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Bentley, the world's largest dog?

Great Danes are a big breed, but Bentley could be the world's largest dog. A family in Throop, PA is in the process of applying for that status in the Guinness World Records book. Standing tall at 38 inches, 5 year-old Bentley weighs 228 pounds. He has a great parlor trick too; getting ice cubes from the fridge's ice maker.

[Photo shared by WNEP.com]

26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl

Love to bowl? Love to help animals? The 26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodland Lanes in Livonia. Tail Wagger's is a non-profit organization that provides affordable preventative and wellness clinic services for pets. They also accept donations and offers the area's only pet food assistance pantry. Please register by November 1 online or call Tail Wagger's (734-855-4077) to save your spot.  





Coping with the Death of a Pet

Death is no easy topic to address, and the death of a beloved pet is no different. While everyone's grief is different, and not all of the following books will be appropriate for all situations, here are some suggestions for books that deal with the death of a pet.

NONFICTION

Good-bye, Jeepers: what to expect when your pet dies by Nancy Loewen ; illustrated by Chris Lyles


Tear soup: a recipe for healing after loss by story by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen ; illustrated by Taylor Bills







GENERAL FICTION

The bug cemetery by Frances Hill ; illustrated by Vera Rosenberry

The Goodbye Book by Parr, Todd

Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2015

Lovie, a sweet and special Boston Terrier won Canton Public Library's Best in Show Dog Show 2015! Lovie was born with a deformity affecting her back legs. Her owner (pictured in pink holding Lovie) who adopted her says she named her Lovie because she is filled with so much love and joy. Lovie won the Best Looking contest to qualify for Best in Show. Thank you all who participated in this year's show!

Corduroy...Now the Oldest Cat!

Corduroy the Cat recently celebrated his 26th birthday and got a new distinction as "oldest cat" from Guinness World Records. He lives in Oregon and enjoys the outdoors. The secret to his long life? Roaming the ranch freely by just being a cat and lots of love from his family.


[Photo by Guinness Book of Records/Reuters]

Want to learn more about cats? Check these out!

Cat care by written by Sylvia Tombesi-Walton

Fit cat: tips & tricks to give your pet a longer, healthier, happier life by Arden Moore

Complete cat care

The ultimate cat book: a comprehensive visual guide to cats, cat breeds, and cat care by Alan Edwards ; veterinary consultant: Trevor Turner, B. Vet. Med., M.R.C.V.S

5th Annual Best in Show Dog Show

Best in ShowWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now and fill out and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 11. All are welcome! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest, and Best in Show on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM outdoors behind the library. Winners will receive fabulous prizes. Registration opens 9:00 AM Saturday, August 29.

eBooks about Animals

Dog Breeds

Teach Your Dog New Tricks

Teach Your Cat Tricks

Military Dogs

The grieving family who lost their son serving in Afghanistan adopts his military service dog, Max. Max opens nation-wide on June 26.

Navy SEAL dogs: my tale of training canines for combat by Mike Ritland

Stubby the war dog: the true story of World War I's bravest dog by Ann Bausum

Team dog: how to train your dog—the Navy SEAL way by Mike Ritland, with Gary Brozek

Tuesday tucks me in: the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog by Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, USA with Bret Witter ; photographs by Dan Dion

Until Tuesday: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván with Bret Witter

Homemade Pet Toy Program

Dog ToyDo you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us on July 22 at 7:00pm as we show you how to make awesome homemade pet toys out of things lying around your home. Durable, inexpensive and brain-teasing toys that will be sure to delight any pet. Registration is required.

Triple Crown Time


Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Beagle is the Best!

A beagle named "Miss P" won Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Dog Show in New York City. The 4 year-old beagle from British Columbia strutted her stuff in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 18,000 dog lovers at the Madison Square Garden. Her owner was "speechless" however, Miss P barked in agreement!

Chaser, the smartest dog in the world

Chaser may seem like an ordinary border collie who loves to play, but she has learned over 1,000 words and that's considered the largest vocabulary of any animal ever researched by humans. Her owner, 86-year old retired Wofford College psychology professor, began teaching and training Chaser the game of fetch as a puppy. Over time, those games became sophisticated language lessons. Watch the 60 Minutes segment here and find out more in his book, Chaser: unlocking the genius of a dog who knows a thousand words by John W. Pilley.

Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014

Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!


Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley


Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014.

Best in Show Dog Show 2014

Best in Show LogoWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now by returning the waiver form by 6:00 PM September 12 and join us on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM in back of the library under the tent. Space for contestants is limited to the first 25 waivers received but all are welcome to come see the show. This event is fun for all ages! Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest and Best in Show. Winners will receive fabulous prizes! Enjoy a free hot dog and pop! REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AUGUST 25th.

Humane Society of Huron Valley Wish List Drive

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) graciously let us film some of their furry friends for our CYS promos and badge videos.  To return the favor we are asking that you help us support the cuddly animals of HSHV by donating to our Wish List drive.  We will have a receiving box near the entrance of the library and will accept donations starting on Thursday, July 17 through the end of the day on Friday, August 1. 

Top items requested by HSHV are:
  • Gently used bath towels, small blankets, and small pet beds that can be washed.
  • Dog and cat food in the original unopened bag within 3 months after the expiration date.
  • Dog and cat food in the original opened bag within 3 months after the expiration date, providing it is free of bugs or rodent waste.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg of the many items that help HVHS care for their residents.  For more donation ideas, please visit their website for a complete wish list of items.  


As an added bonus, supporting this donation drive will also earn you your CYS Animal Lover On the Scene badge.

Fiction for Dog Lovers

 

The art of racing in the rain: a novel by Garth Stein


Dog: a novella by Michelle Herman


Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell


Dogs and goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich


A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron


A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron


A girl's best friend by Elizabeth Young