Personalized Dog Books – Put Me in the Story Review

Here’s a cute gift idea I think you guys will like: a personalized dog story book.

Put Me in the Story is a line of books where you can personalize the message to include your dog’s name, a dedication page and photos.

I made a book featuring each of my dogs, and I’ll walk you through the process. It’s super easy to design your own book. No design skills necessary at all!

This post is sponsored by Put Me in the Story and Sourcebooks, Inc.

Leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win a coupon code for TWO FREE BOOKS you can personalize to feature your dog or a friend’s dog. I’ll choose two winners at random to win two books each. *The giveaway has ended.

Personalized dog books – Put Me in the Story Review

Personalized dog books

Put Me in the Story is a line of personalized books for babies, toddlers, children and adults. The books are available in hardcover or softcover.

The books are categorized for babies and children by age, and there are also books you can personalize for adults such as wedding books, gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, gifts for grandparents, etc.

And then of course there are the personalized books for all ages featuring our dogs!

Personalized dog books

You personalize the dog book by choosing 1-4 digital photos of your dog to include in the printed book along with your dog’s name and a dedication page. If you don’t finish your work in one sitting, you can save it for later and order when you’re finished.

The “story” is filled with dog pictures with different inspirational quotes and sayings such as “All you need is love and a dog” and “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Think of it like a “coffee table book.”

The personalized dog books are designed for older kids and adults. However, younger kids might still enjoy them because of all the cute pictures. Especially if they’re own dog is featured!

The books are a perfect way to welcome a new dog to the family or as a way to honor a senior dog or a dog who has died.

I like the idea of creating a personalized dog book as a gift for a friend or family member. And for you dog walkers and other professionals who work with pets, you might want to think about something like this for your clients.

There are three dog books to choose from and personalize:

Who Rescued Who?

You Had Me at Woof

Live. Love. Bark.

Personalized dog books from Put Me in the StoryThe general idea is pretty similar across the three books with full page images of dogs and thoughtful quotes and sayings. The “Who Rescued Who?” book is meant for honoring adopted dogs where the other two are more fitting for all dogs.

You can page through each book on the website to see which one is most appropriate for your special dog. I like the “Live. Love. Bark.” design the best because you can upload 4 different photos (the other two have just one photo used multiple times).

Cost of a personalized dog book from Put Me in the Story

Each personalized dog book is 8.5” by 8.5” in size with about 64 pages.

Hardcover book: $34.99

Softcover book: $19.99


Put me in the story - personalized dog books

*Last date to order books in order to receive delivery by Dec. 25 is Dec. 12 by ground shipping and Dec. 18 for overnight shipping.

Free personalized dog Ebook:

Put Me in the Story has also offered a free ebook version of “You Had Me at Woof” to That Mutt’s readers.

To get a coupon code, you just need to go to the link below and when the pop-up message appears, enter your name and email address. Use the code provided to get your ebook at no cost (normally $4.99).


It should look like this:

Put Me in the Story Coupon Code

Pros of the Put Me in the Story personalized books:

  • Creative gift idea
  • Nice way to honor a new family member or a dog that has died
  • Choice between soft or hard cover
  • 3 story options to choose from
  • Very easy to design your book!
  • You can save your work and come back to it later
  • No real design or photography skills needed
  • You can preview the full book by clicking on the book’s cover
  • Free shipping on orders $65 or more

Put Me in the Story - Personalized Dog Books


  • You can’t edit the actual text of the story other than a dedication page for your dog and your dog’s name

What’s unique about these personalized books?

I’m sure there are similar services like this but I like that Put Me in the Story is so simple to use. You’re not making an entire photo book of your dog. Instead, you’re just adding your dog on a couple of pages throughout the “story.”

The “Who Rescued Who?” story has a place where you can mention the shelter or rescue where you got your dog and a place to upload a logo.

And beyond dogs, Put Me in The Story has tons of personalized story options for babies, Mother’s Day, weddings, etc. You could really get creative with a gift idea.

Order a book HERE.

I would recommend the personalized dog books for …

The books are a special gift idea for any dog lover, regardless of their dog’s age.

However, I especially recommend these books as a cute way to celebrate a new puppy or new adopted dog in the family. They are also a special way to honor a senior dog or a dog that has recently died.

Giveaway! Personalized dog books – Put Me in the Story

Personalized dog books

Put Me in the Story is giving away two FREE personalized dog books to two readers of That Mutt (two books per winner).

*The giveaway has ended. Congrats to Guat-Lian K. and Emily G.

To enter:

Just leave a comment so I know your dog wants IN on the drawing. I’ll draw a winner at random on Tuesday Nov. 21 and announce the winner here and by email.

Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.

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Would you like to win a personalized book about your dog?

Let me know in the comments!

Please share this post with anyone who might want to win these personalized dog books.


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33 thoughts on “Personalized Dog Books – Put Me in the Story Review”

  1. What a great way to always have our Sade-Mae and Max with us!!!. And tell them a story! I’m with my loves 98% of the time and I talk to them always..they’d love the change of subject! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. How awesome is this?! Would love to give this as Christmas gift to my Mom who had to say good bye to her long-time furry buddy recently.

  3. My sweet goldendoodle, Daytona, would love to be the star of her very own book. Her big sister, Cheyenne, the border collie, crossed the rainbow bridge in August of 2016. A book for her would be nice too.
    Thanks, for all the great dog lover tips you pass along.

  4. This would be a great way to help memorialize my two girls that have passed and maybe use the other for my new baby that makes life better every day!!!

  5. I love this concept! As an author of inspirational dog stories for children and adults and the adoptive pet parent of a former puppy mill dog, I like to see products like this that encourage people to read and to adopt. My new boy, Jeremiah, would love to have his own book, so please enter us into the drawing. Thank you! You have an awesome blog!

  6. Wow! Perfect idea I know of two great pup candidates. Doctor Pepper and her family, would really love this! Penny Jane would also be a fun pup story as she’s a great rescue story! Keeping my fingers and toes crissed!

  7. This would be a great win for our family. The students at my wife’s school love Artie and this would be a huge hit in the library.

  8. What a great idea!!!! My daughters Yorkie passed away unexpectedly while she was on vacation, ied love to do this for her ❤️

  9. That would be awesome, my young nephews are just beginning to read so these would be great tools. They can read the dogs a bed time story lol.

  10. Shelby, Otis, and Zen

    I’d love to get it for our new addition Zen. She’s special for many, many, reasons. She’s the first puppy to join our family, the first girl, the first hound dog, and the first we got to actually name. Just to name a few.
    She is super smart and just a joy to everyone especially my grandkids, and of course Otis. He loves having someone who can out play him and he shares everything food and the big one his toys.
    Would love to win one for her and buy one from him. I know Everleigh would be surprised to open a book and see her Hotis and Zin in it lol
    Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!

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