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The Dog Lover’s Companion to Seattle

The Dog Lover’s Companion to Seattle

Third Edition
The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog
ISBN-10: 1598801678
ISBN-13: 9781598801675
Size: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches
250 pages
Illustrations: Phil Frank
$17.95 US
Published: March 2009

About the Book

The Dog Lover's Companion to Seattle has the inside scoop on the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas, pet-friendly businesses, and much more. Local author Val Mallinson and her two miniature dachshunds, Cooper and Isis, have dug up many surprising resources available to dogs in Seattle, from hound-hospitable lodging in scenic maritime towns to wine bars where you and your dog can hang out while you drink merlot! Packed with helpful maps, up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all locations in the book, The Dog Lover’s Companion to Seattle is a pet’s best friend.
Val Mallinson
About Val Mallinson
This is the story of how a washed-up copywriter, a puppy-mill puppy with a broken back, and a dog who lived in a cage in a barn overcame all obstacles to bring more joy to people and their pets.

Val Mallinson believes that beauty and hilarity are everywhere you look. Bitten by the travel bug early, she has explored all 50 states, a dozen European countries, and the Caribbean. Val’s love of dogs began even earlier, thanks to her childhood companion Keegan, who waited, nose pressed to window, for her to come home from kindergarten.

After being seduced by her mother’s adopted dog Thumper, Val adopted two miniature dachshunds, Cooper and Isis, from purebred rescue. Together, they’ve helped author The Dog Lover’s Companion to the Pacific Northwest, The Dog Lover’s Companion to Seattle, and The Dog Lover’s Companion to Oregon. Tales of the Wonder Wieners’ misadventures have appeared in CityDog and Bark magazines. Val’s writing and photography also are featured in Seattle Metropolitan, Northwest Travel, AAA Journey, and Northwest Palate.

In the course of their journeys, Cooper and Isis have slept in the car in a downpour and eaten kibble off the cold, hard ground. They’ve learned how to navigate using the (bleep)-ing GPS, endured the admiration of excitable toddlers, and scratched at rashes caused by field grass allergies. It’s been worth every moment.

The valiant Wonder Wieners live with their mom and dad in Seattle, Washington.

Phil Frank
About Phil Frank
Cartoonist Phil Frank's daily cartoon strip Farley kept a finger on the pulse of the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 21 years, ever since Phil decided to move the strip from national syndication to focus his considerable talents on issues closer to home. The strip was dearly loved and followed daily by a local cadre of fans. Indeed, Farley became one of San Francisco's most recognized and reliable landmarks. In 2004, Phil started a nationally syndicated strip with writer Joe Troise called Elderberries, which turned a humorous eye to the issues of aging in America. Phil passed away in September of 2007, but his Elderberries strip still runs in newspapers across the country.

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