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Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.


Fiction Books


Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

The three most popular breeds in Montgomery County are the Labrador Retriever, Chihuahua, and Pit Bull!


Dogs Around the World from PBS
An interactive quiz to see if you can match modern dog breeds with the country or region the breed came from. Click on "Launch Interactive." Don’t worry- they give hints!

Dog Owner's Crossword Puzzle
Test your canine knowledge with a puzzle adapted from a puzzle by the American Kennel Club.

Tail-Waggin’ Tutors
Love dogs? Ask your parent or guardian to sign you up for our Tail-Waggin’ Tutors programs at Centerville Library, where you can read to a dog! Check our Event Calendar for times. Open to kids who can read on their own, through 5th grade.

The Dog Park at Oak Grove Park
Be sure to read the rules for using the park before taking your dog, and watch the short, fun Dog Park Etiquette video linked near the bottom of the park page. Even park visitors without dogs can enjoy watching dogs play!

Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Learn what it takes to be a Humane Society volunteer. (ages 10 and older)


Lady and the Tramp [DVD | Blu-ray]
The classic Disney animated story about Lady, the family dog, and Tramp, the lovable stray.

Dog [DVD]
Here’s the movie version of the information in DK’s Eyewitness Dog.

Balto [DVD]
Balto, a sled dog in Alaska, brings life-saving medicine to a distant town during an epidemic. This animated movie is based on a true story.

The Incredible Journey [DVD]
Three devoted animal friends – Labrador retriever, a bull terrier and a Siamese cat - find themselves separated from their owners, so they embark on a journey across the Canadian wilderness in an attempt to be reunited with them.

101 Dalmatians [DVD | Blu-ray]
Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 Dalmatian puppies, and Cruella De Vil wants to buy them from their human owners, to make herself a lovely Dalmatian skin coat. When the puppies are "pup-napped," Pongo and Perdita must use an animal communication system to help find them all!

Web Links

A Sled Dog Life from the Iditarod: Race Across Alaska at
Read about the lives, training and experiences of dogs running the famous Iditarod in Alaska. Click on article headings on the left side of the screen to read them all.

American Kennel Club for Kids/Juniors
The AKC’s page for kids, with information about the breeds, and lots of printable activities. Be sure to read Be Safe Around Dogs and learn to be safe even around dogs you don’t know!

Top 100 Dog Names from the American Kennel Club
For girl dogs
For boy dogs

The following three groups all work with dogs and dog owners right here in the Miami Valley.

Gem City Dog Obedience Club
Gem City is a dog training club open to all members of the community. They are a volunteer organization and offer classes and activities for dogs and their owners.

Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association (mvPTa
Offers pet therapy in our area. See photos of some of their therapy pets in action! Note: for rules about kids and therapy dog training, see MVPTA’s Class Information page.

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSCA)
A private non-profit animal welfare group dedicated to saving the Miami Valley’s homeless dogs and cats.