For hundreds of years, the hottest days of summer, usually from early July to mid-August in the Northern Hemisphere, have been known as the "dog days." Some believe this is because dogs tend to be less active in the heat, but the origins of the phrase are written in the stars. According to the Farmer's Almanac and National Geographic, "dog days" is a translation of a Latin phrase referring to Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Sirius is known as the "dog star" becau
Is Pet Insurance Worth It? By Dr. Clare Foley, DVM emergency veterinarian The real question to ask yourself is whether you could cope with the trauma of your pet having an accident, eating something they shouldn’t, or falling ill, as well as the veterinary bills that come with it? Louie, photo by Clare Foley According to Pet Insurance Review many people feel insurance isn’t worth it because things like spays and dental cleaning are not covered. You must remember, though, thes
"Little Beau Beep" stole the show at Seattle Pride Festival's "Dogs in Drag" Show! Dozens of contestants strut their stuff for a great cause. Proceeds from the show were donated to the Seattle Humane Society! Rainbow Pup! We love you Tank! Poodle in Pink! Brox you are stunning! Daisy! Darling you are too cute! #pride #gayseattle #dogsindrag #westie
UWPD Officers Christopher Ellrodt & Sam and Warren Bresko & Murphy Photo by Brigit Stadler “When you have a dog with you, there is a bridge. . . a connection.” Officer Warren Bresko beams as he chats about his partner, K9 Officer Murphy. “Murph is a great dog, he can find just about anything. Isn’t that right Murph?” Murphy, sporting his police collar, perks up as though Officer Bresko was just about to throw him a ball. As we walked to the K9-ready patrol car parked next t
We are happy to introduce Dr. Clare Foley, the newest member of the Seattle Pup Pack. Her column, "Ask the Vet" begins in July! Dr. Clare Foley was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to the Pacific Northwest seven years ago for a new job. Dr. Foley has worked in emergency medicine for the past ten years. Prior to veterinary school, for over 15 years, she worked as a veterinary technician and managed a small animal practice back in New Orleans. She attended
We love promoting, participating in, and covering local dog-friendly events! This last Saturday we joined in the fun at the Morgan Junction Festival in West Seattle. This canine-and kid-friendly event on the corner of California and Fauntleroy had us laughing, dancing, splattering paint, drawing with chalk, meeting and greeting the West Seattle Mounted Police (horses are cool too!), touring the West Seattle Fire Department's fire engine, and thoroughly enjoying the festivit
Happy Puppy Daddy Day from Seattle Pup Magazine! You don’t’ have to have a dog to BARKticipate! DADS AND DOGS at Sol Stone Winery (Woodinville) Saturday June 16 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Celebrate Dads & Dogs for Father’s Day this Saturday. Donations are accepted and benefit Homeward Pet in Woodinville. Get a glass of wine and be sure to dress your pup in their best for the photo booth! SOLSTICE SUNDAY DOG PARADE Get out to Fremont on SUNDAY June 17 for the DOG PARADE! It starts o
Seattle Storm is hosting its first DOG-FRIENDLY game: PAWS IN THE PAINT Sunday June 10, 2018. GET TICKETS BEFORE GOING TO THE GAME! (no walk up entry with pups). GET READY FOR A GREAT GAME! WOOF! WOOF! FYI. Seattle FlyBall Dogs will be performing during half time!