Friday, December 29, 2006

A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep

Make 2007 a better year for pets and people by taking to heart a New Year’s resolution for your best four-legged friend. The Oregon Humane Society encourages everyone to adopt the Top Ten Resolutions below to improve the lives of pets, people and homeless animals.

Repeat after us: In 2007, I resolve to show my love for my four-legged companion.

Here’s how:

  1. Get a microchip ID for my pets to go along with their ID tags
  2. Get exercise by walking my dog every day
  3. Play with my cat every day
  4. Remember to keep my pet fit and trim and refrain from using food as love
  5. Pack a disaster preparedness “go pack” for my pet, just in case
  6. Teach humane treatment of animals to my children (you can even encourage their school to invite the Oregon Humane Society or The Humane Society for Seattle/King County to make a classroom presentation)
  7. Schedule my pet’s annual veterinarian appointment
  8. Volunteer my time and talents at a local animal shelter to help homeless pets
  9. Encourage friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances to have their pets spayed or neutered
  10. Give the gift of compassion with a monetary donation to my local animal shelter

From CityDog, have a safe and happy New Year!

Okay, all you dog lovers out there, CityDog needs your help with our Bark of the Town section. Bark of the Town (a.k.a. in human-speak as "Talk of the Town") features nuggets of doggie-related news...little tidbits of information such as a new dog park opening, a unique event like the blessing of animals at local churches (who woulda thought?), special services such as a restaurant just for dogs...stuff like that! How about a fun website you've discovered? Do you have any ideas for us? Do you know something we don't know? Share it with us and we might just share it with fellow readers in the next issue of CityDog!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

CityDog on KOMO 4 News

CityDog editor Brandie Ahlgren was a guest on Seattle's KOMO 4 News last Thursday to talk about holiday gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers. Click here for last minute gift ideas for Christmas or get a head start on Valentine's Day!

And of course, the winter issue of CityDog makes a great stocking stuffer and a gift subscription lasts the whole year!

For a list of stores where you can find CityDog, click here. CityDog is also sold at Barnes & Noble, Borders, B Dalton and Hastings in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and northern California.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Wishing you and yours the very best in the coming New Year!
From Scout (in the reindeer ears) & Ziggy...CityDog Magazine