You’re invited to explore items on dogs and their connections with people, especially those in helpful roles as service dogs, available in the Cobb County Public Library System’s Adult and Juvenile collections. Learn how dogs are engaged in mental health, senior care, military, emergency assistance, and simple friendship. Below is a sampling:
- The possibility dogs: what a handful of “unadoptables” taught me about service, hope, and healing by Susannah Charleson
- Soldier dogs: the untold story of America’s canine heroes by Maria Goodavage
- A dog walks into a nursing home: lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher by Sue Halpern
- Trident K9 warriors: my tales from the training ground to the battlefield with elite Navy SEAL canines by Mike Ritland
- Pukka’s promise: the quest for longer-lived dogs by Ted Kerasote explores the author’s efforts to find information on canine health for his beloved dog. Kerasote also wrote Merle’s door: lessons from a freethinking dog.
- A dog is a dog: and that’s why he’s so special by Clarice Rutherford is a juvenile book on training dogs and their history.
- Dogs on duty: soldiers’ best friends on the battlefield and beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent is juvenile book on the lives of specially trained military dogs, from the work lives through retirement.
- Through a dog’s eyes [videorecording] , a PBS documentary on people with disabilities and “the heartwarming and sometimes challenging process of being matched with and receiving a service dog.”
- To the rescue: found dogs with a mission by Elsie Lufkin tells stories of “throw away” dogs – and one cat – who left rough backgrounds and were transformed into helpful friends of people with special needs.