Book List in Order: 5 titles

  • Discusses dogs that are trained to use their scenting ability to locate drugs, explosives, missing persons, agricultural products, or other substances. Includes a directory of search-and-rescue dog organizations....


  • Describes the work of the wildlife rehabilitation center in Stony Point, New York, how it came to be established and how it handles the many wild animals that are brought to it for treatment. Includes a list of similar rehabilitation centers througho...


  • A look inside a typical SPCA shelter discusses the history and operations of humane societies, the problems faced by shelters, and the vast numbers of lost, abused, and unwanted animals found in shelters...


  • Discusses ways in which animals are trained to help the handicapped and to provide companionship for mentally retarded, ill, and elderly persons. Based on interviews with professional animal trainers, therapists, social workers, and teachers....


  • Follows the life of a Labrador retriever trained as a guide dog, from him birth to his placement with Peter, his blind owner, illuminating the selection and breeding of dogs, the matching of dogs to owners, and the rigorous procedures of guide-dog tr...