Carly Kennedy is overwhelmed in life and somehow agrees to foster Baxter, a depressed basset hound rescue. One day her dog walker, Max Sheffington, accidentally switches out Baxter with Hazel, his own dog. When Carly goes to get Baxter, he’s besotted by Hazel, and as they spend more time together, she begins to find herself falling for Max.
Businessman Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything, and Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter. Then he meets a dog.
Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife Laurie witness a man mistreating his dog as they’re out for a walk with their own two dogs, Tara and Sebastian. A passerby, who happens to be Matthew Jantzen, a wanted murderer, also witnesses the abuse, and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Bailey, a dog, finds a family in need of his love. However, if Bailey helps them, he loses all of his past memories. He must decide whether to sacrifice everything to heal this family.
After Daniel Ashe, a jaded LA literary agent, hires Annie Doherty as his dog walker, she leaves him fantastical stories about the secret lives of his dogs, and casts Daniel himself as the hero.
Dog trainer Lara Madigan’s boyfriend drops the ultimate bomb on her- he’s not a dog person. She moves in with her wealthy fashionista mother after the breakup. If Lara can juggle demands for her services and a broken heart, the right dog may finally lead her to her perfect match.
A highly original, tragicomic novel as seen through Sirius, an extraordinary dog who helps his Jewish family escape from Germany to California, becomes a Hollywood star, and, ultimately, contributes to Hitler’s downfall