Adoption and Rescue

  • ADAMSON, Eve Your Outta Control Adopted Dog: How to Turn Your Crazy Companion into a Delightful Dog Neptune City: TFH, 2003. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 159 pages, index, resources (books and organizations); numerous color photos by Isabelle Français, Connie Isbell, Karen Taylor, and John Tyson. Step-by-step instruction on such challenges as housetraining, separation anxiety, hyperactivity, shyness, aggression, barking, chewing, and digging. 1st printing. As new condition. $6.50

  • ARRUZZA, Rick El Paseo de Sparky Stamford: Three Spots Productions, 2003. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 24 pages, endpaper map of "El Vecindario de Sparky"; illustrated by Pilar Newton; translated from the English by Rosario Brooks. Spanish-language edition of the fact-based children's picture story of a mixed breed (pointer and pit bull) and her journey from a New York City shelter to a happy home in Connecticut. As new condition. $7.00
    ---- Sparky's Walk Stamford: Three Spots Productions, 2003. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 24 pages, endpaper map of "Sparky's Neighborhood"; illustrated by Pilar Newton. Fact-based children's picture story of a mixed breed (pointer and pit bull) and her journey from a New York City shelter to a happy home in Connecticut. As new condition. $7.00

  • BENJAMIN, Carol Lea The Chosen Puppy: How to Select and Raise a Great Puppy from an Animal Shelter New York: Howell Book House, 1990. Wraps, 8vo, 87 pages, line drawings. Multiple copies (3d, 4th, and 5th printings): all in as new condition; $7.00. Inscribed copy: 5th printing, as new condition signed by the author on the title page; $10.00
  • There are more books by Carol Lea Benjamin in our "Behavior and Training" department.

  • BRANIGAN, Cynthia A. Adopting the Racing Greyhound New York: Howell Book House, 1992. Wraps, 8vo, 148 pages, index, black-and-white photos; foreword by Cleveland Amory. 9th printing. As new condition. $4.00
    ---- Adopting the Racing Greyhound (2d edition) New York: Howell Book House, 1998. Wraps, 8vo, 178 pages, index, photographic anatomy chart, black-and-white photos (including a gallery of other sighthounds), lengthy list of adoption organizations and other resources. 1st printing. As new condition. $8.00

  • FOSTER, Stephen Walking Ollie, or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog New York: Perigee/Penguin, 2008. Wraps (with a color photo of Ollie on the front cover), 8vo, 177 pages, black-and-white photos. A memoir of a shelter whippet and a novelist living in London, of which the Times Literary Supplement wrote, "Foster's wryly perceptive book perfectly illustrates the truism that the only thing wrong with dogs is their owners." Stated 1st American edition/1st printing. Very good condition (remainder mark on bottom edge). $3.00

  • LUFKIN, Elise Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet Guilford: The Lyons Press, 2005. Pictorial wraps, large 8vo, 125 pages, 1-page recommended reading list, list of organizations (adoption and pet activities); full-page and smaller black-and-white photos by Diana Walker. Inspiring true stories of adopted dogs and their rescuers; fine photography. 1st thus/3d printing. As new condition. $10.00
    ---- Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs Guilford: The Lyons Press, 2003. Pictorial wraps, large 8vo, 180 pages, recommended reading list, list of organizations (adoption and pet activities); foreword by Jamie Lee Curtis; black-and-white photos by Diana Walker. Fine full-page photos complement true stories of dog adoption. Includes a thoughtful discussion of adoption issues. 2d printing. As new condition. $10.00

  • MAHOOD, Jan Adopting a Dog: A Complete Authoritative Guide Neptune City: YearBooks Inc./TFH, 1998. Hardcover, 4to, 64 pages, color photos. Includes a chapter on rescue on the Internet. As new condition. $10.00

  • McCULLOUGH, Susan Your New Dog: An Expert Answers Your Every Question Sterling: Capital Books, Inc. (A Pets Are Family Too Book), 2003. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 257 pages, index, black-and-white drawings. Covers all aspects, including selection, feeding, grooming, socializing and training, housebreaking, and exercise; of special interest are chapters on "Building Your New Dog's Knowledge" and "Sharing Your Life with Your New Dog." Appendices provide "A Dog Breed Primer" and "Sample Contracts" typical of those used by pet adoption agencies. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $6.00

  • PAPURT, M. L., DVM Saved! A Guide to Success with Your Shelter Dog Hauppauge: Barron's, 1997. Wraps, 8vo, 162 pages, index, 80 color photos; black-and-white illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges. All the basics of adoption and ongoing general care, by a veterinarian who has adopted more than 20 shelter dogs. 1st printing. As new condition. $6.00

  • RAEKE, Carolyn Guide to Adopting an Ex-Racing Greyhound Neptune City: TFH, 1997. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 64 pages, index, color photos (a few black-and-whites of historical interest). Near fine condition. $6.95

  • RUBENSTEIN, Eliza, and Shari Kalina The Adoption Option: Choosing and Raising the Shelter Dog for You New York: Howell Book House, 1996. Wraps, 8vo, 180 pages, black-and-white photos. 1st printing. As new condition. $10.00

  • SCOTT, Traer Shelter Dogs London and New York: Merrell Publishers Limited, 2006. Cloth, 4to, dust jacket, 96 pages, illustrated endpapers, list of international charitable organizations. Fine black-and-white portraits capture the nobility and beauty of dogs who have endured homelessness; with brief text by the photographer and biographies of each dog pictured. 1st edition. Near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket. $20.00

  • STAR, Nora, edited by Greyhound Tales: True Stories of Rescue, Compassion & Love Fort Bragg: Lost Coast Press, 1997. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 116 pages, resources, 16-page color photo insert of portraits of rescued dogs; introduction by Susan Netboy. Numerous contributors share inspiring stories of rescued greyhounds. 1st edition. As new condition. $11.00

  • SWANBECK, Steve Disposable Dogs: Heartwarming, True Stories of Courage and Compassion Chester: White Swan Publishing, 2004. Pictorial wraps, 12mo, 198 pages. A collection of 70 true stories of dogs rescued throughout the United States. Stated 1st printing. As new condition. $10.00

    Dogs and Other Animal Companions

  • MARLIN, Herbert A Pet in the Family: A Guide to the Care and Training of Pets Burlington: Emily Post Institute, Inc. (Emily Post's Guidebooks for Homemakers series), 1963. Decorated and gilt-stamped hardcover, 8vo, 113 pages, index, black-and-white photos and drawings. Opens with a long chapter on "The Child and His Dog -- Care and Training;" also discusses cats, ponies, birds, guppies, white mice, hamsters, and why "Animals Need to Be Talked To." 1st edition. Very good condition (spine shows some wear). $11.00

  • MILLER, Cynthia D. Creating a Peaceable Kingdom: How to Live with More Than One Pet Yuba City: Animalia Publishing, 1997. Illustrated hardcover, 4to, 223 pages, detailed index, annotated bibliography, brief glossary, black-and-white illustrations. Advice on keeping multiple dogs and other animals (cats, birds, rabbits) and on combining the various species in one family. Covers everything from introducing animals to one another, to toys and daily care. 1st edition/2d printing. As new condition. $18.00

  • SIKORA SIINO, Betsy You Want a What for a Pet?! A Guide to 12 Alternative Pets New York: Howell Book House, 1996. Hardcover, 8vo, 212 pages, black-and-white and color photos, charts, roster of unusual-pet organizations. Discusses the ball python, chinchilla, ferret, frog and toad, green iguana, hedgehog, tarantula, hermit crab, miniature potbellied pig, rat and mouse, salamander, turtle and tortoise. 1st edition. As new condition. $12.00

  • VLK, Elisabeth Guillet Creature Comforts: A Guide to Animals and Their Care Leesburg (Va.): National Humane Education Society, 1996. Pictorial wraps, 16mo, 124 pages, fill-in dog and cat health records. Covers a variety of animals and birds; contains the Humane Code of Honor. Good condition (pages faintly browned). $4.00

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