Six Books for Dog and Cat Lovers

A man lounges in bed with his puppy, coffee and a book

There’s no better time to curl up with a book and enjoy some quality time with your best friend. Whether you’re a dog lover or a cat lover (or both!), your furry friends may have a way of being the hero of any story. If you’re looking for some fun dog and cat-inspired reads, you’re in for a treat. While we’ve been working from home, our Trupanion Book Club members have been busy compiling some of their favorite pet books. From bestsellers to coffee table books, we’ve got the scoop on six books for dog and cat lovers sure to top your next reading list.

Six books for dog and cat lovers that are a must-read

A woman reads in bed while holding coffee and snuggling her cat

1. Find MOMO by Andrew Knapp

If you like beautiful imagery and traveling with your furry friend, consider Find MOMO. This “Where’s Waldo” style coffee table book features MOMO, a border collie traveling with their favourite person. Also, this fun-loving furry friend launched a whole series including Find MOMO Coast to Coast, Let’s Find MOMO: a picture book, and Find MOMO across Europe. Fortunately, you can check out their travel adventures on Instagram here.

2. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Most dogs are different, and Enzo is no exception. The story of a wise pup recalls their favorite cherished moments and memories that are sure to inspire more time with your best friend. Also, this bestselling novel set in Seattle was adapted to a stage play and movie.

3. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat that Inspired the World by Vicki Myron

There’s nothing like reading a good book with your cat. If this sounds like the perfect day, dive into the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat that Inspired the World. This true story of a small abandoned kitten that showed up at a library one night and inspired the people of Spencer, Iowa. In addition, Dewey was one of the first of many books about this lovable furry friend that entertained adults and kids alike for years to come.

4. The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

If you wish to visit friends right now, check out The Traveling Cat Chronicles. In this book we follow, Nana, a cat on a road trip across Japan with their owner seeking new adventures. It’s a tale of life, loss, and connection, making you realize what really matters most.

5. Tomorrow by Damian Dibben

Nothing can come between the bond of a dog and its owner. In the book Tomorrow, this dog travels through centuries just to find their best friend. Naturally, this story of never-ending love and loyalty captures your hearts with every page turn.

6. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

This modern YA series introduces you to the Penderwick family. Their summer vacation will never be the same as they discover treasure, adventure, and fun with their family dog Hound. Consider jump-starting your summer with this family-friendly book.

Six books for dog and cat lovers that are a fun read any season

Whether you want adventure, travel, or a celebration of life, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in these books with your best friend by your side. While you may spending more time at home right now, take the chance to relax with a good book and your pet’s company. Chances are your pets will enjoy the extra attention and cuddles!