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Dear Dog Lover, (You wouldn’t have clicked on this site if you weren’t!)DKW Karma and friends

When I moved to Key West in 2011 it was clear that this special island’s residents deserve their friendly reputation. No one passes you without a smile, nod or a greeting. What impressed me most were the folks with dogs — they were the friendliest of all! No barking or biting, snarling or snipping, like in some cities where dogs and their humans try to coexist with residents who self-define as “not dog people.” Here, humans chill and dogs rule.

Key West dogs compel your attention — Look at me! I’m fabulous and free! Awesome and adorable! I’m stylin’ and struttin’! Pampered and possessive! Living the island life! It wasn’t long before my dog, Karma, and I whelped an idea: a book that allows visitors to get to know some of the island’s most famous (or infamous) four-footed friends.

The result is “The Dogs of Key West, UNLEASHED!” The photographer, Kim Foehringer, and I think you’ll enjoy meeting these pooches as much as we enjoyed capturing them for these pages. No matter what their pedigree, we think you’ll agree— the canine residents of the Conch Republic are a special breed, indeed!

Sue Rathbone


sue will robaxin get you high  “I can’t imagine life without a dog, well a horse or cat either!”

http://hdiaustin.org/feed Sue wrote a children’s book about her horse and a cat (Odd Job Bob and Hair- ball) with proceeds going for children’s handicap riding charities. She was executive producer of The Greening of Whitney Brown , a family theatrical film that debuted at both the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival and the Jackson Hole Wyoming Film Festi- val and was released in 2012. Sue is an accomplished equestrian and horse train- er. She splits her time between her home in Key West, Florida, where she can be seen riding her painted bike with her Russell Terrier, Karma,in the basket and Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she trains, rides, and shows horses.



kimberlyHeadshotMedKim is an Art Director, Editor and Producer living in Key West with ten years in film and television. She has worked on several sitcoms, commercial sets and feature films, including Dostana, the 2009 Bollywood hit. One of her recent book projects, Native Fuel, is a series of coffee table cookbooks with recipes and facts inspired by the Florida Keys. Kim’s mission is to produce classic film, television and print works for her studio and creative media content for unique projects, like the “Dogs of Key West, Unleashed!”