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.
The Sunriver Brewing Co. K9 Keg Pull is the premier winter event in Sunriver. A 150-foot snow runway sets the stage for this doggie olympics. Dog owners register their pups in a variety of weight divisions, which will dictate what size “keg” their pooch will pull. Each participant will be timed and prizes awarded for each weight category.
Tickets are $15. All proceeds from the Keg Pull will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington.
Vendors for humans and canines will be on display. Participants and spectators are encouraged to donate dog food and enter to win some great prizes. The dog food will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
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/
Manzanita - Hundreds of dog lovers gather for coastal festival featuring local businesses, games, contests, demos, vendors, kid’s activities and a pet parade. Well-behaved dogs, cats and humans all welcome! Proceeds support Tillamook Animal Shelter and Animal Haven by the Sea. Details Muttzanita.com.
Scappoose - Day-long dog and family friendly fundraiser for Columbia Humane Society and Scappoose Off-leash park features 5K fun run/walk, contests, games, demos, and everything dog. Event held at Veterans Park; details ScappooseDog.com/events.
Portland - First annual festival at the Rose Quarter Commons features dog walk, pet festival, vendors, and special Trail Blazer activities. $40/reg fee includes walk, hat, dog collar and ticket to an early season game. Portion of proceeds support Pixie Project. Details PixieProject.org.
Troutdale - Cheer on Multnomah County Animal Services’ Pitties in Pink during annual parade and say hello at informational booth afterwards in historic downtown Troutdale. Entertainment, food, music, kid's activities, and more. Portion of proceeds benefit MCAS. Details MultCoPets.org.
Redmond - Free, dog-friendly community festival at American Legion Park to benefit Brightside Animal Center, Three Rivers Humane Society and Humane Society of the Ochocos. Event features beer tasting, live music, dog yoga, kid’s activities, raffles, giveaways, great food, and adoptable pets galore. Details FLPBenefit.com.
Camas - Celebrate the beginning of the summer month's during Cama's June First Friday! Doggie talent show, fashion show, prizes, vendors, kids' crafts with a dog theme, dog breed guessing activity, dog/owner look-alike contest and more. All events are free. Bring your favorite pooch (leashes required) and make a night of it! Camas First Friday event takes place between 4th & 5th Streets on Cedar in downtown Camas. Details Downtown Camas Association's Facebook page.
Redmond - Enjoy street carnival with face painting, fortune telling, live music, horse petting corral and adoptable dogs. Learn about upcoming events and talk to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office about their Rescue Ranch and adoptable animals. Free and fun for the whole family. Details BrightsideAnimals.org.
Albany - Whether you own horses or are a horse lover at heart, beginner or professional, interested in dressage or trail riding, there is something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Tickets $12/adult; $6/children 6-12. Cont., Sat, Mar. 24, 9-8 and Sun., Mar. 25, 9-6. Event held at Linn County Fair & Expo Center; details EquinePromotions.net.
Portland - Meet adoptable reptiles, including boas, pythons, geckos, bearded dragons, tortoises, iganas and more. Show also features vendors, retail merchandise, non-profit organizations and veterinarians. Admission $10/adults; $5/kids 6-12. Event held at Columbia Conference Center in Portland Holiday Inn; details NWReptileExpos.com.
Portland - Where else can you mingle with famous artists and authors while meeting a Great Horned Owl and a Peregrine Falcon? The Northwest’s premier show and sale of nature-related art and books also features food & drink, music, auctions, and more. Event held at Montgomery Park - Benefits the Audubon Society of Portland. Details WildArtsFestival.org.
Portland - Where else can you mingle with famous artists and authors while meeting a Great Horned Owl and a Peregrine Falcon? The Northwest’s premier show and sale of nature-related art and books also features food & drink, music, auctions, and more. Event held at Montgomery Park - Benefits the Audubon Society of Portland. Cont., Sun., Nov. 19 11-5pm. Details WildArtsFestival.org.
Camas - Bring your furry friend to downtown Camas for fun, live music, contests, Mardi-Gras parade, ball pit filled with doggy treats, southern food, lots of laughs and much more! Well-behaved, leashed pets only. Details Downtown Camas First Friday's Facebook page.
Salem - 1st annual family-friendly event at the Oregon State Fairgrounds celebrates our furry feline friends with videos, musical performances, comedy show, costume contests, cat-themed attractions, kid's area, vendors, and a whole lot more. $20/adults; $10/12 & under. 20% of ticket sales benefit OHS. Details OregonCatVideoFestival.com.
Portland, OR - Great shopping for a great cause. Biggest fundraiser of the year for House of Dreams No Kill Shelter features handmade gifts for pets and their people, silent auction, and raffle for great prizes. 100% of the profit go to House of Dreams No Kill Shelter. At Taborspace; details KittyDreams.org.
Celebrate fall and the wildlife that make the refuge their home at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Family-friendly activities include tours, workshops, canoe/kayak trips, demos, bluegrass music, bird shows and more. Most activities are free; Cont., Sun., Oct. 2. Details RidgefieldFriends.org.
Hundreds of dog lovers will gather for 8th annual festival featuring local businesses, games, contests, demos, kid's activities, pet parade, and more. Well-behaved dogs, cats and their humans are welcome! Proceeds supports Tillamook Animal Shelter and Animal Haven by the Sea. Details Muttzanita.com.
Whether yours is a dog, cat, ferret or parrot, this annual celebration at Lively Park in Springfield, OR is all about them. Vendors, pet resources, specialists, demos, photo ops, prize drawings, Spot's Willamette Valley Cover Model Search, and more. Free; details Willamalane.org.
Enjoy the fall season with food & drinks, music, pet-related exhibitors, photo booth, demos, dog-friendly obstacle course and more. Event is part of the Sandy/Boring Corn Cross Cyclocross and is a fundraiser for local dog parks and Fences for Fido. Free admission; donations welcome. Details CityofSandy.com.