Embarking on a road trip when Aunt Peg is appointed a judge at a Kentucky dog show, Melanie is horrified when a family friend, a former poodle exhibitor, suffers a fatal accident after old rivalries resurface at the expo center.
Struggling with an unhinged boss, a girlfriend who wants someone better and an apartment that should be condemned, Jonathan agrees to look after his brother's dogs, who become his companions during perspective-changing daily walks to visit an alluring vet.
Lily and the Octopus by Steven RowleyRowley has lovingly captured what it is like to be totally invested in caring for another life, another heart. This book is a true gift for anyone who has experienced the loss of a dog, but especially for those of us who have nursed a beloved dog through an illness even though you both knew it was going to be a losing battle.
Just Life by Neil AbramsonA NYC veterinarian operating a no-kill rescue shelter must keep her wits about her after a deadly, sweeping virus is believed to be carried and spread by dogs.
The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan WilsonA grief-stricken Boston K-9 unit policeman turned animal-control officer struggles to rescue a traumatized dog gone feral at the same time he is challenged to prove that his delinquent older brother has returned to the drug business.