“If you take an amazing subject and put it in the hands of a wonderful writer, you get…SPOILER ALERT…a truly fantastic book. Every single page of Maria Goodavage’s Doctor Dogs is made up of remarkable research and storytelling.”
–David Rosenfelt, national bestselling author of Dogtripping and 31 other books.
“Doctor Dogs is a captivating, groundbreaking, meticulously researched book about the incredible new ways dogs are sniffing out disease and helping people with physical and mental health issues. Maria Goodavage, who has been writing beloved books about dogs for thirty years, brings readers behind the scenes around the world and immerses them in the fascinating, cutting-edge research dogs are doing, as well as the riveting stories of how doctor dogs are saving the lives of their humans every day. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to hug the nearest dog! (The life a doctor dog saves may one day be your own.)”
–Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian”, Founder FearFreeHappyHomes.com
“Maria Goodavage takes the reader on a fascinating journey to uncover the amazing things dogs can do for their human friends. From canines that calm the veteran with PTSD and the child called upon to face her tormentor in court, through dogs that sniff out cancers, malaria and other diseases, to the dogs finding unprecedented roles supporting people with autism, schizophrenia and myriad other ailments. Goodavage shows that there are many people who, when they say, “my dog saved my life,” mean this, not in some metaphorical sense, but in a completely concrete way: without their dog they would not be alive, or certainly their lives would be greatly constrained. Along the way, Goodavage is a witty and compassionate guide and supremely well-informed. I learnt a lot!”
–Professor Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University and author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You