Companion-animal magazines are hot -- here's a pawful of the best
Down-to-earth and playful, Bark lives up to its motto 'Dog is my co-pilot' with coverage of everything canine-related, including personal essays, book reviews, travel information, and articles about canine history, science, art, and health. $15/yr. (4 issues), 2810 8th St., Berkeley, CA 94710; www.thebark.com
Published by the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah, Best Friends spotlights the amazing qualities of animals with a compassionate, animal-rights-oriented edge. Donate at least $25/yr. (6 issues) to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741; www.bestfriends.org
The Vogue of canine magazines, Modern Dog is a view into the chic world of upper-middle-class dog glitz and glam. Complete with dog horoscopes and racy fashion layouts, this glossy is also filled with plenty of dog-related articles and Q&As. $13.86/yr. (4 issues) from Box 310402, Newington, CT 06131; www.moderndog.ca
New York Tails
Concerned about your guinea pig's oral hygiene needs? Although it's primarily directed to Manhattanites and their pets, New York Tails provides solid practical advice for any city-dwelling pet owner. $15/yr. (4 issues) from email@example.com; www.newyorktails.com
A guide to the trendiest in canine culture, this New Orleans-based magazine urges readers to 'Come. Sit. Stay,' for some celebrity-dog name-dropping and the newest in dog-focused literature, art, fashion, and travel. $15/yr. (4 issues) from 5500 Prytania St., #419, New Orleans, LA 70115; www.urbandogmagazine.com/em>
Erica Wetter is an intern at Utne.