Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Or, create your own "cooling center..."

Moose beats the heat with his own, personal cooling center! Photo kindly emailed to us by Moose's mom, Sarah. Stay cool lil' doggies!

Keep those hot dogs cool at OHS' cooling center!

Oregon Humane Society Opens Cooling Center

People and pets can beat the heat by coming to the Oregon Humane Society. OHS is now offering its lobby as a cooling center for individuals and their animals who are suffering from Portland's record-breaking heat wave.

The OHS cooling center will be open today through Sunday, Aug 2., during normal shelter hours: Wed. 10 am - 7pm; Thurs. though Sat, 10 am - 9 pm; Sun. 10 am - 7 pm.

Pets must be accompanied by their owners at all times -- no pet drop offs are allowed.

"There are few, if any, cooling centers where people can bring their pets," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. Adults, children and well-behaved pets are invited to the cooling center, located in the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center (AMLC) lobby, which is located a few feet east of the main OHS shelter lobby entrance. The public is encouraged to bring crates for animals accustomed to using them.

OHS is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, (503) 285-7722;

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Art for Animals' Sake

Join Northwest pet photographers and artists for Art for Animals' Sake, a fundraiser to help support the homeless animals at NOAH. CityDog will be there...will you?

When: Friday, August 14, 2009, 6pm to 9pm

Where: 2200 Retail Plaza, South Lake Union, Seattle, Wash.

For more information, visit:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U.S. Justice Department honors Best Friends Animal Society for rehabilitative work with Michael Vick’s fighting dogs

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ Best Friends Animal Society today received a 2009 Asset Forfeiture National Award for its “outstanding work with the dogs on the Bad Newz Kennels case (the Michael Vick case).”

This award to Best Friends is in conjunction with 2009 National Leadership Conference for the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) and the Asset Forfeiture Program. The conference focused on the essential role the OCDETF and Asset Forfeiture Programs play in disrupting and dismantling illegal enterprises, depriving criminals of the proceeds of illegal activity, deterring crime, and restoring property to victims of crime.

For the last 19 months, Best Friends has been in the national spotlight for its care of nearly half the animals seized from Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation. Considered the most challenging cases, these dogs would have been destroyed if Best Friends had not accepted them at their 3,700-acre sanctuary in southern Utah. During that time, the dogs have made steady progress, with one dog being recently adopted and another in foster care, the first step toward adoption.

Best Friends launched "Pit Bulls: Saving America's Dogs" a campaign to save the pit bull breed’s reputation, which in recent years has been sullied by dogfighting. Best Friends work with the Vick dogs has been chronicled on the National Geographic Channel series, ”DogTown.” Co-managers of DogTown, Michelle Beshmehn and John Garcia, who are featured on the show, accepted the award on behalf of Best Friends.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Statement on Michael Vick From the American Humane Association

Here is a statement from Marie Belew Wheatley, president and CEO of the American Humane Association, relative to the issue of Michael Vick completing his sentence and whether he will be reinstated by the National Football League:

"Whether or not Michael Vick is reinstated with the NFL, it is the American Humane Association’s sincere hope that he will make good on his reported intention to be a visible spokesperson against dogfighting and animal cruelty, and that he will use his continuing celebrity and notoriety to become a positive role model for compassion and empathy to both people and animals.

As for his reinstatement, that will be the NFL commissioner’s decision. American Humane is neither lobbying for nor against it. Since Vick’s indictment, American Humane has communicated with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office on several occasions, as well as separately with the judge who sentenced Vick. Our original concern was that Vick, if and when found guilty, should receive a sentence appropriate to his crimes and his inhumane treatment of animals. The judicial process ran its course. Now it is up to others — such as Goodell, the public and Vick himself — as to what the future holds for Vick."

What do you think? Should Michael Vick be a spokesperson against dogfighting and animal cruelty? Should he be reinstated into the NFL?

The Travel Channel to feature CityDog!

Be sure to watch Extreme Wild Parties tomorrow at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel featuring CityDog's Puppy Love Muttmixer!

For a preview, click here.

Woof woof!
CityDog Magazine

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Get ready! Poochapalooza is almost here!

The 4th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Event is like a county fair for dogs! Highlights: Flyball exhibitions, 2009 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Flying Disc Championship, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancing Dog demonstrations, pet vendor booths, and more. Enter your dog in fun “Best in Show” contests like “best kisser,” “wackiest pet trick,” “best voice,” “best costume" and much, much more!

When: Sat. July 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Totem Middle School
Asbery Field
1605 7th St.
Marysville, Wash.

Admission: FREE, but donations greatly appreciated.

For more information or to pre-register for contests: or call Leslie Buell: (360) 651-0633.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Photos from the third annual CityDog Summer Muttmixer are now online!

Check them out here!

Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon this Saturday!

Meet hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs from across Washington State, all at the Kent Animal Shelter on Saturday, July 11!

Pet microchipping, pet licensing and pet product vendors will be on site as well as animal trainers and a raffle to benefit the Animal Angel Fund. If you are searching for a new furry friend, don't miss this event!

More info here: