BOOK TOUR – “If I Should Die Before My Dog –” by Joe and Cathy Connolly

A Dog Lovers lasting guide…….An beautifully illustrated interactive book that one fills in all of the information about their
dogs life in the event they can no longer care for them to help ensure your pets are taken care of.
A thought provoking check list for dog lovers, who unfortunately and with much sadness can no longer take care of their dog. 
This book will assist those who want to prepare for their dogs future in an easy to use format that will guide them through the process of telling the “story” of their dogs life, for their pets “Next Guardian”. 
None of us can predict the future, but in the event situations arise such as death, health impairment or left with no other choice but to give them up, this book will be there to assist your beloved pet with the transition from one home to another.
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About the Authors
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Authors Joe and Cathy Connolly
Joe and Cathy Connolly have spent a lifetime owning, training and caring for dogs. Cathy grew up with a Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog handler while attending many different dog shows and eventually went on to work with other breeders as she grew older. They live in beautiful Northern Michigan with their 3 furry four legged children, one large dog, one small dog and the entire family is supervised by one bossy calico cat. 

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My Review

If I Should I die before my Dog, by Joe and Cathy Connolly is a well thought out guide for any dog owner to ensure your furbaby’s care when you can no longer do it yourself.

We have two dogs, Baby and Spot, I honestly never thought about the “what if” I cannot take care of them. With this book there’s isn’t anything read but full of pages you must fill out about your dog.  Though titled “If I should die before my dog” I think this is a great all around book to have on hand in case anything happens. You become, ill, or are unable to afford care for your pet, having this book filled out all about your dog can ensure whoever can and does take care of your pet, will have a great start in getting to know them.

Baby & Spot I know they look all grumpy, they don’t smile well for photo’s! 

 This book covers everything someone would need to know about your pet if something were to happen to you. It covers medical history, insurance and all the in between about your dog’s life. Is your pet friendly to strangers? Does he have a routine silly ways he likes to do things? The book covers it all and I found it very informative. If I were to ever take on a pet from someone this would be the perfect guide to get along with them. You won’t have to wonder if the dog likes kids, or has a thing about a certain toy, noise or a fear or storms or worse get’s sick on car rides! Our two dogs get car sick, a trick that helps them cope? Ice cubes during the ride!  One of our dogs was older when we got him, I wish I had known things about him when we got him from his keeper. His fear of people walking up too fast on him, his fear of dog doors, his dislike of certain foods. These are things you should put in the book , tell your dog’s life story to ensure his well being after you cannot care for him anymore.

 This is an essential book for all dog lovers, I highly recommend it for anyone with a dog!


I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

5 thoughts on “BOOK TOUR – “If I Should Die Before My Dog –” by Joe and Cathy Connolly

  1. Cathy Connolly

    What great looking kids you have!! And it really is okay if they don't like to smile for photos! Thank you for such a geat review and coming on early! Both are appreciated!

  2. Mellissa Hanks

    What a great idea. I have been talking lately about getting a will and it really is strange to think but your pets really do need someone when you pass on. This book gives you those things to think about that those people need to know.

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