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A Good Man with a Dog - Roger Guay & Kate Clark Flora

A Good Man with a Dog

By Roger Guay & Kate Clark Flora

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Pets
Score: 4.5
From 33 Ratings


A Maine Literary Awards Finalist, A Good Man with a Dog follows a game warden’s adventures from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans. Follow along as he and his canine companions investigate murder, search for missing persons, and rescue survivors from natural disasters. This is a memoir that reads like a true crime novel.

Roger Guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes. When Guay’s father died in a tragic fishing accident, a kind game warden helped him through the loss. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, he became a game warden.

Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers. He estimates that over the years, he has pulled more than two hundred bodies out of Maine’s north woods! His frequent companion is a little brown Labrador retriever named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people.

A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.


  • Wonderful

    By Moreshet
    As a former Maine woods resident now living overseas, this book truly captured the life i used to know. A wonderful, exciting read that is honest and genuine. Definitely recommended. I thank the author for his 25 years of dedicated service.
  • An Amazing Tribute!

    By Kay 7072
    This is one of the most exciting, enlightening, informing, poignant books I have ever read. Clearly, game wardens are undervalued and overworked in many facets of their calling. I had no idea how many skill sets are essential for their tasks and that’s not counting how valuable and complete the training must be for their dogs. Just amazing! A real page turner with no letup!
  • A Good Man with a Dog

    By Happy in Newport Beach
    This is one of those books it turns out to be much more than you expected.
  • A good man with a dog

    By Histring
    Such a very interesting reading. I have a whole new respect for game wardens. I knew they had a tough job but didn’t realize the intensity of it. The book kept me involved with the easy reading and his style of writing. Thank you for the description of the New Orleans disaster and how FEMA contributed to the disaster. So sad that a gov’t agency is so inept. Loved the book and thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful daughter.