I’d like to introduce Indie to you – she’s our new spoodle pup – just 11 weeks old and has already stolen our hearts (though our cats are not so impressed!). As well as keeping me company for the walks guidebooks I am currently writing, she is going to be helping me research a new book I am working on over the next 6 months: Melbourne for Dogs. I know a lot of walkers in Melbourne like to take their canine friends when they go out for a walk (or perhaps it’s the other way around!), but it’s not always easy to find out where and when you can responsibly take your dog off leash. In the Melbourne’s Best Bush, Bay and City Walks book, as well as the others I am working (Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, I have listed which walks are suitable for dogs. However, this new book will be entirely dedicated to great walks, parks, beaches, cafes and events in Melbourne where your pooch is welcomed. I would love to hear from you about your favourite off-leash and dog-friendly parks and open spaces in and around Melbourne, so that Indie and I can come and check them out!