Copyright © 2008 by Mary Jane Auch. This wiki is made by a fan, thus Mary Jane Auch owns all rights to this series and characters. I do not claim to own any of it whatsoever, and only hope to bring more attention to a great book part of my childhood. Most series tend to have wikis, and A Dog on His Own deserves to have its own wiki.

A Dog on His Own Summary

A Wiki based on the book by Mary Jane Auch. As read from the front flap of the hardcover edition, "Other dogs are K-9s. But K-10 is a cut above the rest. He spends his days running away from owners and doing time in dog shelters. K-10 doesn't' need friends--canine or human. But now, stuck in a shelter with no hope of adoption, he actually gets to know the other dogs--and plans a daring escape with them. It's a long shot, but what choice do they have?"

About the Author

"Mary Jane Auch has written numerous stories for children and is best known for her poultry pardoy picture books. Her middle-grade nnovels have also received many honors. She lives with her husband and frequent collaborator, Herm Auch, near Rochester, New York. Her website is"


This section will provide easy access to character pages and short summaries. Click on the character's name to access their page.

Dog Characters


K-10 is the protagonist of A Dog on His Own. He is a lone, free spirit who is learning the meaning of friendship and family, and the importance of it all.


Pearl is the snarky and sarcastic best friend of K-10.


Tucker is an old mutt K-10 met in the shelter.


Peppy is a Chihuahua K-10 met in the shelter. He is overly pampered.

Adolf & Rotter

Adolf and Rotter are the villains of the dogs. Adolf is the leader, and Rotter is his right-hand man. They are the tough dogs of the neighborhood, and are brutal to anyone no longer useful.

Human Characters

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