Dog parks and off-leash areas in the Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] This was a difficult article to write because some of our dog friendly areas in the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Living with Coyotes: Myths & Realities of North America’s Song Dogs

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] When the America’s were colonized, Canis Latrans - more commonly … [Read more...]

Our Resident Valley Trickster – The Raccoon

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] My very first introduction to raccoons was at a surprisingly late … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley’s fiercest animal resident: the tiny Hummingbird

[Article by North Bend resident, pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and wildlife enthusiast, Melissa Grant] What North Bend critter weighs only 4 grams, moves at 30 miles per hour, but cannot … [Read more...]

After witnessing man dart into Snoqualmie Parkway traffic: the Case for On-Leash Dogs

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, owner and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Last week on a sunny Thursday around 1pm I was driving down Snoqualmie Parkway. Out of the corner … [Read more...]

Protecting your Prized Pet: What to do before entrusting your pet to another

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] By now most of you have seen or heard of the viral video of a woman beating a dog with a plastic … [Read more...]

Dogs and kids: Nine simple tips to help keep everyone safe

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident and pet trainer/owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] As early as I can remember I've always loved animals, especially dogs. When I … [Read more...]

‘Dr. Mike,’ Creator of HUGE I-90 Hillside 12th Man Sign a Favorite of Many Local Pet Owners

Late last month, King 5's Evening [Magazine] came out to the Issaquah/Preston area to do some mystery solving and reveal who put that huge #12 high (really high) on the hillside above I-90 near the High Point … [Read more...]

Raising Puppy Valley-Style: Eating Crow and Socializing Via Facebook Playdates

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, who is taking you along the journey of raising Bee, her new … [Read more...]

Bringing Home Puppy | New Puppy Gear Tips

In her latest column, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs offers up important puppy gear tips as she readies herself for her new canine addition.... a recently born puppy … [Read more...]