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Fritz the Dog

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The Story

Follow Fritz on his fascinating journey from homelessness all the way to the Ritz!

Fritz is the Havachin pup that didn’t fit in.

While living in a pet store, Fritz is overlooked and always left behind.

The visitors to the pet store along with Chuck the Chihuahua and Billy the Bichon relentlessly taunt Fritz. They tell Fritz that he’s not purebred, and his fur is not all one color so who would want to give him a home?

Fritz is desperate to be accepted and find what he wants most, a forever home.

As the story unfolds, Fritz encounters many adventures, and some misadventures, after he escapes the pet store and starts his journey to the Ritz!

Along the way Fritz meets many memorable characters.

The story of Fritz was inspired by a real Havachin pup!

The real Fritz!
The real Fritz!

MEET

Fritz

The real Fritz, looking up at the camera.

September 25, 2011 Fritz was born. Sadly, Fritz spent the next five months being shipped from pet store to pet store. Finally, on February 17, 2012, it happened, Fritz found his forever home!

Now, instead of fighting for his food and sleeping in a corner, Fritz enjoys homemade dinners and his favorite peanut butter treats. Fritz also loves to get tummy rubs and run around his big backyard. Fritz is especially fond of a red haired canine named Jake Kreuzer, his next door neighbor. Jake and Fritz run the fence line and share an occasional sloppy kiss! It would appear Fritz has a liking for redheads, not only is his best bud Jake a redhead, Fritz’s forever mom is a redhead too!

Donna created and wrote “Fritz Goes to the Ritz”.  She was born with a passion and love for the arts, which has fueled many of Donna’s artistic endeavors. Her mother, Margaret, also an artist, always encouraged Donna’s creativity from a small child through adulthood. Donna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and also attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City, graduate studies. After college Donna spent time working in New York City, the city she loves, and the setting for “Fritz Goes to the Ritz”. Central Park is Donna’s happy place.

Donna hopes to impress upon readers, of all ages, the importance of humility and giving back. She enjoys, volunteering, galleries, theater and equestrian sports. Moreover, what Donna enjoys most is being the proud pet mom to Fritz, the real life Havachin pup no one wanted.


Donna and Fritz currently reside in Connecticut.

Donna and Fritz

The Illustrator

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Kristina designed and illustrated Fritz and his friends.  Since childhood she’s always had a passion for art and animals. Kristina is a certified character animator and illustrator of half a dozen children’s books.

Check out more of her work on her domain mithmeoi.net.

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Fritz reading a book.

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Apr
28
Fritz is a Best Seller!

Fritz is a best seller!
You can check the book out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart and soon more retailers online…

Mar
13
New Year, New Look

It’s a new year and a new look for both Fritz’s book and this site! After much waiting, Fritz’s story has finally been completed and the revised book is being released in a new 2023 edition! Keep your eye on this place, there’ll be some good stuff coming soon…

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Fritz Love this story and how this adorable dog traverses all the wonderful places to visit in NYC. This is a great read aloud to spark so many different discussions (i.e. pets in need of a forever family, places where Fritz visited, kindness).
Kim C. Gifford
Kim C. Gifford
2023-09-07
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Precious little book that children and adults can enjoy. Super fast shipping and just what I was looking for.
pauarm
pauarm
2023-08-14
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Highly recommend!!! Fritz goes to the Ritz is a great story!!! Loved every page! You wont be able to put it down!Highly recommend!!!
Dana
Dana
2023-08-10
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Exceptional Read! As a former New Yorker it brought New York to life for me. It was well written. It’s great for children and adults alike. You will want to read it more than once.Terry Soave
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2023-07-21
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Love it !!!! This book is an absolute masterpiece! The author's prose is stunning, and they skillfully crafted a compelling story that kept me captivated from start to finish. The characters are incredibly well-developed, and I found myself emotionally invested in their journey. The themes explored in the book are thought-provoking and left a lasting impact on me. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a beautifully written and deeply satisfying read.
Joanna Marchitto
Joanna Marchitto
2023-07-14
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Fritz is Fabulous We love Fritz Goes to the Ritz - the poor little pup that nobody wanted . He enjoys adventures at the Ritz Carlton in NYC and eventually finds his forever loving home.Along the way he meets a lot of very interesting people and even survives bullying.A must read read for all 🙂
Lynn I. Cooper
Lynn I. Cooper
2023-07-13
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Fantastic book that will keep you entertained Fritz goes to Ritz is the story of a Havachin puppy that despite enduring many hardships maintains a positive and optimistic outlook while greeting all his adventures throughout NYC with an open heart.
Eileen
Eileen
2023-06-17
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Great Read!!! "Fritz Goes to the Ritz," is a great story that my family absolutely enjoys! My daughter even took it to school for show and tell! Dee Dee Divine is so fancy and we just love her relationship with Fritz! Animal lovers...take notice!
Shanavia Zackery
Shanavia Zackery
2023-06-16
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Engaging story Fritz Goes to the Ritz by Donna DellaCamera is a short book that follows the lovely story of a dog whose life changes abruptly. I was really pleased to know that this story was based on a real dog and true events.The book is simple yet captivating. I would recommend reading it to the young ones at home and I think it can be a great gift for those kids who love pets, especially dogs.The narrative is simple and fast paced. There is always something happening and not even a dull moment. Totally recommended.
Mia C.
Mia C.
2023-05-15
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intriguing story for kids “Fritz Goes to the Ritz” by Donna DellaCamera and Kristina Lewis is an intriguing story for kids that implements many important life lessons that are good for kids to learn. Fritz is a dog. A dog that does not fit in with the others. He is different. After being bullied for not being purebred and for being just different he encounters many other difficulties before finding a save place that he can call home. Having a home is the biggest dream of that little puppy whose story began at a pet store. I loved this book. I read it to my little niece and it is just very enriching to read for all ages.
Saya Jacaranda
Saya Jacaranda
2023-04-28
Fritz wagging his tail