I’m Not Single, I Have a Dog

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Imprint or Series:Dogs in Our World

About the Book

At age 60, Susan Hartzler has learned to accept, even love, the single life, provided she has good friends and a dog or two by her side. Always attracted to the quintessential bad boy with his good looks and charming ways, she was sure she could change “the one” into a devoted partner and loving father, but her compulsive giving and fixing behaviors went hand in hand with her disappointing and disastrous romantic relationships. On a purposeful trip to the pound, she hoped to find a dog to care for, one that would sniff out the bad guys, give her a sense of purpose, and help her find meaning in her crazy world. Thoughtful and funny, this memoir follows Susan’s life through the many ups and downs on her way to finding unconditional love. Her journey is a personal one, full of the hard decisions it took to learn to put herself first and stop entering and staying in unhealthy relationships. By saving a dog, she rescues herself, learning to love herself as much as her dog loves her.

About the Author(s)

Susan Hartzler is an award-winning writer, blogger, and a public relations professional. She trains her own dogs, two talented Australian Shepherds who are both working actors and models. She volunteers her time as an evaluator for Therapy Dogs International and escorts her dogs to hospitals and schools to visit children in need.

Bibliographic Details

Susan Hartzler. Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8448-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4303-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World

Book Reviews & Awards

“What a wonderful read. From start to finish, you can identify with the author and just proves that dogs, not diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Susan takes you on a journey filled with laughter, love, loss and angst. I give it five paws!”—Susan Sims, publisher, FIDO Friendly Magazine