If I Should Die Before My Dog {Book Review}

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.

My Thoughts:
I thought this was one of the greatest things I have ever seen (and have recently been informed that they are publishing one for cats and horses!)

I love my dog – in fact, this is dog number 4 that I have owned since being with my husband. This is the only dog I have connected to and spoil and call “my dog”. She is “my dog”. I adore my dog.

She sleeps with us in bed. I buy her Christmas presents every year. If I could take her everywhere with me, I would!

I have never given a thought to what would happen to her or how she would feel if something happened to hubby and myself and we weren’t there to take care of her. In fact, this book really shed light on the idea that we really have no one to take her if something were to happen (which is definitely something we need to work on this year).

This book is a great tool for me to share all of Jessie’s quirks, dislikes, likes, routines, etc. so that if something were to happen, the book can go with her to her next home and the person responsible would be able to continue her daily life as though she never left her life with us. In essence, it makes the transition for her so much easier.

Imagine this: The people you love and trust that are there for you daily are all of a sudden gone and you are taken from your home, your routine, everything you know and love and are now in a new place with new people. Would you not want some sort of normalcy in your life by still having your routine, your favorite things, be present daily?

This book does just that for your beloved pet. It really is a great tool for anyone who has a beloved pet!

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. Buy the book from….


  1. Elizabeth Towns says

    It never occurred to me, and probably many others, to consider what would happen to the pets, or our animal friends, if something happens to us! Whose gonna love them like we do? My family love their pets indiscriminately and I would hate for them to end up anywhere other than with someone who could love and care for them the same way. I’m definitely going to share this!

  2. Cathy Connolly says

    We’re so glad that others are also seeing the importace this book has for those 4-legged childern of ours. They too need a plan in the event we are no longer able to be with them. Heart wrenching as the thought is, it is an important one.

  3. says

    That was actually my thought when I read the book as well, it scared me to think that I hadn’t even considered what would happen to my dogs if we were not around. Thanks to the book its now rectified. x

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