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About US

The OC Dog is a quarterly publication which prides itself on promoting  holistic, organic, green, natural and environmentally friendly products and has for the past 9 years. The OC Dog serves Southern California in a widespread print publication which also now operates websites across the USA and CANADA.

This includes..... K9 Network which is a new social and blogging network powered by The OC Dog Magazine of Southern California. Our mission is to save dogs and as such we provide free space to Shelters and Rescue Groups to place pictures of their adoptable animals. Our blogs and articles come from some of the finest Holistic Vets and animal advocates and behaviourists in the country as well as researchers on the cutting edge of important questions such as vaccinations, and nutrition. As dog owners ourselves, our focus is always on what's in their best interests. Now you too can join K9 Network and use the power of a social network to connect your Group, Rescue or just yourself with the canine community at large.

For more information on becoming a free or premium member please visit membership options page. We are always grateful to our advertisers who make our endeavours possible; when you advertise on K9 Network you are helping to save a dog's life as well as contributing to the canine community. Our motto is "ADOPT A DOG ! SAVE A LIFE ". Also when you advertise on this site you are helping another shelter have their free space to display in our physical publication (THE OC DOG) which goes out to stores and events throughout Southern California.

The OC Dog's goal is to create a no-kill nation, save pets in shelters nationwide, and to create an eco-friendly environment. As a holistic-orientated publication, our emphasis is on products that are natural and environmentally friendly. We pride ourselves on keeping the integrity of our articles within the guidelines of our message to the public by drawing awareness. This includes companies that have made the effort to make sure their products are not tested on animals, do not use animal by-products,are free of toxins. and are also going green and holistic. If you choose to place a display ad in The OC Dog you will not only be physically visible in over 1000 stores and Events throughout the Southern California area for the quarter, but you will also have the same visibility on our on-line magazines. Which includes k9network You also have the option of adveritising on-line only.

You can now post your ads on our k9directory

Our AD prices vary according to the choices you make which can be purchased on-line or by phone 949-551-6992. When you take a display ad in THE OC DOG. you will receive a FREE banner, webpage and classified ad ,please see or email a us at This magazine began in

Orange County as a way of saving dogs in shelters and rescue organizations and with the help of sponsors and advertisers has helped us place pictures of these dogs that need homes in our publication and on-line. The OC Dog is a newspaper dedicated to our four legged children. This publication has turned heads and many dogs have been saved through our adoption and rescue pages. The OC Dog strives to provide a service to the canine community in raising awareness through enlightening articles in the hope of eventually having a No-Kill Nation. OC Dog is would like to thank our advertisers.... without them the OC Dog would not exist. I would also like to thank our sponsors for sponsoring an adoption page or rescue group. Also thanks to our event sponsors for making sure that this publication is available at their events as well as all the stores that carry our publication. And finally a warm thanks to our subscribers and competition entries... we are always delighted at the beautiful pictures sent to us for our competition... even though we can only choose one winner, they are all hot dogs in our gallery. Our goal is to publish a paper that tugs on the heartstrings of dog lovers, and allow them to understand and become involved in the canine community eventually throughout the world. We pride ourselves on keeping the integrity of our articles within the guidelines of our message to the canine community. Our purpose being to enlighten the public on what is good and also not good for their four-legged children.

Dogs cannot speak for themselves, but we can speak for them. By advertising in Any of the Dogs you are helping dogs get adopted at a shelter in your area. Our covers feature celebrities who love and advocate for dogs. Celebrities on the cover have made our paper visible and will continue to be a draw for our publication.This also helps the shelter dogs get adopted and our advertisers to become more visible.

PAST COVERS The First Winter 03 Edition had the ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Celebrities Kyle Lowder, Arianna Zuker on the cover and Kirsten Storms inside with her dog. The second Spring cover was Annamarie Lucas of the Animal Precinct show on Animal Planet with a rescue dog. Summer Issue featured Oscar award winner, Charlize Theron on the cover with her dog Tucker. Our Fall issue featured Sonya Fitzpatrick 'The Pet Psychic' from Animal Planet. Pamela Anderson is Featured on our Winter Edition 04. Joe Mantegna appeared on the cover of our Spring 05 edition, Benji on The Summer 05, Nicollette Sheriden is on our Fall 05 issue. Winter 2005 issue which marked the 2nd anniversary of The OC Dog is a montage of all past covers. Spring issue of 2006 featured John O'Hurley, Summer 06 Featured Cesar Millan, (The Dog Whisperer) from the National Geographic Channel. Winter 06 COVER: Warren Eckstein' National Radio Talk Show Host' disney airbuddies and OC Dogs Brady & Bella,Spring Cover 2007: Famke Janssen From ‘X-MEN’ Fall 07'Lauren Koslow from The Soap Opera 'Day Of Our Lives' Spring 08 Ceasar Milan Summer 08 Simon Cowell

Why Advertise in the OC Dog?

There are many reasons to advertise in The OC Dog newspaper. The most important reason is that you are saving dogs lives.

Whether you are a pet related business or not! By advertising you are also sponsoring the adoption pages, and many dogs are being adopted from our publication. At the same time you are getting exposure and visibility. People have great respect for others that love dogs too, and are more likely to do business with you just knowing that you love animals.

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5 Responsesto “About US”

  1. We like this concept of promoting our dog community and those dogs in need. We hope you will consider doing a piece on our great dog club which is now the Largest here in Orange County that is Not For Profit and Non Breed Specific. We have a bunch of fun outings and we are also working through our Paw It Forward Campaign to help Adoptable Dogs in O.C. Animal Care to find new forever homes.

    We even have a great children’s program called B.A.R.K. 4 KIDS which is Empowering Children and Saving Lives.

    Thank you for your commitment to the Dog Community and we look forward to seeing more of your magazine.


    Stephen Terry
    Founder of D.P.O.C. Dog Club

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