Amazing Gracie by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff
Gracie was a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane with a delicate constitution and an extreme dislike for commercial dog food. Dan is the man who adopts her, the loneliest puppy in the litter, and because of her refusal to eat teaches himself to cook and within three days begins baking the dog treats that marks the birth of Three Dog Bakery. Dan and his friend Mark save Gracie, but Gracie saves them, too, teaching them the real meaning of happiness.
If you’re short on inspiration, read Amazing Gracie. ~ The Chicago Tribune