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2 Million Dogs Puppy Up March (Seattle Area) March Against Canine Cancer!! Sept. 29th

2 Million Dogs Canine Cancer Seattle EventIt seems as though dogs are getting cancer at younger and younger ages. My dearest friend’s dog was diagnosed with cancer at 3 – thankfully it was easily removed and she is now a grande dame at 15. However, another woman recently told me of how her 5 year old Golden passed away from cancer and my heart broke for her. It’s ALWAYS too early to loose your dog, but the idea that you don’t even get to 10 is simply unbearable.

2 Million Dogs is an organization whose mission is to discover the causes of cancers and their common link in both pets and people. 2 Million Dogs was sparked by a Luke Robinson who embarked on a walk from Austin, TX to Boston, MA  – along with his two dogs – after being inspired by the loss of his Great Pyrenees to cancer.

Luke and his dogs built a nationwide grassroots movement as they walked from town to town sharing Malcolm’s story and educating people about cancer in dogs. Since that first walk they’ve had hundreds of events across the country that to draw attention to canine cancer and raise funds for research.

This Saturday, September 29th in Issaquah, WA there will be a 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! walk. The walk will start at 10am from the Earth Pet store at 1175 Nw Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA.  After the walk there will be vendors, food, games, prizes, raffles, adoptions, blood drive, local artists and more!!

For more information about tomorrow’s event email Earth Pet at and visit the 2 Million Dogs site to find out more about how you can get involved in the fight against canine cancer.


FidoFest 2012 Pictures!!!

It was all sorts of doggy Nirvana at FidoFest yesterday. Seriously, I squealed and smiled so much my cheeks still hurt.  Basically, it was a perfect day in my books!

The event was action packed with a mini-agility course, a proper photo shoot booth, fabulous vendors, contests galore and superb swhag! (I’m still finding treats in random pockets.)

The fact is I went nuts and took a million photos SO after this row of highlights there’s a huge slide show that will show you the cavalcade of cuteness that was FidoFest 2012.

FidoFest Seattle Humane

The Welcome Wagon
Rufus was literally the first dog I met when we got there and this is what he did immediately after I pulled out a camera

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Just what else can I say?

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Someone came dressed to impress

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Tillie Goes Shopping

FidoFest Seattle Humane

City Dog Cover Model Contest
They’re ready for their close-up

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Lorenzo Competing
Loved this guy! His name was inspired by Lorenzo Lamas. Comparing this Lorenzo with 1990s Lorenzo, I’d say it was a tie for ‘Handsomest Man’

FidoFest Seattle Humane

Jacko Casanova & Gabriella Valentina
Relaxing after a hard day of being pampered

Thanks – of course – to the Seattle Humane Society and all of the great work they do for animals. If you’d like to donate or find out more about upcoming events, visit Seattle Humane‘s site.

AND…. Thanks to Bowser & Marcos (from the absolutely scrumptious Trophy Cupcakes), Deana McReynolds DVM from Broadway Veterinary, Magnus & Ryan, Quddus, Nel & Buoy, Bentley, Gizmo, Pepper, Phoebe, Jaunty, Si & Bruce, Jr., Louis, Maysie, Oliver, Santana, River, Kai, Smallz/Sassy/Molly/XeXe and everyone else at FidoFest!

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FidoFest This Sunday 9/23!!

Seattle Humane Society FidoFest

Boy oh boy it’s amazing I haven’t tried to adopt a dog this month! With so many events I’m seeing pooches that I could love EVERYWHERE! However, my babygirl Pipa would have none of it – and my less than stellar vacuuming skills also remind me that for now I need to be a one dog girl. That being said, if you’ve got the time to come out and help raise money for the Seattle Humane Society (and if you have the space for another wet nose) then definitely check out FidoFest this Sunday, September 23rd at UVillage.

There will be an Adoptable Animal Parade and a bunch of competitions including Beautiful Baby, Cutest Mutt, Savvy Senior and Pet & Owner Look-a-like. Plus Seattle Magazine and University Village will award Seattle’s Favorite Fido 2012 and because this event is super snazzy, the winner will recieve a dog tag from Tiffany & Co. and $100 U Village gift card!

Also, for the stage mommas and papas out there – City Dog Magazine will have there Cover Dog Model Search! (Yes let the squealing commence.)

Of course ALL dogs should be pampered so there will be fancy treats, fabulous dog products, and cuddles galore!!

Ok – may be going crazy withthe  exclamation points, but I am really excited.

All competition entry fees will go to the Seattle Humane Society and you can donate online or on the day of the event as well.

Visit the Seattle Humane Society’s FidoFest website for more information and hope we bump into you this weekend!

WagFest 2012 Pictures!

PAWS WagFest 2012

Nellie & Pickles take home the “gold”!

This past Sunday PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap held their WagFest at Battle Point park. This fur-tastic event (sorry just couldn’t help myself) gave dogs and their people a great way to enjoy the day and support a good cause. WagFest featured a number of fun events including small dog races, the waggiest tale competition, and the pet & owner look alike contest.

In addition to vendors giving pups the opportunity to sample  the newest and most delectable of canine culinary creations – such as Sweet Potato frozen yogurt – there were also organizations sharing information valuable information on keeing our furry friends healthy and safe. In this category I must give special thanks to technician Rachel Higgins at Tender Touch Animal Hospital who let me film her demonstration on how to do dog CPR. (I’ll get that video up shortly for anyone who’d like to see how it’s done.)

So enough with the words and stuff – here are some great shots of dogs and dog-lovers having a ball at WagFest 2012!

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Thanks to Nellie & Pickles, Honor & Justice, Arya, Baron, Bogart, Good Girl, Nora and everyone else at WagFest!!

WagFest 2012!!! Canine Cavorting in Seattle This Sunday!

WagFest Seattle Dog Fundraising EventIf you’re looking for a way to assure your pooch that weekends are not for sleeping in and totally devoted to pleasing them – come to WagFest this Sunday, September 16th.

This event benefits PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap and has tons of fun stuff planned. There will be a 1.5 mile Dog Promenade with PAWSprint Passport, Canine Search and Rescue Demonstrations, games, prizes, educational presentations and your typical doggie fun. However, I think the best thing about this WagFest will be the numerous, chuckle-worthy contests:

* Dog Biscuit Stacking (For once something I can do!!)

* Waggiest Tail

* Pet/Owner Look-alike

* Weiner dog races

* Small Dog races and…..

The Great Tennis Ball Dive!!!

WagFest 2012 will take place on September 16th from 9-1PM at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. For information visit the PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap website.

Ask family, co-workers, neighbors and friends to make an online or other donation to PAWS in support of you attending WagFest 2012. You can also make contributions at the registration table on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the PAWS Community Programs, which include the PAWS PetFood Bank, Veterinary Financial Assistance, Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Kitsap Lost Pets and more.

Bow Wow Brunch Seattle!

(Disclaimer: Let me just say in advance – I’ll wax poetic on all of the parks and dog beach access in another post. We’re just talking brunch here.)

Bow wow brunch seattle humane dog event fundraiser

Canine Cuisine at its Finest!

I believe the measure of a truly dog-friendly city is how many places you can have brunch with your dog. Based on this scale, Seattle unfortunately falls quite short. It’s even hard to find outdoor cafes where you can take them. I mean flies can land in my food, but my dog can’t sit on the ground? This is why I was tickled pink that the lovely crew at the equally lovely (and pet-friendly) Sorrento Hotel hosted a Bow Wow Brunch benefiting the Seattle Humane Society.

For this stellar event Chef Dan Gilmore of Sorrento’s Hunt Club restaurant created  a menu just for the pups which featured a Wild Salmon and Sweet Potato Hash entrée, a Lamb and Quinoa entrée, as well as Doggie Pastries and Egg and Avocado Salads to start. Lucky dogs also got a chance to sample Bowser Beer (a non-alcoholic puppy beverage made from beef and chicken broth and chock full of B-vitamins and Glucosamine – heck it’s probably better than whatever I’ve been drinking). Live music was provided by local band, Shaggy Sweet.

All proceeds from the Bow Wow Menu were donated to the Seattle Humane Society, which offers a variety of programs throughout King County including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food bank, and humane education for children of all ages.

Check out Seattle Humane Society’s events calandar to find out how you can get involved in upcoming fundraisers, adoption drives, and other fun events.

Until then, here are some photos of the fabulousness at Bow Wow Brunch Seattle….

Bow wow brunch seattle dog event fundraiser

Ladies Who Brunch (a.k.a. Daisy & Snuffleupagus)

Bow Wow Brunch Seattle Humane Society Dog Event Fundraiser

Anjou Chowing Down!

Bow wow brunch seattle humane dog event fundraiser

Bridgette Giving the Best Cuddle Face!


Bow Wow Brunch Seattle HUmane Dog Event Fundraiser

Daisy Hearts Bowser Beer

Bark of Seattle is Gearing Up

Seattle Dog EventsI love doing fun things with my dog and I don’t just mean going to the park. I like taking her to brunch with me (she prefers cafés over dive-bars), to the bookstore, Sephora, etc. To be clear I’m not trying to drag her to stuff she doesn’t like to do. For instance, I’m not all up at AMC begging to take her to the movies or anything. However, she seems to like supplementing her garden digging, ball fetching, and mud puddle rolling with things that are typically not considered ‘doggie’ activities. That’s why I’ve created Bark of Seattle.  It gives me a good push to take the time to find unique dog activites to do and a way to share the fun and support great dog related ideas and causes. Check back for….

Doggie Events in Seattle

Fido-friendly Travel around the Pacific Northwest

Pet Health News


Canine Culinary Tips!!!

(i.e. Yeah Recipes for people who get a kick out of cooking for their dog!)

Look forward to meeting my fellow dog nuts!!!

Dogs Rule,

PAWS Walk Seattle 2012!!!

As an ridiculously good walker and lousy distance runner I’ve been really looking forward to the PAWS Walk 4mile charity event taking place on Sept. 8th.

Since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (or PAWS) has been rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife as well as sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs. They’ve united more than 125,000 companion animals with loving families, cared for 110,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, and made the world a better place for countless others through advocacy and education. With the dedication and support of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of contributors, PAWS provides direct care to more than 6,000 animals each year.

The annual PAWS Walk event is a vital part of the organizations fundraising activities and gives them the ability to keep up the great work they do.

This year PAWS Walk will move to its new home at doggie heaven (a.k.a. Marymoor Park). It costs nothing to participate, however to contribute you can either get people to donate to you as a walker or you can simply make a contribution yourself. There will be dogs available for adoption, trick contests, the CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Search, and the Pour for PAWS beer garden.

If you’re not up for walking they can always use volunteers!

For more information about the event visit the PAWS Walk site.