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A Big Little Life: a Memoir of a Joyful Dog

By Dean Koontz

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Besides quite regularly manifesting her extraordinariness, Trixie made Koontz ponder the nature of intelligence, interspecies communication, sympathy, intuition, love and the loyalty it engenders, and other species' degrees of consciousness, including the knowledge of personal death. (from BookList)
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A Dog Called Perth: The True Story of a Beagle

By Peter Martin

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From the instant they spotted the forlorn puppy in the kennel, as she stared at them with her intense eyes, Cindy and Peter Martin knew she was the one for them. Almost immediately, Perth became a central part of the household, a dog for all dogs. (book description)
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Colter : the True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had

By Rick Bass

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Colter was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Bass realized he had a raging genius on his hands, and he raided his daughters' college fund to send Colter to the best schools. (book description)
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Come Back Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

By Steven Winn

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(T)he story of Winn's tireless pursuit to win over this hesitant, stubborn, and endearingly eccentric dog. (from BookList)
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Dog Man: an Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain

By Martha Sherrill

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After the Japanese surrender in 1945, there were only sixteen Akita dogs left in the country...Morie (Sawataishi) became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the breed, and he did it in a very un-Japanese way: defying convention, breaking the law, giving up the opportunity to hold prestigious engineering jobs in Tokyo... (from summary)
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Dog Years: a Memoir

By Mark Doty

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(T)wo dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails. (from summary)
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Dogged Pursuit: My Year of Competing Dusty, the World’s Least Likely Agility Dog

By Robert Rodi

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An urban intellectual and a scruffy, disobedient Sheltie team up to conquer the Canine Agility pro-circuit in this hysterical account of the quest for glory in the competitive dog world. (from summary)
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For Bea: The Story of the Beagle Who Changed My Life

By Kristin Von Kreisler

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...Von Kreisler found a beagle named Bea whose traumatic past included a stay at an animal-research facility...(S)he was determined to help the cowering, malnourished animal. From the dog's condition, von Kreisler knew it wouldn't be easy. She was right. (from BookList)
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Good Dog. Stay

By Anna Quindlen

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Heartening and bittersweet, this book honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers (readers) a valuable lesson: Sometimes an old dog can teach a person new tricks. (from summary)
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Huck: the Remarkable True Story of What One Lost Puppy Taught a Family – and a Whole Town – About Hope and Happy Endings

By Janet Elder

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(A) page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family's devotion to each other. (from summary)
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