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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- June 2012

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

On Display -- June 2012 -- Take a Library Paws

Featured Web Sites

Elkund, Amy.
Library PAWS Program Brings Therapy Dogs to GPC
Inside the Perimeter
The Clarkston campus library is piloting a program this year to bring much-needed stress relief to GPC students, faculty and staff during final exams. Therapy dogs and their handlers from the READing Paws program will be stationed on the 3rd floor of the Clarkston campus library April 30-May 2.

Glawe, Amelia.
Library PAWS
A guide to the Library PAWS program, Reading PAWS, and the use of therapy dogs in general. Features both books and web links, as well as dogs’ biolgraphies. Source: Eileen H. Kramer
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Golden Retriever Handbook
Cesar's Rules
Brief Animal Therapy in Counseling

Pet Partners: Touching Lives and Improving Health
Pet Partners
Pet Partners' Therapy Animal Program trains and screens volunteers with their pets so they can visit patients/clients in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and physical therapy centers, schools, libraries and many other facilities.
Talented Pets -- Pet Heroes
Ralston Purina
This corporate sponsored web site features stories of brave, clever, and useful dogs and cats.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Syufy, Franny.
Therapy Cats: Cats Come Into Their Own As Therapy Animals

Try petting your kitty when you are feeling stress from the activities of an unusually busy day. You'll find those tense shoulder and neck muscles relaxing, your heart rate slowing, and an intense feeling of pleasure flowing through your entire body, as all those stresses flow out and relaxation flows in. Those are the benefits of therapy cats to nursing home residents and health care facilities, and they can be equally applied to the rest of us.

Therapy Dogs International

Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.

Red Dog
Call of the Wild

American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.

ASPCA We are Their Voice
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Synopsis: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Our organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.

Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.

Canines in the Classroom
American Pit Bull Terrier
Toby and his Hospital Friends

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Between April 30 and May 2, the the Reading Paws program brought therapy dogs to the library to ease students' stress about upcoming final examinations. This display celebrates that program with books and web sites about therapy dogs, dog stories, dog care, and more.

Library Paws 2012

Canine Fiction

Auster, Paul.
Timbuktu: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
Call Number: PS3551.U77 T56 1999

Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's astonishing new book, is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant and troubled homeless man from Brooklyn. As Willy's body slowly expires, he sets off with Mr. Bones for Baltimore in search of his high school English teacher and a new home for his companion. Mr. Bones is our witness during their journey, and out of his thoughts, Paul Auster has spun one of the richest, most compelling tales in American fiction.

Cameron, W. Bruce.
A Dog's Purpose. New York: Forge, 2010.
Call Number: PS3603.A4535 D64 2010

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives.

De Bernieres, Louis.
Red Dog. New York: Pantehon Books, 2001.
Call Number:PR6054.E132 R43 2001

Independent, clever, sly, stubborn, courageous and foolhardy, impatient with boredom and the boring, Red Dog endeared himself to (almost) everyone who crossed his path. These funny, surprising, and touching stories of his life are certain to endear him to every reader.

DiCamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004.
Call Number: Dunwoody Youth PZ7.D5455 Be 2004

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

Gipson, Fred
Old Yeller. New York: Harper, 1956.
Call Number: PS3513.I79 O4

In the rugged landscape of early frontier Texas, fourteen-year-old Travis is faced with taking over his family's farm and making a painful, important decision.

Kay, Terry.
To Dance with the White Dog. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 1990.
Call Number: PS3561.A885 T6 1990

Sam and the White Dog will dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and into your heart, as they share the mystery of life, and begin together a warm and moving final rite of passage.

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London, Jack.
Call of the Wild. Austin, TX: Holt, Rienhart, and Winston, 1997.
Call Number: PS3523.O46 C3 1997

Kidnapped form his safe California home. Thrown into a life-and-death struggle on the frozen Artic wilderness. Half St. Bernard, half shepard, Buck learns many hard lessons as a sled dog: the lesson of the leash, of the cold, of near-starvation and cruelty. And the greatest lesson he learns from his last owner, John Thornton: the power of love and loyalty.Yet always, even at the side of the human he loves, Buck feels the pull in his bones, an urge to answer his wolf ancestors as they howl to him.

Quinn, Spencer.
The Dog who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. New York: Atria Books, 2011.
Call Number: PS3617.U584 D65 2011

When Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at a private investigator convention, his intrepid canine companion is secretly targeted by the high-profile person in charge, an agenda that is complicated by a missing boy and a familiar-looking puppy.

Rawls, Wilson.
Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy. New York: Delacorte Press, 1996.
Call Number: PS3568.A854 W45 1996

A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.

Rosenfelt, David.
Dog Tags. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2010.
Call Number:PS3618.O838 D64 2010

A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner--an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief--is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine.

Stein, Garth.
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. New York: Harper, 2008.
Call Number: PS3569.T3655 A88 2008

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

Tesdell, Diana Secker.
Dog Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Call Number: PN6120.95.D6 D64 2010

Dog Stories rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about man’s best friend by a wide range of great writers, from Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov to Patricia Highsmith and Jonathan Lethem.

A therapy dog

This image courtesy of the American Kennel Club.

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True Dog Stories

Grant, Jim.
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and their Tale of Rescue and Redemption New York: Gotham Books, 2010.
Call Number: HV4746 .G67 2010

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 acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case.

Levin, Larry.
Oogy: The Dog only a Family Could Love. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2010.
Call Number: SF429.P58 L48 2010

A heartwarming story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted

Montalvan, Luis Carlos and Bret Witter.
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warriro and the Golden Retriever who Saved Him. New York: Hyperion, 2011.
Call Number: HV1569.6 .M56 2011

Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever.

Pearse, Emma.
Sophie: The Incredible True ADventures of the Castaway Dog. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2012.
Call Number: Dunwoody SF429.A77 P36 2012

This is the story of a dog's journey back to her family. Sophie Tucker, a three-year-old Australian blue heeler, goes overboard into the predator infested waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and Sophie's heartbroken family has given her up for lost; little do they know that Sophie swam six miles to an isolated nature preserve called St. Bees, where she survived unassisted for five months by living off the land.

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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Altschiller, Donald.
Animal-Assisted Therapy. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2011.
Call Number: RM931.A65 A54 2011

This comprehensive overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy provides the perfect reference for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals.

Chandler, Cynthia K.
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling. New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2012.
Call Number: RC489.P47 C48 2012

This book delineates Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) counseling techniques. Supported by case examples, the book explains how to select, train and evaluate an animal for therapy work. The book examines ethical considerations and risk management, provides a history of AAT, and discusses the latest empirical research in the field.

Frei, David.
Angel on a Leash: Therapy Dogs and the Lives They Touch. Irvine, CA: BowTie Press, 2011.
Call Number: RM931.D63 F74 2011

Angel on a Leash tells the heartwarming tales of therapy dogs who have changed the lives of children and hospitals and rehabilitation centers as the result of the work done by the therapy dog charity, Angel on a Leash, an organization founded by the book's author.

Hammond, Charmaine and Rose Anne Prevec.
Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and his Hospital Friends. Las Vegas, NV: Kendah House Press, 2011.
Call Number: PZ7.H184475 To 2011

Toby the therapy dog goes to the hospital to meet old friends, make new friends, and cheer up sad children.

Marcus, Dawn A.
The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctor’s Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing New York: Demos Health, 2011.
Call Number: RM931.D63 M37 2011

Argues therapy dogs may help those with chronic illnesses and explains how to add a dog to the home of someone with an illness, how the family dog can help with health conditions, and how to train a dog to be a certified therapy dog.

A therapy dog and those he or she helps

This image courtesy of the American Kennel Club.

McCardle, Peggy D.
Animals in our Lives: Human-Animal Interaction in Family, Community, and Therapeutic Settings. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooke, 2011.
Call Number: Dunwoody RM931.A65 A62 2011

What do we know about the benefits of human–animal interaction (HAI)—and what future research needs to be done to ensure high-quality, evidence-based practices? Find out in this book, a resource that presents the latest research on the positive effects of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development.

Pichot, Teri and Marc Coulter.
Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy: A Solution-Focused Approach. New York: Haworth Press, 2012.
Call Number: RM931.A65 P53 2007

This book provides therapists with concrete examples of how to appropriately implement Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy (AAA/T) to cultivate positive effects in treatment.

Rivera, Michelle A.
Canines in the Classroom: Raising Humane Children through Interaction with Animals. New York: Lantern Books, 2004.
Call Number: HV4712 .R58 2004

Humane education teaches respect for all living things to people of all ages. Michelle Rivera, author of Hospice Hounds: Animals and Healing at the Borders of Death, shows how raising awareness of the needs of animals and society’s responsibility to them can help stop not only violence against animals but also violence against humans.

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Canine Care and Training

American Kennel Club.
The American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breeds: Dog Breeds from A to Z. Irvine, CA: BowTie Press, 2010.
Call Number: SF426 .A534 2010

Presents alphabetically arranged entries for major dog breeds in the United States, providing such information as size, color, life expectancy, temperament, activity level, grooming needs, and buyer's advice for each breed.

Coile, D. Caroline.
The Golden Retriever Handbook. Happauge, NY: Barron’s, 2009.
Call Number: SF429.G63 C65 2009

Whether owners of these handsome dogs keep them as house pets or as superb hunters, they'll find a wealth of information in this book on all aspects of purchasing, feeding, training, grooming, health care, and more.Source:

Gallagher, Cynthia P.
The American Pit Bull Terrier. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 2006.
Call Number: SF429.A72 G35 2006

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a working breed. This book includes an extensive chapter on activities and sports that are especially appropriate for this breed's energetic nature.

Geller, Tamar and Andrea Cagan.
The Loved Dog: The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007.
Call Number: SF431 .G38 2007

A Hollywood dog trainer explains how to use nonviolent, wolf-inspired methods in order to bond with and train canine companions, in a guide that reveals how to employ play-based techniques that elicit desirable dog behaviors.

Millan, Cesar and Melissa Jo Peltier.
Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog. New York: Crown Archetype, 2010.
Call Number: SF431 .M628 2010

Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog—from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks.

Monks of New Skete
Divine Canine: The Monks’ Way to a Happy, Obedient Dog. New York: Hyperion, 2007.
Call Number: SF431 .D58 2007

An anecdotal guide based on the Monks of New Skete training methods traces the stories of eight dogs while covering the basics of dog obedience education.

Owens, Paul, Terence Cranedonk, and NormaEckroate.
The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2007.
Call Number: SF431 .O94 2007

Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens turns his attention to puppies. In this book, Owens and his protoge Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things puppy…

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