A mischievous dog takes matters into his own paws when his beloved owners split up in this offbeat romantic comedy. 

The Man has custody Monday through Friday, The Woman has custody on the weekends. But that's not enough for Gatz, who will do anything to bring them back together—even if it kills him. And it almost did. Of course he knows chocolate is bad for him, especially two whole pounds of it, but it’s the risk he’s willing to take to get them back together. 

Gatz knows that The Man and The Woman are perfect for each other—how can they not see it too? She is an editor and he’s a writer. She’s a social butterfly and he’s as introverted as a guy can get.  After the misguided death-by-chocolate attempt, Gatz thinks he still has time. But when New Man—so handsome, so nice, so perfect—enters The Woman's life, he realizes he’ll need to step up his game. And you know what they say: drastic times call for drastic doggy measures.  

A laugh-out-loud romance that will touch your heart and make you want a furry friend of your own.
"Lauren Baratz-Logsted and her daughter Jackie Logsted have written a funny, wise and sparkling romp.  Gatz is a dog on a mission. Determined to keep his owners together by any means necessary, he takes matters into his own paws and rewrites a love story destined for disaster. A delight from
my new favorite mother/daughter writing team."—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Tony's Wife 

"I admit I am a sucker for stories about four-footed-friends and for mother/daughter writing teams like the Logsteds.  And the charm here is the narration is by a wise-in-love dog...A perfect romp to brighten your winter!"—Caroline Leavitt, New York times bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World and With or Without You

"The authors of Joint Custody take the reader on a delightful adventure, led by a determined, cheeky, endearing narrator named Gatz, a Border Collie on a mission to reunite his owners. Our hero may miss a few key signs along the way, but he shares his growing understanding of happiness, true love, friendship, and happy endings. Highly entertaining!"—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and Limelight

"A laugh-out-loud rom-com set in New York City’s publishing world...This touching, hilarious outing is worthy of two paws up."—Publishers Weekly, starred review