In our village of poets, painters and photographers…

Writers such as Robinson Jeffers, Jack London, Mary Austin and Robert Louis Stevenson, have toiled over every aspect of mankind. Sadly, little as been said about canine-kind. Apparently it is far easier to examine the good, the bad and the ugly of the human comedy.

But what of the canine comedy?

For a village often voted “Most Dog-Friendly Town in America,” it’s time Carmel celebrate our community with stories about our Best Furry Friend Forever.

We start with a new book by best-selling Carmel author, Mark Oman.

The Older I Get, The More I’m Becoming My Dog
Four-legged Lessons for a Day Well Lived

According to Mark, a life-long golfer now in remission, “Several years ago, I kicked the habit and took up with a seductive, brown-eyed 13-pound wild woman, Winifred. Truly, we humans have a lot to learn from our furry family…”

Join Mark as he and Winnie explore Four-legged Lessons for a Day Well Lived…

Then get ready to sniff out the killer in a Carmel Love Story,  “Murder, Misfits & Mutts!”

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Heading to Carmel? Check out the Carmel Dog Walk™ for money saving coupons offering discounts & complimentary goodies at pooch-perfect restaurants, wine tasting rooms and dog services.

 America’s 1st 

PAWlitzer Prize™
Best Dogged LITTER


Congratulations to our Winners, Honorable Mentions, Special Award, and everyone who sent in a heartfelt story of life with their Best Furry Friend Forever — or in some cases,  your pooches’ story about life with you!

The PAWlitzer Awards Celebration is over, but click below to read all the winning stories, and peruse pictures of the Awards Celebration, Oct 14, 2017.

Winnie's Pooch Preferred Purveyors

Sand Dollar Dog Company

A coastal canine lifestyle boutique. Head-wear,
apparel and pawsome Holidays Specials!

A.Herman Dog Therapist/Animal Communicator

Adrienne is an intuitive healer and dog listener
who can help you understand your dog better.

Carmel Country Inn

Carmel’s most pet-friendly B & B with 1/2 bedroom
suites, fireplaces & luxury baths.

Alpha Dog PR

Professional Writing, Public Relations Consulting,
Blogging and Social Media.

Diggidy Dog Boutique 

The best munchies, playthings and delights.
Diggidy loves dogs more than man himself!

Carmel Road Wines 

Featuring Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, a
Pinot Grigio, Riesling & Rose of Pinot Noir.

Will Bullas

America’s master of  “the fine art of fun!”

Love Dog & Company

Liz Stavrinides’ photos are soulful, uncluttered —
pictures that speak louder than words.

Grasings Restaurant

Ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California’s Carmel Coast and Valley.

Natural Veterinary Therapy

Healing animals gently, with an emphasis on natural
medicine, in a calm and nurturing environment.


Carmel’s luxury hotel for people and pooches,
featuring spa services and ocean views.

Suds ‘n Scissors

All breeds dog and cat spa, grooming,
boutique and concierge pet service.

Porta Bella Restaurant

Local fresh cuisine, charming, elegant, romantic,
and most accommodating for your
four-legged family members.

Well Scents

Aromatherapy for pets and people, providing
stress relief, anxiety reduction and sleep assistance.

"Murder, Misfits & Mutts"

A Carmel Love Story Novella


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