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The local dog culture and Sandpoint’s active lifestyle are embodied well by Max, an energetic boxer, and his owner Cathy Schuller, shown here and at right, playing along Sand Creek (PHOTOS BY ALAN BARBER )

Photo montage, right, captures the life o’Max PHOTOS COURTESY OF CATHY SCHULLER AND DON OTIS

Max and Schuller pedal past MickDuff’s Brewing Company Beer Hall and Tasting Room where several people bask in fading sunshine, sipping ale in the grassy outdoor patio. Sammy, a wizened golden lab with a white face, watches other passing dogs. His owner chats with a friend who puffs a pipe. What could be better? A puppy. On cue, a 5-month-old husky peeks from under a table with lolling pink tongue to complete the picture of a dog-lover’s haven. As Max and Schuller continue on their way home, they pass several dog walkers on the streets of Sandpoint. One man walking his basset, Grace, on the sidewalk along Oak Street pauses for a photo of his dog. Matt Petersen has spent the day hiking to the falls on the Kootenai River and looking at property to relocate from his home state. He says he had no idea Sandpoint was so dog friendly, and for him that’s a factor to move here. Max, and the other canines in Sandpoint, are at

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Sandpoint Magazine Summer 2016  

In this Issue: Dog Town, Idaho How people and their dogs have created Sandpoint’s copious canine culture Plus ‘Peaking’ Our Interest - Peak...

Sandpoint Magazine Summer 2016  

In this Issue: Dog Town, Idaho How people and their dogs have created Sandpoint’s copious canine culture Plus ‘Peaking’ Our Interest - Peak...

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