A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
--front flap

Title:A Dog's Purpose
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765326263
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    A Dog's Purpose Reviews

  • Chrissie

    It made me look at my own dog differently, wondering how it feels, how much it loves me, and what it thinks about his own life. I hope that all animals souls are like the ones in this book and I found...

  • W. Cameron

    This book confirms what you know in your heart to be true, that love never dies, and that our animal friends are always with us....

  • Miranda Reads

    Prepare your heartstrings... I had never bothered to consider that there might be such a thing as a boy, but now that I had found one, I thought it was just about the most wonderful concept in the wor...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    Update: For those who have been considering reading this book....It's on sale today for $1.99 as a Kindle deal I saw the movie ..Anyone else? Thoughts? I thought it was well done....but it 'was'sad an...

  • Federico DN

    Many lives. One everlasting unwavering loyalty.In this novel we learn the story of "Bailey", a very special doggy. Through many of his several reincarnations, from wild to domestic dog, a very confuse...

  • Heidi Brydon

    UPDATE TO MY UPDATE!This book was one of the top five "Best Fiction" in the 2010 Goodreads Awards! It came in at number 4, beating out Jonathon Franzen's Freedom, which got a lot of hype. I'm so psych...

  • Philip

    2ish stars. As a dog owner (I have a 10-month-old Goldendoodle named Fritz, short for Fritzgerald, yes the extra 'r' is intentional) and lover, I enjoyed this book and found it somewhat heartwarming. ...

  • F

    5 stars not so much for storyline but for completely understanding dogs! So emotional so many times. Dogs are the best....

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/It’s time once a year for my library’s Winter Reading Challenge and my chance to score a FREEEEEEEE coffee mug. (Yes, I am the cheapest...

  • Cheri

    I bought this book sometime in the past month or so based on several recommendations, it sat on the coffee table as a reminder, yet in all the time I never once read any reviews or previews of the sto...