Though Michael Vick has returned to the NFL, his past continues to be in the news. Read more about Bad Newz Kennels, animal rescue and and the canine-human connection in these library titles.
The Vick Dogs and Animal Rescue
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant
Investigation of Bad Newz Kennels, and the later rescue and rehabilitation of the Vick Dogs. The Lost Dogs appears on Library Journal’s Best of 2011 list and has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
Dogtown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation and Redemption by Stefan Bechtel
Inside stories from Best Friends Animal Shelter, who rehabilitated multiple Vick dogs and produced the above video (they also are the focus of Dog Town, the documentary series on the National Geographic Channel.)
Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep.
Two daughters (one a professional gambler, one a toymaker) care for their terminally ill mother and her 17 rescue dogs. Surreal and funny.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Enzo the terrier mix narrates the story of his race-car driver owner.
Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith.
Eccentric lives of the residents of a London apartment building, including. Written by the author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz.
Thriller featuring Golden Retrievers from a longtime bestselling author.
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
Entrepreneur is sentenced to community service; he finds a friend in a pit bull on the run from a dog fighting ring.
A Year of Cats and Dogs by Margaret Hawkins
Abandoned by her live-in boyfriend, woman realizes she can hear animals think. Staff favorite.
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