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November 12, 2017

We received some very exciting news last week!  Good Dogs, Great Listeners – The Story of Charlotte, Lily and the Litter received the top Gold award from the Mom's Choice Awards (MCA). The MCA evaluates books and products each month that are created for children, famil...

July 30, 2016

 Lutheran Church Charities invited JoAnn to speak at their Comfort Dog Convention this past Thursday and Friday in Chicago. The convention was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new. It also allowed JoAnn to share Charlotte, the book Good Dogs, Gr...

March 11, 2016

Our family has always had pets and each is a valued member of the family. Our painted turtle, Myrtle, is over 30 years old. She was my husband, Joel’s, birthday gift when he was 15 years old and has made multiple moves over state lines with him, and eventually with bot...

January 13, 2016


Featured on Ideas by JoAnn Bacon


Sandy Hook Parents:  How We Honor Our Daughter's Memory


The days after my daughter, Charlotte, was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary school, the public dialogue quickly went to the details of crime, the murderer, gun safety, a...

For the first months after her daughter’s death, JoAnn Bacon was in a fog. At only six years old, her youngest child went from being a confident, joyful little girl, who preferred wearing her curly red hair in pigtails tied with a pink bow, to the victim of a tragedy t...

November 7, 2015

Our books are getting a lot of attention this week! On Wednesday evening, Guy was awarded a "Celebration of Excellence" by the Newtown Board of Education. Then, WTNH, CT Style, featured the Bacon family and their work with the Charlotte's Litter Therapy Dog Program and...

November 2, 2015


Not long after the tragedy, therapy dogs were brought into school, where the children, including Guy, were immensely comforted by their presence. The Bacons felt that Charlotte must have had something to do with bringing the therapy dogs to Newtown, as she had been an...

October 14, 2015

We have now moved into sales.  Good Dogs, Great Listeners is now available exclusively at for purchase.  We are tickled pink and know you will be too.  Thank you for all your continued support in purchasing Good Dogs, Great Listeners. Charlott...

September 20, 2015


It was a great day on Saturday at the Charlotte's Litter Awareness Day! Author, Guy Bacon, autographed books of his newly released, The Dogs of Newtown!


Charlotte's Litter, founded by the Bacon family, is a program that advocates for and supports appropriate therapy d...

September 6, 2015

Thank you to the Lutheran Comfort Dog Ministries for inviting us to the passing of the leash ceremony to celebrate the arrival of Leah comfort Dog. It was a wonderful day of interaction with the comfort dogs.  We're so pleased that Good Dogs Great Listeners could share...

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