Looking for something to do this weekend with your furry best friend? Check out these events.

Saturday, July 12

Low-cost Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic to Benefit Animal Rescue; Seattle, Wash. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rex Seattle 1402 12th Avenue. Cost: $25 for one vaccination and $40 for two. A minimum of $15 per customer benefits Motley Zoo Animal Rescue from Redmond, Wash. Update your pet’s vaccinations while doing good for others. VetPronto is offering Bordetella and DHPP vaccinations for dogs, and FVCRP for cats, plus rabies vaccines. You will also be able to purchase raffle tickets to win a goody basket for your dog or cat. For more information, click here.

Poochapalooza; Marysville, Wash. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. Cost: Free. There will be Wiener Dog Races (winners get to participate in the Seahawks halftime show in September), a  pie eating contest for dogs, various demonstrations, vendors and “wag bags” for the first 500 guests.

Kitsap Humane’s Annual PetsWALK; Poulsbo, Wash. 9 a.m. at 6th Avenue and NE Harrison. Cost: $30 minimum donation. Get some fresh air and have fun while helping the animals of the Kitsap Humane Society. There are 5K and 1K routes available.

Sunday, July 13

Rock Star Talent Agency Meet and Greet; Redmond, Wash. 6:30 p.m. at Motley Zoo’s Studio, 16715 Cleveland Street. Cost: Free. Have you ever thought your dog would be great in print ads, commercials–maybe even movies or TV? Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is starting a Rock Star Talent Agency–a service designed to match your pets up with gigs that help save more animals’ lives. For more information email info@motleyzoo.org

For more events in Washington, Oregon, and California, check out our CityDog Social Calendar.

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The technology available today to help owners take care of their pets is sometimes mind-blowing. Imagine uploading a snapshot of your lost pet and instantly finding them.

The technology is still being improved, but today, this is a reality.

San Diego County Animal Services became the first shelter in the nation to use a facial recognition app to reunite lost dogs with their owners. They joined forces with Finding Rover, a free facial recognition app, to match the faces of lost dogs with those that have been found or admitted to one of the three county shelters. Finding Rover allows pet owners to look for their animals via smartphone or computer, where the facial recognition technology shows possible matches within seconds.

The PiP (positive identification of pet) app for iPhone and Android uses facial recognition technology to reunite lost pets with their owners. The app allows you to register your pet for a monthly fee and upload a photo. If your pet is ever lost, you can activate an Amber Alert System which broadcasts an immediate notification of your lost pet to veterinarians, animal control and rescue agencies, PiP subscribers, and social media users within your local area. Also, your pet’s photo is analyzed and matched with photos of pets identified as lost.

Losing a pet is often one of the worst fears of a pet owner. It will be an exciting day when posting lost posters around your neighborhood will be obsolete and your pet can be found within minutes.

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Summer is here and barbecue season is in full swing. That means you’ll have a lot of friends over to hang out on your deck or patio.

Why not show off your pooch pride with some super cute deck pillows featuring your beloved pup? Better yet, you can make these custom pillows yourself.

Don’t worry, these pillows are really easy to make and inexpensive. For instructions on how to make your own pillow, click here.

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Last week we told you about some great dog beds to take camping. Maybe you thought “those beds look fun,” and were inspired to go camping with your pooch, but you’re not sure where to go?

Well, there is no lack of wild and beautiful places to set up your tent and enjoy the great outdoors in the West. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, Pacific Coast; Washington. Kalaloch is one of the few public campgrounds in Washington right on the Pacific. It’s also one of the only campgrounds in the Olympic National Park that allows dogs. Set up your tent high on the coastal bluff, let your dog frolic along the 10-mile stretch of beach open to dogs, and watch the beautiful sunset from your campsite.

Silver Falls State Park, Willamette Valley; Oregon. This park is located just 25 miles east of Salem and is a waterfall, hiker and camping lover’s haven! There are 25 miles of trails to explore with your pooch and 10 different waterfalls.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, North Coast; California. Set up camp along a quiet creek shadowed by towering redwoods hundreds of years old. While this state park does not allows dogs on trails, you can walk the roads and still see most of what this park has to offer. You can also head to Gold Bluffs Beach, located within the park, and explore the sights and sound along 10 miles of wide sandy gorgeous northern California beach.

For more details about these camping destinations, and to find more canine-friendly campgrounds, click here.

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Looking for something to do this weekend with your furry best friend? Check out these events.

Friday, July 4

Four on the 4th Dog Jog and Walk; Bellevue, Wash. The non‐competitive race begins at 9 a.m. in Ashwood Park and ends with a post‐race celebration that includes contests, vendor booths and music. With hundreds of dog lovers and their furry friends in tow, the second annual “4 the dogs” 4k jog and walk is the perfect way to kick off an Independence Day celebration.

For more information, visit: www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/4-on-the-4th

Saturday, July 5

Frogs & Dogs; Issaquah, Wash. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.  at The Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W Sunset Way. Love frogs? Love dogs? Love beer? While the “frogs” in Frogs & Dogs refers to the line up of what’s on tap (White Frog Ale and Menage a Frog Ale), there will be plenty of  canine companions in attendance at this family- and dog- friendly event. There will be fun events including a dog parade, a dog food eating contest, and a leap frog competition. Proceeds from the festival benefit the local Salmon Hatchery.

Wiener Dog Walk at Green Lake; Seattle, Wash. 10 a.m. Cost: Free, but you must join the group and register for the event to attend. Join the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle for a brisk, 2.8 mile walk around Green Lake Park. The group starts together but everyone settles into their own pace. Dachshunds only for this event please. For meeting location and details, and to register for the event, click here.

For more details about these events, and to find other events in Washington, Oregon, and California, check out our CityDog Social Calendar.

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Due to advances in healthcare, pets are living longer. That is the good news.

The bad news is that the longer your pet lives, the greater risk there is of developing a disease like cancer. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cancer accounts for almost half of the deaths of pets over 10 years of age.

Thankfully, many cancer treatments used in humans are now available for pets. These treatments are very costly though. No one wants to have to make THAT decision when they are faced with the prospect of enormous veterinary bills that they can’t afford.

Now pet parents don’t have to make a sudden decision like that. There are several pet insurance companies that will cover a large portion of the cost of treating your dog’s cancer. While pet insurance does cost a monthly fee, it saves you from unexpectedly being saddled with a 10,000 vet bill.

Trupanion Pet Insurance looked into their database of insured pets who developed cancer to help identify some trends. The company paid over $1 million in cancer-related claims, with the majority of the funds going toward dogs over five years old.

Trupanion found that the top 10 breeds they help treat for cancer are:

  1. Rottweiler
  2. Doberman Pinscher
  3. Boxer
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Great Dane
  6. Golden Retriever
  7. American Pit bull Terrier
  8. Labrador Retriever
  9. Beagle
  10. Jack Russell Terrier

There are several factors besides breed that affect your pet’s chance of getting cancer. Environmental factors and inherited genetics also play a role. The reality is that any pet can develop cancer.

Having insurance that will cover your pet when they most need it is a very comforting. If your pet develops cancer, or some other disease, having insurance allows you to focus on making the best treatment decision for them. There are many pet insurance companies to choose from, so be sure to do your homework (and read the fine print).

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Humans aren’t the only ones showing off their World Cup spirit. Some Instagram pups are getting in on the action too. Check out these cuties!

Do you have a photo of your pooch celebrating the World Cup? Share it on our Facebook Page.

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Are you avoiding the fireworks mayhem and instead, taking your dog camping over the Fourth of July weekend? If so, here are a few ideas to class up your campsite for your canine.

Stuff your dog’s blankets into the 100,000 Fireflies Outside Dog Duvet from Molly Mutt. This 100% cotton duvet cover is water-resistant, durable and fully-gusseted for extra comfort. See it in our CityDog Shop here.

This soft, stylish Outdoor Dog Bed from P.L.A.Y. features a unique and modern chevron design by San Francisco designer Dave Collins. The eco-friendly PlanetFill® filler is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. These beds are waterproof and machine washable. See them in our CityDog Shop here.

Let your pooch slip into their own warm, cozy nest with the Explorer Sleeping Bag from Alcott Adventures. Now your furry friend can enjoy the same comfort you do after a long day of playing outdoors. Find out more and purchase it here.

Whether it is your first time or 100th time camping with your canine friend, we hope you have a safe and pleasant adventure.

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Looking for something to do this weekend with your furry best friend? Check out these events.

Saturday, June 28

Doggie Drag Costume Contest: Capitol Hill Pride Festival; Seattle, Wash. 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation to benefit the Seattle Humane Society Pet Project, helping clients with AIDs. Doggie Parade from 11:30 p.m. to noon at the Main Stage between Roy and Mercer Street. Who knows? Your pup could win Best in Category or Best in Show by wearing an outrageous costume.

AHELP Heads and Tails Project; Seattle, Wash. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Take your dog to the dog-friendly Norm’s Eatery and Ale House in Fremont and enjoy lively conversation with animal lovers who want the best care for their animal family over their lifetimes, especially in their golden years.

Sunday, June 29

Bow Wow Luau Adoption Event; Kirkland, Wash. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denny’s Pet World 12534 120th Ave NE. Cost: Free. Join Pawsitive Alliance, and 16 animal rescue groups from all around Washington, for raffles and giveaways, refreshments, and good times! You will find more than 100dogs and cats of all ages, sizes, colors, and personalities ready for their forever homes.

Second Chance for Pets 2014: Whiskers, Tails, and Ferals; Napa, Calif. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $35 to benefit shelter animals. Enjoy wine and food samples, and live entertainment, while perusing the silent auction and helping pets to find their forever homes.

For more events in Washington, Oregon, and California, check out our CityDog Social Calendar.

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Jessica from YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner blog SeattleHere at CityDog, we want you to get to know the “pack” behind our magazine. Over the last two weeks we have told you about the founder and editor, Brandie Ahlgren, director of sales and business development, Melinda Burghduff, and manager of retail sales and events, Michelle Taylor. Today, we are pleased to introduce Jessica Williams, manager of marketing and social media.

Jessica joins CityDog for the summer to help promote events, contribute to the CityDog Blog and develop and implement social media strategies (be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram).

Jessica has been immersed in the dog world since she launched her blog, YouDidWhatWithYourWiener.com, about hiking with her two miniature dachshunds. Over the last four years she has become an expert within the “dog” community, dedicating her life to improving the lives of pets and pet parents in and around the Seattle area.

She left her 10-year career in environmental management and capitalizing on her years of blogging and social media experience, started PetTalk Media, a social media consulting and coaching business. She has since completed a certificate in social media management and is currently completing a masters degree in digital communications from the University of Washington.

Jessica has always had animals in her life. She grew up on an “urban farm” and in addition to a dog and several rescue cats, her family raised rabbits and chickens. She inherited her first miniature dachshund, Chester, from a roommate. He became her constant companion traveling with her, hiking with her, and helping her train for a marathon.

“People were always surprised to see such a short-legged dog on the top of a mountain or jogging around the neighborhood,” says Jessica.

She adopted a second miniature dachshund, Gretel, four years ago from Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond, Wash.

“The day after I brought Gretel home, I took her for a six-mile hike,” says Jessica. “It was Gretel’s first hike ever and she absolutely loved it, which inspired me to start my blog.”

You can learn more about Chester, Gretel and You Did What With Your Wiener here.

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