They say there are only two kinds of people in the world, cat people and dog people. Luckily, both groups will find just the right book at the Lititz Public Library.
77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat: The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Feline Companion by Susan Ewing
Before bringing a new cat into the home, consider all the angles of care and ownership.
My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter and Living with Five Felines by Gwen Cooper
Raised in a dog-loving family, the author was smitten with the first feline she adopted, a five-week-old kitten, and soon one rescue became five.
Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man and Their Journey Across America by Britt Collins
A homeless, alcoholic and depressed man living on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon stumbled upon a hurt, starving cat and after nursing her back to health they made their way across the West
To Catch a Cat: How Stray Kittens Rescued Me by Heather Green
A journalist and her boyfriend decide to rescue a stray cat with three kittens and they begin working together to trap, tame and find homes for their foundlings.
Catwise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Even people who have lived with cats for decades are stymied by their inexplicable acts and have questions about why cats do what they do.
Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas
Dress pet cats in hats that suit their many personalities, such as the Punk Mohawk for edgier cats, a Cat in the Hat for cats that love literature and more.
67 Reasons Cats are Better than Dogs by Jack Shepherd
The author teamed up with National Geographic to settle the dispute by documenting cats’ superior abilities in areas like artistry, athleticism and intellect.
Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs by Cara Sue Achterberg
Facing and empty nest, the author turned her Pennsylvania farm into a haven for Operation Paws for Homes, a group that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the south and shuttles them north to foster homes on their way to forever homes.
Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself by Susan Purvis
After learning about avalanches that bury people without warning, a geologist vows never to leave anyone behind, decides to train the best possible search dog and chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever.
Tuesday’s Promise: One Veteran, One Dog and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives by Luis Carlos Montalvan
A vet with PTSD and physical wounds that made him wheel-chair bound discovered how trained dogs could assist soldiers and others with mental and physical disabilities.
Gratitude: A Memoir by Laura Steenrod
Struggling to manage crippling anxiety and grief, the author’s five remarkable dogs demonstrated their capacity for healing, acceptance and loyalty.
Will’s Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again by Tom Ryan
Drawn by an online post, the author adopted a frightened, deaf and mostly blind elderly dog whose owners had grown too fragile to care for him.
Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs and the Quest to Find Them All Homes by Amy Sutherland
An inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work hard to save them includes conversations with shelter directors, researchers, trainers, adoption counselors and caretakers around the country.
Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart by Dion Leonard
An ultramarathon runner crossed paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China and decided to continue the friendship well after the finish line.
Hero Dogs: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects and Strays Became America’s Greatest Disaster-Search Partners by Wilma Melville
In 1995, the author volunteered as a canine search-and-rescue handler in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing and vowed to help 168 dogs receive training in her lifetime, one for every victim.
Unleashed by Amanda Jones
Set against the backdrop of four distinct seasons, a pet photographer captures dogs in their natural element while playing outdoors.
February 8, 2019