Kat the Dog

the remarkable tale of a rescued spanish water dog

Now available to purchase on Amazon

Kat the Dog is available in eBook, Paperback and Hardback versions on Amazon.

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Kat the Dog

The remarkable tale of a rescued Spanish water dog

A captivating and emotional story of survival and second chances.

Escaping from a wretched existence on a rundown farm, a young Spanish water dog goes on the quest of a lifetime, in search of a family to love her and a place to call home.

Follow Kat the Dog as she tells her heart-warming and uplifting story. The little dog with a big heart who journeyed through fear and starvation to find her forever home.

Kat the Dog - The Audiobook

I am absolutely delighted to announce that I signed with Podium Audio and the Audiobook of Kat the Dog: The remarkable tale of a rescued Spanish water dog is now available on Audible through Amazon worldwide.


The book has been wonderfully narrated by Zara Ramm. Be warned, you will laugh, and you will cry, as she tells Kat’s heart-warming tale.

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"It's beautiful, sad, emotional, and heartstring-tugging. A story that will make you well up - but also weep with joy later."

—Julie Haigh, ARC Reader

"We couldn't put the book down, Kat's story had us hooked from the start as we couldn't wait to see what exciting adventure was going to happen next! ... A must read for all dog and animal lovers."


Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review 

"Alyson Sheldrake’s Kat the Dog is a sweet, heart-wrenching, compassionate story of one dog’s journey from an abusive home to a loving forever home. Based on the true story of the author’s own beloved rescued dog, the author has woven a fantastical story of what might have happened. She chose to write Kat’s story in the first-person narrative, allowing the precious furbaby to speak for herself. I love the way the author used this point of view to make an engaging and heartwarming story so realistic."

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

"A remarkable tale indeed, told with great sensitivity by the author, and one guaranteed to have animal lovers in tears well before the glorious conclusion."

—Jules Brown, author of the Born to Travel series

"A wonderful read for any dog lover. Kat the Dog offers a perfect blend of entertainment and education, and Kat's story is one that readers won't forget. Highly recommended."

—The Small Dog Rules Blog

Kat the Dog

The remarkable tale of a rescued Spanish water dog

Media Kit and Images

Visit my Press Page to download the Media Kit, PR Sheet and Promotional Images and Press Material for Kat the Dog.

I would be delighted if you featured this book in your publication, blog, website, or social media. Please contact me if you require further information.

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"Black Beauty for dog lovers. A remarkable book which made me sob and made me jump for joy. But most of all, it made me want to give this courageous little dog a huge hug."

—Lisa Rose Wright, author of the Writing Home series of travelogue memoirs.

"Triumph over adversity. A gripping tale for animal lovers that will capture hearts and imaginations. I couldn’t put it down."

—Beth Haslam, author of the Fat Dogs and French Estates series.

15% of the profits from the sales of Kat the Dog will be donated to local animal rescues:

Not a fan of Amazon?

No problem! Just go into any bookstore and show them this barcode and they will be able to order you a paperback copy of Kat the Dog. Or see the links above to the Waterstones UK or Barnes & Noble US Online Stores.

You can even go into any library with this barcode and order a copy!

"The most uplifting animal memoir since A Street Cat Named Bob."

—Liza Grantham, author of the Mad Cow in Galicia memoir series.

"A story of love, courage and devotion, this book will be adored by everyone, especially dog lovers."

—Chris Moore, ARC READER

Book Club Questions

Are you a member of a Book Club?

Or do you just like to delve deep into a book?

If so - you might find this useful! Alyson has created a FREE guide full of questions, observations and ideas for discussion about the story of Kat the Dog.

Just click HERE to view online and download your own PDF copy of these Book Club Questions.

Or click HERE to download a simple printable WORD version.

There are lots of photos and news in there for you to enjoy too.

And do let Alyson know if you choose Kat the Dog as the selected book for your Book Club - she is always happy to 'meet' you via a Zoom call to chat with your group if she can...

Kat the Dog - The Photo Album

The free photo album that accompanies this book, full of photographs, stories, and more information about Kat the Dog.

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Good Morning Portugal Show

Kat and Alyson were live on the Good Morning Portugal Show on the 4th May 2022.

We launched the book, Kat stole the show (of course!) and Alyson read an excerpt from the book as well...

You can click the link here or the image opposite to view the show on YouTube. (We start at 34 mins into the show...)

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