Books About Guide Dogs
The following is a list of books about Dog guides. If you know of other books that you feel should be listed here, please let me know so I can be sure to add them!
Confessions Of A Guide Dog: The Blonde Leading the Blind.
Carlson, Mark. Confessions Of A Guide Dog: The Blonde Leading the Blind. This memoir tells what guide dogs are supposed to do. Although each dog is smart, loyal and well-trained, not all dogs are the same or have the same personalities.
Hingson, Michael. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero. This is a story of how Michael Hingson's dog guide, Roswell, helped him escape from one of the Twin Towers following the terrorist attach on 9/11.
Emma and I
Hocken, Sheila. Emma and I. This memoir is a story of a bond between a girl and the dog who gave her sight. Emma, her dog guide, helps her find independence, love and happiness.
Looking Out for Sarah
Lang, Glenna. Looking Out for Sarah. Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc., 2001. Grades Pre-school-3. A story about the life of Sarah, who is blind, and her guide dog Perry. The tale is told from Perry’s perspective, who accompanied Sarah on a walk from Boston to New York. The walk was intended to bring public attention to guide dogs and their role in enhancing the independence of people who are blind.
Living with Blind Dogs
Levin, Caroline D. Living with Blind Dogs: A Resource Book and Training Guide for the Owners of Blind and Low-Vision Dogs, Second Edition. This resource book provides helpful hints on dog guides. Topics include: dealing with feelings of loss and grief, how dogs react to blindness, conditions that cause blindness and how they progress, genetics, pack issues, training concepts, new skills, helpful hints to negotiate the house, yard, and community, toys, games, and suppliers/resources.
Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog
Moore, Eva. Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog (Hello Reader!, Level 4). Scholastic Inc., 1996. A story about the first Seeing Eye dog in America. The story follows the dog from training in Switzerland to home in America with Morris Frank, who was instrumental in starting the Seeing Eye in America in the 1930s.
Right Dog for the Job
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog. This true story shows the impact of service and guide dogs on the lives of people who are blind or have other disabilities. It features full-color photographs.
Fifty Years of Walking with Friends
Quietwater Noriega, DeAnna. Fifty Years of Walking with Friends. Independently published, 2021. In this book the author shares her experiences with her guide dogs. As the dogs mature from beginning guide to seasoned veteran, the author shares her experiences with starting college to embarking on married life and career.
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