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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Richmond SPCA Reading List

Monday, July 9, 2007 By: Maya Erhardt

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Richmond SPCA staff have put together a list of some of their favorite pet-related books. Purchase these books using the links below and 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Richmond SPCA by Barnes & Noble. The training books, Dogs and Cats with Tales and Lauren's Story may be purchased in our Lora Robins Gift Shop at 2519 Hermitage Road.

Reading List

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945) - Glasgow was a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist from Richmond. Beginning in 1897, Glasgow wrote 20 novels and many short stories, mainly about life in Virginia. A supporter of the Richmond SPCA since the year after its founding in 1891, Glasgow became vice president of the organization in 1911 and president in 1924. She was president at the time of her passing in 1945. Every year, one of the Richmond SPCA's most devoted supporters is presented with the Glasgow Award in honor of her tireless work on behalf of homeless animals.

Books About Ellen Glasgow

The Women Within: An Autobiography

Ellen Glasgow: A Biography

Perfect Companionship: Ellen Glasgow's Selected Correspondence with Women

A Selection of Fiction by Ellen Glasgow

Barren Ground

Battle Ground

The Deliverance

Life and Gabriella

One Man in His Time

The Past

The Romantic Comedians

The Sheltered Life

Vein of Iron


The Wheel of Life

For Kids

Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
Recommended by Phyllis Harris, coordinator of offsite adoption events

The Best Pet of All, by David LaRochelle, Hanako Wakiyama (Illustrator)
Recommended by Phyllis Harris, coordinator of offsite adoption events

Inspiring Stories

Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary, by Samantha Glen, Mary Tyler Moore (Introduction)
Recommended by Jana Zevnik, clinic assistant

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, by John Grogan
Recommended by Carrie Wyatt, retail and front desk associate

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, by James Herriot
Recommended by Cheryl Canfield, coordinator of development and events

Dogs and Cats with Tales, by Karen Gammon
Recommended by Tamsen Kingry, COO
Available in the Richmond SPCA's gift shop and online.

Lauren's Story: An American Dog in Paris, by Kay Pfaltz
Recommended by Maya Erhardt, manager of community development and events
Available in the Richmond SPCA's gift shop

Where the Blind Horse Sings, by Kathy Stevens 

Understanding our Pets

The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell
Recommended by Kristen Collins, CPDT, trainer

Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson
Recommended by Sarah Babcock, chief programs officer

Travel and Safety

Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA Pet Book
Recommended by Tabitha Hanes, manager of community relations

Also see: Hot Weather Safety Tips, Richmond SPCA news release

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