Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-and You
Author: Kelly E. Carter
Publisher: National Geographic Books
National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine couture. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.
365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life with Your Dog
Author: Kristen Hampshire
Dog Lover's Daily Companion is an irreplaceable, inspiring handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, and practical advice into the canine-human relationship. No matter where you live or what breed of dog you have, this book has a year's worth of ideas and insight into an exuberant, healthy life with your dog. Pet Lifestyle Advisor Wendy Nan Rees and writer Kristen Hampshire use humor, passion and panache as they guide you through the day-to-day life of owning and living with a dog. From regular vaccinations to dealing with a sick dog; puppy school to obedience training; grooming at home—to those times when you must consult a professional—it's all covered here.Versatile and practical, Dog Lover's Daily Companion will entertain you, inform you, and might even let you in on the secrets the pet industry doesn't want you to know. Whether you are a first-time or lifelong dog owner, you will be inspired to make your own beds and toys, learn valuable tips about pet safety, and actually enjoy traveling with your dog.Dynamic photographs by pet portraitist and “dogumentarian” Kendra Luck weave a visual narrative that honors the joy of dog companionship. Inside you'll find:—365 days' worth of new ways to bond with your dog—Table manners, training tips, travel ideas, and beyond—all the advice and guidance you ever needed but didn't know whom to ask!—Craft and building projects with step-by-step instructions, suitable for the whole family—Insight into the human-dog relationship shared through advice and entertaining stories that all dog lovers can relate to.
A fully illustrated practical "instruction manual" for dog owners to help them understand dog behavior by means of characterful bespoke drawings. Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and many visual signals can tell us how they are feeling about any situation. Misreading dog body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans. It can even lead to bites and fights if what a dog is saying is dismissed or ignored.This little book of drawings is an introduction to seeing the small and large shifts in how dogs carry themselves. The more we notice and understand, the better chances we have of helping our best friends feel safe and happy!
Practical Advice and Everyday Actions for a More Sustainable, Humane, and Compassionate Planet
Author: Stephanie Feldstein
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
"This book belongs on every animal lover's shelf—and it's a particularly great gift for young people who are on fire to save animals but are unsure where to start. Hooray!!" —Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World is the inspiring, accessible, and empowering book for everyone who loves animals and wants to live a more animal-friendly life, even if they aren’t ready to join a movement or give up bacon. With more than 7.5 billion people on the planet, wildlife is going extinct at the fastest rate since the dinosaurs. Three to four million dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year; billions of chickens, pigs, and cows are killed for food; and countless animals are killed in research labs or their habitat. The numbers are daunting, but there’s good news too! Even one person truly can make a difference without breaking the bank. With Stephanie Feldstein's straightforward and encouraging guidance, readers will learn how to take action to create a better world for the animals we love. It starts with changes as simple as taking a shorter shower, skipping meat once a week, wearing "this" not "that," and extends all the way to online activism and politics. The animals need us; so let's get on with some world changing!
Best Places to Sit, Stay and Play with Your Pooch in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Brandie Ahlgren
The Doggone Travel+Adventure Guide is chock full of the best doggone getaways, the best dog-friendly hotels, and the best destinations for you and your travel hound.It's your go-to guide to hit the road with Rover -- from wine tasting in Walla Walla, to exploring the Olympic Peninsula, to kicking it with your canine on the Oregon Coast -- it truly is the best doggone travel guide for dog lovers in the Northwest!
Get the award winning premier dog travel guide. DogFriendly.com is used by over 1 million people annually for pet travel information. This latest version of the winner of ForeWord Magazines Pet Book of the Year adds even more pet-friendly hotels, B&Bs and lodging (with detailed pet policies) that accept dogs of all sizes. Now includes nearly 100 dog-friendly city and resort guides with attractions, outdoor restaurants, stores, parks and off-leash dog parks, beaches and camping. Also has beach guides, airline pet policies and road trip tips. Plus new to this edition are National Park Guides, an off-leash dog park directory and a section of color photographs of dog-friendly places visited by the authors. The previous edition received positive reviews by Midwest Book Review, Heartland Reviews and Booknews. So whether you travel with a tiny toy poodle or a large black lab it's time to replace that old out-of-date or hotel only list with this all inclusive guide to everything dog travel.
Travel to Alaska is soaring; Alaska's 15 national parks set a record for visits in 2004, with just under 2.3 million Tourism in Alaska overall was up an estimated 11 percent in 2004 Alaskan cruises are increasingly popular; in 2004, there were 876,000 passengers from May to September Unlike traditional guides, this book focuses on outdoor adventures for the general traveler who wants to explore and perhaps even venture off the beaten path The book is organized not by destination but by interests (driving tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, etc.)
For dog lovers, there is no more wrenching experience than having to look into a dog's eyes before heading off for a trip. A collection of the best travel writing by those who didn't (or couldn't) say goodbye, It's A Dog's World features stories by those who packed up the chew toys and took Fido along for the ride. Contributors include Pico Iyer, John Steinbeck, Helen Thayer, Gary Paulsen, James Herriot, and Susan Allen Toth, with an introduction by Maria Goodavage, author of The California Dog Lover's Companion. Revised and updated, this entertaining book also includes a back-of-book travel guide for dog owners.
Pet owners will love this companion volume to the Internet's most popular pet travel site, together providing everything they need to know about traveling with their pets. The Portable petswelcome.com provides essential information and tips on traveling with a pet in the United States. Check out a wide range of hotels, motels, B&Bs and campgrounds that are pet friendly—along with listings of services of interest to pet owners, including emergency veterinarians, boarding kennels, pet sitters and pet day-care facilities.
PUP, PUP, AND AWAY INTO A WORLD OF DOGGY DISCOVERY Follow the tracks of dog experts JoAnna Downey and Christian Lau as they dig up the best beaches, parks, forests, campgrounds, and wilderness areas in which to cavort with your canine. From the North Shore of the Atlantic and the beach on Poponesset Bay to the Charles River Valley and the Great Cedar Swamp, The Boston Dog Lover's Companion features the best places for dogs and their people to eat, sleep, run, explore, and nose out a chop-lickin' good time. Inside, rated from a dog's-eye view on a one- to four-paw scale, you'll find: -- Current in-depth information on all the best doggone attractions for you and your dog, including more than 350 parks, beaches, forests, and conservation areas. -- Hundreds of hotels and campgrounds that roll out the welcome mat for pets and their people. -- Doggy diversions, such as cruising Boston Harbor, picking apples on the North Shore, and perusing an outdoor art festival at the DeCordova Museum. -- Fido-friendly shops and restaurants -- a taste for every tongue! -- User-friendly maps with precise directions to every dog-loving destination, including plenty of off-leash spots where Rover can romp. -- Helpful hints from dining etiquette to avoiding pooper-scooper faux "paws". -- Wonderful, witty illustrations from celebrated cartoonist Phil Frank.
On a late summer day along the shores of Nova Scotia, a young woman makes a mistake that will claim her life, while at the other end of the beach her brother, Damian, is unaware that she is drowning. Beginning with this shattering event, Anne Simpson’s mesmerizing novel unfolds in unexpected ways. A year after the accident, Damian and his mother, Ingrid, travel to Niagara Falls to scatter Lisa’s ashes and to visit Ingrid’s estranged brother, once a famous daredevil of the Falls, now blind, and his mentally disabled son. But old wounds and new misunderstandings soon collide. Damian, burdened by guilt, finds solace in an intense relationship with a girl he first glimpses in a tattoo parlour. A runaway with dreams of New York City, Jasmine has her own reasons for wanting to escape the past. Meanwhile, Ingrid, having reluctantly returned to her childhood home, finds herself at odds with her brother and besieged by memories. As the summer progresses, each of them becomes caught in the pull of the past — until an act of recklessness shocks them into a new course for the future. In startling, luminous language, Anne Simpson captures both the natural beauty and tawdry eccentricity of Niagara Falls, while evoking the elemental bonds that tie us to the ones we love. By turns uncompromising and heartbreakingly tender,Fallingis a riveting story of ordinary people poised on the knife-edge of grief and hope. With this, her second novel, Anne Simpson proves herself to be one of our most striking and original writers. From the Hardcover edition.
A Compilation of Information for Freelancers from More Than 1,500 Magazine Editors and Book Publishers
Author: Brigitte M. Phillips
Perhaps the best-kept secret in the publishing industry is that many publishers both periodical publishers and book publishers make available writer's guidelines to assist would-be contributors. Written by the staff at each publishing house, these guidelines help writers target their submissions to the exact needs of the individual publisher. The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines is a compilation of the actual writer's guidelines for more than 1,500 publishers. A one-of-a-kind source to browse for article, short story, poetry and book ideas.
From doggy biscotti to canine cashmere, a dog-lover's guide to giving man's best friend the best of everything. Over the last few decades dogs have enjoyed a tremendous rise in status -- from sleep-in-the-garage hound to eat-at-the-table VIP. At the same time, dog owners with increased work hours away from home have felt the need to remind their pets just how special they are, by buying them lavish gifts, plying them with tempting goodies, and treating them to spa-quality care. In short, spoiling the pooch is in, and this unique book shows just how to do it. A one-stop-shopping guide for today's dog fancier, this playful yet helpful book is filled with tips for all kinds of dog spoiling, including finding dog care for the day or the month; dog-oriented day trips and vacations; styling and fashion accessories; nutritious gourmet treats; and where to find the most outrageous luxury gifts, toys, and custom-designed dog houses. A list of medical services, freebies, and miscellaneous hints for improving a creature's comforts are also included. Interspersed throughout are photos, famous quotes, and fun facts about dogs and their dog-crazed owners. Today's dog lover knows that man's best friend is not just a pet, but a member of the family. This dog-gone doting book provides everything a canine devotee needs to make their pet feel loved, appreciated, and downright human. --Americans spend over $20 billion a year on pet-related products and services --The pet industry has more than doubled during the 1990s and is expected to grow 20% annually through the first decade of the millennium --$2.6 billion has been spent on LAMS --86% of consumers plan to purchase holiday gifts for their pets