Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Issue Hot-of-the-press! Here is a sneak peek!

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CityDog Magazine

Friday, November 27, 2009

This week's Adopt-A-Shelter-Dogs: Dotty and Fran!

Dotty is a very sweet, mellow girl who would love to find a place to call home. She loves adult people and would love a home where she can have them all to herself, so no kids or other animals please. She enjoys regular walks and cuddle time. She will be your loving, devoted companion if you give her a chance. If you're interested in visiting with Dotty, stop by the N.O.A.H Adoption Center. Says Dotty, "I've been waiting for my new home for a very long time and look forward to a time when I can call someplace my forever home!"

Fran is a sweet shepherd mix that is looking for a loving forever home. Although she's only a couple of years old she has some very nice manners. She tries really hard not to jump on you and knows the commands 'sit' and with a little patience she knows 'lay down'. She walks very well on a leash and seems to be curious about meeting other dogs. All in all Fran is a sweet and happy go lucky girl looking for a family to call her own! If you're interested in meeting Fran, stop by the N.O.A.H Adoption Center.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays

On November 29, is kicking off the first-of-its-kind Foster A Lonely Pet For the Holidays program in partnership with the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, A Dog Named Christmas, based on Greg Kincaid’s popular novel. Airing Sunday, November 29 on CBS, the movie tells the tale of a developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need, who sets out to convince his family — and their whole rural community — to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."
Inspired by the book and movie, is working with its network of 13,000 shelters and rescue groups across North America to give families the opportunity to welcome an adoptable pet into their home for the holiday season, ideally from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day. Interested foster-parents-to-be can click here to find the participating shelters near them. In the Seattle area alone, participating shelters include the Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue and BullsEye Dog Rescue.  
Not only will you be providing homeless animals with a loving home during the holidays, but you will also be giving shelter volunteers and staff a well-deserved break. Now that's the howliday spirit!

You are invited to CityDog Magazine's annual Yappy Howlidays Muttmixer at the W Seattle!

The Weather Outside May be Frightful, but the CityDog 
Yappy Howlidays “Pawty” is Quite Delightful!

Celebrate the season with your festive furry friend and mix and mingle with fellow dog lovers at the W Hotel Seattle, Wednesday, December 9th.

Man’s best friend decked out in holiday garb along with their equally festively bedecked owners will be congregating at the W Seattle hotel Wednesday, December 9th for CityDog Magazine’s annual Yappy Howlidays Muttmixer. Nearly one hundred pooches of all shapes and sizes in stylish collars, reindeer antlers and holiday sweaters will mix, mingle and share a bark or two while their owners sip a cocktail and swap doggy tails.

This "howliday" event of the year promises to be a fabulous opportunity of Seattle-style merriment and mayhem. Nichole Smith of Dane + Dane Studios will be on hand to take holiday portraits, perfect as a keepsake memento or holiday card. And, each guest will go home with a holiday swag bag loaded with treats and other goodies.

The event is free to attend; we just ask that you bring a can or bag of pet food and CityDog will donate it to the West Seattle Food Bank to help struggling families feed their pets this holiday season.

When: Wednesday, December 9th, 6-8 pm


W Seattle Living Room
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-6000

Please RSVP with the number of people and pooches in your "pawty" to


P.S. The holiday issue is hot-of-the-press and it is packed with gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers! Subscribe today!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Countdown to the Holiday Issue of CityDog Magazine

We are in the final stages of the Holiday Issue of CityDog Magazine going to print! It's packed with gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers plus a weekend getaway cabin retreat, a holiday celebration with your hound, my editor's picks in the "Best of the West" roundup, and much much more!

Subscribe to CityDog Magazine today or give the gift that has tails wagging all year round!

Brandie Ahlgren, founder & editor
CityDog Magazine

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Continuing Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month into November

With so many dogs available for adoption, dedicating a month to bring awareness to the issue just isn't enough. Therefore, CityDog will continue to post dogs available for adoption on the CityDog Blog to help with the cause, hoping you or someone you know will open your heart and home to one of these pooches. Woof!

This is Diamond, a six-year-old boxer/beagle mix, and she is in need of a good home that will give her lots of exercise and love. She is very sweet and loving, but has a problem with anxiety. N.O.A.H. has her on an anti-anxiety medication and with some patience and playtime, she will make someone very happy. N.O.A.H. has event put together a plan to help her in a new forever home, and if you're interested in adopting her please stop by the N.O.A.H pet adoption center. Diamond looks forward to meeting you!

Coco is a two-year-old Lab and a wonderfully affectionate and playful dog. She loves to play fetch with her tennis ball, which she will politely drop at your feet so you will throw it again. Coco was surrendered to a local shelter because of her owner's health. She was brought in with her two siblings, Midnight and Mocha. They are bonded to one another and get along very well so we would like to adopt out the three of them together. Coco loves to cuddle and be close to people just as much as she loves to be close to her siblings. If you are interested in Coco, visit the N.O.A.H. Center today!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Shelter dogs shine in "101 Dalmatians" musical

Boy brings peanut dog to school

OAK HARBOR, Wash. - All Judie Gonzalez wanted in life was a chance for her son Logan to go to school like other children. With a little help from a special friend, her dream is now coming true.

"It means a little guardian angel is looking over Logan, giving him a helping hand," said Gonzalez. That guardian angel is a 1-year-old labradoodle named Roxie.

"She's gonna check our classroom and see if there are peanuts," said 7-year-old Logan.

Today he brought Roxie to his 2nd grade class at Crescent Harbor Elementary. Roxie has the skills to find even minute traces of peanuts. Logan is severely allergic. Last year he was hospitalized 10 times.

"Just breathing on him in the morning if you've eaten peanuts that could send him into shock," said his mother.
Roxie was trained for six months in Colorado by experts who trained bomb-sniffing dogs at the Pentagon. The community of Oak Harbor raised more than $12,000 to bring her here.

"Logan's a great kid. It would be a shame to not be a part of the classroom, so we'll do whatever we need to do to make sure he can be here," said Logan's teacher Bobbie Cane.

Some kids have even decided to swear off peanut butter all together.

"When these people have peanut butter, I say please get away," said Logan's best friend David. For now Roxie only spends the morning in school with Logan. The hope is by next school year, she will be trained to spend all day with him, wherever he goes.

By Tonya Mosley/KING 5 News