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 info@spotmagazine.net.

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.  

2012 Westie Walk

The wonderful thing about Westies is Westies are wonderful pups.  They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pounchy...fun, 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 FamilyDogsNewLife.org.

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 WCGHumaneSociety.org

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! 

2012 Doggie Dash

Absolutely gorgeous weather for downtown Portland's biggest party...for the dogs.   We don't have the exact numbers at this time but it's estimated there were over 4,000 happy pooches walking and running to support the Oregon Humane Society.  It was busy, busy, busy at the Spot booth but we had a lot of fun meeting old friends and making new...both 2 and 4 legged!  


2012 Walk for the Animals

The Walk for the Animals benefiting the Humane Society for Southwest Washington was a great event to kick off the 2012 pet event season!   A bunch of folks and their animals came out to share the morning including a smooching pooch, boogie board bassets, a couple cat sightings, a miniature horse, a soccer playing pup and a ferret that loves Spot.  Plus, it didn't rain and who doesn't love that!

PAW Team Open House

Just a few snapshots of the warm and cozy evening for the PAW Team Open House. A good time was had by all. Thanks for having us, PAW Team...you guys rock!