Help the Humane Society for Southwest Washington care for animals in need. Register for the 3-mile dog-friendly walk, or a chip-timed 5k dog-friendly run, set up a fundraising page, earn awesome prizes and get ready to party!
Dog Day in May in The Village at Sunriver is a popular event with local and traveling dogs, and their human companions.
Start the day with the 5k Poker Dog Walk/Run at 10am. In addition to getting in some exercise, you’ll be benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington. Afterward, join the canine festivities at the Village starting at 11am. Activities include amateur dog talent contests, Humane Society adoptions, and vendors offering a range of canine products and services.
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 - 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.
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.
Ridgefield - Family-friendly activities include tours, workshops, canoe/kayak trips, demos, bluegrass music, bird shows and more. Most activities are free. Events held at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Cont. through Sun., Oct 7. Details RidgefieldFriends.org.
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.
Albany - Boot stompin’ good time at Albany Boys & Girls Club during annual fundraiser for SafeHaven Humane Society featuring western-themed dinner, live & silent auctions, raffles, and more. Tickets/details SafeHavenHumane.org.
Portland - Enjoy dinner/drinks, dancing, auctions, and raffles at biggest fundraiser of the year for the sanctuary at the Melody Ballroom Event Center.. 100% of proceeds support the captive born wildcats that call the sanctuary their home. Tickets/details WildCatRidgeSanctuary.org.
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.
Woodburn - Grab your friends for fabulous day of shopping, fashion, savings, giveaways, and more at the Woodburn Premium Outlet Stores. Benefits 12 local charities including Marion County Dog Services. Details/tickets MCdogs.net.
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.
Portland - Benefit for the Humane Society of SW Washington features 2 hour sessions of unlimited tastes of food and drink from Portland’s most creative artisans and live music. 21+ up only. Event held at District East; details/pricing HSSW’s Facebook page.
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.
Vancouver - 10th annual fundraiser for Furry Friends Washington at Fisrstenberg Rec Center features dinner, dessert, auctions, raffles, photos, and costume contest. Attendees encouraged to dress in historical spirit of feline-Musketeers. Tickets/details FurryFriendsWA.org.
Salem - Join Willamette Humane Society at Capitol Subaru for a fun stroll around the lake with a few surprises! Food & drink, grooming, raffle baskets, free samples and more. $10/details WHS4Pets.org.