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Book review: “Ahound the World: My Travels with Oscar”

Author Joanne Lefson set off from Cape Town in May 2009 with her mutt Oscar, rescued from a local shelter, and visited 29 countries on 5 continents over the course of nearly 8 months — all in an effort to publicize the plight of homeless dogs, and to promote dog adoption and spay/neuter programs. Her book about their trip, published in October 2010, is unfiltered and engaging, and the pictures — mainly of Oscar in front of monuments like the  … Read more

Travel book review: Canine Washington

I just love this book! Canine Washington (by Cheryl S. Smith) is full of useful information about “where to play and stay with your dog” in Washington state, and it’s beautifully-organized. Each geographical location is clearly divided into helpful categories: dog parks, hikes and dog-tolerant parks, dog-friendly activities, dog-tolerant hotels and campgrounds, pet stores, doggy daycare and grooming, vets and emergency care, and shelters. In a complicated area, like Seattle, the parks and services are grouped by neighborhood.

It was published in 2005, so it’s  … Read more