Friday, May 25, 2007

Arriving June 1st! The Summer issue of CityDog Magazine!

It's official, the summer issue of CityDog is at the printer as we speak! Whew! It is scheduled to deliver on June 1st and will be in subscribers' hands and in pet stores/newsstands shortly thereafter.

And, I cannot tell you how much I love this cover! Actually, the entire issue is awesome, if I do say so myself. Articles include everything from throwing a dog friendly backyard barbecue with recipes from Seastar owner and chef John Howie to the best hikes in Washington with your dog, written by none other than the guy who wrote Best Hikes With Dogs Inland Northwest!

Other articles include: incredible stories of rescue dogs, holistic alternatives, advice on whether you should play tug with your dog or not, an expanded Bark of the Town section, dog-friendly condominium listing for the Puget Sound area, and much much more!

Seriously, this issue is packed, so it is officially time to add pages starting with the next issue. That's right, CityDog is expanding from 48 pages to 64! And, we are adding a bonus fifth issue: CityDog's special holiday issue. So, instead of four issues a year, you will receive five...for the same subscription price of $15.00. If you are not a subscriber, what are you waiting for? Subscribe today at and look for the Summer issue to arrive soon!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pugs Take to the Streets

A parade of hundreds of Pugs this Sunday will mark the world's largest gathering of Pugs and their owners. The pampered pooches will parade outside their favorite Portland pub -- MacTarnahan's Tap Room -- while owners enjoy food and drink, and judges crown the King and Queen of Pugs.

All dogs (not just Pugs) are welcome, but must be on leash.

The outdoor event features:

-- Pug costume contest -- Pug kissing booth -- Dogs for adoption from the Oregon Humane Society -- Food and beverages from MacTarnahan's Tap Room -- Free health consultations from Banfield, The Pet Hospital- - Vendors and exhibitors!

When: Sunday, May 20Time: 1 -4 pm
Where: MacTarnahan's Tap Room, 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland
Cost: $10 suggested donation to the Oregon Humane Society; Pugs (and other dogs) free; kids under 11 free.

With 100 percent of admission donations and t-shirt revenues going directly to the Oregon Humane Society, the Pug Crawl depends on volunteer staffing and the generosity of the following local sponsors: The Oregon Humane Society; Meridian Realty; Banfield, The Pet Hospital; MacTarnahan's Tap Room; and KINK fm 102.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Last Chance to Vote for the Ugliest Chihuahua!

On Saturday, May 5th celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The BottleNeck Lounge for the crowning of the Ugliest Chihuahua in Seattle. Contestant photos are currently on display here and voting ceases on May 3rd at midnight. Voters can vote online or by ballot at The Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 E. Madison St. The winning Chihuahua will be crowned at 11 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo and will receive $100 in cash, $100 in services from Seattle’s own Downtown Dog Lounge and a guest appearance on the “Hair of the Dog” specialty drink menu at The Bottleneck Lounge.

These events are open to everyone, although all children (two- and four-legged) must be left behind (this is, after all, a lounge). Ugliest Chihuahua need not be present to win.

Here's a preview of one of the contestants! Ooooooh, scary!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

West Coast Cities "Most Humane"

Many of you will not be surprised by this, but today the Humane Society of the United States unveiled America's most humane cities, with San Francisco leading the nation, followed by Seattle and Portland. In fact, West Coast cities generally performed better than other areas of the country. How is this related to CityDog? Our main distribution areas are Seattle, Portland and northern California. We take great pride that our dog loving readers live in the most humane cities in the country! Aaaaaaah, I just shed a little tear.