About Gone Dogs

Gone Dogs is a crowd-sourced book of stories about dogs published by Thomas Woodland Publishing Group, LLC. The book is being brought to life by Jim Mitchem and Laurie Smithwick.

Jim is a writer and Laurie is a designer. They’ve worked together over the years to make brands better. Jim has dogs, Laurie has cats, but both also love the other’s species.

Gone Dogs was born from a blog post Jim wrote about his dog passing. It was a simple tribute that generated a strong response and made him realize that nearly all dog owners have one thing in common — eventually they must all say goodbye.

We’re compiling the greatest collection of love stories about dogs ever published. A fitting tribute to man’s best friend.