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CityDog HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2011

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Welcome to CityDog Magazine’s annual Holiday Gift Guide. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we wish you and your furry, four-legged elves nothing but the most jolliest seasons of them all! LIFE WITH DOG IN THE WEST | Seattle | Portland | San Francisco

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To help kick of the holiday shopping frenzy, we’ve packed this issue full of fun holiday gifts for the pooches and people on your list. Just turn to page 14 and see for yourself. You will find gifts galore for your pooch, but also plenty of great finds to treat you and your friends and family. What dog lover can resist a shot of laugh-out-loud in the form of a travel mug by the folks at I Can Has Cheezburger? Or, for your dog, we discovered some gorgeous collars, tasty treats, chew toys and more! Simply click on the URL provided and it will take you right to each site! As always, a subscription to CityDog Magazine makes the perfect gift for your dog loving peeps. And the best part is, it lasts all year long, with five fabulous issues delivered right to their door. Simply go to citydogmagazine.com to subscribe today and we will take care of the rest including inserting a gift card with a personal message. If you have something special to say, just email your message to info@ citydogmagazine.com and we will include it on the greeting card. If you have friends or family members who are animal lovers, how about making a donation in their name as a holiday gift? Or, make a donation in memory of a pet or loved one who has passed away. There are hundreds of charities in need and most make it really easy for you to donate online—for example, at homewardpet.org, the online donation form includes a field for “in honor of” and “in memory of.” With that, we wish you and yours a very merry holiday and a happy New Year! Now, let the shopping frenzy begin!

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{COOL PRODUCTS} WHAT’S HOT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

So many pooches and people to scratch off your list...and so little time. Let our ultimutt howliday gift ideas be your guide. BY DEVIN DUNIVENT A Very Shiny Nose u This season Rudolph the red nose reindog is coming to town in the form of a dachshund holiday card by Kalyxcraftopia. Cards come in sets of five, with a special message inside. $9.75 at etsy.com/shop/kalyxcraftopia.

t Play Tag Personalize your pooch’s presents with a holiday gift tag by Kady’s Pet Couture. Each pack comes with a set of six tags to give your gift that added touch to make any puppy happy this howliday season. $5.25 at etsy.com/shop/KadysPetCouture.

Vive le Bon Chien p “Bon Chien, Bon Appetit” is food for thought on these Harry Barker food storage bins. Available in three colors and three sizes, each are made of recycled steel and include a handy aluminum scoop. $48- $58 at harrybarker.com.

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Extra Shot of LOL p Add a shot of LOL to your day courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger. Each travel mug holds 15 ounces of your favorite beverage, features a spill-proof lid and double-walled construction, and is BPA free. $12.95 at parksidepapers.com.


t Naughty or Nice Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice, trying to find out whether your pooch has been naughty or nice. These “good dog” gift buckets by Harry Barker include a bone-shaped chew toy, rope tug, toss toy, tennis balls and a place to personalize it with your pooch’s name. $36.00 to $42.00 at harrybarker.com.

Ho, Ho, Ho u Say “happy howlidays’ with one of these special edition holiday dog cards by Citrus Tree Designs. Cards are 5” x 7” and printed on quality paper for your puppy pals. The inside says “Merry Everything!” $5- at etsy.com/ shop/CitrusTreeDesigns.

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t Cheezy Dogs Internet sensation I Can Has Cheezburger will have you and Bowzer barking out loud with these cheezy holiday cards, labels and stickers. Add a little LOL to your presents. Cards come in a package of 10 for $11.95. Four sheets of labels/stickers are $4.95. lolmart.com

Sweet Hats by Sweethoots u These sweet hats by Sweethoots make it possible to morph your mutt into animated creatures like Shrek (pictured here), Yoda, a skunk or a viking. Each hand-crafted, custom hat is crocheted to fit your canine. $16 to $23 at etsy.com/shop/sweethoots.


{COOL PRODUCTS} WHAT’S HOT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON t ‘Tis the Season for Tweed Bundle up your pup this season with a Harris tweed coat by Hebridean Humpties. This trendy trench is custom-made by hand, with tartan tweed fabric and a faux fur lined hood. Prices vary at artsydog.com.

t A Girl and Her Dog Wear your favorite dog breed this winter with a stylish scarf by A Girl and Her Dog. Scarves are custom made and available in a variety of different colors and breeds. $32 at etsy.com/ shop/AGirlandHerDogShop.

Wafers to Make Tails Wag u Nutri-Wafers by Dale Edgar Brand are tasty treats that reward Rover, while you supplement their health. Made with the highest quality of ingredients and available in Skin and Coat, Hip and Joint and Calm. $14 to $25 at daleedgarbrand.com.

Hipster Hounds p Paco Collars is a funky way to convey what your pup has to say. Collars come in great names like the Lazy Lasso and the Mega Lola. Each piece is built for comfort and comes with only the highest quality of leather and hardware. $20 to $175 at pacocollars.com.

Bottle Cap Pup Art u Adorn your fridge with greyhound pop art magnets by Roscoeslave’s. Each magnet is made of discarded bottle caps depicting adorable dogs Sushi, Roscoe and Amanda Sings. These upcycled pieces of art are perfect for dog- and eco-lovers alike. $9 at etsy.com/shop/PopDogDesigns. 12 • CityDog Magazine


Lucky Dog u Your dog will drool over these personalized bowls by Lucky Pup. This high quality stainless steel bowl is easy to clean and allows you to pick the font and color that best represents your mutt. From $27 at etsy.com/shop/luckypups.

t Chill Time These pads, by San Francisco company P.L.A.Y., are for your pooch to, y’know... chill out on. Light, durable and versatile, keep one at the office, in front of a fireplace or in the back of your car. $29 to $95 at petplay.com.

Travel Tote for Pets on the Go u For pooches on the go, the Sherpa’s Pet Pop Tote is a revolutionary new ride for your canine companion. Equipped with all the barks and woofs that any travel hound could beg for, this fully-collapsible carrier is lightweight, with an interior cushioned pad for comfort. Whether by plane, train or automobile, your pup will travel in true doggy style. $72 at sherpapet.com.

t Fido’s Fugly Friends Meet the whole Fugly Family including Frugalita, Bumkiss and Bejiggity. These quirky dog toys are handcrafted from tightly-woven Polartec fleece and have a hidden surprise of a plush heart squeaker with a special message for your mutt. $10 to $16 at etsy.com/shop/ fuglyfriend.

t Tough Toys Ruff-housing for Rover is now possible with these holidayinspired chew toys by Go Dog. Each toy is designed with chew guard technology for even the toughest of doggies. $12 at godogfun/products.com.

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{COOL PRODUCTS} WHAT’S HOT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Downward Dog u Practice your downward dog in a long-sleeve tee by Lucy featuring an illustration of a girl and her doga partner. Made of 100% cotton. $40 at lucy.com.

Big City Mutts q This limited-edition organic tote by Blue

Furry Flyers u These fuzzy, Frisbee-inspired dog toys by Go Dog bring the animal kingdom to your backyard with a hippo, skunk, panda, raccoon and more. Designed with a soft, but tough exterior and squeaker inside, this doggie play toy is perfect for pooches. $10 at godogfun/products.com.

Dog Love p Express your love for dogs with a pin or pendant by Larios Jewellery & Design. Choose from a wide range of breeds, each with a heart incorporated into each design. $18 to $30 at lariosjewellery.artsydog.artsydog.com.

Candle in the Wind u Commemorate your canine with a candle by Nelli Design. Each candle is hand poured using eco-soya wax and features cotton wicks for clean burning. Available in a variety of collar styles and engraved dog tag with your choice of quote. $25 to $30.00 at nellidesigns.artsydog.com.

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Blood is eco-friendly and stylish. Inspired by a Labrador retriever living in New York, these artsy totes illustrate a dog’s life in the big city. $19 at bluebloodliving.com.


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Protect your pooch in style with Flash Gordon 3D Dog Tag Jewelry. Constructed of durable stainless steel, our tags come with a lifetime replacement guarantee. Choose from over 12 custom designs and 3 finishes. Free shipping if you order now in time for XMAS. 10% off code: CITYDOG. www.flashgordondesigns.com

When it comes to leashes, Fetchtech didn’t invent the leash, they just perfected it. With über durable outdoor inspired products; their mission is to create legendary equipment by blending innovation, classic design and modern technology. Featuring the innovative Short Lead System (SLS), lifetime guarantee and eco friendly wooden gift-boxes. $48-68 at fetchtech.ca.

Odor Neutral u

Ark Naturals u

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This holiday season, let your dog enjoy dessert along side the rest

directly on pets. Odor Neutral permanently neutralizes all odors (skunk spray, wet dog, accidents, etc.) from all washable surfaces including skin and fur. Free of harsh chemicals, enzymes, perfumes, and dyes. Non-toxic; biodegradable; hypoallergenic; FDA & EPA approved! 32 oz. bottle $22.95 at OdorNeutral.com.

of the family with the Ark Naturals Paws in the Pie treats. The allnatural treats are low calorie and low sodium and come in Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie flavor, sure to spread holiday cheer to your four-legged member of the family. Available in local pet stores and online atarknaturals.com, $6.49 for small size/$8.49 for large size. Holiday Gift Guide 2011 • 15


Part Wild BY CEIRIDWEN TERRILL BOOKS WE LOVE A riveting true story of author Ceiridwen Terrill’s journey after adopting a wolf hybrid named Inyo, a creature stuck in the continuous struggle between dog and wolf. Captivated by the dog’s wild spirit, Terrill begins to learn the great responsibility and danger that is accompanied by an animal meant for the wild. Through trials and tribulations of trying to tame Inyo, times of heartache, to new adventures, Inyo teaches Terrill lessons of life out in the wild and most importantly how to stand on her own.

Animals and the Kids Who Love Them BY ALLEN & LINDA ANDERSON BOOKS WE LOVE Animal lovers will be touched and inspired by Animals and the Kids Who Love Them, a collection of heartwarming stories of the amazing and everlasting bond that exists between animals and children. Whether it is Midas the golden retriever who expands an autistic boy’s world or Buckwheat the llama who helps a young girl overcome severe PTSD, these heroic tales will touch animal lovers everywhere.

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Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe BY JEREMY GREENBERG BOOKS WE LOVE From the author Sorry I Peed on You comes another hilarious tale by Jeremy Greenberg. A comedic look at what our pups are really thinking, it includes 50 loving and humorous letters written by our furry, four-legged friends along with full-color photographs of adorable mutts. Get the doggie dish on things like why your canine can’t resist a pair of running sneakers, or why stealing table scraps is the sincerest form of flattery. Our pups are finally speaking up and offering canine logic and practical puppy-to-person advice.

The Puppy That Came for Christmas BY MEGAN RIX BOOKS WE LOVE After Megan Rix and her husband fail to conceive a child of their own, they wonder if life will ever feel complete. Searching for answers they adopt golden retriever puppies and train them as service dogs for people with disabilities. Although fulfilling, it’s painstakingly hard to watch each pup leave at the end of every six months, until one Christmas, Taffy comes along, a special canine who becomes a permanent member of the family, teaching the couple how to be a parent of a different kind.

HOLISTIC DOG GROOMING SYSTEMS for the healthiest skin and coat imaginable http://mjdog.com Holiday Gift Guide 2011• 17


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HANDS TO PAWS MASSAGE

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Massage helps arthritic dogs/cats, aids healing after ACL & other surgeries. It relaxes muscles that have over-compensated for injuries, and calms the nervous system of hyper dogs/puppies. Call 206.938.8539 for a massage or Reiki session. HandsToPawsAnimalMassage.com

Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography........... page 19 California Natural..................................... page 5 Cowbelly Pet Photography..................... page 6 Dale Edgar Brand.................................... page 16 Dog Photography for Dummies............. page 18

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Flash Gordon Designs............................. page 15 Hands to Paws Canine Massage.......... page 19 IAMS Simple & Natural............................. page 8 James Jiminez, Artist................................ page 4 K9 Carry All.............................................. page 17 M&J Dog Essentials................................. page 17 Odor Neutral............................................. page 15 Perfect Creations....................................... page 2 P.L.A.Y.......................................................... page 3 Pooper Trooper......................................... page 19 Susan Henderson Life Coach................. page 19 T-elle Photography................................... page 16 Trupanion Pet Insurance.......................... page 6 Urban Dogs............................................... page 18 For information about advertising in CityDog Magazine, call 206.762.0643 or email ads@citydogmagazine.com.

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