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Dogs of Courage

Dogs of Courage

The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World

Lisa Rogak

St. Martin's Griffin


A celebration of the amazing canines who perform feats of bravery every day

Dogs don't just make lovable pets. They also work at an incredible number of jobs, helping humans in countless ways. From working with search-and-rescue teams to find missing persons to helping patients recover from injuries, Lisa Rogak covers the many ways in which dogs are an essential part of our world. And she tells the surprising stories of regular dogs who have gone above and beyond to help their owners—and even each other.

Dogs of Courage reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring stories of these hard-working dogs, from the training they receive to the ways we honor their sacrifices and reward their years of service. Affirming what every dog lover knows, this book shows how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.



On January 20, 2012, the U.S. Post Office unveiled a new series of stamps to honor a very special kind of canine: the working dog. To some people, they're also known as Dogs of Courage.

Praise for Dogs of Courage

“This is the perfect stocking-stuffer for the dog lover on your list.” —Hudson Valley News

“A celebration of the many ways service dogs help humans. … Will give dog enthusiasts plenty of reinforcement for the assertion that dogs are man's best friend.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Lisa Rogak delivers another excellent book! … If you're looking for a book full of feel-good stories – look no further. Rogak will warm your heart with her numerous ‘tails' of canine heroism.” —The Examiner

“Dogs do much more than just be our ‘best friend,' and this book illustrates the many ways they help to make our lives easier and better.” —The Post-Journal

“Rogak takes the reader through story after story of remarkable and inspirational canines. … This book is a great read for anyone but especially for dog lovers.” —Pup Culture

“Dogs of Courage shows you just how special our canine friends are, how and why they do what they do, and how deep their unconditional love and loyalty can go.” —Pup Culture


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Lisa Rogak

LISA ROGAK is author of The Dogs of War: The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs as well as the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King and editor of The New York Times-bestselling Barack Obama in His Own Words.

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Lisa Rogak

St. Martin's Griffin

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