You Should Know…
Happy Tails Books is driven by a passion to help needy animals by raising awareness about adoption and the proper care of domestic dogs and cats. We are grateful to our volunteer photographers and editors who help us make these books come to life. Happy Tails Books donates up to 25% of gross profits back to rescue organizations. Any rescue enrolled in our rescue partner program is eligible for a donation from each sale made through this website. You can indicate your favorite rescue on the check-out form when you make a purchase. Since 2009, Happy Tails Books has published more than 1,000 stories from people who have fostered and/or adopted dogs and cats!
Our book sales have raised more than $35,000 for dog rescue organizations and other animal welfare non-profits. Click here to see who received donations from Happy Tails Books’ sales. Information about becoming a Happy Tails Books rescue partner is listed here.
New Story Collection Drive: Pets with Disabilities
Since 2009, the heartwarming Lost Souls: FOUND! series has entertained and inspired people, helping many to see the rewards of adopting abused, neglected, and “less-adoptable” animals. The next book in the series is focused specifically on animals who have overcome (or are working to overcome) disabilities.
Sending in your pet’s story has many benefits: If selected, your dog will be immortalized in print, you’ll be helping to raise awareness about dogs with disabilities, and each story contribution moves your favorite rescue organizations* toward a greater bi-annual donation from Happy Tails Books’ sales.
It doesn’t matter if you believe yourself to be a good writer or not – the important thing is that your story is emotional, interesting, has a clear point, and is less than 1200 words. Happy Tails Books will help you make it pretty (if necessary). You can submit as many stories as you’d like. Purebred and mixed-breed pets welcome, as are stories from fosters and forevers.
Story guidelines and a submission form are located at http://happytailsbooks.com/submit/.
Check out the Happy Tails Books blog for story examples.
The submission deadline is June 1st, 2013, but we include stories on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please do not delay.
*We’d like to thank A Newly Created Page for Special Needs Animals and, specifically, Cheryl, the kind-hearted woman behind the page, for partnering with us to make this book happen. Please click the link and “like” the page. The stories will surely inspire you!
Pets with Disabilities Photo Contest!
In addition to collecting stories for the new book, we’re having a photo contest for images that will be featured on the back cover. Click here for details!
Weekly “Happy Tails” and $2.99 Mini-eBooks
Each week you can read a wonderful “happy tail” from our Lost Souls: FOUND! series on our blog. Additionally, we’ve compiled these blog-worthy “happy tails” into $2.99 mini-eBooks, so you can take them with you and read them anywhere you go. Available on Kindle!
We’ve expanded our “Adopted. Who’s Next?” series to feature mugs, pillows, clothing, dog shirts, and more!
Check out this new CafePress Store to find great items with images of your favorite breeds. Don’t see what you want? Write us, and we’ll make it happen for you. Through this store, you can even make custom “Adopted. Who’s next?” items!
Great Children’s Books that Teach Humane Education!
Kick off your New Year’s reading with this wonderful children’s book that is both beautifully illustrated and informative. Readers follow the journey of Sergio and Pasquale, two Italian Greyhounds, as they seek to escape the streets of Rome and find a safe, loving forever home. Both adults and children can enjoy this tale, which is especially meaningful to fans of St. Francis of Assisi. Learn more here.
FREE eBooks to Read and Share
DOWNLOAD AND SHARE OUR FREE eBOOK ABOUT THE DOG BREEDING INDUSTRY: Highlights include a comparison between reputable breeders, backyard breeders, and puppy mills, adoption information, and tips for socializing distressed and ex-puppy mill dogs. The Mill Dog Manifesto is very personal and easy to read.