dog named Bruno, and his last days at Dogtown. Each dog has seen so much, but with the love and support of those working on their behalf, miracles do happen and the dogs learn to trust again. It’s a great work that they are doing, and a wonderful book honoring them.

DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption is a perfect gift idea for the dog lover in your life. It was one of those books that was impossible to put down, and one that is going to stay with me forever. We have always been supporters of Best Friends Animal Society, but after reading this book about DogTown, we know without a doubt that there is something amazing about them! You can find the book wherever books are sold.