The first is My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story, which if you subscribe to Netflix, you can view instantly for free (love that Netflix feature) . Such a sweet tribute to doggies. Features famous people talking about the impact of dogs on their lives. Even if the people weren't famous, they say lovely and moving things about doggies that will make you think about your own relationship with your dog(s).
The second, which also has Richard Gere (never a bad thing), is Hachi: A Dog's Tale, also available via Netflix.
If you love dogs and haven't seen Hachi, you must add it to your queue. It's sweet and charming, and will leave you with some sniffles. Well worth it for this gem.
On the literary front, I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. Also well worth your time. I skimmed through some of the racing stuff, but still a good read.
Of course, Marley and Me (the book, less so the movie) remains a favorite.
Next on my list is Dog, Inc., about a woman who recently cloned her dog (true story).
Any other dog movies or books that you recommend?