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Love Me Gently: A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend

Ruby reads Love Me Gently By Lisa Wiehebrink for Holidays, Hounds, and Hot Buys Gift Guide and Giveaway

While working and volunteering in shelters, I often wished I had a book to give adopters with young children to help foster a smooth transition. Children generally have good intentions, but sometimes lack the experience and understanding on how to best care for their new pets as well as how their behavior impacts their furry friends. Maybe they get too excited, grow impatient, or are unintentionally careless – all of which can lead to injury, loss, or pets being returned to shelters.

Fortunately, I now have the perfect book for families with young children. Love Me Gently: A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend by Lisa Wiehebrink is an adorable, easy to read book that teaches children about compassion, unconditional love, and how to treat pets kindly and responsibly.

Love Me Gently is the story of Henry and his newly adopted puppy, Cooper. This lovely book is divided into simple lessons including feeding guidelines, gentle handling, patience in training, and safety issues. Parents will enjoy reading this beautifully written book aloud while children will have just as much fun following the story through the colorful illustrations. Lisa says the story of Henry and Cooper was inspired by watching her sons interact with their family dogs.

Ruby reads Love Me Gently By Lisa Wiehebrink for Holidays, Hounds, and Hot Buys Gift Guide and Giveaway

Love Me Gently is available through Lisa’s website with a portion of all sales donated to animal shelters and rescues. In addition to her book, Lisa’s website is a great resource for pet care and adoption information as well as humane education. Lisa lives in southern California with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. She is passionate about all animals and encourages rescue and adoption.

Order a copy Love Me Gently for animal-loving children in your life or better yet, order several copies and deliver them to your local shelter or rescue. Thanks to Lisa Wiehebrink for providing us with a copy of this delightful and important book!

Love Me Gently is part of the Holidays, Hounds, and Hot Buys Gift Guide & Giveaway. The giveaway launched November 25 and runs through December 9. You can enter on each of the participating blogs – Sarcastic DogThe Broke DogMy Life with DogsA Dog Walks into a Bar, Denise’s Dog Dish and here on The Daily Pip – for more chances to win.



  1. Denise Gruzensky
    November 28, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Such a great book with a wonderful message!

  2. Yamini MacLean
    November 28, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Hari OMOh that sounds like just about the pawfect giftie!!! YAM xx

  3. Molly and Mackie
    November 28, 2016 / 10:36 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book!

  4. Sketching with Dogs
    November 28, 2016 / 11:25 am

    It is one of the most important things you can teach your children, to be kind and respectful to animals.Lynne x

  5. Julie
    November 28, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Fantastic book and…..I luffs, luffs, luffs you jumper!!!!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  6. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    November 28, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Love this concept! My niece is hoping for a kitty soon … and I think this would be the perfect Christmas present to prepare her for that 🙂

  7. Oz theTerrier
    November 28, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    What a great idea for a children's book!

  8. Two French Bulldogs
    November 28, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Sweet. Sounds like a good oneLily & Edward

  9. Brian
    November 28, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Hooray, hooray, it's about time!

  10. McGuffy Ann Morris
    November 28, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I love this. What a great holiday post.

  11. Sully
    November 28, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I love this, it's perfect for kids.Aroo to you,Sully

  12. Marg
    November 28, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Oh that is such a good idea. We think that would be such a good book for parents to read to the children.

  13. Idaho PugRanch
    November 28, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Wonderful Book! A pawfect learning opportunity for small children. hugsMr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. Madi and Mom
    November 28, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Ruby…I love your ruby RED sweater. I bet it feels nice and toasty.That is a sweet book and you are such a good promoterHugs Madi your bfff

  15. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    November 28, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    That looks like a wonderful book AND we think it should be given to all parents…maybe even schools.

  16. The Swiss Cats
    November 28, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    It looks like a wonderful book ! Purrs

  17. Three Chatty Cats
    November 28, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Rosie and Ruby look like they're thoroughly enjoying Love Me Gently! What a great review of a wonderful book.

  18. Austin Towers
    November 28, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    That sounds like a lovely book with a great message! xx

  19. Mary McNeil
    November 28, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Wonderful "how to" manual !

  20. Freya Rose Blossom Freya Rose Blossom
    November 28, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Brilliant little guy. Can we please have some of them over this side of the pond. LuvsFreya Rose Blossom and De Ark. XX

  21. Lola The Rescued Cat
    November 29, 2016 / 12:41 am

    What a great book! We'd love to read it.

  22. The Island Cats
    November 29, 2016 / 2:16 am

    What a great book for kids!

  23. Louis the Blogging Dog
    November 29, 2016 / 2:53 am

    Thanks fur recommending this book. It's an impawtant message given in a loving way.Your FurendLouis Dog Armstrong

  24. The Menagerie Mom
    November 29, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    This post just made my day! I have always wished there was a book just like this to give to children in need of some friendly reminders for dealing with furbabies. And here is the perfect one! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!

  25. tubby3pug
    November 29, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    This is a fabulous idea

  26. Monica C. Webster
    November 30, 2016 / 1:48 am

    Wonderful! Yes, children (and some adults, too, but that's a "rant" for another day), need to learn "how" to love and care for the beautiful creatures that are entrusted to us. So important to have as many ambassadors for this as we can!

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