About CityDog Chicago
Smart, city-savvy and fun, CityDog Chicago — and our network of 20 city sites — features everything there is to know about living in the city you love, with the four-legged love of your life.
From our global site at citydogmagazine.com, to our 18 US city sites including Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, San Diego, Baltimore, Boston, and more plus Vancouver, BC and London, you will find only the best places to sit, stay and play with your pooch!
We do local and we do local well — from the best dog-friendly hotels, lodges and resorts to the best dog-friendly breweries, wineries and distilleries, to the best dog parks (indoor and out), the best businesses and the best services — all located in your own “backyard.”
Discover some great doggone 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.
THE MAGAZINE | Launched in 2005, CityDog Magazine is now all digital, with four regional editions featuring what we’ve always been known for — great local content and beautiful, award-winning photography. 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.
Check out the Northwest edition of CityDog Magazine here. (More regions coming soon.)
THE DIRECTORY| Did we mention we do local? The CityDog Directory is your go-to place to find the best pet-related businesses and services in Chicago — from veterinarians, emergency clinics, trainers, pet sitters and dog walkers — to dog-friendly hotels, off-leash parks, pet shops, doggy daycares, and more!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Over 20 years ago, Brandie Ahlgren, founder and editor of CityDog Magazine, 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 Seattle with her two city dogs, Pancho and Thya.