Carmel Wins’s 2013 Best City for Pet Travelers!

By Happy, Lady & Lucy, the three Cavaliers of Happy Lady Productions

Carmel, California hasRoadsign_Carmel.jpg been voted 2013′s Best City for Pet Travelers by’s readers, pet travelers, fans of your city, and pet lovers in general from around the country! We know, Carmel, that  you’ll carry your title proudly and continue to make Carmel a wonderful destination for pet travelers. You already know that we love, since we wrote a children’s book about you (see below).

A big shout-out to Sadie the Wonder Pup and her human for championing the effort to get out the vote. Sadie was born August 21, 2010 in a shelter in East Los Angeles. An American Staffordshire terrier and Staffordshire bull Sadieterrier cross, Sadie was adopted at 4 months of age. In 2011 Sadie hiked 1275 miles. At 19 months of age, Sadie became a licensed California assistance dog and was named one of the 2012 American Dog Magazine Pit Bull Super Hero Breed Ambassadors. AKC Canine Good Citizen 2013. Therapy Dogs International 2013.

We are looking forward to seeing Sadie soon in Carmel, the site of our first great adventure. Our book, It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea will be available for sale at the Cypress Inn beginning on April 19, 2013. We will be there with our humans on April 21, 2013 for a book signing and reading in the living room of the hotel. Please stop by for a pawtograph and bring the kids! Our author mom, Emily, will be doing a lovely reading with us – the dog stars – by her side. Our talented photographer dad, Dan, will as always, have his camera at the ready for anyone wanting their photo taken with us. Sniff ya then!


Husband-and-wife creative team, photographer Dan Merchant and author Emily Randolph, run Happy Lady Productions, a philanthropic book publisher supporting animal rescue and pet therapy programs. Book titles include: It’s a King’s Life series, ‘Some Days You’re the Dog… Some Days, the Hydrant!’,Dogs Are… Just Like You!’ – a book specially produced for Gabriel’s Angels, and ‘Limericks by The Brothers Randolph’. Upcoming 2013 releases include: ‘It’s a King’s Life in Aspen’, and ‘Handfeeding Handbook: 5 Easy Steps to a Well-Trained, Happy Dog.’


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