House and Pet Sitting enables you to take things at your own speed and provides you with the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy your holiday.

When you’ve finished taking Fido for a walk and fed the cats you should still have plenty of time to sit back and put your feet up with a good book. Maybe even a glass of wine!

Wherever you are in the world and no matter what type of pet sitting services you are providing these stories about pets, as well as how to look after pets, are sure to keep you occupied.

If you are new to pet sitting you might like to read these handy guides to help you get the most of your pet sitting adventure; The Beginners Guide to House and Pet Sitting, Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Sitting and 7 Awesome Aussie Gifts for your Pet Sitting Family.

Sit back and relax and start working your way through this ultimate list of books to read while pet sitting!

Books to read while pet sitting!

80 YEARS OF PETS GALORE – A PET LOVER’S MEMOIR

June Wiehe

January 1, 2011

THE ALLERGIC PET

Deva Khalsa

August 1, 2018

Dr. Deva Khalsa, a pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, shares her effective, integrative approach to permanently eliminating pet allergies in this invaluable book. Dr. Khalsa shows how to strengthen the immune systems of dogs and cats without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs, and she presents holistic health therapies for keeping pets as healthy as they can be.

ANGEL PETS

Margrit Coates

October 1, 2010

Margrit Coates is an internationally acclaimed animal healer and communicator. In this delightful new book, she shares stories that will captivate the heart of every animal lover. Discover the devil cat who was really an angel in disguise; Rusty the dog whom Margrit was able to guide home telepathically; the pet who helped her cope with life-threatening illness, and many, many more furry tales. 

ANIMAL HEROES

Anthony Hill

April 3, 2017

In Darwin in 1942, Gunner’s barking alerted an entire army base of impending air raids, well before the enemy planes appeared on radar. Following an ambush, Sarbi the explosive detection dog was held captive by the Taliban for over a year, before heading home a hero. And when 135000 horses left Australia for the First World War, why was General Bridges’ charger Sandy the only one to return home? Drawing from first-hand sources and interviews with those who were there, Anthony Hill brings to life the loyalty and courage of these animals, and the love their soldiers felt for them.

ANIMAL HEROES

David Long

March 14, 2013

The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals’ Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet…

G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II. Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan. Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids. Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II only to return to the scene and remain on duty.

AROMATHERAPY FOR PETS

Kevin Schwartz

October 20, 2016

BUDDHISM FOR PET LOVERS

David Michie

June 28, 2017

The bonds we share with our pets go beyond words and are often deeper than many of our human relationships. What is the nature of these close connections? And what if our influence on pets, both in life and especially through sickness and death, is far more powerful than we ever conceived?

CHERISHED PETS

Bradley Spellman

October 7, 2014

Cherished Pets is a collection of true stories from pet owners throughout the United States and Canada. Have you ever loved and lost a pet?

DOG TRAINING – PET FRIENDLY

JULIA BARNESJulia Barnes

September 1, 2011

The more you know about your Dog, the better you will be able to provide care and attention your pet requires for a healthy and happy life. Written by experts, this comprehensive guide will enable you to give maximum care and love to your pet.

DOG TRAINING REVOLUTION

Zak GeorgeDina Roth Port

June 7, 2016

A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOG Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog s unique traits and energy level leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.

EAT, PLAY, LOVE (YOUR DOG)

Lara Shannon

May 18, 2020

Lara Shannon is a dog lover. Spending her days working (and playing) with dogs as a dog trainer, and as part of her TV show Pooches at Play on Australia’s Network 10, she knows just what a dog needs. In this go-to guide, Lara shares her expertise on how to help your dog live their life to the fullest, covering everything from puppyhood until the end of life across three easy chapters: ‘Eat’, ‘Play’, ‘Love’. 

GOOD DOG

Kate Leaver

April 20, 2020

Celebratory, joyous and moving, this is a book about the profoundly healing, curative qualities of dogs – and how we need dogs in our lives more than ever.

The dog-human bond is the most extraordinary cross-species friendship on the planet. Dogs give people so much: affection, companionship and profound emotional support. Now, more than ever, we can see the clear health benefits of living with a dog by our side.

HEAVY PETTING

Rebecca Dube

April 21, 2011

In “Heavy Petting,” renowned pet columnist Rebecca Dube shares 34 inspiring and surprising stories about pets and the people who love them. In her critically-acclaimed opening essay, “My dog taught me how to be a mom,” she tells the remarkable tale of how her beagle Lily changed her life. In other chapters, Rebecca answers age-old questions such as why cats and dogs can’t get along; explores our fascination with pet cloning; and even uncovers the secrets of real-life pet detectives.

HERBS FOR PETS

Mary L. Wulff, Greg L. Tilford, Frederick Wulff

July 7, 2009

Herbs for Pets is the bible for all pet owners looking to enhance their companion animals’ lives through natural therapies. Now in its second revised edition, Herbs for Pets is an indispensable resource, an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants and natural remedies that hosts an illustrated tour through Western, ayurvedic, and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, including their holistic applications and contraindications, and alternative approaches to treating a wide range of ailments. Remedies in the book are applicable to dogs and cats, as well as birds, small mammals, and even farm animals.

I AM ABOUT TO LICK YOUR HUMAN

Kate Pullen

March 23, 2020

I Am About to Lick Your Human is a hilarious collection of canine sentiments and situations paired with fun and playful illustrations. It includes a comprehensive catalogue of things pulled out of dogs’ mouths, a checklist for soon-to-be pup parents (most important item: no aversion to bodily fluids) and exclusive interviews with your favourite instafamous doggos.

PET FOOD

Vanessa Wallace

May 24, 2016

There is no gain saying the fact that homemade pet food is a preferred choice for pets compared to the commercial ones. Well, the reason is not far-fetch…this is because it is usually safer and healthier to prevent the ever increasing peril to your pets’ general well-being. However, most pet owners seem to be contented with commercial pet foods simply because they do not know how to go about preparing a much more sumptuous meal for their pets. 

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

ESKRIDGE

February 1, 2017

People love their pets. In recent years, it’s become clear that owners are willing to part with their hard­ earned money to pamper their pets and to chronicle the special bond they share with them. 

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Norah Levine

February 2, 2017

For those who want to combine their passion for both animals and photography, pet photography is the perfect solution. Photographing pets can be a fun-filled and incredibly rewarding experience, but it has its challenges, as well. Like any kind of portraiture, there is both technical knowledge and aesthetic skill to acquire, including knowledge of your equipment and subject, and the ability to create strong and creative compositions for images with maximum impact. Additionally, pet photographers need to learn how to communicate and collaborate with a variety of animals (with very different personalities ) to produce compelling imagery.

PET TALES

Becky Corwin-Adams

February 25, 2014

This book includes two great books in one. TABBY CAT TALES is a memoir of a cat and her family, set in the 1960’s. Tabby was a real cat, born in 1965 to an animal loving family in a small northwest Ohio town. The family owned at least 14 cats over the years.

PET TRAVEL TIPS

Barbie Klapp

February 22, 2013

Hi, I’m Barbie Klapp and I’m the founder of 2 Paws Up, Inc. Since 2003 we’ve served more than 900 furry, fuzzy, and feathered clients in the Lilburn, Snellville, Grayson, Loganville, Stone Mountain, and Lawrenceville areas of Gwinnett County. We’ve helped over 500 humans reconnect to their pets and learn that they can travel (and work late) without pet-related guilt!

PET TRAINING REVOLUTION

Claudia Kort

July 13, 2017

PHENOMENAL PETS

Saraina Hancock Ma

August 1, 2007

“Phenomenal Pets” is best described as a two-part mosaic depicting the exceptional experiences of the author and her three dogs, followed by a collection of exhilarating short tales about phenomenal animals and their human companions from across the country. It weaves the most intriguing metaphysical concepts of our time (telepathy, quantum physics and the law of attraction) into entertaining vignettes and mystical sojourns of life, death and rebirth. 

POISONOUS TO PETS

Nicole O’KaneNicole O’Kane

March 1, 2011

Poisonous to Pets is vital to anyone who owns a dog or cat – it could save their pet’s life. This highly illustrated, full-colour book allows rapid access to visual and written information about plants that are poisonous to cats and dogs. It enables owners to identify the dangerous plant and know what to do if their pet is poisoned.

PETS ON HOLIDAY

Gareth Brock

February 1, 2017

PUPPY TRAINING & CARE – PET FRIENDLY

JULIE BARNESJulia Barnes

September 1, 2011

The more you know about your Puppy, the better you will be able to provide the car and attention your dog requires for a healthy and happy life. The Pet Friendly guide offers expert advice on every important aspect of pet care and training.

SECRETS OF PETS

Willie Mac Brooke

June 23, 2018

SECRETS OF PETS: CATS CARE is not just a book. First of all, it is a faithful assistant in care about your pet. This assistant will lead you and your furry friend to sincere harmony and order in the house.

VOYAGING PETS

Shelley WrightJackie ParrySheridan Lathe

March 25, 2019

People will go to extraordinary lengths to keep their families together, and for many this includes four-legged members. While it’s easier to travel with pets these days, it’s not always smooth sailing with animals onboard.

From rambunctious dogs to rascally cats, with a few ‘unexpected’ cruising pets thrown in, our writers expose the depth of love for their furry friends with touching, humorous, and unusual pet yarns.

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