Book Hunters in Brief #96: Books for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

I will admit that when those SPCA PSAs come on my television, my hand instinctively shoots for the remote; I cannot change the channel fast enough. I'm guessing I'm not the only one. I'm also guessing I'm not the only one who feels ashamed for turning my back on the suffering of those animals. I think a small part of that impulse to avert my eyes has to do with the sheer scope of the problem. I can't save them all. I feel powerless. The organizers of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month understand that. They're not asking us to save them all--just one. Here are a few books that the Book Hunters hope will inspire you to do what you can.

Pick a Pup / by Marsha Wilson Chall. Art by Jed Henry.

Naptime with Theo & Beau by Jessica Shyba

Cherry and Olive by Benjamin Lacombe

Dogtripping : 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on our Canine Cross-Country Adventure by David Rosenfelt

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon.

The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of "Unadoptables" Taught Me about Service, Hope & Healing by Susannah Charleson

There are few things in life that are as just plain nice as reading a good book (preferably by a fire) with a furry friend at your side. The only problem is that it is so nice that you burn through a lot of books, so you're going to need some reading suggestions sooner or later. Book Hunters to the rescue!