People in the Neighborhood

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Meet amazing members of the NW pet community...learn surprising tidbits...even hear them sing a little song!

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2015 NW Pet Fair presented by CVRC

It was a pet lover's dream weekend with endearing animals of every sort wherever you looked, friendly vendors were ready to share a smile, sweet adoptables to give a hug to, wonderful pieces of art to see, educational presentations, demos and fashion parades filled the stage, flyball action throughout the days, and free beer or wine when it was time to take a short breather.  

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society and make the 14th Annual NW Pet Fair presented by CVRC a fun success!

Here are a few shots throughout the weekend.  If you see an image that you would like a larger version of, email

2013 Dogtoberfest

Portland's biggest dog wash is always a blast and Spot is proud to be a sponsor of this great event!  This year, some of the pups were treated to a pre-soak from the random rain showers but that didn't put a damper on the festivities.  Live music, beer, food, and the company of dogs and dog lovers...what could be better!  Best of all...all proceeds supported the DoveLewis Blood Bank. Here is a sampling of some of the fun smiles from the day.  

Meet Your 2012 Portland Cover Models!

We had a blast meeting all the pooches and peeps at Spot's 5th annual Cover Model Search in Portland at Doggie Palooza in October.  Check out their beautiful portraits in a fun holiday theme, lovingly created by photographers Kelly Trindle of Stella Blue Photography and Victor Stevens.  Cover Model winner, Emma, was photographed by Lara Blair Images.  Thanks to all who participated, supporting PAW Team in the process.

Petober Pet Photo Contest

Petober, a fundraiser for Greenhill Humane Society is held every October.  This year, Bruce Berg of Bruce Berg Photography took these beautiful photos of all the participants featured here.  The winners were chosen by folks picking their favorite at a $1 a vote at the shelter.  The grand prize winner was Chloe at 52 votes.  

Visit Bruce Berg Photography at and Greenhill Humane Society at

Meet Your 2012 Willamette Valley Cover Models

Pets and their people entered Spot's Cover Model Search for the Willamette Valley at events all last spring and summer.  Winner, Angelique (randomly drawn), graces the October, 2012 cover.  All the beauties who entered are featured here.

2012 Dogtoberfest

Sunshine, wet dogs, happy peeps, lively music, food and suds...Dogtoberfest, Portland's biggest dog wash was a huge success!  More than $16,000 was raised and 473 dogs were washed during this favorite annual event which raises funds for the DoveLewis Blood Bank.  

Furry Funny Friends Photo Contest

Congratulations to winner, Sam in the Furry Funny Friends photo contest!  Sam and his person receive a one-year subscription to Spot, a cushy new bed from Bi-Mart and the uplifting book by Bella the Boxer, Secrets of a Working Dog.  

Feel free to check out the funny friends who entered and give them a thumbs-up if any one or all make you smile today!

2012 Westie Walk

The wonderful thing about Westies is Westies are wonderful pups.  They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy,, fun, fun, fun, FUN!  And hard to snap pictures of!  Over 200 of these constantly in motion little white pooches (and some of their friends) showed up for a beautiful morning visit and walk in the park to benefit the DoveLewis Velvet Assistance Fund

2012 For the Love of Dogs - Day in the Park

Celebrating our 4-legged friends and supporting local rescue organization, Must Love Dogs NW, the 2nd Annual For the Love of Dogs - Day in the Park was the perfect dog day of summer in beautiful Esther Short park.  The dogs, the people, the music, the food, the atmosphere, it was like a mini-vacation day of fun!  Captured here are just a few of the furry friends who stopped by to say Hi, get a t.r.e.a.t., and mug for the camera.

2012 Stay Pet Pool Paw-tay

Who doesn't love a pool paw-tay?!  Spot and pups did at Stay Pet Hotel's 3rd Annual Pool Paw-tay to benefit

2012 Run for the Love of Dove

Beautiful blue sky morning for Run for the Love of Dove 5k run event!  724 humans registered for the race and more than 200 dogs hits the streets of NW Portland in support of the DoveLewis Stray Animal & Wildlife Program.  This is among one of Spot’s favorite events with excitement in the air and happy vibes everywhere! 

2012 Hike on the Dike

A little cool, a little grey, a little wet but a whole lot of fun.  Spot had a blast meeting the super friendly people of Washougal at the 4th Annual Hike at the Dike event to raise money for the dogs and cats that need homes and care at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.  If you are thinking about adopting a pet or feel like volunteering, this is an awesome place to do it!  Visit

2012 Pug Crawl

Over 1,000 people accompanied by several hundred pugs (& friends) celebrated the Pug Crawl on the streets outside MacTarnahan's Taproom in Northwest Portland. The event raised approximately $7,500 for the pets at Oregon Humane Society.  With it being an election year, this year's theme was "A Better Pug for a Better America".  Because the weather was slightly rainy, none of the pugs would sit on the wet ground for a photo moment but Spot was able to capture some adorable pug mugs that stopped by the booth to say Hi!