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Paws on the Plaza for Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter

  • Downtown Hillsboro (map)

This is a family-friendly event to benefit the shelter and its services. Paws on the Plaza is at the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market on Main street.

Getting Here

The Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market fills three city blocks in Historic Downtown Hillsboro that are closed to auto traffic (Main Street from First to Third Avenues, and Second and Third Avenues between Main and Lincoln Streets).

There is a variety of street parking and lots and the market is easily accessible by MAX and bus.


We will offer a variety of activities:

  • Contests! These have been a popular feature of past events and we are looking forward to continuing them this year. The contests will start at 7:00 pm. These are fun for spectators as well as participants. Bring your dog and enter for a chance to win!

    • Best Costume

    • Best Trick

    • Best Owner/Dog Look Alike

    • Biggest Dog

    • Littlest Dog (over one year)

  • Raffle

  • Check Your Chip

  • Dog Licensing

Shelter Fundraising and Donations

Although Paws on the Plaza is free to attend, we hope that those who can give something to the animals will help support our work with a donation. We will have a variety of ways for people to give (including a raffle!) at the event. If you want to donate prizes or partner with us to fundraise for the animals on behalf of Paws on the Plaza, please

The Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market is a bustling outdoor festival with food vendors, produce stands, artisan vendors, classic cars, musical entertainment and more.


While the market is dog friendly and we would love to meet you and your pooch on the plaza, it is important that each owner makes an informed decision about whether their own dog will be comfortable at a crowded event with kids, other dogs, and unfamiliar people. For some dogs, it could be frightening, and others might feel overstimulated or defensive. If you are in doubt, leave your dog at home or be prepared to depart if they seem anxious or agitated.

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