Today is National Pet Day

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” John Grogan, American Author

Come learn about different types of pets, how to take care of a pet, and more at the Lititz Public Library!


May I Pet Your Dog? : The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids)     May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids)  by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod.

Children encounter dogs wherever they go: in the park, on the sidewalk, at their friends’ homes. Sometimes it’s love at first sight, on both sides–but not always. The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner.


Sparky! Sparky! written by Jenny Offill ; illustrated by Chris Appelhans.

A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.


The Perfect Pet  The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley.

Bird? Bunny? Turtle? Fish? Elizabeth really, really wants a pet, but her parents say NO to all of her ideas. Instead, she ends up with a cactus called Carolyn. And after some very unsuccessful campaigning, to her wonderful surprise, Elizabeth encounters Doug — surely the most unusual and special pet of all.


Maisy Gets a Pet  Maisy gets a pet / Lucy Cousins.

Maisy is getting her very own pet! Join Maisy as she learns how to be a good pet owner, from being patient and gentle to vet visits and playtime


Cool Pet Treats : Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake  Cool pet treats : easy recipes for kids to bake / Pam Price

Feeding your pet has never been so much fun! From cornbread bones to tuna snacks, “Cool Pet Treats” contains kid-tested, cool recipes that will have children baking–and loving it!


  Small Pet Care : How to Look after Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Hamster  Small pet care : how to look after your rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster / Annabel Blackledge

Colorful pictures and simple text illustrate the proper care and feeding of rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pig pets.


The Ultimate Pet Health Guide : Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats  The ultimate pet health guide : breakthrough nutrition and integrative care for dogs and cats by Gary Richter, M.S., D.V.M

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction.


You and Your Pet Bird  You & your pet bird by David Alderton ; photography by Cyril Laubscher

A complete guide to cage and aviary birds: their care, health, and behavior.



Kitten Care : A Guide for Young Pet Owners  Kitten care : a guide to loving and nurturing your pet by Kim Dennis-Bryan

Find out how to keep your new kitten healthy and happy with this fully illustrated guide. It’s packed with practical advice to help young owners care for their new pets. Kitten Care includes everything from advice on how to choose a kitten and what to expect behaviorally, to tips for feeding a growing cat and keeping a clean litter box.


The Secret Life of Pets  The secret life of pets / Illumination Entertainment ; written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio ; directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney.

A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.


A Dog's Purpose  A dog’s purpose / Amblin Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment present in association with Walden Media a Pariah production ; directed by Lasse Hallström ; screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron and four others

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.