About CityDog Magazine

The Magazine
Launched in 2005, CityDog Magazine is the definitive dog lover’s magazine about life and living with dogs in the Pacific Northwest. 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.

The Books
The Doggone Travel+Adventure Guide is a culmination of over 13 years of digging up the best places to sit, stay and play with your pooch in the Pacific Northwest. Our writers, editors and photographers have traveled throughout Washington and Oregon to find the best doggone getaways, the best dog-friendly hotels, and the best destinations for you and your travel hound, so you can start your adventures today!

Coming in 2021, the Doggone Guide to Seattle+Puget Sound features a dog’s eye view of your favorite neighborhoods, from funky Fremont to quirky Georgetown to downtown Seattle, and everywhere in between. Want to grab a pint with your pooch? Check. Looking for a local dog park? Check. Want to meet fellow dog lovers at upcoming events? Check. Plus, hundreds of businesses and services that cater to your canine’s every need! Learn more here including how to get your dog’s photo in the book!

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, find local dog-centric events, meet fellow dog lovers and shop for unique products for pooches and people.

NEW! CityDog Social Club
Launched in 2020, the CityDog Social Club is our VIP (very important pooch) membership program, featuring daily deals, weekly curated content, quarterly digital magazine, bi-annual print magazine and year-round discounts! Learn more here!

The CityDog License Program
Imagine producing your own gorgeous, glossy lifestyle magazine featuring all of the things you love most about living with dogs in your city — from traveling to dog-friendly destinations to attending swanky, dog-centric events to enjoying the awesome people, places and things your city has to offer dogs and dog lovers. Sound like a business you could sink your teeth into? We certainly did over 15 years ago in Seattle and we’ll show you how today! Learn more here.

The Founder+Editor
Over 15 years ago, Brandie Ahlgren, editor-in-chief of CityDog Magazine (pictured left), was introduced to a brand new universe when Scout, an eight-week-old boxer puppy entered her life. “I am proof of how a dog can change your life,” she says. “I didn’t grow up with dogs, so puppy parenting was new territory for me. I found most of my information came through word-of-mouth, which is fine, but a go-to resource with fresh, up-to-date content was missing in the Pacific Northwest.” Hence, the concept for CityDog Magazine was born, and all of these years later, is still going strong. Brandie resides in West Seattle with her dog, 10-year-old boxer, Thya.