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Ventura, Marne

Summary: Describes the job service dogs do, what makes a good service dog, and the places they work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Luke, Melinda

Summary: Discusses the evolution of dogs, the acuteness of their senses, their ability to learn new tasks, and the many ways that they are helpful to humans, such as serving as helpers for disabled persons and working as police dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE LUK

Kensky, Jessica

Summary: Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEN

Furstinger, Nancy

Summary: Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2016

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Cameron, W. Bruce

Summary: Toby, an unusually calm beagle puppy, finds his purpose when Mona and her mother adopt him and teach him to be a therapy dog at a nursing home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tom Doherty Associates 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CAM

Stamper, Judith Bauer.

Summary: Describes how dogs can help recapture exotic pets that have been released into the wild, locate endangered animals for tagging, and identify smugglers at airports.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ventura, Marne

Summary: Describes the job therapy dogs do, what makes a good therapy dog, and the places they work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Foster, Joanna.

Summary: Photographs and brief text describe the skills of retrievers, sheep and cattle dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, greyhounds, bloodhounds, police dogs, watchdogs, huskies, and other canines that work for man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 1972

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 636.7 FOS

O'Neill, Catherine

Summary: Describes the ways in which dogs are bred and trained for such careers as livestock guardian, herder, helper for the disabled, sled-puller, and entertainer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 1988

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 636.7 O'NE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Clutton-Brock, Juliet.

Summary: Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of dogs, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds. Offers guidance on dog care and training.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1991

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Buller, Laura

Summary: An introduction to dogs discusses different breeds, their size, strong senses, and behaviors including working dogs that help people by performing such important tasks as search and rescue missions, autism assistance, and sheep and cattle herding.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2016

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Raven, Margot Theis.

Summary: "A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 RAV

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 RAV

Wadsworth, Ginger

Summary: How can dogs that sniff for excrement, urine, vomit, and mucus help protect animals from extinction? Scat-detection dogs like Wicket, Tucker, and Orbee are conservation heroes and pioneers in a cutting-edge field of science. Canine detec-tives use their super sense of smell to locate the scat of target animals. From loose bear dung to gooey whale poop, scat can tell scientists valuable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

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

Quattlebaum, Mary

Summary: Calling all dog lovers! Join the adventure as National Geographic Kids Chapters presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of canine heroism. From Glory the bloodhound, who saves lost pets, to terriers who help raise orphaned hippos, these brave pups are sure to inspire young animal lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J WHITE QUA

Quattlebaum, Mary

Summary: Calling all dog lovers! Join the adventure as National Geographic Kids Chapters presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of canine heroism. From Glory the bloodhound, who saves lost pets, to terriers who help raise orphaned hippos, these brave pups are sure to inspire young animal lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 636.7 QUA

Driscoll, Sara

Summary: FBI special agent Meg Jennings and her K-9 partner Hawk head to Virginia Beach to help with search and rescue after a hurricane. They uncover a human trafficking ring run by some of the most powerful and influential powers in Virginia. With the evidence-- and victims-- washed away, Meg joins forces with Special Agent Walter Van Cleave to hide the scared teenage girl who is their only witness....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DRI

Cameron, Pamela

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A stray dog wanders the Milwaukee docks until he realizes his calling--to be a ship dog! After being rescued from the Milwaukee River, Sport lives on the lighthouse tender ship the Hyacinth. He helps the crew as they deliver supplies to lighthouses and maintains buoys and other safety features on the lake. Over time Sport also becomes popular among the lighthouse tenders' families, crew...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J386 CAM

Goldish, Meish.

Summary: Describes how some of Hollywood's famous dogs got their leading roles, including Lassie, Benji, and Rin-Tin-Tin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Pub. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 GOL

Johnson, Brian David

Summary: "Liz served in Iraq with her trusty military working dog, Ender, by her side. But now that her tour is over, she has to readjust to life in her small New Hampshire town. Despite being surrounded by people she's known her whole life, Liz feels entirely alone and soon gets trapped in a downward spiral of flashbacks and blackout drinking. Things seem destined for a bad end, but when Liz's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 JOH

Bluemel Oldfield, Dawn.

Summary: "Beginning readers will learn all about the brave and loyal dogs that won't let anything keep them from getting the job done! From chasing after criminals to sniffing out explosives, police dogs are hard at work keeping people safe and protecting their police officer handlers."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Publishing 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: Surveys the history of dogs in wartime, especially by the United States, and outlines the selection, training, and deployment of American military working dogs, or MWDs, and their retirement and readjustment to civilian life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 355 GOL

Ancona, George.

Summary: Describes the various breeds of dogs used to guard and herd sheep, explains how they work, and discusses the importance of these dogs to the sheep industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1985

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 636.7 ANC

Grossman, Loyd.

Summary: Explores the extraordinary relationship between man and dog examining some of the social, economic, religious and psychological aspects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Books 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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