This Is The Only Thing You Need As A Dog Lover

Have you ever dreamed of finding the perfect dog book that had the best stories, pictures, and jokes hand-crafted by dog-obsessed people themselves?

Well, we’ve got the book for you.


Dogs and Their People is a *New York Times Bestseller* written by crazy dog people for crazy dog people, celebrates the best kind couch-snuggling, belly-scratching, snout-kissing humans through gorgeous photos, jokes that hit home in the best way, and over 200 stories that will make you want to hug your dog (and maybe even snort-laugh and ugly-cry). All will remind you why dogs are the greatest creatures in the universe.

This NY Times Bestseller touches on everything from weddings to travel to romantic tales of modern (dog) ruv, all anchored in celebrating what it means to be a kooky and devoted dog lover.


Check out some of the actual pages from the book! 

Read our announcement below from March 2016!


Almost a year ago, BarkPost had a crazy idea to publish a book.

10 months, a literary agent, a book deal with Putnam, and 220 amazing dog parents later, that dream is alive as our first pre-sale links are LIVE today!

Dogs And Their People is a hodgepodge of over 200 stories dealing in all things hilarious, heartwarming, harrowing, and hump-worthy.  We asked artist Dave Coverly to illustrate custom doodles for the book that sprinkle the pages of hundreds of pup photos.  The book is a compilation of personal anecdotes from around the globe and unique BarkPost content, touching on everything from weddings to travel, from butthead dogs who get away with the world to romantic tales of modern (dog) ruv, all anchored in celebrating what it means to be a kooky and devoted dog lover.

We are over the moon to be able to unveil our cover for Dogs And Their People – on bookshelves October 2016! Shout out to Emily Wang and her superstar, Chibi, for making the cover!


We reached out to our community and were blown away by the thousands of submissions from dog lovers around the world, all bonded by a simple fact: they love dogs to pieces.

We laughed;
We cried;
We wagged our tails with delight;

And most importantly – we reveled in, were humbled by, and were overtaken with pride to be able to compile such a special collection of dog lovers’ stories and photos.

Here’s a sneak peek of how the book is slowly developing day by day. Each week we’ll start revealing a page or story from the book as a special #DogsAndTheirPeople campaign, but below are a few mockups of the direction we are headed with the process.

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Thank you SO much to all those who submitted a story to us!  It was a wild ride to experience all the special moments that took place between you and your dog. Your insatiable love of dogs is the pulse that keeps BarkPost slobbering happily everyday.

For those dog parents who were approved to be in the book, I’ll be reaching out to you at the start of next week, so watch your emails like a pack of German Shepherds. 🙂

Dr. Katy Nelson

6 years ago