Real Life Stories

Author Susannah Charleston – ‘Scent of the Missing’

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Susannah Charleston shares the adventures with her search-and-rescue dog, a Golden Retriever named Puzzle, and chronicles the close relationship they forge as they search for the lost.


Author Clare Cogbill – ‘A Dog like Ralph’

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This is the humorous, sometimes sad, and eventually uplifting story of Ralph and the friends he has met along the way. He is a rescue dog with a difficult past who loves other dogs, is frightened of people and cars and mesmerized by cats and rabbits. It is partly told through his eyes and describes how what he has experienced before has affected how he interacts with those around him.


Author Pen Farthing – ‘Wylie’ The Dog that never gave up

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The remarkable true story of Wylie, a dog who endured horrific cruelty in Afghanistan and survived against the odds to become top dog at the 2014 Scruffts ‘Family Crossbreed of the Year’ competition.

Author Pen Farthing – ‘One dog at a time’ -Saving the Strays of Helmand

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In a remote outpost of NowZad, in Helmand Province, Pen Farthing and his troop of young Royal Marines survive frequent engagements with the Taliban and forge links with the local community. Pen’s tour of duty will change his life forever, but for entirely unexpected reasons …Appalled by the horrors of a local dog fight, he intervenes to free the victims. One of these dogs finds his way into the Marine compound – and into Pen’s heart

Author Pen Farthing  – ‘No Place Like Home: A New Beginning with the Dogs of Afghanistan’

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No Place like Home is the true story of one man’s courage and persistence as he struggles to give his dogs at home, and those still in Afghanistan, the best possible chance. It will warm – and break – the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.


Author Janetta Harvey – ‘Saving Susie-Belle’

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Saving Susie-Belle: rescued from the horrors of a puppy farm, one dog’s uplifting true story of hope, survival and love.

Author Janetta Harvey – ‘Saving One More’


This book explores the dark, dirty world of commercial dog breeding


L.G. Lacey – Blue Genes


This is a biography of a very special dog.


Grant Hayter-Menzies – From Stray Dog to WWI Hero


The courageous life of Rags (1916-1936), a terrier stray rescued from the streets of Paris to become mascot of the First Division


Wendy Holden – ‘Haatchi and Little B’

41KXdftNCfL._SY445_The moving and inspirational story of the friendship between one boy and his dog.


Wendy Holden – ‘Uggie The Artist: My Story’


The undisputed canine star of multiple-award-winning movie The Artist tells all. From his humble beginnings as a pound-bound hound, Uggie confesses to his youthful misdemeanours , before taking the reader on a page-turning journey through his career as a Jack Russell pin-up, star of numerous commercials, and bit-part player in several B-list movies.

Wendy Holden – ‘Mr Scraps’

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Inspired by the true story of a dog named Rip who was the first search-and-rescue dog during the Second World War, Mr. Scraps is a heartwarming story of courage, love and devotion that will appeal to parents and children alike.


Tracey Ison  – ‘For The Love Of Hounds: A Story of Life, Love, Loss & Licks’


A Gentle stroll through the lives of four very individual and much loved hounds.


Author Fiona Ingram – ‘Champ: My Story of Survival’


One dog’s true story of survival, against terrible odds. The proceeds from the book and merchandise sales go towards Champ’s on-going rehabilitation

Author Fiona Ingram – ‘The Poppy Project’

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Poppy is Fiji’s most famous dog and her amazing journey has helped to highlight the desperate plight of animals in Fiji.


Author Chris Kent – ‘What a difference a dog makes- the tail of the k9 project’


A story to warm the hearts of all dog lovers… This is the story of the K9 Project. The desire for connection is a fundamental human need, and for some the closest they come to feeling connected can start with a dog.


Author Sue Morgan – Dave D’s Diary -The Real Life Adventures of a Loveable Collie in the British Isles


Dave D’s story is one of overcoming fears, embracing opportunity and jumping at any chance to go on a new adventure.


Author – Catherine Pickles


The quite very actual adventures of Worzel Wooface



Author Christina Potter – ‘Chester Gigolo Diary of a Dog Star’


Some dogs are born to be stars… Chester Gigolo is a Berger Picard who dreams of stardom. In this diary of his ambitious first year, this canine actor, ­athlete, and author recounts his exciting life in New York City


Author Kelly Preston – ‘Real Dogs Don’t Whisper’


Do you believe in second chances? Real Dogs Don’t Whisper book is about second chances and miracles. Award winning, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper is more than a book about dogs – it’s a book about life.


Author Teresa J. Rhyne – ‘The Dogs Were Rescued (and so Was I )’


Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) is the poignant yet hilarious exploration of how you move forward when you’ve done everything you can and it’s still not enough.


Author John Searancke – Dog Days in the Fortunate Islands: A New Life in Hidden Tenerife

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On the brink of retirement, John and his wife Sally are determined to end a life at the grindstone in grimy and wet Lancashire. Together with their beloved Jack Russell/Staffie cross, Freddie, a rescue dog from the local RSPCA, they embark on the journey of a lifetime and relocate to the island of Tenerife.