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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.
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 4 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 13 months ago by Kim Sessions
lots of helpful info in one place. All dog owners should have this book available. If you love you're dog buy this book.Published 20 months ago by thomas Whalen
This was a very helpful guide to me knowing what to do and what not to do and I'd recommend it to everyone who has a pet.Published 20 months ago by Aaron R. Hopper
If you love your pet this is a great reference book. Jamb packed with ideas for health, safety and fun for your pet. Simple steps you to take charge of pets well being. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jspr86
I would definitely recommend this book to others. If you are considering obtaining or have just gotten a pet, reading through this will prime you on most everything you need to... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Sarah V