Dogtoberfest, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital’s annual bash including the “biggest dogwash in Portland,” is happening Sept. 21, 11-5, at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne, which has partnered in the event for 19 years. Streets surrounding the pub are closed for the day to make way for good clean fun, including suds, bubbles, music, food and festivities. Each year more than 100 volunteers wash, dry, and wrangle hundreds of dogs while their owners enjoy live music (on stage starting at 11, 1 and 3) and refreshments a la Lucky Lab. In addition, pet- and human-friendly vendors line the streets with goodies, demos and resources. Admission is free; a $10 donation/dog wash is requested.
Dogtoberfest supports the DoveLewis Blood Bank, which has more than 100 active dog donors. Called Superheroes, donors are always looking for friends to join the cause, as it’s definitely the more the merrier when the subject is vital blood supply for injured or ill animals in need. To learn more about the program or whether your dog can donate and join Superhero ranks, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-255-5920.