Thirsty Dog drinking from fountain
Wolf Dog at Rose Festival

Archive of Past Dog Events

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash
Location:Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Time: 8am to 1pm

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Arthritis Walk - Dog Friendly Walk to Fight Arthritis
Bark In The Park
Location: Marine Park in Vancouver

18th Annual Bark in the Park
Location: Alton Baker Park, Eugene, OR
Time: Run/Walk Starts at 9:00am

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paws in the Park
Location: Happy Valley Park
13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd.
Happy Valley, OR, US
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 4th 10-2pm

Whole Foods Market HollyWOOF
Location: Whole Foods Market Hollywood, on 43rdavenue between Sandy and Tillamook, Portland, OR Time: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dogs Run for Love

Run for the Love of Dove
Location: Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland OR   MAP
Time: Race starts: 9:00AM

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Petlandia 4th Annual Adoption Party

Multnomah County Animal Services Presents Petlandia 4th Annual Adoption Party Description: Whether you're looking for your next best furry friend or just love animals, this free adoption party is not to be missed. Petlandia will not only have the cutest four-legged friends in the area, but enjoy food, music, vendors & more. Free and open to the general public, this quirky and hip event coincides with the Troutdale SummerFest. Check out the parade at 11am and see our Pitties in Pink, then hop on the free trolley to the shelter. Great for the whole family!

Location: Multnomah County Animal Services, 1700 W Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR  MAP

11:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Wine & Wags at Garden World
Location: Hubbard, OR MAP
Time: 10am-6pm

August 21, 2011

6th Annual Jake's Dog Day of Summer!

DINNER WITH YOUR DOG! This event is so very Portland! You will enjoy a 3–course meal made in one of Portland's finest kitchens, and your beloved dog can sit right at your feet, lapping up his or her very own meal created in the Jake's Famous kitchen! All proceeds benefit Dove Lewis. SPACE IS LIMITED—Make your reservations NOW! Call Jake's Famous—503.226.1419. Online reservations are not available for this event. You must call to reserve your spot

Location: Jake's Famous Crawfish 401 SW 12th Portland, OR  MAP


Admission: $55 (per person + dog)

Saturday September 17, 2011

The Seventh Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night and Auction
Location: 4033 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221 MAP
The World Forestry Center Site MAP
Gaming from 7:00-10:30 pm Prize and Auction awards at 10pm

Cost: $40 if purchased in advance $45 at the door

September 24, 2011

Dove Lewis Dogtoberfest!

Pack up the pooches and head on down to the Lucky Lab for Portland's biggest dog wash! For a suggested donation of $10 per dog, Dove Lewis volunteers will scrub up and dry off your dog. In addition to awesome live music, we'll also unveil the 2012 Dove Lewis calendar! Inside the brew pub you'll find great beer and plenty of good food plus have an opportunity to visit with several pet related vendors at the street fair. All proceeds benefit the Dove Lewis Blood Bank.

Location: 915 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR, US

11am to 5pm

Admission: $10 Per Dog

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Greyhound Adoption Outreach at PetUtopia

On the third Saturday of every month, Homes for Hounds Greyhound Adoption Agency will be at PetUtopia for an adoption outreach. Homes for Hounds, a non-profit greyhound adoption agency based in Waldport, Oregon strives to find loving homes for these extraordinary animals. Contrary to what you may have heard, greyhounds are not hyper dogs, nor do they need the amount of exercise you may think. Since they are retired, most of them want nothing more than to curl up on your couch and relax for the rest of their days. Greyhounds revel in the attention they get from you and are eager to please you once they understand your expectations.

Pet Utopia, 8670 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR  MAP

Time: 12:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

14th Annual Dog Show on the Beach

The Surfsand Resort welcomes friendly canine competition with its 14th Annual Dog Show on the Beach, held Saturday, October 15th, on the resort's seaside backyard. Pooches from around the Northwest and beyond will compete for top honors in various categories including Oldest Looking Dog, Best Frisbee Catch, Cutest Puppy, Best Bark and Owner Look-alike. Join the Surfsand Resort for this light-hearted dog show as they raise money for the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. Over the last 13 years, the Annual Dog Show on the Beach raised more than $13,000 to support the operations of the shelter.

Location: Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach, OR  MAP
Time: Registration begins at 9am

For more info: 1-800-547-6100

Sunday, March 20, 2012

Free Puppy Party Class

The Hannah Society is pleased to offer Free Puppy Parties on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and Sundays from 4-5pm. Puppies must be under 4.5 months and have proof of vaccines. Space is limited so please RSVP first to 503-905-5200 or on this page. We teach early positive socialization, gentle handling, positive early obedience training, how to teach with a reward-based method and more. We call them “Puppy Parties” but of course education and socialization are the goals. The puppies LOVE to get together and play, as well as spend fun training time with their Pet Parents.

Clackamas Town Center  MAP

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Doggie Dash

Portlands Biggest Party for Pets and People. Downtown Portland goes to the dogs on May 12th as we banish cars and let dogs rule the streets! Doggie Dash features a pancake breakfast (free to Dashers, $5 for others) from 8 am - 10:30 am.

Location: Waterfront Park  MAP
Time: Starts 9:00am

For more info: 503-285-7722

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Bow WoW Bash!

“A celebration of man’s best friend” Doggie Fashion show, Doggie Olympics, Police K-9 Unit, Information Booths, Animal Organizations, Fun Activities for Kids, Raffle,Food & More!

Location: Garden Home Recreation Center-7475 SW Oleson Road Portland, 97223  MAP
Time: Starts 10:00am-2:00pm

For more info: 503/629-6341

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ride for the Paws Motorcycle Ride

Join us for the 6th Annual Ride for the Paws on Sunday Sept. 16, a half-day motorcycle ride though spectacular Northwest scenery. Enjoy a pancake breafast, barbecue lunch, and afternoon ice cream. All proceeds from the ride benefit the animals at the Oregon Humane Society. All bikes welcome to enjoy this half-day tour of spectacular Northwest roads. Plenty of opportunities to stop, stretch and eat. After the ride, enjoy ice cream and soda at the Oregon Humane Society's rose garden. Tour the state-of-the-art OHS shelter and veterinary hospital. Guest rider and speaker: Dave Salesky, weatherman for KATU-2 television. 100% of registration fee benefits the animals at OHS. Door prizes.
For More Info: OHS Website

Online registration begins Aug 1, end Sept. 2. Registor

Location: Start Point: Cycle Specialties, 5701 NE 105th Ave.  MAP
Time: Doors open at 7am

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Eighth Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night and Auction

Animal Aid’s 8th Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night & Auction Description: Mark your calendars! Animal Aid’s 8th Annual Bet for Pets Casino Night & Auction is coming September 29th at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Try your luck at the gaming tables – blackjack, roulette and craps. Or bid on fantastic auction items! There will be lots of prizes, appetizers, music, and a no-host bar. Every dollar raised will help pets and their people in need. Animal Aid is a no-kill animal shelter located in SW Portland. Along with our animal shelter and rescue, we are involved with animal welfare education, spay/neuter programs, urgent veterinary financial assistance, and are a domestic violence “safe haven” for victims’ pets. Animal Aid is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is funded completely through donations from individuals and private organizations.
For More Information
Location: World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Rd.  MAP
Time: Gaming from 7:00-10:30 pm Prize/Auction awards at 10pm

Saturday, September 29, 2012

It's Time to Strut for Homeless Pets

Benefiting: Clackamas County Dog Services/Clackamas Dogs Foundation It's Time to Strut for Homeless Pets – Portland Area! Get ready, get set, get your pooch warmed up's time for Best Friends Animal Society's First Annual Strut Your Mutt in Portland. Join us for a leisurely morning walk to help homeless pets in the Portland area, and then celebrate afterwards at Laurelhurst Park at our ultimate doggie festival. Who: Animal lovers in the Portland area who want to raise money for homeless pets, and have a great time with their dogs. What: Leisurely group dog walk followed by a doggie themed celebration festival that includes pet contests, photo opp's, treats for your dogs, fun activities, refreshments and more. Raising money for one of our participating local animal rescue groups (our No More Homeless Pets Network Partners) and Best Friends Animal Society, and help bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Join the dog pack for Clackamas County Dog Services/CDF. Registration Fees: • Individuals: $30 ($35 day-of) • Couples: $50 ($60 day-of) • Kids 12 and under with t-shirt: $20 ($25 day-of) • Kids 12 and under without t-shirt: FREE • Virtual Participant (not attending our official Strut in Portland): $10 (does not include a t-shirt but our 2012 Strut shirts will be available for purchase). Virtual Participants, like Individual Walkers, can raise money for Best Friends or for a participating Network Partner--but will need to join a Network Partner's Dog Pack in order to raise money for that group.
Location: Laurelhurst Park, 3756 SE Oak St. Portland, OR 97214   MAP
Time: Registration begins at 7:30am; walk begins at 9am. Festival ends at 1pm.

Online registration begins Aug 1, end Sept. 2. Register

Thursday, October 6th, 2012

Portland Pet Expo

Tons of Exhibitors Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Eve Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives &Free Nail Trims ! Agility Demonstrations
Live Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings, The Latest & Greatest Pet Products, Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet

Location: 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217  MAP
Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

For more info: 1-800-977-3609 ext. 107

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The 3rd Annual Swashbuckler’s Ball

Tis time for every man jack, from privateers to buccaneers, to square their yards and polish their brightwork for the highlight of the piratical social calendar, the Swashbuckler’s Ball, returns. PDXYAR, Portland’s premiere pirate organization and The Dread Ship Outrageous Fortune are proud to present this third annual fundraiser where you can kick up your noggin’ boots and party like it’s 1699. The much loved “evening out for pirates” features fine foods, drinks, music, copious amounts of dancing and a raffle all in support of a good cause. This year’s event benefits DoveLewis!

The evening’s festivities will include the Celtic rock group Tempest and local favorite party band, Chervona with more acts to be announced. Downstairs, the incredibly popular Belowdecks Bar is back and will serve as a showcase for the sultry performers of Critical Hit Burlesque. As well, the Belowdecks Bar will host a new feature this year- food. Included in the price of every ticket is access to the Belowdecks Buffet. When purchasing tickets online, enter promo codeDOVELEWIS to receive $2 off advance general admission! Limit two discount tickets per customer.

Location: Melody Ballroom—615 SE Alder, Portland  MAP
Time: 7:00PM-1:00AM

Online registration Register

April 13th &14th, 2013

Northwest Pet & Companion Fair

Coming to the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center is the largest pet adoption and pet expo in the Northwest. The Northwest Pet and Companion Fair boasts fun attractions and hands on entertainment for the whole family! Come check out the hundreds of pet-related exhibits, and free educational workshops. This Portland Pet Show and Expo is proud to offer adoptions for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and more.

Location: Portland Expo Center 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR, US   MAP
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

NW Pet Fairs' Facebook  

April 20, 2013

3rd Annual Greyhound Garden Party & Fundraiser

Admission: $30.00 per person

Greyhounds well behaved canine cousins and their humans. Cost $30.00 per person which will give you the following: Glass of wine, beer or soft drink, Heavy hors d'oevres, Chocolate fountain and all the goodies to bathe in chocolate, One ticket for the drawing of the Grand door prize (2 night stay at the Hallmark Resort (dog friendly), Cannon Beach, OR.). One can purchase more tickets for this drawing at the registration table. Activities: Free photo booth, Canine bobbing for hot dogs and other canine contests with prizes, Canine informational Booths, Meet the greyhound puppy named Luciano, Silent Auction, cartoon artist, Guide Dog puppy for the Blind on site, Booth with all different types of canine products for sale, Raffle prizes (tickets on sale) every ten to fifteen minutes and a lot of FUN!! Tickets are available at: GPA Northwest Events Purchasing

Location: 2222 NW Raleigh Street Portland, OR   MAP
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Doggie Dash

Portlands Biggest Party for Pets and People. Downtown Portland goes to the dogs on May 11th as we banish cars and let dogs rule the streets! Come on and walk, run, eat, drink and have fun with our furry friends. It's the 26th annual OHS Doggie Dash. Everyone is welcome, with or without a dog. Their goal: raise $450,000 for pets in need. $30 resister here: Register for Doggie Dash

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park  MAP
Time: Starts 9:00am (check in 30 miniutes in advance)

For more info: 503-285-7722

June 22, 2013

Bark for Life of Beaverton

Benefiting: American Cancer Society; Admission: $10 per dog, $20 day of event

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walking event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. By supporting Bark for Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Event Activities Include: • Prizes and contests for your 4-legged friends • Dog walks, demos, vendor booths & Silent Auction • Photos with your pet • Music and Food • The opportunity to help fight cancer!

Location: Greenway Park Pearson Court Beaverton, OR   MAP
Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Bark for Life of Beaverton Facebook  

Saturday, July 13thth, 2013

Sand Flea Pet Parade

Sand Flea Pet Parade is produced by the local no-kill Shelter, the South Pacific County Humane Society. There will be Prizes for • Best Costume • Beachiest Pet • Best Pet Trick • Pet-Owner Look alike • …and whatever else the wholly unqualified, volunteer judges might decide to award! Stop by the Shelter’s tent during the castle building to say hello, get a dog cookie and a fresh drink of water, and to register for the Parade. There’s no entry fee, but donations are always welcome. This event is very informal. Winners are announced and prizes are awarded at the very end. No fancy-schmancy dog show here, just good, old-fashioned FUN! At the Humane Society tent on the beach at the foot of Bolstad Avenue in Long Beach (in front of the Boardwalk). Just head to the beach from the main stoplight in downtown Long Beach (Bolstad Avenue) and look for our big, striped tent, which is near the SandSations trailer/booth. Seriously: if you get that far, you can’t miss us! Sandsations

Location: 330 Second St. Ne In Long Beach, Washington  MAP
Time: Starts 10am Pet Parade starts at 12:30PM

For more info: 360-642-1180

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Forest Grove PAWS IN THE GROVE Doggie Dash Registration

1st Annual (1) & (2) mile Non- Competitive walk OR run to benefit the Forest Grove Community & Senior Center. As a non-profit center, over 80% of our operational expenses come from donations and fundraising events. Your participation & support for this event will allow us to continue to make a broad range of services available to our community. Please, join us for a fun filled day with your furry friends. Entertainment, raffles, vendors selling their homemade canine products & services, agility demonstrations, etc...will be at hand for the event! Cost : $ 10.00 per dog - After June 1, 2013 $15.00/dog. Registration comes with numbered bib, pet goodie bag, & Custom doggie bandana! Paws In the Grove Facebook

Location: Lincoln Park (between Main St. & Sunset Drive - North of the Forest Grove Aquatic Center), 2725 Main St., Forest Grove, Oregon. 97116  MAP
Time: Starts 9:30 - 3:00pm

For more info: (503) 357-2021

April 13th &14th, 2014

Northwest Pet & Companion Fair

Bring your pet and come to the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center where they have the largest pet adoption and pet expo in the Northwest. Shop for the newest pet food, clothing, treats, supplies, safety gear, and more. The Northwest Pet and Companion Fair boasts fun attractions and hands on entertainment for the whole family! Come check out the hundreds of pet-related exhibits, and free educational workshops. This Portland Pet Show and Expo is proud to offer adoptions for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and more.

Location: Portland Expo Center 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR, US   MAP
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm &Admission is Free

NW Pet Fairs' Facebook  

May 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

Brewer's Ale Fest

Come to the Largest Dog-Friendly Beer Festival in the World The 8th Annual Brewers Memorial Ale Fest will be held in Newport, OR. This event is so Oregon and will be Benefiting: Local Oregon Coast charities. Last year 3,200 people and 810 of their best friends attended the festival. The festival was created in memory of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier's faithful companion Brewer, who passed away on May 20, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of CEO of Rogue Ales. The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 50+ Microbrews, Live Music, Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing and Celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benji and of course, Brewer). To learn more or volunteer, call (503) 241-3800."

Location:  Rogue Ales Brewery 748 SW Bay Blvd., Newport, OR, US 97365 (503) 241-3800  MAP

Time:Fri 4pm-10pm | Sat 12pm-10pm | Admission: $10

Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest ~ Facebook  

July 26, 2014

Canines Uncorked 2014

Canines Uncorked Wine Tour of wineries that welcome you and your furry friends with food, contests, and special activities. 2013 Wineries included: A Blooming Hill Vineyard, SakeOne and Tualatin Estate Vineyards.

Location:  Various Wineries Visit this Website for a map of the locations, Portland, OR, US (503) 285-7722  MAP

Time: TBD to TBD, Admission: $40 Benefiting: Oregon Humane Society


Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash

Portlands Biggest Party for Pets and People. Downtown Portland goes to the dogs on May 10th as we banish cars and let dogs rule the streets! Doggie Dash features a pancake breakfast (free to Dashers, $5 for others) This is Portlands biggest pet walk in the West! We love going to this event. Come with or without your dog and help us raise $500,000 for pets in need!

Location:Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Time: 8am to 1pm

June 26th - Jun 28th, 2015


Portland's ultimate summer beer festival! Featuring more than 150 world-class craft beers from over fifteen countries, live music, pub grub, and games, this dog friendly event is a must for craft beer enthusiasts. The festival proceeds benefits "Pet Cross," a group that gives monetary donations to local pet charities. Pet Cross Info

Holladay Park at Lloyd Center 1300 NE 16th Ave Portland, OR, US 97232

Location: Holladay Park

Time: Sat June 27, 12pm-10pm to Sun June 28, 12pm-7pm. This is a 21+ event.

November 14 & 15th • 11 am–3 pm

Santa Paws is Coming to Town!

The annual OHS Santa Paws Pet Portrait event happens Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 at eight Portland-area Fred Meyer stores. Get keepsake pictures of your dog, cat, hamster or other pet with Santa. All proceeds go to help pets at OHS. For just $20, you get two prints of a professional 5×7 portrait and a digital copy of your photo. All family members are welcome in the photo. Photos will be ready for pick-up at Fred Meyer within three days of your photo session. You can order additional photos and greeting cards at Fred Meyer.

Location: Select Fred Meyers, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland,Oregon City, please check link above for list of of locations

Time:11:00 am to 3:00 pm