A free event by Helping Paws NW, #ISpeakWoof class is a MUST for Families w/ Toddlers (12 months up to 3 years old) and dogs, nannies, or anybody who has a dog that interacts with toddlers really ;)
Most dogs worry around toddlers because they are unpredictable!
This class gives you all the tools to create a loving, safe, less stressful environment.
A free dog bite prevention event by Helping Paws NW, #ISpeakWoof!! class is a MUST for every child to learn how to be safe around dogs while creating a loving, respectful friendship!
About this class:
1. Fun, short, super-interactive PP presentation that covers:
- The Do’s and Don’ts regarding familiar dogs in their own home.
- To identify signs of stress/anxiety/discomfort by observing dog body language.
Reservations appreciated but walk-ins welcome.
Noche de los Gatos (Night of the Cats) is the Oregon Humane Society’s only cat-centric event of the year and the premier gathering for curators of kittens, friends of felines, and lovers of all things cat! Noche de los Gatos will take place at The Commune, one of Portland’s newest collaborative open work spaces, located in the historic Old Town building in downtown Portland. Noche de los Gatos will feature animal-loving vendors, adorable cats & kittens from the Oregon Humane Society (yes, they will be available for adoption), great food and drinks, awesome raffle prizes for cat and people alike and much more! Will your favorite, local social media cat celebrities be on hand for meet-and-greets? Stay tuned to find out! To stay up to date on the event and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/noche-de-los-gatos/
Portland - Fun, interactive class at Milagros Boutique provides children (and their parents) necessary tools to be safe around familiar or strange dogs while teaching them how to create a positive friendship based on love and respect. $15/child 3-10, free/parents. Limited space; RSVP required. Details HelpingPawsNW.com.
Portland - Theme of this year’s Pug-O-Ween is ‘Pug-a-con’. Enjoy costume contests, spaghetti dinner, photo ops, meet & greets with the creator of Puglie Pug, and more. Event held at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion; tickets & details PacificPugRescue.org/Pugoween.
Portland - Free OHS workshop focuses on improving relationships between young children and your dog to help everyone stay happy and safe. Perfect for families with kids age 0-5yrs. Bring questions but please leave pets at home. Details OregonHumane.org.
Portland - Susi B Davis sketches your pet and gives expert instruction on painting it. No experience necessary. Register in advance at the store or by calling 503-841-5410. Benefits Project POOCH. Event held at Hip Hound; details HipHoundShop.com.
Lake Oswego - Blessing of the animals in honor of Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. At Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Rain or shine. Free; all pets welcome and must be on leash or contained. Or bring photo or collar. Separate area for livestock. All creatures welcome. Please bring animals leashed or crated. Bring photo or collar for animals unable to attend. Free. ollparish.com.
Corvallis - All breeds including mixes welcome in Obedience, Rally, and Canine Good Citizenship Testing. Meet the breeds, educational resources and raffles. event held at Benton County Fairgrounds; details ChintiminiKennelClub.com.
Tigard - Eat. Drink. Adopt. and bring your dirty pup for a good dog wash at Fido’s World’s First Dog Tap House. Food & drink, vendors, and sno-cones for kids. Proceeds from dog wash benefit One Tail At A Time. Details Fido’s Facebook page.
Portland - Pack up the dirty pooches for Portland’s biggest dog wash! DoveLewis volunteers wash and dry your pups for suggested donation. Nail trims available. Live music, food, beverages and pet-related vendors to benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank. Event held at Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne; details DoveLewis.org.
Springfield - Whether yours is a dog, cat, ferret or parrot, this annual celebration is all about them. Vendors, pet resources, educational resources, demos, photo ops, prize drawings, and more. Free; event held at Lively Park; details Willamalane.org.
Gather and walk to bring awareness to breed specific legislation. Walk begins in the Salmon Street Springs. Details Portland Pit Bull Parade’s Facebook page.
Everyone attending Bully Walks please remember our very basic and simple rules:
NO FACING OFF.
NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES.
RED BANDANNAS FOR ‘DOG SENSITIVE’ DOGS: Dogs known or believed to be anxious when around other dogs are to wear a red bandanna to let others know to respect your dogs space.
PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.
Vancouver - It’s a wet and wild time when dogs take to the outside pools at Lake Shore Athletic Club for the animals at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. No human swimmers allowed; volunteers on site. Details SouthwestHumane.org.
Portland - Best Friends Animal Society’s annual event includes leisurely morning walk & timed run to raise money for local shelters and homeless pets. Family-friendly festival includes vendors, food trucks and lots of fun activities. Event held at Willamette Park - Registration fees vary; details StrutYourMutt.org.
Tualatin - Stop by with your four-legged friends at Stickmen Brewing Co. for annual dog wash event. Enjoy delicious pizza & beer, participate in cool raffles while your pup gets squeaky clean with plenty of treats for being so good. 10% of food/drink/raffles sales go to Project POOCH as well as all of the dog wash sales. Nail trims/ear cleaning offered 1-4 only. Details POOCH.org.
Portland - Join your pup in learning new tricks at fitness class held at Synergy Behavior Solutions. $20/tickets. This event is part of Animal Aid's Fitness Fur All, a summer series of wellness events for you and your pets! Learn about more events at animalaidpdx.org/ffa.