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Dos Perros Dos Vidas

Two Dogs Two Lives

Created by Marti McGinnis

66 pages full color picture book

Twice as many pages as typical children's picture books!

Story told completely through illustrations

Each book contains both Spanish and English bonus info

8.5" x 8.5"

A beautiful story of how small decisions can have big impact in the lives of our canine friends. Told completely without text. Includes illustrations and every version includes bilingual (Spanish/English) explanations of dog body language and a homemade dog food recipe!
66 pages of lush illustrations.
Great as an inspirational info book for spay and neuter clinics.
Paperback and Hardcover Available on Amazon!

Not a fan of Amazon? The hardcover version is available through other awesome online outlets (coming soon to:, including Barnes And Noble!



Need Multiple Copies For Your Rescue or Spay/Neuter Group?
If you're associated with helping dogs, spay/neuter groups, dog rescue, etc,  or want to give copies away to groups of kids who might benefit from the info in this sort of story please contact Marti to purchase in large quantities. She will help you get copies as close to printing cost as possible (plus actual shipping). Sorry, no returns with this option.
Minimum 25+ books

  • paperback $6.75 each plus actual shipping costs.

  • case laminate hardcover $13.00 each plus actual shipping costs.

  • quantities over 100 copies please contact Marti to discuss reprinting options using your favorite local printer.



This is your option if you're a retailer like an indy bookstore or similar. You can purchase through your account with The Ingram Group.  ISBN: 978 1 0880 0063 2


When you purchase books from any outlet at retail, for every book you buy Marti can order more to give away free to kids in Mexico where she lives! Every cent or peso earned goes directly back into printing more books for more kids!


A boy on a bicycle with two puppies in a basket has an accident and one puppy wanders off in a daze. He and the other puppy try to find her in the big city where they live, but they are not successful. The lost puppy has a much rougher start than the puppy with the boy. In their dreams the dogs continue to play with each other but during the day they each have very different life experiences.

The lost puppy's story illustrates how lack of caretaker knowledge about dog well-being can lead to a less happy companion. Told without judgement.

Of course there is a happy ending!

Throughout, there is leeway in the interpretation of the illustrations to allow the reader to fill in from his or her own imagination about how the story details play out.

The concept of spaying/neutering is suggested as a positive way to help keep a dog healthy and help reduce the number of homeless dogs in the world


Generous donors have made it possible for me to print the first several hundred in full color to be passed out to children in rural Mexico completely free in association with two very active spay and neuter groups here in San Miguel de Allende.

Your positive reviews will help rescue groups distribute more copies and make life better for needy dogs. Thank you so very much.

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