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McKenzie, Precious

Summary: An introduction to the history and characteristics of pit bulls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rourke Educational Media 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.7 MCK

Dickey, Bronwen

Summary: When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: how had the breed--beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, TV's "Little Rascals"--come to be known as a brutal fighter. Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits--the cruelty of which helped spark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 DIC

Meeks, Marika

Summary: "Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter -- but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone's heart. Even so, Marika wasn't sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika's life was crazy already. She was recovering from stage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 636.7

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: This book invites readers to meet the devoted American pit bull terrier. Readers will examine the history, physical attributes, development, and behavior of the American pit bull terrier breed. Coat, color, size, and care instructions are also discussed. Full-color photos allow readers to see these strong, confident dogs in a variety of situations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Company 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.7559 MAT

Myles, Eileen

Summary: The author writes an account of her relationship with her pit bull Rosie. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie's death, the author launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet owner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MYLES, EILEEN MYL

Benjamin, Carol Lea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow/Harper Collins 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

Levin, Larry (Laurence M.)

Summary: When the family's terminally ill cat had to be put down, Larry Levin and his twin sons Dan and Noah were devastated. But what was a sad day turned out to be one of the Levin family's most rewarding experience as it was the same day the family fell in love with Oogy, and ugly, one-eared dog. Over the next several years, Oogy proved to be the quintessential family companion.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 636.7 LEV

Benjamin, Carol Lea.

Summary: In New York City, PI Rachel Alexander of Greenwich Village investigates a hit-and-run, aided by Dash, her pit bull who can sense danger. The victim was a gay painter, and suspects range from people after his art to people after his prize dog. A debut in fiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

Franklin, Deirdre

Summary: All dogs are special, but living with a pit bull really is different. You know how loyal and lovable your dog is, but your life can be affected by the breed's undeserved reputation. The Pit Bull Life celebrates the everyday joys of owning a pit bull—from their boundless energy to their love of life—while providing helpful facts and strategies you need to counter unfair laws and policies you may...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.7 FRA

Wilson, Susan

Summary: Circumstances bring a stray dog and an ex-businessman together.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WIL

Gorant, Jim.

Summary: This book tells the story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As the author discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 GOR

Levin, Larry (Laurence M.)

Summary: "A heartwarming story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.7 LEV

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.7 LEV

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 LEV

Wilson, Susan

Summary: "When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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Benjamin, Carol Lea.

Summary: A mystery in a New York home for the handicapped, featuring PI Rachel Alexander and her pit bull. They go undercover to investigate a suspicious death, posing as therapy dog and trainer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

Cameron, W. Bruce

Summary: A rescue dog to the rescue! Lily is the smallest puppy in her litter and the only girl. Her brothers are bigger and stronger and like to push her around. When Lily meets a girl named Maggie Rose at the animal shelter, Lily discovers things are not so bad. Lily's size means that she can help other animals who are in trouble. It's Lily to the rescue!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Starscape, a Tom Doherty Associates Book 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CAM

Dickey, Bronwen

Summary: When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: how had the breed-beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, TV's "Little Rascals"-come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits-the cruelty of which drew the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2016

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Gorant, Jim.

Summary: Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. When Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down, he and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.755 GOR