Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday's Recommendation - Mark Your Calendar

COLA's 8th Annual Dog-O-Ween • October 27 • Seattle, Wash. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Genesee Park off-leash area. With this event just a month away, it's time to start thinking costumes. Dog-O-Ween is one of CityDog's favorite events, with a human/canine costume contest, raffle, auction and a doggone good time!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Recommended Reading

What I like about this nifty little book, is it puts the responsibility solely on the owner to raise a well-mannered, well-trained dog that is properly socialized and pleasant to be around. Don't let the name fool you...Miss Fido Manners is not fluff; it is a practical how-to for any occasion, from at-home training to proper etiquette when out and about with your pooch.

Join CityDog and Miss Fido Manners herself, Charlotte Reed, this Wednesday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the W Hotel Seattle, 1112 4th Avenue.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a fido fashion show (this particular party is for people only).

Friday, September 14, 2007

Check out the September issue of Seattle Magazine, on newsstands now! It features an article written by none other than CityDog editor Brandie Ahlgren about all the wacky and wonderful ways you can spend money on your pooch. From practical (specialty veterinary care) to outrageous (Brazilian trim anyone?), our metronatural mutts have got it made!

Click here to read the article online.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday's Recommendation

The Perfect Petfeeder by Northwest company Pillar Pet Products is a little pricey, but worth its weight by providing scheduled, portion-controlled feedings for your chow hound. Besides the convenience factor, what I like best about this pet appliance, is that it removes the human element from your pet's feedings. Here's an example: Friends of mine in Maryland have two extremely overweight, food obsessed cats. Starting at around 6 a.m., they begin with pacing and meowing at the pantry. When that doesn't work, they resort to jumping on and off the bed, stomping across your head until you give up and feed them. If this sounds familiar or if you simply want the convenience, check out the Perfect Petfeeder.

Read more about this product and several other cool products in the fall issue of CityDog Magazine, on newsstands now or subscribe today!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Events in September

September is a busy month for events as the dog days of summer wind down. Here a few events you won't want to miss this month:
  • PAWSwalk, September 8 at Sand Point Magnuson Park • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 a.m.) Come bark in the park and help animals on a walk with your dog. Afterward, enjoy the animal-friendly shopping, canine demonstrations, CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, delicious treats and more. All to support the animals at PAWS.
  • Fido Fashions, September 14 • Noon – 1 p.m. at the Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Ave., Seattle, Wash. Adoptable pooches from The Humane Society for Seattle/King County will strut their stuff outfitted in the latest doggie fashions for fall.
  • Harbor Hounds, September 22 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Worth the drive, this event in beautiful downtown Gig Harbor, Wash. combines a fun, leisurely two-mile walk along the gorgeous waterfront with a variety of entertainment, contests, vendors, food, and loads of tail-wagging fun.
  • And of course, the CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, 3 p.m., September 23 at Fremont Oktoberfest. For more details, see below.

For even more events happening in September and beyond, check out our Calendar of Events at

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

2nd Annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search

CityDog Magazine is looking for its next cover dog! Big dogs, little dogs, mutts...ALL dogs are welcome to try out to be the next CityDog cover dog.
This is our second citywide cover dog model search. Last year, over 200 dogs strutted their stuff on the catwalk, raising more than $1,000 to help animals.

Where and When:

Noon, September 8, 2007 at PAWSwalk, Seattle's Sand Point Magnuson Park. Space is limited to 25 dogs.

3pm, September 23, 2007 at Fremont Oktoberfest. Space is unlimited! Please arrive at least a half hour before the event.

All in the spirit of fun and to raise money for a good cause, the winning pooch will be privy to a professional photo shoot with photographer J. Nichole Smith of Dane & Dane Photography to grace the cover of the Winter 2007 or Spring 2008 issue of CityDog Magazine.

Cost: $10.00 per dog, with all of the proceeds going to PAWS and Reading With Rover.

To register, please click here. Pre-registering will speed up the process on the day of the event.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

CityDog Recommends

Next dinner party at your favorite dog loving-oenophile's house, pick up a bottle of delicious wine featuring none other than a dog on the label.

For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, finding a good wine is not difficult. Turns out, finding a good wine with a dog on the label isn't so difficult either. Here are three that we can highly recommend from our own personal taste test:

Three Legged Red, Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington

O'Reilly's, Own Roe, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Sleeping Dog Wines, Yakima River Valley, Washington