Monday, September 29, 2008

Last chance to be on the cover of CityDog Magazine and in the 2009 "CityDogs" Calendar!

This Saturday, October 4th is our final cover dog model search of the year. Over the course of the summer, we've hosted model searches all over the city, taking hundreds of photos of Seattle area dogs and raising thousands for local animal welfare groups. This weekend, we will wrap things up at FidoFEST, a fun-filled, dog-friendly event taking place at University Village to benefit the Seattle Humane Society.

Here's the exciting part...

Not only will every dog ever entered in a CityDog model search be featured in the winter issue of CityDog Magazine...they will also be included in the NEW 2009 "CityDogs" Calendar. Each month features the gorgeous photography of J. Nichole Smith and each day features a dog's smiling face -- all 365 days and then some! Because we have way more dogs than days of the year, we'll include bonus pages to fit them all in! These are your dogs. These are your neighbors' dogs. These are your fellow dog park dogs. These are your CityDogs!

If you haven't entered your dog in a CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, this is your last chance! Not only will your dog strut its stuff for a chance to be on the cover of CityDog, but its picture will be in our winter issue AND in our 2009 "CityDogs" Calendar! To pre-register for Saturday's event, click here.

And, be sure to pre-order your 2009 "CityDogs" Calendar at FidoFEST or online soon. Available October 25th, quantities will be limited.

Woof to all you CityDogs!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Watch an interview with Jon Katz, author of the new book Izzy & Lenore

Read our full review of Izzy & Lenore in the current issue of CityDog Magazine.

Subscribe today!

Brandie Ahlgren, editor
CityDog Magazine

Monday, September 22, 2008

Seattle Seahawks score a touchdown for animals

The Seattle Seahawks and Pasado's Safe Haven Pro Compassion 2009 Calendars are here...! Be sure to order yours today at! Here is a peek inside:

Lofa Tatupu with Indy (August)
Lofa and Indy bonded instantly, as you can see! Pasado rescued 1200 animals in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Indy was one of the lucky survivors. Pasado rescuers were canvassing a devastated neighborhood when Indy heard the rescue truck. He seemed to know that it was his last hope and he came running for help. He had lived for three weeks with no food and little water in near 100-degree heat. Pasado’s Safe Haven's Disaster Responders help animals in every state in the U.S., so all animals have the chance for a happy ending, like Indy.

Matt Hasselbeck with Chomper (December)
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck chose to pose with Chomper for the Seattle Seahawks-Pasado's Safe Haven "Pro-Compassion" Calendar, and who could blame him? Pasado's Safe Haven met this handsome, husky-mix on the day he was to be put to sleep at an animal shelter. He was rescued in the knick of time. Pasado's thought all was well until sanctuary veterinarians found Chomper had a fatal heart problem and he was given one year to live. Eight years later, Chomper is still going strong and in fact, has earned a second name familiar to football fans: “Bronco Nigursky,” after a famous Green Bay Packers full-back known for pushing through anything! Go Chomps!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

And, it didn't rain! We had an awesome turnout for the CityDog cover dog model search today at Fremont Oktoberfest! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped raise money for Reading With Rover. Stay tuned...we'll have all of the photos loaded soon!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rain or shine...the show must go on!

Rain or shine (unfortunately, it looks like rain), the CityDog cover dog model search will be the highlight of Dog Day at Fremont Oktoberfest tomorrow! We'll kick things off at 3pm and even if you've pre-registered your dog, I suggest you arrive at least a half hour early to check-in at the CityDog booth. We look forward to seeing you and your canine super models at our biggest cover dog model search ever!

Brandie Ahlgren
CityDog Magazine

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunday could be the day your pooch is on it's way to becoming America's next dog model. Well, maybe not quite that dramatic (I've been hooked on the latest season of America's Next Top Model)! However, your dog could certainly be on its way to becoming CityDog's next cover model.

Sunday, September 21 is Dog Day at Seattle's Fremont Oktoberfest and it's also the third annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search. Last year, over 200 dogs vied to be on the cover of CityDog Magazine, raising over $2,000 to benefit animals in our community.

If you would like to register your dog for this Sunday's cover dog model search, click here.

And, read more about Dog Day at Oktoberfest at my blog on

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PAWSwalk cover dog contestants are online

This is why I love my job...I get to look at photos of smiling dogs' faces and share them for the world to see! Need a little pick-me-up this afternoon? Then, check out the latest CityDog cover dog model contestants here. Their smiles are sure to make you smile.

Brandie Ahlgren, founder
CityDog Magazine

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Get ready! Dog Day at Fremont Oktoberfest is almost here!

This year's Dog Day at Fremont Oktoberfest promises to be bigger than ever! Of course, there is our own CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, which is a hoot -- but the folks at Oktoberfest also have a special treat for you! If you bring your four-legged friend to Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 21, you get two free tastings in the beer garden! Pretty cool, eh?

But, be sure to enter your pooch in the CityDog Cover Dog Model's a whole lotta fun and a chance for your dog to grace the cover of our upcoming winter issue. And, it's all for a great cause -- the $10 per dog donation goes directly to Reading With Rover!

To pre-register for the CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, click here. ALL dogs are welcome to try out -- and because we think every single one is worthy of the cover, we'll feature each dog's photo in the winter issue!

To buy tickets to Fremont Oktoberfest and save $5, click here.

Buddha, our 2007 cover dog winner!

Subscribe to CityDog Magazine today!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

West Seattle dogs rock!

West Seattle dog lovers, you rock! You helped raise close to $500 for the Doney Memorial Clinic at the CityDog cover dog model search at the Thriftway in West Seattle. Stay tuned...we'll announce a winner soon! Pictured here is Rupert. Check out all of the contestants by clicking here.

Photos by J. Nichole Smith of Dane + Dane Studios

Adoptable mutts strut their stuff this Friday at Seattle's Hotel Monaco

Fur is in at this fashion show! That's because it's the sixth annual Fido Fashions, featuring adoptable pups strutting their stuff in the latest canine couture.

To raise awareness about pet adoption, adoptable dogs from the Seattle Humane Society will walk the catwalk in fashionable doggy duds from Railey's Leash & Treat and be available for adoption immediately following the event.

When: Friday Sept. 5, 2008, 11 AM

1101 Fourth Ave. (corner of 4th and Spring St.)
Seattle, Wash.

Cost: Free! Dog lovers and their canine companions are welcome to attend, and will receive complimentary "doggy bags" from Three Dog Bakery.