The Dog Next Door

And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

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A wagging tail. A goofy, floppy-tongued smile. An excited bark when your keys jingle in the door.

Dogs are truly one of God's finest creatures, a marvelous gift for us humans. They love us despite our faults and remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. They give us their all in return for food, play, and a scratch behind the ears.

The Dog Next Door is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the dogs in our lives. Inside you'll meet a timid standard poodle who conquers his fears to bring joy to others, a brigade of protective German shepherds, a friendly dog who pulls a young man back from the darkness of mental illness, a scruffy mutt who finds her calling, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit.

So curl up on the couch with the special dog in your life . . . and enjoy!


"Every dog has a tale to tell. This lovable collection of true and heartwarming stories celebrates the bond between dogs and humans. You'll be entertained, inspired, and touched by the ability of dogs to be instruments of God's miracles--from Cassie, a tiny rat terrier who sniffed out a diabetic's need for insulin . . . to Nipper, a large German shepherd mix who warned a little girl to stay away from a dangerous stranger. The noble pups in these varied stories all share one thing: they have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. These powerful stories will resonate with anyone who has loved a dog."-- Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Series and puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind

"There's nothing like a good dog story to reassure me that, despite the six o'clock news, the world is still a good place. And I truly believe that dogs make us more human. I predict that these uplifting and amazing canine tales will warm the heart of any animal lover."--Melody Carlson, author of The Christmas Dog and Christmas at Harrington's

The Author

  1. Callie Smith Grant

    Callie Smith Grant

    Callie Smith Grant is the editor of Second-Chance Dogs, The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet, The Horse of My Heart, and The Horse of My Dreams. She is the author of...

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