Happy National Dog Day!

Did you know August 26 is National Dog Day? It's the only day that celebrates all dogs both purebreds and mixed. There are lots of ways to celebrate National Dog Day like taking your dog for a walk at the park or giving your dog an appreciative hug or acknowledging the dogs that work to protect us and save lives. Need a new best friend? Consider adoption from a local animal rescue! Here's some books recently added to the pet collection...

"A heartwarming and inspirational book for the tens of millions of dog owners and dog lovers-and the newest addition to the phenomenal Unlikely Friendship series, a publishing program with three New York Times bestselling books and, with its bestselling calendars, nearly two million copies in print. Unlikely Friendships: Dogs brings together twenty-seven new stories of canine kindness and courage, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes. Meet Rex, a Belgian Malinois who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. Popeye the Mastiff, who ran into a burning stable and saved seventeen terrified horses by nibbling at their hooves. And a pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag. (Yes, picture a tortoise running after a dog!) Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, remarkable bravery are more thana lovely tribute; they are proof that dogs are every creature's best friend"--.

This feel-good book will tug on the heartstrings of dog-lovers everywhere, with 150 photos of joyous rescue dogs and tales of their happy-ever-afters, from Australian Working Dog Rescue. Featured in these pages are Australia's classic working breeds - kelpies, cattle dogs, border collies, koolies - that have been simply thrown on the scrapheap; dumped or surrendered to pounds across Australia. The lucky ones end up in the care of Carey and Di Edwards at Australian Working Dog Rescue and their Australia-wide team of volunteers and carers. Some have found new careers as blissful family pets and canine companions, while others have fulfilled their working-dog destinies on rural properties.

Shelter dogs in a photo booth by Guinnevere Shuster

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