We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

It takes one scruffy dog to show a man how to fall in love…

No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He’s been with Clara for four years and he’s been perfectly happy; but now she’s left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He’s just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that’s the plan. Come on…everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend…and an inspiration.


A wonderfully comic and feel-good read
Image Magazine
A wonderful, life-affirming classic-in-waiting
Sophie Hannah
A sweet, funny tale of love and friendship
'Fans of Marley & Me and One Day will love Mark B Mills' new novel'
Sunday Express, S Magazine
'A funny and heart-warming journey of self-discovery'
Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
'I wolfed it down ... please say there's a sequel'
Jill Mansell
'Mark B Mills' new novel could well catch a new zeitgeist by recasting the lonely singleton of Bridget Jones infamy as a man'
It will take you about two sentences to fall in love with Doggo - and Dan won't be far behind. You'll be rooting for both of them... A heartwarming, funny and truly unique tale - don't miss it! *****
'A witty and inspiring tale' ****
'There's more than a hint of One Day in Mills's naturalistic snapshot of modern love and loss'
Mail on Sunday