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20 About the Cover

Gracing this issue’s cover is Gracie Rose, a gorgeous pitbull terrier and winner of the 2012 CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, shot by Seattle pet photographer Julie Clegg. Gracie Rose, along with close to 300 other canine contestants, walked the catwalk to help raise money for local animal welfare organizations including her own, the Seattle Humane Society, where she was adopted by Valerie and Bruce Cronquist. Congratulations Gracie Rose!

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Read what a few of our Facebook followers have to say about their furry friends’ quirky behaviors. CityDog Magazine What “odd” behaviors / habits have you noticed in your dog? Bill Walters My dog completely ignores me when I come home however he is always excited when the wife comes home even though I’m the one who walks him nine out of ten times. Dog Gone Seattle Homie will take his kibble one piece out at a time, move it to another location, drop it, then eat it. Repeat.

2013 CityDog Cover Dog Model Search Unleash your dog’s inner super model at the eighth annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, presented by Stella & Chewy’s. Once again, we’re looking for the next dog to grace the cover of CityDog Magazine and raising money for animals while we’re at it. Bring your pooch to one or more of the below events to enter them in the contest plus we will take each dog’s picture to include in CityDog Magazine. To see ALL of the canine contestants from last year’s Cover Dog Model Search including this issue’s winner, please turn to page 26. Woof! Kirkland Uncorked: Sunday, July 21, 2013; $10 per dog to benefit Old Dog Haven. West Seattle Thriftway: Sunday, August 18, 2013; $10 per dog to benefit the Doney Clinic. PAWSwalk: Saturday, September 7, 2013; $10 per dog to benefit PAWS. Fremont Oktoberfest: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013; $10 per dog to benefit Reading With Rover. FidoFEST: Sunday, September 22, 2013; $10 per dog to benefit the Seattle Humane Society. For more details about each of the above model searches, please visit

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Join CityDog Magazine for our annual Summer Muttmixer, Dog Day on Elliott Bay! You and your furry friend are invited to join us on July 28th to enjoy a scenic cruise along Seattle’s waterfront to Blake Island, a 475acre state park with miles of beaches and trails to explore. You will also be treated to a delicious lunch at Tillicum Village and your dog will be treated to a box lunch provided by The Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery.This is truly a rare opportunity for Seattle area dog lovers. Space is limited, so buy your tickets to Dog Day on Elliott Bay today at! 8 • CityDog Magazine

Shannon Gould When we are on walks and see another dog (even a block away), Quimby will lie down and refuse to move until the dog passes. Christy Howard Abby will not poop unless she has some privacy. She always finds some place that is discrete and then immediately afterwards she runs as fast as she can away from her poo. Seattle Pets Examiner One of my friend’s dogs likes to lick ears and eyes. She waits for an opportunity and then pounces on her unsuspecting victim. She’s a very sweet, lovely pug/beagle mix. She just happens to be obsessed with ears and eyes. Stacy McCauslin My dog goes through phases where he wants to lick the street or the ground every chance he gets. This does not end well when he manages to get a mouthful of small rocks. Paula Johnson Frank a.k.a. The Gremlin spins in circles before he poops. Every time. Sometimes he keeps spinning after he’s already started to go. He’s a weirdo.

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Wholesome Hash When author Henrietta Morrison’s border terrier, Lily, developed chronic health problems, Morrison started cooking her four-legged friend real food at the suggestion of her vet. Meals made from real ingredients like chicken, rice and vegetables had an instant effect on Lily’s health. Now, to help dog owners everywhere improve and prolong their dogs’ lives, Morrison shares her recipes in Dinner for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog. As Morrison says, “If it’s not good enough for me, it’s not good enough for Lily.”

books we love Homemade dinner for your dog? It may sound outrageous at first, but if processed foods are bad for humans, why would they be any better for man’s best friend? We want to feed our families as healthfully as possible, and that would include Fido, too. Dinner for Dogs: 50 HomeCooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog features easy-to-prepare recipes, from breakfasts (like Apple and Blueberry Muffins) to dinners (like Chicken and Rice Balls) to tasty treats (like Peanut Butter and Buckwheat Kisses).

Ingredients ¾ cups brown rice Water 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1¾ cups ground beef 3½ cups green leafy vegetable, e.g. cabbage or spinach, shredded 1 medium apple ½ cup ground flaxseed 1¼ tablespoons salmon oil 1 rounded teaspoon dried (or 1¼ tablespoons finely chopped fresh) herbs 1 rounded teaspoon turmeric 1. Put the rice into a strainer and rinse under running water, then add to a saucepan with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Stir in the old-fashioned oats and leave for 5 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, over medium heat, brown the ground beef in a frying pan until cooked through about 15 minutes. Cook the cabbage or spinach in a little water until softened. 3. Peel, core and grate the apple and place in a large bowl. Add the cooked rice and oats, ground beef, greens and remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. 4. Serve a portion to your dog and store the remainder in the fridge for up to four days. Note About Turmeric: Turmeric is commonly used for older dogs as it helps with the joints and circulation and is also an anti-inflammatory. It’s also good to include plenty of good oils in your dog’s diet at this stage to help with lubricating the joints as well as for a shiny coat and overall health. Recipe from Dinner For Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog, copyright © Henrietta Morrison, 2012. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. 10 • CityDog Magazine

A Letter to My Dog By robin layton & lisa erspamer books we love In A Letter to My Dog Seattle-local and award-winning photographer Robin Layton and co-author and producer Lisa Erspamer offer a heartfelt ode to the furriest of family members, sharing personal letters that were written specifically to their four-legged companions. With gorgeous accompanying photographs by Layton, the collection of letters and portraits features a wide range of dogs and their owners, including celebrities like Tony Bennett and Oprah Winfrey as well as everyday people who have remarkable tales of perseverance, love and loyalty.

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A Dog’s Journey By W. Bruce Cameron books we love Bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron brings us the much-anticipated sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. Filled with hope, love and unending devotion, A Dog’s Journey asks the question: Do we take care of our pets or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, it’s the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers, especially during difficult times.

Goodbye, Friend By gary kowalski books we love The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. In Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet, Gary Kowalski takes readers on a journey of healing, offering warmth, guidance, and practical advice on how to deal effectively with death by honoring your animal companion’s life. Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal including how to help children cope with the loss of a pet and help for those struggling with the decision of when, or whether, to euthanize an animal.

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at love They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but thank goodness that’s not the case when in comes to this canine-friendly wedding chapel, located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

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In our never-ending quest to find the best of the West when it comes to all things dog, this time we’ve dug up a doozy. Did you know Seattle has a dogfriendly, Vegas style wedding chapel? Well, it does. In fact, we had the privilege of photographing a lovely couple and their two canines at Shotgun Ceremonies, located in Pioneer Square. Owners, and ordained ministers Bronwen Stevenson and Sara Qureshi came up with the concept for Shotgun Ceremonies as a result of Bronwen’s own personal experience—a shotgun wedding in Vegas. Bronwen (still happily married after 20 years), and business partner Sara, decided it was due (no pun intended) for Seattle to offer an alternative to the stale courthouse wedding, with a casual—and a bit campy—setting that is also canine friendly. The chapel, located on First Avenue in the heart of Pioneer Square, fits right in with the neighborhood, with its funky Vegas-style decor, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and a custom “shotgun” alter. The space accommodates up to 35 guests and couples are welcome to bring their own cake, champagne, music, vows, rings—dogs—whatever they want to create a ceremony that is unique, memorable and affordable. Today, it will be Carolyn and Ryan Birdsong walking down the zebrapatterned aisle, accompanied by their two wire-haired vizslas, Crystal and Sugar. The dogs spend some time exploring their surroundings, while we become acquainted with the happy couple. Of course, as with any dog lovers, the conversation centers on Crystal and Sugar, both rescues from the same shelter. Carolyn and Ryan rescued the girls after they were abandoned in Kansas, driving 2,000 miles to retrieve them. Now in a happy home, Crystal and Sugar get to participate in this happy day and it’s time for the celebration to get started. Bronwen takes her place under the “shotgun” arch as Carolyn, Ryan, Crystal and Sugar walk down the aisle. The dogs sit calmly at their owners’ feet as vows are read, rings are exchanged and Bronwen says the magic words, “You may now kiss the bride.” A doggone happy day, indeed!

Top from left: Bride-to-be Carolyn holds a bouquet adorned with Crystal’s collar and tag; Sugar relaxes before the big event. Above: Custom “shotgun” altar. 12 • CityDog Magazine

While, I’m pretty sure Crystal and Sugar don’t understand the whole wedding thing, they do understand the whole love thing—and today is all about love, Vegas style! Elvis has left the building.

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Clockwise from top: Newlyweds Carolyn and Ryan Birdsong head down the aisle, led by Crystal and Sugar; the happy bride shares some sugar with Sugar; owners Bronwen Stevenson and Sara Qureshi opened Shotgun Ceremonies three years ago to celebrate love, Vegas style.

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{cool products} what’s cool for hot dogs Spring is here and with it, much cheer for two- and fourlegged alike. From bottle cap collars to smiling frogs, we found the cool products you and your pooch will dig. Silence is Golden u Ultrasonic Hear Doggy! chew toys allow your dog to still have fun while not driving you crazy. These plush and flat “squeaky” toys are made with a squeaker only your dog can hear. Choose from adorable toys like a beaver, whale, flamingo and skunk. Prices from $5-$7 at

t Organic Oscar With ingredients like oatmeal, aloe vera, chamomile and lavender, Organic Oscar’s all-organic, shampoos and conditioners offer holistic hounds relief from itchy, sensitive skin. $9.99 to $17.99 at

Chico & Dog u These stylish dog beds by Chico & Dog have your canine covered, literally. Each bed set comes with a comfy cushion, 100% washable canvas cover, foam-filled pillow and polar fleece blanket. They also feature an ergonomic handle for easy transport. Available in three sizes, starting at $85.50 at

p Pop a Cap Made from recycled leather belts and bottle caps, these canine collars by Seattle-based

Greenbelts are truly one-of-a-kind. You can even request one with your favorite brew! $42-$45 at 14 • CityDog Magazine

Pillow Talk u This fun pillow by Naked Decor is made by hand, with a “doxie” image silkscreened on washable cotton canvas (front and back of pillow shown here). Measures 16” x 16”, with orange ribbing, zipper closure, and poly fill insert. $49.95 (add a second pillow for $35 to make it a set) at

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Transform your canine’s kibble from mundane to marvelous with a sprinkle of Puppy Dust. Choose from flavors like Peanut Butter Honey and Bacon Cheddar Cheese. $10 at

Found My Animal Canvas Tote (more info on page 17).

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{cool products} what’s cool for hot dogs An Arsenal of Food u These handmade “ammo” feeders by GO!PETDESIGN feature a chalkboard paint finish, lettering, and rope handles for easy moving. Each unique piece comes with two stainless steel bowls sized to feed most medium to large dogs. $160 at

t Billy Wolf Bandana A bandana by Billy Wolf is as individual as the dog who wears it. Inspired by classic American roots, each bandana features vintage buttons and fabrics like gingham, plaid and check. Hand crafted in the USA. $25 at

We Heart These Hoodies u Lavish your little girl or boy with this gorgeous hooded dog sweatshirt, handmade by VevichiDog. Each one features snugly soft velour, 100% cotton knit lining and heart-shaped patches. $28 to $42 at

Have a Heyday u Durability and versatility seamlessly come together in the new Heyday Dog Bed by West Paw Design. Heavy duty and stain resistant, the Heyday Bed is easy to clean, made in the USA, machine washable and dryer friendly. Drowsy dogs are sure to have a heyday in this dog bed. $59 and up at or 16 • CityDog Magazine

Mohawk Wearing Mutts u Your mowhawk wearing mutt will be trending with a dog hoodie by Petit Dog Apparel. Mowhawks come in all different styles and colors to capture your dog’s inner punk. $26 to $32 at

t Rescued Wine Rescued Wine does just that...rescues discarded wine bottles and repurposes them into delicioussmelling candles. Each bottle is cut by hand, creating the perfect vessel for premium, organic soy wax infused with wine-inspired fragrances. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds supports animal rescue groups. $28 at

Found My Animal u Found My Animal creates accessories that are meant to last, using rugged, all-weather materials like rope, brass and waxed canvas (Canvas Waterbowl pictured above). Prices vary at

t Pup Tent Designed for the pooch personnel within your barracks, this heavy duty, American-made shelter tent features waxed canvas, handhammered grommet fittings, a roll-up front door and sewn-in faux fur floor. Also comes with a stuff sack for easy transport. Veterans of napping and looking cute will be right at home. $250 at Special Issue 2013 • 17

{cool products} what’s cool for hot dogs Mind Games u Stimulate your mutt’s mind with the Dog Tornado by Nina Ottosson. It’s layered with compartments to hide tasty treats. Your brainy breed will need to learn to rotate the different layers in different directions to find the hidden goodies. You can find this puzzle and several others designed for different skill levels at

t Smiling Frogs Means Smiling Dogs The word cute cannot adequately describe these dog toys by Smiling Frog Pets. Just visit their website and see for yourself. Your dog will be smiling too, because each toy is handmade with double stitched seams, fiberfill from recycled bottles, and a squeaker. $3 to $8 at

The Future’s So Bright u Your dog’s gotta wear shades! These funky tees and tote bags by Hotline Ink feature your favorite breeds in black and white, wearing colorful shades that actually glow in the dark. Current designs include “Too Cool Pitbull,” “Pom Love,” “Undorky Yorkie,” “Sprinkle Poodle,” and more. $12 to $25 at

t Look What the Cat Dragged In We pay homage to 80s band Poison, because guess who has a new line of pet products designed especially for rocker dogs... Poison lead singer Bret Michaels. The Pets Rock line includes rock-themed toys, tees, bowls, beds...even a doggie “doo-rag.” We admit, we miss the 80s, and thankfully Bret Michaels is bringing ‘em back, doggy style! 18 • CityDog Magazine

t Protect Those Puppies Double entendre and double the purpose. Designed both as a fun tee and a fund raiser, you can rest assured that one way or another, someone’s puppies will be protected. $21.99 at

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings


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Starting a business is a huge undertaking, so it helps to follow your heart.That’s what Marie Moody did ten years ago when she founded Stella & Chewy’s, an all-organic, raw pet food company—and as the saying goes, the rest is history (and of course, heart).

Above: Marie with one of her newest family members, nine-month-old Rocco. Next page: Marie and her son’s seven-month-old poodle, Tummy. 20 • CityDog Magazine

When a dog enters your life, it can change your life forever. That’s how it was in 1998 when Chewy, a sickly shelter rescue, entered into Marie Moody’s life, setting her on a path of no return (in a good way). The original goal was to get her nine-month-old puppy, Stella, a companion for when Marie travelled for work. Stella suffered from separation anxiety, so Marie thought it would be a good idea to get a second dog to keep Stella company while she was on the road. Enter Chewy, a 75-pound, shar pei-airedale mix, full of love, but as it would turn out, very sick. Unfortunately, Chewy would be diagnosed with canine distemper, a virus causing loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, lethargy, partial paralysis and sometimes death. Not good news. Hearing the words, “he’s not going to make it,” was a turning point in Marie’s life. She decided she could either be devastated or spend her energy on getting him better—and that she did. First, she researched a diet that would boost his immune system. Second, she combined that knowledge with how a dog would eat in the wild—essentially 95% meats and 5% fruits and vegetables. Third, she was fired from her job. Disillusioned by her career in the fashion industry, being fired from her job turned out to be the best thing that could happen—it was just the push she needed to launch her own company. So, after five years preparing organic, raw meals for her dogs and witnessing first-hand Chewy’s full recovery, Marie launched her own raw food pet company, aptly named Stella & Chewy’s. At first, everything operated from her tiny apartment in New York City. Industrial freezers filled her living room and store deliveries were made by taxi—about 2,000 pounds in the first year. Marie had found an untapped market and soon Stella & Chewy’s would require a much larger setup—a 15,000 square foot manufacturing plant located in Marie’s home town of Muskego, Wisconsin. Today, Stella & Chewy’s is located in an even larger plant, produces about 3.3 million pounds of pet food a year, employs 60 people and can be found in some 3,700 pet stores nationwide.

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If, like Marie, you are ready to follow your passion and start your own pooch-centric business, make sure you do your research before you turn in your two-week notice. Marie says, “Trust your instincts, but also do your homework. If you are passionate about something, you have no choice but to follow your dream. Also, when times get tough, it’s important to remember what inspired you...your dog.” The other key to Marie’s success is knowing when to delegate. “Set aside the ego and recognize your weaknesses,” she says. “I knew I couldn’t do it all and would hold the company back if I tried, so I hired a CEO to fill that all-important position.”



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Hiring good people who are passionate goes a long way toward the success of your business. Also, standing behind your product. “In the beginning I gave away 1,000 pounds of frozen food to pet shops and sometimes even the freezers to store it in. I was that confident the product would sell,” says Marie. Also, allowing your product to evolve to fit your customers’ needs is an important step in the growth process. While still available frozen, Stella and Chewy’s is also available in a freeze-dried format. “Having a freeze-dried product creates less of a barrier to entry. It’s easier to get people to try the product because of its convenience,” says Marie. Last year, the company also launched a line of single-serve freeze-dried cat food for its cat loving clientele. One last piece of advice: give back. Marie and Stella & Chewy’s are committed to improving the health of pets, but also to saving the lives of less fortunate animals. Each year, the company makes in-kind donations representing hundreds of thousands of dollars to animal rescue groups and no-kill shelters. In 2011 alone, Stella & Chewy’s made over 400 donations to large and small organizations across the country. Paws up to that! While Marie’s beloved Chewy passed in August 2011 at the ripe old age of 16, Stella is still going strong at 16 ½ years old. “I feel lucky and grateful and can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t walked into that shelter and found Chewy,” says Marie. “I got everything I could ever want, essentially my life’s work. He gave me that.” For more information about Stella & Chewy’s, visit Also, come meet Marie in person at the eighth annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, September 22, 2013 at Fremont Oktoberfest. For more information about the model search, turn to page 35.

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resort Nestled in the Cascade Mountains on the banks of Icicle Creek near Leavenworth, Washington, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort offers a Northwest getaway inspired by Nature.

written by brandie ahlgren Photography by julie clegg

It never fails to amaze me, what a beautiful state Washington is, with its astounding diversity of natural beauty. It has everything a nature lover (and of course, dog lover) could want: snowcapped mountains, ocean beaches, thick rainforests, uninhabited islands. I could go on, but you get the idea. With each issue of CityDog, we have the great fortune of exploring these places and digging up the best getaways for you and your dog. For this issue, our destination is Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, nestled in the Cascade Mountains and surrounded by some of Washington’s most breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival at Sleeping Lady, I am first struck by its setting. The resort sits on 67 acres at the base of its namesake, Sleeping Lady Mountain, on the banks of Icicle Creek. Much of the land remains undeveloped and most of the buildings are original, dating back to the 1930s and 40s when the site was home to the 983rd Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps—known then as Camp Icicle. However, just because they were once used as barracks, don’t let the name fool you. Each building has been meticulously remodeled by the resort’s owner Harriet Bullitt, providing a warm and inviting retreat for you and Rover. Following check-in, I am next struck by how dog friendly Sleeping Lady is, with its own Canine Companion Program. Dog-designated cabins (six total) feature cozy dog beds, water and food bowls, and complimentary treats. They also feature a queen-sized bed and double-decker bunk bed, accommodating up to four people—perfect for families traveling with their furry friends.

Clockwise from top: Recycled lighting illuminates The Grotto; a petroglyph adorns The Grotto; winter wonderland at Sleeping Lady; enjoy a game of checkers by the fire. Above: Play a tune on the piano, 22 • CityDog Magazine

While dogs must remain on leash while on property, there is plenty of room to roam. We step outside so Scout and Ziggy can stretch their legs as we simultaneously enjoy one of the resort’s most unique features—a display of outdoor art featuring an array of Northwest artists from Dale Chihuly to Richard Beyer (known for his quirky creations including “Waiting for the Interurban” near the Fremont Bridge in Seattle). You can pick up a map at the Front Desk to guide you through the art walk, drawing inspiration from each piece while in the company of your canine. My favorite is “Emissaries” by artist Tony Angell, featuring two ravens sculpted in bronze. Beautiful.

After we drop Scout and Ziggy back at the room, it’s time for the “grown ups” to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at The Grotto. Serving wine, beer and spirits, The Grotto offers a relaxing place to toast with friends or unwind after a day of outdoor adventure. Its interior is warm and cozy (almost cave-like), featuring faux granite walls adorned with petroglyphs and carvings as well as a dramatic Dale Chihuly “icicle” Clockwise from top: Scout frolics in the snow; Kingfisher executive chef Ken MacDonald; signs lead the way to fun. chandelier. You can order tasty treats while enjoying a chef’s choice and served buffet style in football game on the resort’s only television the Kingfisher’s lodge-style setting which set (that’s right kids, there are no TVs in the features exposed wood beams, river rock and guest rooms). The Grotto also features an sweeping views of Icicle Canyon. outdoor seating area with a fire circle and waterfall to enjoy on warm summer nights. Tonight’s menu includes an amazing salad bar, house-made breads and assorted Next, we venture over to the Kingfisher rolls, GMO-free split pea soup, pork shoulder Restaurant and Wine Bar, where we meet with Asian tea rub and roasted apples, executive chef Ken MacDonald. Originally long-line caught swordfish with organic hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, chef butter sauce and herbs plus slow-cooked red MacDonald has been with Sleeping Lady cabbage and baked sweet potato yams. since 2008 at which time he upgraded the menu to include only organic and locally An extensive wine list highlights local sourced ingredients, many from the resort’s favorites and complements the menu, with 18 own two-acre organic garden. Meals are different wines by the glass to choose from.

It’s also worth noting that all of the seafood is wild and sustainably harvested and all of the meat is sourced from Northwest farms and is produced naturally without hormones or antibiotics. Hooray! The next morning, we meet the resort’s owner Harriet Bullitt and her dog Roki (an Icelandic shepherd and resident “doggie ambassador”) back at the Kingfisher for Special Issue 2013 • 23

best of all, you can relax and dine al fresco, while enjoying complimentary WiFi with Fido on the outdoor patio! While we absolutely suggest exploring nearby Leavenworth (the outdoor patio at Icicle Brewery is dog friendly), there is so much to do year-round at Sleeping Lady, you may never want to leave! During winter months, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. Shoot a game of billiards or try your hand at table tennis in the Play Room. Clear your mind and exercise your body in the 24-hour Fitness Room or simply curl up and relax with a good book in the resort’s quiet and cozy library. Or, rent a pair of cross country skis or snowshoes and hit the trails right at your doorstep. During summer months, cool off after a game of volleyball, horseshoes or badminton in the Woodland Rock Pools, featuring a natural, rock-lined swimming pool. The adjacent hot pool is heated year round and will warm you up after a late fall hike with your hound.

breakfast. Roki is a registered service dog, so he’s allowed in the restaurant and as we talk about Sleeping Lady’s history, he rests under the table at Harriet’s feet.

Not-to-be-missed is a stroll through the resort’s Organic Garden. The Clockwise from top: Scout lounges on the handcrafted certified-organic, two-acre log bed, hewn from Northwest Douglas fir trees; a wide garden not only supplies variety of spirits line the shelves at The Grotto; play a game of Chinese checkers in the resort’s Library. Sleeping Lady’s culinary team with fresh produce, New construction has been added of but it also doubles as one of the best course to include additional lodging as well locations for observing wildlife. Deer as the Icicle Creek Music Center, but all 18 are often spotted grazing nearby original buildings remain. Also on site is and several bird species including the Aspen Leaf Spa, where you can treat humming birds, black birds, purple yourself to a relaxing massage, rejuvenating finches, tanagers and robins call the body treatment or cleansing facial in one of garden home. It’s truly a magical the spa’s private treatment rooms. place and worth a visit with your pooch. After our delightful breakfast with

As mentioned above, the property was once a camp for the CCC, but after a short stint as a private ranch, it was sold in 1957 to the Yakima Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, where it operated as a camp for young people until the church put it up for sale and Harriet purchased it in 1991, with the intention of preserving all 67 acres from over development—and that she has done.

Harriet and Roki, we grab Scout and Ziggy and wander over to O’Grady’s Pantry. O’Grady’s offers lighter fare for both breakfast and lunch. Daily specials include pastries, quiches, soups, salads and sandwiches plus seasonal desserts and ice cream. O’Grady’s also serves espresso, a wide selection of teas and juice along with Northwest wines, beers and spirits. And,

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Another feature to Sleeping Lady that may go unnoticed, but is worth mentioning, is the resort’s commitment to conservation and sustainability. From solar panels to heat the Woodland Rock Pools to recycled glass tables in The Grotto, Sleeping Lady aspires to be a model in the eco-building and ecotourism

industries. You can restassured, the coffee you drink is certified organic and fair trade, the shampoo, shower gel, hand soap and lotion you use is plant based and cruelty free, and the food you eat is sustainable, all organic and hormone free. Native plants are used for all landscaping. Electric vehicles are used exclusively by the maintenance staff. Non-toxic, water based paint is used throughout the resort. Even the pencils are made from recycled pine. From composting food to using the earth’s natural warmth to heat buildings, Sleeping Lady’s commitment to preserving the environment is just one more reason we give it two paws up! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and as we depart Sleeping Lady and head out onto Highway 2, we make one last detour at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, where we find a wealth of information about Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley. As I would have guessed, the region offers year-round adventures and activities from hiking, biking, river rafting, skiing, golf and snowshoeing to wine tasting, dining, shopping, and the arts. Speaking of dining, I recommend the Tumwater Inn Restaurant and Lounge (best stroganoff of my life!). It seems like there is always something happening in Leavenworth no matter the season including the Christmas Lighting Festival in December, when the village is lit with hundreds of thousands of lights (gorgeous). Oktoberfest in October, features live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family (and did we mention beer?). Throughout the summer, you can enjoy outdoor concerts plus Village Art in the Park, the longest continually running outdoor art show in the state. We’ve only scratched the surface with the events mentioned here, so be sure to check out for a more complete calendar. Woof!

More Information

Clockwise from top: Scout and Ziggy enjoy a winter stroll; Scout says,“Everything is more fun in the snow;” Sleeping Lady’s owner Harriet Bullitt and her dog Roki; Scout leads the way to The Grotto.

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 7375 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, Wash. Phone: 800.574.2123;

Tumwater Inn Restaurant & Lounge 219 9th Street, Leavenworth, Wash. Phone: 509.548.4232;

Average rate for a Canine Companion room is $319. Rate includes accommodations for two adults and canine companion(s), a gourmet dinner and hearty breakfast.

Icicle Brewing Company 935 Front Street, Leavenworth, Wash. Phone: 509.548.2739;

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce 940 Highway 2, Leavenworth, Wash. Phone: 509.548.5807;

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frown on, like chewing on furniture or taking apart electronic devices left lying around. Other dogs will find their way to countertops to surf for edible treasures—some of which may cause them to become very sick. Then there are ones that will become guard dogs and bark at every big or little thing that moves outside the house. This is all the result of not having enough to do with their time. Driven by acute sensory ability, dogs are naturally driven to action. “What do I smell, see, hear,” Or, as I’ve heard some people say “idle paws are the devil’s playground.” Exercise. Every. Day. How we attend to our dog’s daily needs for exercise and mental stimulation will make all the difference between having a healthy, happy and a well-behaved dog versus one that is constantly in trouble. It is vitally important to give your dog a daily routine that will stimulate and challenge While it is almost impossible to tire dogs with just basic physical exercise, it’s much easier to do so with a combination of physical and mental exercise. Some of you are lucky and have dogs that are somewhat satisfied with a couple of short walks daily. Most others have dogs that appear physically indefatigable and need much more to tire and satisfy them. Here are some suggestions to add to the list of activities you may already engage in with your dog. Get a jump on it. Some of my favorite dogs are chronic jumpers. It’s almost more natural for them to have four paws in the air than on the floor. If you have an enclosed area, like a backyard or a fenced park you can try this off-leash. Otherwise, attach a long lead or rope to your dog’s collar to make sure he or she doesn’t get a chance to run off.

One of the first and hardest things I learned while training to be a dog trainer was that dogs do not work for free or perform simply to please their owner, as many people still believe. Many dog owners want to believe that our wonderful pet dogs have much in common with us and that they share our values. The truth is that dogs behave the way they do to please themselves. They live in the moment and respond to what feels good to them in that moment. It was a tough lesson for me to learn and continues to be a tough lesson to teach my clients. Please, please me. Once people understand the simple fact that their dog is not going to behave well simply to please them, they are able to become much better dog owners. They are able to achieve the kind of meaningful relationship with their companion dogs that they yearn for, consistent positive behavior. The science of canine behavior tells us that dogs behave based on their past history of reinforcement. Because of this, it is extremely important to create an environment where our dog receives as much positive feedback as possible when he performs well. Dog owners who are engaged in the latest trends in dog training and canine behavior understand that without ongoing, even daily reinforcement, learned behavior regresses. Why not create daily jobs in the form of tricks or fun activities to encourage and maintain what the dog has learned? Job, please? Most savvy dog owners know that left to their own devices, dogs will find their own “jobs” to occupy their time and attention. These are typically the kinds of activities their humans would 32 • CityDog Magazine

I ignore the dog and let him get interested in sniffing or exploring something about 20 feet away and when he least expects it, I call him in a happy and animated way. As he comes, in the excitement of being called, most dogs will automatically try to jump up. Before he does, quickly ask him to sit and then reward him with a treat or a toy as well as praise. After about the third or fourth time, do not ask the dog to sit, and see if he does it all by himself. Keep doing this activity for as long as you can keep the dog’s attention. What you are doing in this simple exercise is tiring for the dog physically, but also mentally. You are asking the dog to exhibit impulse control, which is very difficult for dogs, especially for ones that are extremely prone to jumping. The exercise of restraining himself is even more tiring than the jumping itself because he’s required to think and develop muscle memory. The result is you get a tired dog that is doing less jumping on people. That’s what we call a win-win! Dog park or better yet, dog daycare. Some folks are lucky enough to have a reliable dog park nearby and the time to take their dogs regularly. These are sometimes risky, as you never really know if the other dogs attending have the social skills needed to play safely. Instead, consider the benefits of a reliable dog daycare. A good daycare has a well-trained staff and limits on the number of dogs that attend. Dogs should be vetted by the staff to have the right social skills to get along with a wide variety

of temperaments. While this is an added expense, just one or two days per week, for $20 – 25 per visit, will give you back a dog that is tired, happy and well socialized. For energetic dogs, there is nothing better. Search and Rescue. I am also a big fan of playing “hide and seek,” or, better named, “search and rescue” types of games. We all know that the nose of a dog is extremely powerful. The percentage of the dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is actually 40 times larger than that of a human. The sense of smell so dominates their brains it’s almost silly to not put it on the menu of daily activities. There are specific training classes now that focus on canine “nose work,” or sniffing, identifying and finding things. Short of joining a formal training class, why not take some scents out of the spice cabinet and help your dog to identify common objects. Dab a small bit of vanilla or almond extract on a favorite toy and let the dog play with the toy for a while. Name the toy and say the name over and over as you play with the dog and her toy. Once the dog is familiar with the scent and the name you’ve assigned to the toy, hide it and tell the dog to find the “Hedgehog.” Make the game easy at first by hiding it only a short distance away.


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The first time the dog finds the toy, it’s “game on!” After that you may be able to hide it farther and farther away. For a dog that is strongly motivated by her nose, this activity will be immensely pleasurable and satisfying. It may keep the dog engaged for long periods of time while you do very little but wait for the toy to be found. It’s a great activity for a rainy day if you and the family are hanging out at home. While the discovery that dogs are not put on earth to simply please their humans can be a little disheartening to some, the fact remains that our companion dogs are still immensely pleasing to us. They reward us every day when we wake up to tails wagging, cold wet noses and messy kisses. Dogs lower our heart rates and give us all the love we can handle. Our challenge is to satisfy them daily in ways that help them to be happy dogs—ways that may also encourage and motivate positive and healthy behavior. Do this and you too will be well rewarded!

Deborah Rosen is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant in Western Washington. For more information visit “Barkalounger,” 30 x 24 oil on canvas by artist Connie Townsend ( Special Issue 2013 • 33

{health + wellness} sound advice for a hound’s life


ooking neat and smelling clean are crucial aspects of social interaction for most people. While we also like our animals to smell and look nice, there are many other important reasons to maintain their hygiene. “Bathing and grooming your pets is helpful for their appearance, but even more so for their health and well-being,” explains Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at Texas A&M’s University of Veterinary Sciences.



Bathing your pets regularly and brushing their hair a couple times a week helps to disperse the skins natural oils through it and keeps it soft and healthy. “It’s also important to bathe your pets for your own well being. The cleaner your pets are the less allergens there are floating around your house,” states Stickney. While many people are tempted to use their own shampoo on their animals, Stickney points out that they make pet shampoo for a reason. “Dog’s skin has a different pH than humans’. If you use your shampoo on your pet it is likely to make them itchy and cause their hair to be brittle,” warns Stickney. Indoor pets also need to have their nails trimmed regularly to avoid snagging and tearing. It’s important to note that the longer nails grow and the longer interval between trimmings, the longer the blood vessels and nerves grow. “If you let nails go too long, the nerves and blood vessels, what we call the quick, will keep growing with them. This means that when you do trim them they will most likely bleed and it will hurt your pet,” notes Stickney. “If this does happen you want to trim just a little and next week trim a little more. This will cause the quick to regress.” If bathing, grooming and trimming your pet’s nails sounds like a little more than you would like to do on your own, you can always take them to a local groomer. “One additional advantage to this is that a groomer may find a bump or mass on your pet that you might not have noticed,” adds Stickney. In order to get your dogs ready for grooming, Stickney suggests that you acclimate them from a young age. “I recommend that as soon as you get a puppy that you start regularly playing with their ears and their paws,” says Stickney. “This will make it easier for both you and a groomer to work with your pet and will ease its anxiety.” Regular bathing and grooming is required for most pets, however there are some types and breeds that will need to be groomed more often than others. “Larger breed dogs and short haired dogs will not need to be groomed as often as long haired dogs and small or toy breed dogs,” remarks Stickney. “Also, if they are active outdoor dogs they will wear down their nails naturally so you shouldn’t have to clip them as often.”

1. Keep fur brushed and free of mats. 2. Brush teeth every day. 3. Bathe regularly as needed. 4. Exercise regularly. 5. Feed a high quality diet for healthy skin and hair. About Pet Talk: Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. For more Pet Talk, visit 34 • CityDog Magazine

Photo by Aimée Herring

Even though not all pets need regular baths, it is important to know that there are aspects of hygiene and maintenance that are necessary for all pets and keeping your pets clean and healthy throughout their lives will not only enhance their quality of life, but also the time you spend with them. Here are five general tips for pet hygiene:

{citydog social calendar} make a date with your dog Heart of the Valley Dog Ball

11th Annual Dachshunds on Parade

June 7 • Bozeman, Mont. 6 p.m. at the Riverside Country Club. Heart of the Valley’s signature event is well-heeled but never stuffy. It’s a real Montana celebration that has taken root as one of the best parties in the Gallatin and Madison valleys! Guests enjoy a hosted cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, live auction and a night of dancing and fun! For reservations, call 406.388.9399 ext. 112.

June 15 • Ellensburg, Wash. Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. on 4th and Main. Once again downtown Ellensburg will be turned into the center of dachshund paradise as dachshunds and their owners come together to celebrate and enjoy the parade and other festivities. There will be a “short” parade, dachshund races, stupid pet tricks, and costume contest. Come early and enjoy breakfast with the Dogs Pancake Feed sponsored by the Rodeo City Kiwanis Club.

Parade of Paws June 8 • Spokane, Wash. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spokane Humane Society, 6607 North Havana Street. The Parade of Paws is the Spokane Humane Society’s 10th annual pledge-driven dog walk. Choose a two- or four-mile route that begins and ends at the Spokane Humane Society. This event is so much fun for everyone, two- and fourlegged alike! For more information, visit

Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics June 29 • Lincoln City, Ore. 1545 SE 50th Street. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with contests and shows beginning at noon. Friendly dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome to participate in the show. Come out and enjoy fantastic prizes, caricatures, doggie vendors, demonstrations and more. For more information, visit

Pasado’s Safe Haven Summer Tour

Frogs & Dogs

June 8 • Sultan, Wash. 1-4 p.m. at the Pasado’s Safe Haven Sanctuary. Tour the sanctuary, be introduced to some very special animals, learn some issues that affect animals every day, and have a great time! Children under 12 are not permitted and reservations are required. For more information and to register, visit

July 6 & 7 • Issaquah, Wash. 12-4 p.m. at the Issaquah Brewhouse. Love frogs? Love dogs? Love beer? While the “frogs” in Frogs & Dogs refers to the lineup of what’s on tap (i.e. 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 drawings for prizes every hour. The benefiting charity is Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. FISH is a volunteer and membership based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

Furry 5K Fun Run & Walk June 9 • Seattle, Wash. 10 a.m. Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd South. The Furry 5K benefits Seattle Animal Shelter’s Help the Animals Fund, which provides veterinary care for the thousands of sick, injured and abused animals that the Seattle Animal Shelter helps every year. Please come run or walk to help raise money to save animals!

Run for the Love of Dove June 9 • Portland, Ore. 9 a.m. at NW 19th & Raleigh. Lace up those running shoes and get prepared to pound the pavement in support of DoveLewis! The beloved Run for the Love of Dove returns this year as a timed 5K run/walk through NW Portland. Runners, both human and canine, are invited to join the fun. Post–race festivities include food, drink, entertainment and a silly pet tricks contest. Proceeds benefit the Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund. For more information,

PetsWALK 2013 July 13 • Bremerton, Wash. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. PetsWALK is an annual community event that promotes good health and good fun while bringing people and their pets together to raise money for the animals of Kitsap Humane Society.

Marysville Poochapalooza July 13 • Marysville, Wash. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park, 6100 152nd St. NE. It’s like a county fair for dogs! An annual outdoor dog event showcasing pooches at their best and brightest in competitions, “best in show” contests, exhibitions, dog dancing, and even a pooch pie eating contest. The Fashions & Rescues Runway Show will feature

adoptable dogs modeling the latest in doggy wear. $5+ suggested donation gets a goodie bag for the first 400 visitors; donations support M-DOG, the volunteer group that maintains Marysville’s Strawberry Fields for the Rover Off-Leash Park. For more information, visit

Meow, Mutts and Motorcyle Ride June 15 • Spokane, Wash. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SCRAPS is kicking off becoming a regional animal control agency with a motorcycle ride and tour of their new building at 6815 E. Trent (the old Harley Davidson building) before construction starts. The public is invited for free tours, a chance to talk to area vets, shop in the Pet Emporium and stop by animal related vendor booths plus a “Do You Look Like Your Dog?” contest.

Oregon Basset Hound Games July 21 • Woodburn, Ore. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. (entries accepted from 8:3010 a.m.) at Legion Park (Exit 271 on I-5). Oregon Basset Hound Rescue presents this fun event for all basset hounds, their owners and fans. $10 entry fee per dog includes all events. Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd place for each event. Food concessions and vendors will be open for noshing and shopping. For more information, visit

Kirkland Uncorked & CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Search July 19-21• Kirkland, Wash. 25 Lakeshore Plaza. Kirkland Uncorked is a regional showcase of art, food and wine. Benefiting the Hope Heart Institute, this three-day event features artist showrooms, a boat show, the CityDog Cover Dog Model Search (on Sunday only), and a tasting garden with grilling demonstrations, wine tasting and live music. On Sunday, your pooch can take a turn on the catwalk for the chance to be on the cover of CityDog Magazine. $10 donation per dog benefits Old Dog Haven. The contest kicks off at noon (arrive 30 minutes prior to register your pooch). For more information about Kirkland Uncorked, visit For more information about the CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, along with additional model search dates visit

Dog-a-Thon 2013 July 20 • Lakewood, Wash. Join more than 1,000 other animal advocates and their fourSpecial Issue 2013 • 35

legged friends for Washington’s biggest dog walk, the 23rd annual Dog-A-Thon! Held at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, this fun, family event has something for everyone: a one-mile stroll or four-mile hike, dozens of pet-related booths, demonstrations, contests, entertainment, a barbeque, and much more! Best of all, the walk benefits homeless animals at the Humane Society. For more information, visit

benefits the Oregon Zoo. Last year’s event drew more than 4,000 people to Portland’s historic Buckman neighborhood and raised more than $10,000. This year’s family and dog-friendly event will be a celebration of the American Backyard BBQ and include BBQ vendors, a BBQ contest, Kobe Bleu Ball eating contest, dog vendors, dog wash and 30+ microbreweries. For more information:

CityDog Summer Muttmixer: Dog Day on Elliott Bay

Scrub-a-Mutt 2013

July 28 • Seattle, Wash. 11 a.m .- 5:45 p.m. at Pier 55. Join CityDog Magazine for this rare opportunity! We are hosting our annual Summer Muttmixer with Argosy Cruises and Alki Tours for a Dog Day on Elliott Bay. You and your furry friend are invited to to enjoy a scenic cruise along Seattle’s waterfront to Blake Island, a 475-acre state park located just a hop, skip and a boat ride away from the city, with miles of uninhabited beaches and trails for pooches and people to explore. After exploring Blake Island with your four-legged matey, you will be treated to a barkin’ good salmon bake at Tillicum Village and your dog will be treated to a box lunch provided by The Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery. $89 (tax included) per adult human; dogs are free! Space is limited. For more information and to reserve your spot,

3rd Annual Rotary’s Mutt March August 3 • Seattle, Wash. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at McCollum Park, just off I-5 on 128th St. SE. Come out and join this 5K run/ walk to benefit the Chase Away Canine Cancer organization and Mill Creek’s Police K9 “Axel.” In addition to two walking courses, there will be a scavenger hunt, prizes, exhibitions, fun contests, including a costume contest.

Woofstock 2013 August 3 • Tacoma, Wash. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Todd Field, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St. The Dugan Foundation presents this summer’s biggest pet adoption music festival. Rescue and adoption groups from all around the Northwest will join vendors and demonstrations for a day filled with fun and music for the whole family, including your pets. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit

Bones and Brew August 3 & 4 • Portland, Ore. Saturday, 12-9 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. at the Buckman Botanical Brewery, SE 9th & Belmont Street. The 18th Annual Bones and Brew Festival 36 • CityDog Magazine

August 17 • Marysville, Wash. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. Grab your dirty dog and come join ScrubA-Mutt’s sixth annual, fundraising dog wash. Visit with local rescue groups. Vendor booths selling doggie items will be on hand. Police K-9 demonstration at 4 p.m. 100% of proceeds benefit area rescue groups. For more information:

3rd Annual Mutt Strut August 17 • Liberty Lake, Wash. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pawpular Companions, 21950 E. Country Vista Dr., Suite 100. Bring your best dressed pups and help Pawpular Companions Boutique & SCRAPS Hope Foundation raise funds for local animal shelter, SCRAPS! In addition to the pledge walk event, enjoy an ice cream social for both people and pets, store vendors with free giveaways, and raffle prizes.

Multnomah Days Parade & Dog Wash August 17 • Portland, Ore. Parade at 10 a.m.; dog wash, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lucky Lab Public House, 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. It starts with a fun community parade and ends with a dog wash to benefit the DoveLewis blood bank. Suggested donation of $10 per dog washed.

6th Annual Corgi Walk August 17 • Portland, Ore. Registration at 9:15 a.m.; walk 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at NW Everett & Park in the Pearl District. This year’s Corgi Walk will benefit DoveLewis and the Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club - Corgi Rescue. Registration is $25 for the first Corgi; each additional Corgi is $15.

CityDog Cover Dog Model Search at West Seattle Thriftway August 21• Seattle, Wash. Noon at West Seattle Thriftway, 4201 SW Morgan Street. Unleash your dog’s inner super model at the eighth annual CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Search. Your pooch will get his/ her “head shot” taken by a professional photographer and be entered for the chance

to be on the cover of CityDog Magazine. Starts at noon. $10 per dog with all proceeds benefitting the Doney Memorial Animal Clinic.

Paws on the Green August 22 • Vancouver, Wash. 8 a.m. Shotgun start at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr. Rally your team and participate in this golf tournament to support animal rescue efforts in your community. Entry fee of $125 includes greens fees, golf cart, range balls, prize holes, goodie bag and lunch. Four person teams, scramble format. All net proceeds will benefit the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s efforts for providing care and finding homes for the thousands of animals that enter their shelter each year. For more information, visit

Hounds on the Hill August 24 • Puyallup, Wash. 8 a.m. registration at Pierce College, 1601 39th Ave SE. The 2.4 mile walk will head out at 8:30 a.m. from Pierce College Puyallup’s Health Education Building, continue around Bradley Lake Park, and wrap back at Pierce College. Then spend the day watching (and participating in) fun dog activities and visiting vendors. For more information, visit

N.O.A.H.’s Music for the Animals August 24 • Woodinville, Wash. at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery. Tickets are $500 and include a silent auction, live auction, dinner and concert tickets for Chris Isaak. This is N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption Center’s biggest event of the year! For tickets or more info., visit

PAWSwalk & CityDog Cover Dog Model Search September 7 • Seattle, Wash. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Model Search at noon. Join the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at Marymoor Park for a 5K walk (with or without your dog), animal-friendly shopping, free samples, canine agility course, a kids zone, and the eighth annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search. That’s right, we’re looking for our next dog to grace the cover of CityDog Magazine and raising money for PAWS while we’re at it! Space is limited for the model search, so register early at For more info about PAWSwalk, visit

Tour de Lab September 8 • Portland, Ore. Check in at 9 a.m. at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawhorne. Get all dogged up and head

September 13, 14 & 15 • Vashon Island, Wash. Dawn to dusk at Misty Isle Farms. Entrance to the field is on Old Mill Road. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site. Admission is $5; children under 12 years of age are free. Sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their grit as they take control of the willful and wise Eastern Washington sheep used for this year’s herding competition. Your wellbehaved, friendly, quiet, and vaccinated dog is welcome to attend. For more information, visit

Fremont Oktoberfest & CityDog Cover Dog Model Search September 20, 21 & 22 • Seattle, Wash. Long-standing Fremont Oktoberfest favorites will be returning: live music, the Stranger Microbrew Garden, the dogfriendly Brew-Ha-Ha 5k Fun Run and CityDog Cover Dog Model Search (both on Sunday only) plus a wide assortment of local arts and crafts. For fun and a good cause, enter your dog in the eighth annual CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, Sunday, September 22nd before 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. all canine contestants will walk the catwalk for the chance to be on the cover of CityDog Magazine. $10 per dog with all proceeds going to Reading with Rover. Register for the Model Search at and learn more about Fremont Oktoberfest at

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out on a bicycle tour of all three Lucky Lab brew pubs on Tour de Lab, a benefit for DoveLewis. Two routes: The Puppy (18 miles) or The Big Dog (35 miles). Enjoy human treats along the way as you make your way to the finish line festival with a make-your-own hot dog extravaganza. Free pint glasses, dog ears and funny dog noses, for all riders. For more information and to register online, visit

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Dogtoberfest September 21 • Portland, Ore. 11 a.m.5 p.m. at Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne. Pack up your pooch and head on down to the Lucky Lab for Portland’s biggest dog wash! For a suggested donation of $10 per dog, DoveLewis volunteers will scrub up and dry off your dog. In addition to live music, they’ll also unveil the 2014 DoveLewis calendar! Inside the brew pub you’ll find great beer and plenty of good food plus have an opportunity to visit with several pet related vendors at the street fair. All proceeds benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank.

people helping animals and vice versa At PAWS, we provide shelter, care and adoption for thousands of dogs and cats. But in spite of all we do, we can’t do it alone, so please donate or adopt.

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{The last woof}


Life-size portraits of puppies at six weeks old. An oversized coffee table book filled with pint-sized puppies—it doesn’t get any better than that! Puppyhood features life-size portraits of six-week-old puppies doing what puppies do best: sleeping, playing and curiously exploring their brand new world. Great Dane puppy Tater Tot steals the show, barely containing himself within the book’s generous dimensions. Puppyhood creator and photographer J. Nichole Smith captures each breed (25 in all), showcasing all of the details that make puppies so irresistible, from their pink bellies to their tiny teeth, soft ears, and oversized paws. It’s cute in overdrive, inspiring ooh’s and ahh’s at every turn of the page. 38 • CityDog Magazine

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Here you will find an assortment of dog-friendly products and services provided by these fine businesses. Please support our advertisers by

Fresh Dipped Berries starting at $19.99! Call 1-855-841-0352 or visit

calling or visiting their websites today. Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography............ page 4 BI Barkery.............................................. page 13 CityDog Shop......................................... page 3 Fresh Dog............................................. page 34 Glowdoggie......................................... page 19 Good Citizen Dog Training................... page 33 Hands to Paws Canine Massage........ page 39 Help Animals India.............................. page 11 Homeward Pet Adoption Center......... page 37 Innova............................................. back cover Kirkland Uncorked................................. page 9

HANDS TO PAWS MASSAGE 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.

POOPER TROOPER We take the ick out of dog ownership! Weekly rates begin at $17.00 with prepay discounts available. Know that your dog’s doo can do some good as we donate over 5% of our profits to animal welfare agencies! 888-Dog-Waste or visit:

PAWS.................................................... page 37 Petcurean............................................ page 26 Pioneer Pet Feed & Supply.................. page 13 PLAY {Pet Lifestyle and You}................ page 11 Pooper Trooper.................................... page 39 page 39 Shari’s Berries....................................... page 39 Trupanion Pet Insurance....................... page 7 Vacations by the Sea.......................... page 37 For information about advertising in CityDog Magazine, call 206.762.0643 or email

i love dogs! gift basket Man’s best friend deserves a little special treatment. Or, send a bouquet of flowers for any occasion. Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because! Take 20 percent off your order over $29 at Proflowers! Go to or call 1-855-657-5652.

First Creek Partners Are you involved with a nonprofit that’s wrestling with vision, mission, board and staff structure, or funding? We are dedicated to helping small and medium sized organizations get past the hard parts so they can achieve their dreams. Special Issue 2013 • 39

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