7 Essential Books for Pet Lovers

Posted by Samantha Bubar

For the pet lovers who also love reading, here are a few recommendations!

It is such a welcome part of the day to relax with a hot beverage and curl up on the couch with a good book. This ritual is made even more sweet with something furry cuddling with you and a good book about a pet.

Here are some books that the pet lover will enjoy.

"Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog" by John Grogan

"Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty."

This book is a true testimony to the depths of our relationships with our canine companions.


"The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter" by Holly Robinson

This memoir about a family with a gerbil farm is magnificently written.


"Dewey" by Vicki Myron

"I saw the kitten huddled in the front left corner of the box. It was tucked up in a little space underneath a book, so all I could see at first was its head. It looked grey in the shadows, almost like a little rock, and I could tell its fur was dirty and tangled."

Here's a true story about the rescue of a kitten that was dumped in the night drop box at a library and turned into a small-town legend.


"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

"But we have received a sign, Edith - a mysterious sign. A miracle has happened on this farm... in the middle of the web there were the words 'Some Pig'... we have no ordinary pig."

"Well", said Mrs. Zuckerman, "it seems to me you're a little off. It seems to me we have no ordinary spider."

We all recognize this children classic about the power of friendship and animals.


"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

"It's hard not to immediately fall in love witha dog who has a good sense of humor."

This book is a heartwarming story of a new girl in town that is befriended by a mischievous mutt.


"Love That Dog" by Sharon Creech

"and Sky was

chasing chasing chasing

with his feet going

every which way

and his tail


A book of poetry from the perspective of a young boy, who uses poetry to finally tell the story of his beloved dog Sky.


"Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell

"My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees."

Written in 1877, this was one of the first books to be written from an animal's point of view.


Put the kettle on the burner, grab your softest blanket, let your pet up onto the couch and get reading!

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7 Essential Books for Pet Lovers