Visit the Library to find materials to help you name, train, and feed the newest member of your family.
- The Best Pet Name Book Ever by Wayne Bryant Eldridge will assist you in finding the perfect name for your dog, cat, fish, hamster, or almost any other pet imaginable. This guide provides over 5,000 imaginative names for whatever pet catches your fancy. Pick names according to your pet’s appearance or personality, or name your pet after a movie character or famous current or historical figure.
- If you are thinking about adopting a dog from a shelter, or have already done so, you might want to read Take 2: Training Solutions for Rescued Dogs by Joel Silverman. The author of this book discusses the special needs of the rescued dog and details special training methods for animals which come from shelters and rescue organizations.
- If you want quick results in the training department, take a look at 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog: The Loved Dog Method by TV personality Tamar Geller. Geller’s down-to-earth approach will help you through the first thirty days with your new dog or help you to start over with a dog you already own.
- If you are dying to try a little “dog whispering”, you can turn to How to Raise the Perfect Dog: through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Milan. You might also want to watch the fourth season of the popular TV show, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan, on DVD. Milan says that you can indeed raise the perfect dog.
- If you are considering buying or adopting a new cat, you may want to check out The Secret Life of Your Cat: Unlock the Mysteries of Your Pet’s Behaviour by Vicky Halls. This tell-all book reveals the secrets behind your feline’s behavior followed by tips and advice and even some kitty trivia.
- For all of you who want to prepare some homemade goodies for your dog, take a look at The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love. This book contains items for every type and size of dog and even recipes for the dog with allergies.
- Lest we forget our feathered friends, those of you who are bird lovers might want to check out The Healthy Bird Cookbook: A Lifesaving Nutritional Guide and Recipe Collection by Robin Deutsch. Deutsch, a contributor to Bird Talk magazine, has been cooking for birds for over 25 years. She points out the need to provide our pet birds with more than seeds for their diet. Try one of her recipes and your bird might love it.
Come browse the Library’s collection of books about pets and take a few home with you. Tell us about the pet you got for Christmas!