What People are Saying about In the Doghouse by Teri Case

Reviews for In the Doghouse by Teri Case

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Advance and galley reviews are coming in for In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View. Here’s what they are saying!

From the first to the last page, In the doghouse oozed the emotion that we all know our dogs have, not to mention their commonsense.  Filtered with friendship, furship and the turmoils of relationships and the promise of things to come, I highly recommend IN THE DOGHOUSE to everyone and anyone.

– Net Galley Reviewer

Skip’s Da Man!

In The Doghouse — a book about a couple’s breakup told primarily from the perspective of a dog named Skip — deserves a wide readership among dog lovers and anyone who enjoys a well-written book that has it all. Author Teri Case has done an excellent job in creating a book that taps into the full range of human (and animal) emotions,  as well as a highly memorable cast of primary and secondary cast of characters — with my favorite, by far, being Skip, an irresistible Wolfador  (part Wolf, part Labrador) who will stay in your hearts long after finishing the book.

– Net Galley Reviewer

In The Doghouse — a book about a couple’s breakup told primarily from the perspective of a dog named Skip — deserves a wide readership among dog lovers and anyone who enjoys a well-written book that has it all. Author Teri Case has done an excellent job in creating a book that taps into the full range of human (and animal) emotions,  as well as a highly memorable cast of primary and secondary cast of characters — with my favorite, by far, being Skip, an irresistible Wolfador  (part Wolf, part Labrador) who will stay in your hearts long after finishing the book.

As a consequence, I found In The Doghouse to be the best book I’ve read this year and one of the better books I’ve read in the past couple of years.

– Net Galley Reviewer

I loved this book and the way the dog narrates part of the story, with his sometimes humorous perspective.  The story was very engaging and I was sorry when it ended!

– Net Galley Reviewer

An interesting take from the dog’s point of view. Skip was a rescue dog, adopted by Lucy and John. Just prior to their wedding, John gets cold feet, and walks out. Pain and anguish, and guilt from Skip who knew when John was starting to stray. Some combinations of human vs dog interpretations, and while interesting the story did get a bit long at times. Mainly my minor issue is the length, which caused me to skim a bit, otherwise, highly recommend this book.

– Net Galley Reviewer

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book & would recommend it to high school & secondary education students & friends.

If you love dogs & want a look inside their heads, this is the book for you! And I enjoyed Lucy & Skip’s journey after John leaves them & they have to do life, just the two of them & expanding their pack.

I laughed, I cried & loved all the connections that were made.

– Net Galley Reviewer, Educator

 A great second novel by Teri Case! In the Doghouse is a story from a dog’s perspective and Teri totally gets it – a dog’s personality, the raw feelings of a human breakup, the steps and time it takes to heal a broken heart. 
It is a light and fun read, yet it touches on the whole spectrum of human (and canine) emotions.
I pre-ordered two paperbacks for my mom and my aunt and I know they’ll enjoy it as much as I did. 

– Reader, Goodreads

Dogs are the best people, sometimes. This novel is proof positive that’s a true statement. Lucy is great, all the secondary characters are relatable and believable, and the plot takes a couple of very surprising and satisfying twists. But Skip, HE is a leading man I can put all my support behind. He’s an adorable, lovable mutt who looks like a wolf but loves with more fervor than Pepe le Pew. This dog takes his role in life very seriously, and gives everything he has to make sure his lady is happy and well-loved. But pack-building isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the people in Skip’s life don’t make things easy. 

This novel is a brilliant roller-coaster ride through every conceivable emotion, but laughter is never more than a page away. It’s clever, witty and worth every moment spent enjoying it–and then some.

– Reader, Goodreads

This is a page-turner that I couldn’t put down. I enjoyed the relationship between Lucy and her dog, Skip. It’s lighthearted, tender… and also hilarious. Skip won me over from the first moment, and I couldn’t wait to see how the book ended (but I won’t post a spoiler!). What a clever premise: discussing a couple’s breakup from the viewpoint of the family dog. You really get into Skip’s head, and I sometimes forgot he was not human! I loved it and highly recommend.

I was given an advance reader copy of “In the Doghouse” in exchange for an honest review.

– Reader, Goodreads

Teri Case has done it again. This time she convinces us to give our hearts to Skip, a smart, lovable canine who is convinced he’s responsible for the break-up of his owners, John and Lucy. As Skip tries to comfort Lucy and make amends, they discover a new “pack” in an unlikely set of neighbors.

Case is dead-on in her portrayal of Lucy’s break-up heartbreak, and I found myself laughing out loud at Skip’s witty insights. But this book isn’t only about the laughs. As with her debut novel, “Tiger Drive”, Teri Case digs into some meaty topics, including loneliness, mental health, addiction, and grief. 

If you love books about real relationships, I highly recommend this book. Dog lovers will go bananas for it, but this cat lady loved it too.

– Reader, Goodreads

Touching. Thoughtful. Funny. Unexpected. In the Doghouse is a delightful read regardless of whether you’re a dog lover or not. It’s a story of love, loss, and (re)discovery across human and canine lives. A total page-turner, complete with “I have to read that again it was so good” chapters. Left me wondering, what exactly IS my dog thinking?? Loved it!

I received an advance copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

– Reader, Goodreads

“In the Doghouse gets all the stars! IN THE DOGHOUSE is loaded with what I expect from author, Teri Case–heart and hope. But DOGHOUSE contains a lot of humor too . . . After reading two heavy, dark novels peopled by dysfunctional families with abused and neglected children (you know, typical literary fiction fare) I was in need of a palate cleanser. IN THE DOGHOUSE was the perfect antidote. Sure, there is some grief and loss, but also so much light and love. And if you are a dog person—or know one—I can’t recommend this feel-good book enough.”

— Net Galley and Goodreads Review

If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, you’ll love this novel. Author Teri Case definitely knows what’s going on behind their loving eyes and puppy breath. They actually know more about communication and unconditional love than we do. 

This is not a fluffy animal story, in spite of its humor. It’s about love, loss, and grief. It’s about breaking apart and picking up the pieces. It’s about healing. You’ll pick up In the Doghouse because you love animals, but you’ll close it loving humans just a little bit more. 

I haven’t loved an animal protagonist like this since the Disney film “The Three Lives of Thomasina.” Although we see life and love through a dog’s eyes (mostly), this novel is about the comedy and tragedy of human relations, and how connection to love is the only way through this life. 

I highly recommend this book, just as I do any of Teri Case’s work. She’s a gifted story teller with books and characters that will move you.

Reader, Goodreads

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