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The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help pa The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization. Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love. Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.


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The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help pa The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization. Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love. Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.

30 review for Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction

    This book features a heroine who is a grief counselor for pet owners but who also suffers from debilitating panic attacks. Don't ask me why I decided to read this next when all I wanted was a happy book. I am easily seduced by cute puppies and didn't bother to read the synopsis. Cute puppies? How could it possibly be sad? So it’s my own damn fault, as usual, and I only have myself to blame.If you’ve ever loved and lost a dog this one has the ability to bleed you out by a million small cuts. Heed This book features a heroine who is a grief counselor for pet owners but who also suffers from debilitating panic attacks. Don't ask me why I decided to read this next when all I wanted was a happy book. I am easily seduced by cute puppies and didn't bother to read the synopsis. Cute puppies? How could it possibly be sad? So it’s my own damn fault, as usual, and I only have myself to blame.If you’ve ever loved and lost a dog this one has the ability to bleed you out by a million small cuts. Heed my warning and go in prepared. Also, those adorable lab puppies on the cover? Well, they aren’t in the book. Yeah. I was taken in by trickery. Don't be like me. Despite all of that, I could not stop listening for the life of me. In the end, it wasn’t as sad as I first anticipated. It lightens up and turns into one of those decent reads that aren't too meaty nor too fluffy and, though hard to put down, may not be remembered come tomorrow (if you’re anything like me, anyway). It’s mostly about a lost pup and two lost souls, recovery and building relationships. There’s lots of doggie goodness and there is a smidge of romance tossed in but it never takes over the story. This author really knows her dogs and grief and anxiety disorders and I truly enjoyed reading it even if it did ruin my mascara a time or two. The narrator though? Nope, she wasn’t my favorite. At times, far too many times actually, her narration came across as someone being overly cautious to enunciate each word correctly. It felt unnatural and instead of falling into the story, I was more focused on her diction. Once she gets into a rhythm she does a fine job with the characters but time and again the stilted reading came back to haunt me. I hate when that happens.

  2. 4 out of 5

    TL

    There is a theory among books that I think applies to other things too, this was brought to my attention regarding the former by a good friend of mine and I think it fits so I will paraphrase: Certain things (people, dogs, books. music) come to you at the time when you need and for a reason. This book snagged me almost right away... Maggie's profession is pet bereavement therapist and she's a dog lover to boot. Those two things endeared me to her quick. The things she said about grieving and rela There is a theory among books that I think applies to other things too, this was brought to my attention regarding the former by a good friend of mine and I think it fits so I will paraphrase: Certain things (people, dogs, books. music) come to you at the time when you need and for a reason. This book snagged me almost right away... Maggie's profession is pet bereavement therapist and she's a dog lover to boot. Those two things endeared me to her quick. The things she said about grieving and relationships with our furry family struck home for me and occasionally brought tears to my eyes. Maggie's relationship with Toby, reminded me of the special bond I had with my soul-mutt Tasha, she was my babygirl, mom's dog Gynger, and also of my first dog Pincky (I was 5 and my brother Michael was three). That special bond of Love, the companionship... there's nothing else quite like it really. It enriches your life in so many wonderful ways... they become a part of you and take a part of you with them when they leave that another furry baby can't quite heal. Whether you need time to heal or adopt a dog right away as your method of healing, it'll never be the same but you'll still love with the same ferocity. (My personal theory is our dear departed puppies guide us toward the right dog when it is time) Tasha, Pincky, Lilly.... my baby-girl and furry sisters. I do like cats but at my heart I am dog person and a PetMom. I count myself lucky to have had the time I had with them and the memories will always be there :). ~~~~~ This story was what I needed right at the moment... a poignant and at times light read with people that grow on you and that you are rooting for to be alright in the end. I could see how it would end in some respects but that didn't bother me, I still enjoyed the journey and getting to know them all better. Maggie and Anya's friendship was wonderful to watch, they helped each other more than they realized at first. Neither (view spoiler)[Toby (hide spoiler)] was being a guardian angel. Seeing Maggie being brave and making progress bit by bit had me smiling and wanting to give her a big hug. Lourdes (sp?) was such a great and supportive friend through it all, not everyone would be. One part I didn't expect and wanted to shake a certain someone while also simultaneously feeling sorry for them. There is some light romance in here but it doesn't overshadow the main story. At first I thought the story could have done without it but it became very sweet by the end. Would recommend, an earnest read with its own charms :)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    When Maggie moves across the country it's for a fresh start and to open her own practice as a grief counselor specialising in the grief of losing a beloved pet. Then her dog suddenly dies and her fresh start comes to a shuddering halt and she is crushed with anxiety. Agoraphobia, mysophobia, fear of heights and social anxiety have all worked together to make her a prisoner within her home. Then Anya, a surly young woman meets her at the insistence of her older brother. Anya insists that her dog When Maggie moves across the country it's for a fresh start and to open her own practice as a grief counselor specialising in the grief of losing a beloved pet. Then her dog suddenly dies and her fresh start comes to a shuddering halt and she is crushed with anxiety. Agoraphobia, mysophobia, fear of heights and social anxiety have all worked together to make her a prisoner within her home. Then Anya, a surly young woman meets her at the insistence of her older brother. Anya insists that her dog didn't run away but was stolen and she is searching the streets of San Francisco for him. Maggie knows she can help Anya and that Anya desperately needs her help, but she won't accept it unless Maggie helps her look for her dog. Together they search, Maggie battling her anxiety every step and Anya finding the friendship she needs. I have so much love for this book. And it's not just that I love dogs and anyone who knows and loves dogs will see their dog in this book. It really is a book with a big heart. It's simple. Cute. Quirky. And had me from the very beginning.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carol Brill

    "Dog Crazy" is an enjoyable easy read about love, loss, hope, a touch of suspense and romance, and of course, dogs. There's a cast of vulnerable and likeable characters. Don't be put off that some of those characters are dogs. You do not have to be a dog person to enjoy this book. Maggie Brennan who is a dog bereavement counselor and recently moved to San Francisco to live in her best friend, Lourdes's refurnished duplex. Shortly have getting there her beloved dog, Toby dies> Maggie suffers from "Dog Crazy" is an enjoyable easy read about love, loss, hope, a touch of suspense and romance, and of course, dogs. There's a cast of vulnerable and likeable characters. Don't be put off that some of those characters are dogs. You do not have to be a dog person to enjoy this book. Maggie Brennan who is a dog bereavement counselor and recently moved to San Francisco to live in her best friend, Lourdes's refurnished duplex. Shortly have getting there her beloved dog, Toby dies> Maggie suffers from agoraphobia and won't leave the house after Toby dies. Eventually, she meets a new patient, a young woman who is sure her "lost" dog isn't dead but stolen. With the help of Lourdes's dog, Maggie finds the courage to venture out and help look for the lost dog. A sweet, easy read about love and loyalty. My one quibble, the resolution of the lost dog felt like a stretch.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenn O'Brien

    I love dogs. I love books about dogs and the people who love them. With that said, I had a hard time getting through this one. The writing itself is good. I loved the setting. The characters were interesting. And the story itself was decent, but just not for me. It is more of a story of the main character getting over her own issues with the help of dogs (of course.) I've said this more than once and I'll continue to say it again, drives. me. bonkers. when book covers feature images of dogs that I love dogs. I love books about dogs and the people who love them. With that said, I had a hard time getting through this one. The writing itself is good. I loved the setting. The characters were interesting. And the story itself was decent, but just not for me. It is more of a story of the main character getting over her own issues with the help of dogs (of course.) I've said this more than once and I'll continue to say it again, drives. me. bonkers. when book covers feature images of dogs that have NOTHING to do with the story. Nowhere in this book do chocolate labs come into play. There is maybe a small paragraph mention of seeing a black lab puppy, but it has nothing to do with the tale (tail?) I realize that publishers need to sell books and you do that by putting adorable faces on the cover. But why not make that adorable face somewhat match what you find inside?

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Fitzgerald

    Maggie is great at helping grieving people cope with the loss of their pets. People seek her out as their counselor frequently, which gives her hope that this career move will be successful. Only problem is, Maggie could use some therapy of her own. She’s mourning the loss of her own beloved dog, and her agoraphobia has gone out of control because of it. A beautiful story about how much absolute joy pets can add to our lives, and also about the emptiness that comes when they leave us.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tonya

    The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through di The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization. Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love. Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us. --My thoughts. What a fantastic read! Full of laughs, a few tears, cheering Maggie on all the while. All the dog descriptions are wonderful too, dogs are mans best friend that is for sure! I loved the sidekick Anya. Who really is getting the help, Anya or Maggie? I don't think it matters, I think we all help each other! I loved Anya's family as well. So quirky. This read went so fast because it was so heartwarming and I couldn't wait to see everything unfold. You can't put this book down just in case the missing dog is spotted right?!?!? That is a delight as well, I mean was the dog indeed kidnapped or did he just wander off never to return? Donohue has a new book, You, Me and the Sea coming out May 7th 2019. Do not miss out!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Guy

    I don't know what I was expecting when it came to Dog Crazy, but it sure wasn't what I got. Before you get scared and step away, what I got was a wonderful read that really made me laugh and cry and generally feel wonderful while turning the pages. This is definitely a novel for dog lovers or animal lovers. Anyone that doesn't know the love a dog/cat etc definitely would not "get" this book. Maggie is a pet bereavement counselor who could stand some counseling. Anya lost her dog, Billy who eithe I don't know what I was expecting when it came to Dog Crazy, but it sure wasn't what I got. Before you get scared and step away, what I got was a wonderful read that really made me laugh and cry and generally feel wonderful while turning the pages. This is definitely a novel for dog lovers or animal lovers. Anyone that doesn't know the love a dog/cat etc definitely would not "get" this book. Maggie is a pet bereavement counselor who could stand some counseling. Anya lost her dog, Billy who either ran away or was stolen. The cast of characters in this novel can best be described as quirky. I loved Maggie's bff, Lourdes and her unique way of dealing with her friend's neurosis. I loved her play on Les Miz's "Master Of The House." I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when I read that. But there are more than people that are characters here and they are just as important as the humans. I loved Gissele and Seymour. Oh how I loved Seymour. I would have adopted that neurotic doggie in a heartbeat if I had the chance. This book played on your emotions, but in a good way. It tugged at the heartstrings but it made you feel good at the same time. Its a novel about pet ownership, but it also about friendship and fears. Some may say the ending tied everything up too neatly, but I was happy for a HEA for everyone involvled. If you love animals, this is a must read. And when you finish reading, go hug a puppy!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was an easy, light read for me, though having recently lost a dog, it had me teary-eyed in places. The main character is likable, quirky, and has a deep love for helping dogs and people. Set in San Francisco, the story has beautiful, scenic images of the cityscape and its landmarks, and the author includes some insightful takeaways that are worth highlighting. The best writing is where the author describes the dogs of the story to make it feel as if they are in the room with the reader!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andy Plonka

    This is the second book I have read lately where one of the main characters is afflicted with (Is this the way to phrase the condition?) Agoraphobia. I liked this one better than the other because the character was actively trying to deal with her problem instead of resorting to medication or believing it was someone's else's job to help her. The dog connection was well done. This is the second book I have read lately where one of the main characters is afflicted with (Is this the way to phrase the condition?) Agoraphobia. I liked this one better than the other because the character was actively trying to deal with her problem instead of resorting to medication or believing it was someone's else's job to help her. The dog connection was well done.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    A good read for dog-lovers everywhere. Maggie moves to San Francisco and starts a dog bereavement counseling business out of her apartment. Only Maggie suffers from agoraphobia and hasn't been outside her apartment gate since her dog died 100 days before. Yet she puts on a brave face for her clients. That is until she meets Anya who has been searching for her own lost dog. In order to make headway with Anya, Maggie has to accompany her on her daily quests searching for her dog. How can she do th A good read for dog-lovers everywhere. Maggie moves to San Francisco and starts a dog bereavement counseling business out of her apartment. Only Maggie suffers from agoraphobia and hasn't been outside her apartment gate since her dog died 100 days before. Yet she puts on a brave face for her clients. That is until she meets Anya who has been searching for her own lost dog. In order to make headway with Anya, Maggie has to accompany her on her daily quests searching for her dog. How can she do that when she has panic attacks just thinking about leaving the comfort of her home. Best you read this to find out. A couple of things didn't make sense to me. Maggie and Anya run willy nilly throughout the hills of San Francisco calling for "Billy." There's plenty on the Internet about how to find a lost dog and that's not how you do it. To me, it made the characters look ignorant. The other problem I had was when they walked a dog who was very skittish and prone to slip out of collar when scared. He did just that, but they never made any adjustments for the next time they took him out. They could have used a harness that he couldn't get out of. But no, they kept on doing the same thing. Other than the two main characters not being very bright, this read fast and smoothly. I think anyone looking for a distraction without any swearing or fighting will find Dog Crazy a delight.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    This proved to be a much more interesting read than I was expecting! I really like Donohue's writing! Will definitely be reading more of her books!! This proved to be a much more interesting read than I was expecting! I really like Donohue's writing! Will definitely be reading more of her books!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kerry - Readkerryread

    I preface this by saying I own a rescue dog, I will always have a dog and love all dogs. Anya walks into Maggie office, a pet bereavement counselor, after her brother pushed her when her dog was lost/stolen. Maggie has her own struggles but decides to help Anya search for her dog. She uses the help of her best friends dog, as her own personal therapy dog. Anya is stubborn and convinced her dog was stolen even though her family doesn't believe her. So many emotions in this story, so many great ch I preface this by saying I own a rescue dog, I will always have a dog and love all dogs. Anya walks into Maggie office, a pet bereavement counselor, after her brother pushed her when her dog was lost/stolen. Maggie has her own struggles but decides to help Anya search for her dog. She uses the help of her best friends dog, as her own personal therapy dog. Anya is stubborn and convinced her dog was stolen even though her family doesn't believe her. So many emotions in this story, so many great characters, and through it all you see the power of the love of a dog. The hope that all dogs brings, the joy they can cause and how they can bring people together.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynnie

    "Sometimes grief cuts us off from the people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don't want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on" (Donahue 101). "Sometimes grief cuts us off from the people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don't want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on" (Donahue 101).

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bella's Books

    The bad man took the dog from her hooman, the Anya. The Maggie is helping the Anya find the dog.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Denise Westlake

    ..dogs make us bettet (18). GRIEF is a shapeshifter. Sometimes the shape it takes is fog so thick and gray that you find yourself forgetting the places where you once saw color (137). Sometimes GRIEF cuts us off from people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don't want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on (144). .. one of the hardest things about losing someone you love is that you have to allow yourself to seek and accept comfort in other areas of your life (169) ..dogs make us bettet (18). GRIEF is a shapeshifter. Sometimes the shape it takes is fog so thick and gray that you find yourself forgetting the places where you once saw color (137). Sometimes GRIEF cuts us off from people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don't want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on (144). .. one of the hardest things about losing someone you love is that you have to allow yourself to seek and accept comfort in other areas of your life (169). ...GRIEF is cumulative (175). This is our responsibility. This is our burden of loving and caring for a dog. We have to know when it is time to say good-bye (254). We carry our loves and our losses with us, and even though we can't know what is ahead...we learn how to keep moving (291). That's one of the things that makes losing a dog so difficult. Some people don't understand what an important relationship it is. It's hard to feel like it's okay to mourn the way you need to mourn when you're afraid people might judge you (295). ..falling in love again is difficult -it's nearly impossible not to think of how it will end.. there's so much to lose that it's hard to remember how much there is to gain (348). -when you're too concerned with protecting yourself..you risk missing the beauty of every day (354).

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    Ok, I have to say this is by far one of my favorite books I have read in a long time. I adored the backdrop of the dogs. The unparalleled and incredible bond between human and their furry companionsst incredible. But the book is so much more than dogs...it is about fear, illnesses, friendship and love. It is about how interactions, even those that seem small and uneventful at the time, can be amazing life changing interactions. The book is about how certain people are brought into your life for Ok, I have to say this is by far one of my favorite books I have read in a long time. I adored the backdrop of the dogs. The unparalleled and incredible bond between human and their furry companionsst incredible. But the book is so much more than dogs...it is about fear, illnesses, friendship and love. It is about how interactions, even those that seem small and uneventful at the time, can be amazing life changing interactions. The book is about how certain people are brought into your life for a reason and these unsuspecting people just may be the ones that change your life for the better! I adored the way people (through friendship and love) and animals (with cuteness and slobbery cuddles) can help those struggling with various issues. I really would love a sequel to this book...what happens after the ending. How do they all fair? What is next for my new friends? I want to continue with these characters. I want to know if they continued to be happy. I felt so connected to these characters that I was sad when the book ended. I want to know more...actually I NEED to know more!!!. 5 stars with hopes for a follow up novel!!! Do you hear me Ms. Meg Donohue????

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carol Boyer

    I am a dog lover and I loved this book, nothing can describe the emotions like Meg Donohue has captured, they are so true for anyone whose heart has belonged to a dog. Maggie is a grief counselor and helps those who are dealing with the loss or death of a dog. Not only must she help Anya who has lost her dog Billy, but she also has found that in doing so she needs to leave her house and go outside....there is a poignant loss of her own dog Toby she can not get over, without having panic attacks, I am a dog lover and I loved this book, nothing can describe the emotions like Meg Donohue has captured, they are so true for anyone whose heart has belonged to a dog. Maggie is a grief counselor and helps those who are dealing with the loss or death of a dog. Not only must she help Anya who has lost her dog Billy, but she also has found that in doing so she needs to leave her house and go outside....there is a poignant loss of her own dog Toby she can not get over, without having panic attacks, which she has hidden from everyone, and this becomes a problem. Anya is not believing her dog has run away, and is a rather feisty teenager who doesn't trust, yet wait, she will surprise you with her resourcefulness and knowledge. How will Maggie accomplish helping Anya? Written with depth of character and sharp witty humor you will fall in love with this story. I laughed at the names and antics of all the rescue dogs, so true to life. Tears came easily as I could also relate to how it feels to love a dog so dearly you never really let go, yet that love will someday be ready to find another dog to love with a new personality to charm you.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lh

    Not sappy, surprising gem I am a voracious but picky reader and wondered if downloading a book about a dog grief counselor would be a corny mistake. But it wasn't. Decent writing, great descriptions of San Francisco that make me want to revisit locations, interesting info about anxiety issues, and some surprisingly comforting and thoughtful words about grief added up to a dang good read. Coincidentally I downloaded the book a week before my own beloved dog died, and when I could stand to read it Not sappy, surprising gem I am a voracious but picky reader and wondered if downloading a book about a dog grief counselor would be a corny mistake. But it wasn't. Decent writing, great descriptions of San Francisco that make me want to revisit locations, interesting info about anxiety issues, and some surprisingly comforting and thoughtful words about grief added up to a dang good read. Coincidentally I downloaded the book a week before my own beloved dog died, and when I could stand to read it (it took a week to be willing to start it), it was more than lovely.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Wonderful book. I loved all of the characters, human and canine. None of them is perfect, and each of them is realistic and a distinct individual, even the bit players. “Every dog is a therapy dog.” That sums things up nicely. I think every dog person can appreciate this story, whether the reader has experienced Maggie’s problems or not. I enjoyed it very much.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Annalie

    Compulsory reading for dog lovers! I wish every person running a dog rescue organisation would read this. Falling in love with a dog and feeling that special human-dog bond is all-important when adopting a dog. Dog rescue organisations are becoming increasingly bossy and insist on matching rescue dogs to potential owners without taking the "love factor" in account. Compulsory reading for dog lovers! I wish every person running a dog rescue organisation would read this. Falling in love with a dog and feeling that special human-dog bond is all-important when adopting a dog. Dog rescue organisations are becoming increasingly bossy and insist on matching rescue dogs to potential owners without taking the "love factor" in account.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mindy

    This was a brain candy book. I just needed a little breather from some of the heavier stuff I've been reading. I thought this book was very sweet. It was a super fast and enjoyable read, but then I'm a sucker for anything dog related. This was a brain candy book. I just needed a little breather from some of the heavier stuff I've been reading. I thought this book was very sweet. It was a super fast and enjoyable read, but then I'm a sucker for anything dog related.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I won this book from Goodreads First Reads Giveaway, however I never received it. I really wanted to read it so I borrowed a copy. This was a very well written book. It was a very enjoyable and sweet story. I felt as though I was a part of the characters lives. Definitely recommend.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Briana Alzola

    I enjoyed the showtunes sung about agoraphobia and the celebrity doppelgangers for the dogs. Basically this book was like a romantic comedy. It went exactly where I knew it was going to go and that was ok.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I love this book! Since I'm in dog rescue, I could really relate to helping a dog rescue in any way possible. And I agree, the bond between a human and their dog is huge. I love all of my dogs, past & present. I love this book! Since I'm in dog rescue, I could really relate to helping a dog rescue in any way possible. And I agree, the bond between a human and their dog is huge. I love all of my dogs, past & present.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Toni

    Go grab tissues. I don't recommend if you recently lost a pet. Give it a little while to do your own grieving. It's been 10 months and it was still to hard for me to get through. I mean the emotional impact I had to the book. The story was to close to home. Go grab tissues. I don't recommend if you recently lost a pet. Give it a little while to do your own grieving. It's been 10 months and it was still to hard for me to get through. I mean the emotional impact I had to the book. The story was to close to home.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Brown

    This book is exactly what I needed. My copy was gifted to me by a friend who knew I was struggling with the loss of my Pitt Bull. Donohue’s story hits everything that I felt. How to overcome such a loss when your pet in more than just an animal but a family member.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    A cute book about how everyone is better with a dog. Great to read with a 300 lb dog (like Dolly) laying across your lap!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Allison Larkin

    Wonderful! Anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog will find wisdom and comfort in this sweet, smart story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bethe

    Bookaday #26. Sweet and light romance about dog lovers. Pet peeve when the cover art has nothing to do with the story - no wagon full of lab puppies!

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