Can I Be Your Dog? A Children’s Book Perfect for Pandemic Pet Parents


Can I Be Your Dog?

The adoption of pandemic pets has been a heartwarming national story. Now here’s a picture book to read to children that shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley.

A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters–deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home–from the dog, himself! This is a perfect children’s book during challenging times. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make. His letters to prospective owners share that he’s house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won’t anyone open their heart–and home–to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.

Troy Cummings’s hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication, another great teaching tool during these challenging times.

“It’s an instant classic in our household.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

About the Author

As a kid, New York Times bestselling author Troy Cummings spent all his time writing stories, drawing pictures, and keeping an eye out for monsters. As a grown-up, he pretty much does the same thing. Except now his bedtime is 9:15. Troy has written and illustrated more than thirty children’s books, including THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM series, THE BINDER OF DOOM series, CAN I BE YOUR DOG?, and THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT (BIG-TIME!) He has also illustrated books by other authors, including CARING FOR YOUR LION (by Tammi Sauer), LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD (by Tara Lazar), MIGHTY TRUCK (by Chris Barton), and VROOM VROOM GARBAGE TRUCK (by Asia Citro).

His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, board games, jigsaw puzzles, a French opera, and on the back of a box of fish sticks. Troy Cummings lives in Indiana, where he steals jokes from his wife, kids, cats, and goldfish.

Author: Troy Cummings

Publisher: Random House, 2018

This book is available in Kindle, Hardcover and Paperback. Purchase the book here.

Note: currently makes no commission on the purchase of this book and is posting as a service to our community during a time of pandemic pet adoptions.











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