Successful Dog Adoption by Sue Sternberg. If you are looking to add a dog to your household, read this book first! Sue Sternberg takes a very no nonsense approach to helping you choose the right dog for you. Many of us choose our dogs by the one who pulls most at our heartstrings. This book will help you to make a good choice and avoid the dogs with potentially serious behavior issues. This is a must-read for families with small children.