Welcome Home, Harley

Learn more about Guide Dogs in the Little Paws series. Local author Jess Black has written a new series of books about puppies that train to become Guide Dogs and the families that help raise them.

In the book Welcome Home, Harley, Lexie Walker and her brother Tom “adopt”, an eight-week old puppy Harley. The sibling are newly appointed Puppy Raisers, carers who look after Guide Dog puppies before they are ready to start their training at the age of 14 months.

They’re excited about having a new puppy but not as excited at the chaos that Harley brings. Prone to causing trouble, Harley hides under the bed, wees on the floor, annoys the cat next door and chews on everything from Tom’s Star Wars figures to Dad’s briefcase. It takes a Walker family meeting to learn how to handle a puppy like Harley.

This heart-warming and entertaining book is a must-read for animal loving kids. (It’s suitable for Early Readers or to read to younger kid). Be warned though, it will prompt your kids to ask if they can become a Puppy Raiser as well.

There’s also three more books available in the Little Paws series: Meg’s Big Mystery, Ringo’s Road Trip and Goldie Makes the Grade. All royalties from the sale of the books go to Guide Dogs Australia.

Little Paws: Welcome Home, Harley is published by Random House Australia and is available wherever good books are sold. RRP $9.95.


Join Jess Black at the launch of the Little Paws series. The launch will be held at Ground Up Cafe, Young St, Carrington on Saturday April 22nd at 3pm. There will be furry friends there too!