Pampered Pet series #1-3 by Sparkle Abbey
From Barnes & Noble, Book #1:
When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherd dogs, she expects frantic dogs, she expects a frantic dog owner, she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone.
Sparkle Abbey is a pseudonym for two friends, Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter, who like to write books together. Sparkle is Mary Lee's cat and Abbey is Anita's dog.
I read a LOT of books in March. 37 to be exact. Being off work all month, plus surgery recovery left a lot of time for reading. This series was one of the highlights. For some reason, I just wanted to read cozy mysteries and these fit the bill beautifully. Great series. I hope to read about more "Pampered Pets" soon.