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Melanie Monteiro began her journey into the world of canine safety in 2002, after adopting the world’s most thrill-seeking, accident-prone Labrador puppy, Taiga. Since then, she’s become a certified pet first aid instructor and canine safety lecturer to countless dog parents, canine professionals and humane organizations.
A dedicated dog lover, Melanie has been a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a grooming crewmember for SPCA-LA, and volunteer for several other L.A. area rescue organizations. In her quest to help dogs lead safe, healthy lives, she has trained with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, The American Red Cross and the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, where she earned a certificate in canine nutrition.
In her past life, Melanie was an award-winning advertising writer in Los Angeles. During her twenty-year career, she created campaigns for many national brands including PetSmart and Pedigree, which provided the foundation for her unique insight into the concerns of pet owners.
An L.A. native, Melanie currently lives in Sisters, Oregon, with her husband Mark, the infamous Labrador Taiga, and a constantly revolving guest roster of dogs.
Such a great book to read and have on hand for reference. Well written, and I'm very pleased with it.Published 2 months ago by L. PETERS
Every dog owner should read this book. It was written in a very accessible way and includes a comprehensive knowledge useful to everyone who wants to effectively help their... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Janusz Nawrat
As a dog lover (I rescued a golden retriever three years ago) this book is a very valuable book in handling almost every emergency of care for your dog. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kim Sessions
It does have some good stuff in it, and a person can always use more input on how to take care of their four legged family members. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Carolyn L. Fryer
Informative and easy to browse when accessing particular information.
Highlights safety issues that we take for granted in our everyday life with our dogs. Read more
This is the best pet first aid guide I have read. If you can think of a question, you'll find the answer here. I refer to it often. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by T. Albert