Craftsman Builds a Stick Library for Dogs at the Park

Dog Stick Library

While trimming trees on the side of his house in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, craftsman Andrew Taylor decided to use the dead branches to create a “stick library” for his dog Bella and the other dogs who frequent the park where they go.

Taylor lovingly engraved the box he built to hold the smoothed, rounded sticks and set it near the park entrance. Andrew’s only request was that the sticks be returned like the books in a real library. Andrew’s daughter, Tayla Reece, who works as a pet sitter, proudly posted her father’s project online.

Our dog Bella loves a good stick, but there were no good sticks at our new dog park in Kaiapoi. So my wholesome dad made a stick library so all the doggos can enjoy a good stick.


Bella loves sticks so dad made a stick library for the new dog park. Happy doggo. #fyp #foryoupage #dog #wholesome #kaiapoi

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.