Happy National Pet Month

Happy National Pet Month

In celebration of pets, May is recognized as National Pet Month. It’s a wonderful time to show a little extra appreciation for our furry friends, and books are always a great resource for everything, including learning something fun about your pets! 


In addition to learning from these books, you can also just enjoy feel-good animal stories. In The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy, we see the positive impact pets can have on our lives. I know that for me, I'm always cheered up from a difficult day when I get to come home to my cat. There’s also a lovely collection of stories called The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell. There are plenty of stories to enjoy in it. Another similar book is Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul: Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes, and Friends.  

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If you’re a parent and you’re uncertain about getting a pet because of your kids, we have a book just for you! You can check out Can We Have One? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids with Cats and Dogs for guidance. Sometimes we need special guidance about our pets and their well-being, and we have many great options if that’s what you’re looking for. Check out Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry. This can provide great insight into the inner workings of your pet’s mind.

We have a wide selection of Non-Fiction books about pets and animals, but we also have some great Fiction books in our collection. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a terrific book that chronicles the fictitious life of a dog and his family as he nears the end of his life. We also have the movie that is based on this book. If you’re looking for a book about a more unconventional pet, try Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and her Alligator, which is about—you guessed it—a pet alligator. 

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It’s hard to feel anything but love toward our pets, even when they scratch up the furniture or steal food off your plate. National Pet Month is a time to really remember just how special and dear our pets are. Enjoy these photos of some of our staff members’ pets! 

Staff pets