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September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Do you love dogs or own a dog? Here are some easy ways you can be a responsible dog owner that the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County suggest: commit to providing a loving home for the lifetime of your pet, spay or neuter your pet, keeping your pet healthy, exercising your pet regularly, keep them well-groomed, choose the right collar and get an identification tag, take your dog to obedience training and keep him or her on a leash when out and about. Check out the dog training books in the pet collection in the library.

Great Fourth Grade Reads

Looking for some great Fourth Grade reads? Try some of these:

The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; illustrations by Patricia Castelao

Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume; illustrated by Roy Doty

Cesar at Caesars Windsor

Cesar Millan, dog behaviorist and famed star of the TV show, "The Dog Whisperer" (which is in its final 9th season on the Nat Geo WILD channel) will make an appearance for his "Trust Your Instincts" tour at the Colosseum stage at 9:00 PM on Friday, November 23 at Caesars Windsor. In his seminar, he will share his expertise on how to build a happy and healthy relationship between dog owners and their canine companions. Check out Cesar's books we have in the pet collection!

Unusual Pets

Pot-bellied pigs: a complete and up-to-date guide by Dennis Kelsey-Wood

The chinchilla handbook: filled with full-color photographs by Sharon L. Vanderlip; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges

Cockatiels: everything about purchase, care, behavior, and health by Thomas Haupt and Julie Rach Mancini; illustrations by György Jankovics; [translated from the German by Rita Kimber]

Michigan Pet Finders Community

Michigan Pet Finders Community is a great local resource that has links for posting about a lost pet, a found pet, tips for keeping pets safe in this extreme heat, and other great links. Be sure to check this site out and don't forget to give you pets plenty of water and keep them cool this summer!

It is Hot Out There

A very sad, hot dog was left in their car while the humans were using the library today when the temperature outside was well over ninety degrees. This means it is a good time to share a friendly reminder from the folks at Homeward Bound Rescue League. Please do not leave your pet in the car, at the library or anywhere else.

Books About Cats That Are Non-Fiction

Decorate a Dog

Earn your "Make Tracks" badge by decorating a dog. Stop by the main help desk to pick up the outline, take it home and creatively use your favorite medium to fill it in. What will your dog be, a patchwork quilt of colors and fabrics or photos of your favorite pet? Your finished artwork will be displayed beneath the Help Desk, so do your best!

Teen Fiction Books About Cats and Dogs

My boyfriends' dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall


The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King


Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi


Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari

Books About Cats That Are Fiction

Books About Dogs That Are Non-Fiction

Dog Memoirs

Memoirs About Dogs- Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:

A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock

Dog house: a love story by Carol Prisant

Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin

Books About Dogs: Fiction

Bone dogs: a novel by Roger Alan Skipper

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

A dog's life by Gerald Hammond

Best in Show Dog Show

Our second annual Best in Show Dog Show will be held Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the CPL backyard. Which will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours?

To enter a dog in this event, print off, fill out, and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 14th. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for:
  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Best Behaved
  • Best Looking
  • Best Largest
  • Best Smallest
  • Best in Show
Winners will receive prizes. There will be free hot dogs and pop. Dogs must be registered to be eligible, but humans can just show up!

Children's Books to Love

From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?

The Winning Name Is...

The votes have been tallied, and we're pleased to announce that Teddy Carnival is the winning name in our Name the Fish contest! Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest, and congratulations to Maya K. for suggesting the name that received the most votes from library staff.

Meet Our Newest Arrival

We are proud to announce the newest arrival to the library — our new baby fish! Now, we just need a little help naming him. Stop by the Children's Department to submit your name suggestion, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Service Dogs are so Helpful!

In Sunday's USA Weekend magazine, the cover story focused on how service dogs are trained to assist humans with tasks that were unimaginable a decade ago such as: detecting seizures and diabetic blood sugar spikes, providing calm and comfort to autistic children, helping veterans overcome PTSD, and much more. Interested in raising an assistance dog or volunteering? Contact Paws for a Cause to help.

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show

The Detroit Kennel Dog Show will hold its annual benched competition this weekend, March 3 and March 4, at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Besides judging who will win Best in Show, there will be herding demonstrations, agility contests, the Rock-n-Roll K9 Performance Team, pet therapy dogs, and local canine celebrities.

Pekingese is Westminster Winner!

Malachy, a 4-year old Pekinese took home the Best in Show prize at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Dog Show Tuesday night in New York City. He defeated a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund to win the silver bowl. No prize money is awarded to the winner, but the prestige is plenty.