About CityDog

The Magazine
Launched in 2005, CityDog Magazine is the definitive dog lover’s magazine about life and living with dogs in the West -- Seattle, Portland, San Francisco -- and everywhere in between. Published five times a year, each issue overflows with informative, insightful and often humorous articles on topics from cool canine products and the latest doggie trends, to regional activities for dogs and their people. We bring you a full-color, glossy lifestyle magazine that is all about the places to go and things to do with your four-legged friend in the West.

Our writers are dog people themselves, and craft articles aimed at engaging readers and generating excitement and action. We know that your interests are many and our editorial coverage is equally broad. Whether your purpose is sniffing out new places to visit with your best friend or digging up the latest from the local puparazzi, CityDog covers the canine beat.

Smart, city-savvy and fun, CityDog Magazine brings the joys of life with your four-legged friend to dog lovers throughout the West.

Where to Buy CityDog Magazine
In addition to independent pet stores and newsstands, CityDog is sold at Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Hastings and other major bookstores throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and northern California. However, the best way to receive CityDog Magazine is right to your door! SUBSCRIBE TODAY or purchase a single copy here.

The Website
CityDogMagazine.com is the go-to place to find all you need to know about living in the city you love with the four-legged love of your life; a place to discover some doggone great getaways, seek advice on health and behavior, search for pet-related businesses and services by category and neighborhood, find local dog-centric events, meet fellow dog lovers and shop for unique products for pooches and people. So, join our online community today by creating a profile for you and your pooch!

The Founder
Nine years ago, Brandie Ahlgren, founder and editor of Seattle-based CityDog Magazine, was introduced to an entirely new universe when Scout, an eight-week-old boxer puppy entered her life. "I am proof of how a dog can change your life," says Brandie. The world of dog-park etiquette, puppy kindergarten and the sense of panic that comes with the realization that you've left the house without a poo bag, was a whole new experience. "I didn't grow up with dogs, so puppy parenting was new territory for me," she adds. "I found most of my information came through word-of-mouth at the dog park, which is fine, but a go-to resource with fresh, up-to-date content was missing." Hence, the concept for CityDog Magazine was born and nine years later, is still going strong. Brandie and her team of dog loving editors dig up the best places to sit, stay and play for you and your furry, four-legged friends. She resides in West Seattle with her two dogs, Thya (a boxer) and Ziggy (a schnoodle), and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest dog park. Pictured here: Brandie, Scout and Ziggy "on assignment" near Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Unfortunately, Scout passed away in June 2013, but she lives on in Brandie's heart (photo by Seattle photographer Julie Clegg, with Bailey & Banjo pet photography).

CityDog Holiday/Winter 2015 Issue

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