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Home > Blog > October 2013 > Go, Dog, Go!

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

Tags: Children's books, Pre-K

The Stray Dog
The Stray Dog
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs
May I Pet Your Dog?
May I Pet Your Dog?
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