Did you know? October is National-Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, so if you’re thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, now is the perfect time to do it.
Of course, bringing a dog home is a big commitment, and one that should not be taken lightly. But if you and your family are ready for it, adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue organization is a great way to find the perfect companion.
Here is a sample of some great books available right now at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Even if you’re not ready to adopt a dog, we are sure your family will enjoy reading these wonderful stories together!
Books about adopting a dog:
Let’s Get a Pup! said Kate by Bob Graham
Mutt Dog! by Stephen Michael King
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
Fleabag by Helen Stephens
Books about real dogs (and happy endings!):
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean; photographs by K.C. Bailey and Stephen Kazmierski
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz
Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley
Books about kids, dogs and safety:
May I Pet Your Dog?: The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids) by Stephanie Calmenson; illustrated by Jan Ormerod
How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George; illustrated by Sue Truesdell
Tails Are Not for Pulling by Elizabeth Verdick; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear! by Matthew Baek
Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer; illustrations by Larry Day