Thursday, June 28, 2007

Check Out the July Issue of Seattle Magazine

Check out the July issue of Seattle Magazine on newsstands now, featuring a fabulous article by Kelley L. Moore on how to throw a party for our party hounds! Notice the call out to readers on page 117 to check out the summer issue of CityDog Magazine (also on newsstands now), with a feature on how to throw a dog-friendly backyard barbeque. Whether indoor or out, let the "pawty" begin!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Safe and Happy Fourth for Fido

This Independence Day, the Seattle Humane Society urges you to follow these basic safety tips:

Secure your pet in a safe, enclosed room, preferably one without windows. If you are hosting guests at your home, consider keeping your pet in a room that is off-limits to guests, with plenty of water and food.

Surround your pet with favorite toys and other familiar objects. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows, and blinds.

Besides the potential toxicity pets can experience from ingesting the gun powder in firecrackers, there is the obvious risk of accidentally burning or injuring your pet by allowing them to be in the same vicinity as fireworks.

The biggest risk this Fourth of July is that your pet will get loose and become lost. Even if your pet is secured inside, the sound of fireworks can cause them to enter an extreme panic mode. Dogs have been known to break through glass windows and cats are expert escape artists. Make sure your pet is microchipped and wearing identification. Call to confirm that your veterinarian and the microchip company have your current address and phone numbers.

Pets in need of microchip identification can be brought to the Seattle Humane Society Wednesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., or Saturday through Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. for $20 implantation, including national registry. No appointment necessary. Call (425) 641-0080 for more information.

The Seattle Humane Society has been protecting people and pets since 1897. Visit in person or online at to learn more about the Seattle Humane Society.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

CityDog Summer Solstice Pawty!

Another doggone good time at a CityDog Social Club event! The CityDog Summer Solstice Pawty was a blast thanks to all (two- and four-legged) who attended. It was a beautiful, sunny day in Seattle...perfect weather for an outdoor party to celebrate the summer solstice with our furry friends. Approximately 80 people and 65 dogs were in attendance and everyone (dogs and people too) were on their best behavior! Also, a big thank you to Acalia ( for providing us with the venue, amazing food and fantastic service.

Stay tuned for the next CityDog Social Club event coming soon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Last Call! CityDog Summer Solstice Pawty!

Is it true? Could Summer finally be here? Hot-diggity-dog, yes! And, it's time for you and your party animal to celebrate. You and your furry friend are invited to kick off the season at the CityDog Summer Solstice Pawty...where all the cool dogs will be!

When: Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Acalia, 301 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle (located on lower Queen Anne). Click here for directions.

Cost: $20.00 per person (canines free, of course).

Price includes:
  • Hors d'oeuvres plus one beverage ticket.
  • Gift bags filled with goodies for you and your furry friend.
  • Elegant outdoor courtyard in full view of the Space Needle.
  • No-host beer and wine bar.
  • Doggie Biscotti treats provided by the Girl Scouts of America.
  • Mingling and more...

There are a few tickets left, so please RSVP today with your name and the number of people and/or dogs in your party to Upon email confirmation of your RSVP, you may pay by credit card by calling 206.762.0643. Woof!

Party Animal Rules: Dogs must remain on-leash and be under your control at all times. Dogs (and people for that matter) must also play well with others. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Every day is take your dog to work day at CityDog Magazine. However, Friday, June 22 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day to celebrate the bond between pets and their humans. It is also hoped that once dog-less co-workers see the meaningful relationships enjoyed by colleagues who are dog guardians, they will be encouraged to adopt a dog from a shelter.

Employers can receive more information about making their companies dog friendly on June 22 by visiting the national organizers of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, Pet Sitters International. Log on to for details.

Tips for a successful Take Your Dog to Work Day from the Oregon Humane Society:
  1. Be sure your employer approves; check to make sure all employees are okay with this event (allergies or fearfulness of dogs may make it unpleasant for some)
  2. Get the okay to have animals from your building manager
  3. Dogs brought to work should be well socialized and friendly
  4. Keep your dog on a leash and under your control at all times
  5. Schedule frequent potty breaks
  6. Have a back up plan should your dog not make it through the day
  7. Limit the number of dogs brought to the work place – depending on the size of the office, location of “relief” area, number of employees wanting to participate, etc.
  8. Plan ahead to make sure you are not under stressful deadlines as this is a day when you may not be as productive as usual
  9. Bring toys and treats to keep your dog engaged
  10. Dogs brought to work should be current on vaccinations and have proper identification. It would be best if the dogs were over 1 year old and spayed/neutered

Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Photo Pick! Smart Dogs Read CityDog

Smart dogs read CityDog! This picture was taken after one-year-old yellow Lab, Allie, checked into the dog-friendly Hotel Monaco in Seattle, where guests receive a complimentary copy of CityDog Magazine with their stay. However, we were told that although it looks like she is reading CityDog and flipping the pages with her mouth, truth be told, she is actually trying to eat it. So… CityDog is not only a great read, but apparently tastes good too!

Photo submitted by Julie Keyes.