Portland - Theme of this year’s Pug-O-Ween is ‘Pug-a-con’. Enjoy costume contests, spaghetti dinner, photo ops, meet & greets with the creator of Puglie Pug, and more. Event held at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion; tickets & details PacificPugRescue.org/Pugoween.
Ridgefield - Family-friendly activities include tours, workshops, canoe/kayak trips, demos, bluegrass music, bird shows and more. Most activities are free. Events held at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Cont. through Sun., Oct 7. Details RidgefieldFriends.org.
Corvallis - All breeds including mixes welcome in Obedience, Rally, and Canine Good Citizenship Testing. Meet the breeds, educational resources and raffles. event held at Benton County Fairgrounds; details ChintiminiKennelClub.com.
Albany - Boot stompin’ good time at Albany Boys & Girls Club during annual fundraiser for SafeHaven Humane Society featuring western-themed dinner, live & silent auctions, raffles, and more. Tickets/details SafeHavenHumane.org.
Tigard - Eat. Drink. Adopt. and bring your dirty pup for a good dog wash at Fido’s World’s First Dog Tap House. Food & drink, vendors, and sno-cones for kids. Proceeds from dog wash benefit One Tail At A Time. Details Fido’s Facebook page.
Portland - Pack up the dirty pooches for Portland’s biggest dog wash! DoveLewis volunteers wash and dry your pups for suggested donation. Nail trims available. Live music, food, beverages and pet-related vendors to benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank. Event held at Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne; details DoveLewis.org.
Gather and walk to bring awareness to breed specific legislation. Walk begins in the Salmon Street Springs. Details Portland Pit Bull Parade’s Facebook page.
Everyone attending Bully Walks please remember our very basic and simple rules:
NO FACING OFF.
NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES.
RED BANDANNAS FOR ‘DOG SENSITIVE’ DOGS: Dogs known or believed to be anxious when around other dogs are to wear a red bandanna to let others know to respect your dogs space.
PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.
Vancouver - It’s a wet and wild time when dogs take to the outside pools at Lake Shore Athletic Club for the animals at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. No human swimmers allowed; volunteers on site. Details SouthwestHumane.org.
Portland - Best Friends Animal Society’s annual event includes leisurely morning walk & timed run to raise money for local shelters and homeless pets. Family-friendly festival includes vendors, food trucks and lots of fun activities. Event held at Willamette Park - Registration fees vary; details StrutYourMutt.org.
Portland - Enjoy food and beverage of your heart's desire with your favorite llama: ROJO! Family friendly & low key, great opportunity to hang out in Rojo's presence while kicking off your weekend. Event held at Carlandia; details Rojo the Llama's Facebook page.
Tigard - Paint, sip, rescue! Enjoy wine, light appetizers and partake in fun evening of art for the animals at Animal Aid. Step-by-step painting instruction at Vine Gogh Artist Bar. 10% of ticket prices donated. Details/register VineGogh.com.
Tualatin - Stop by with your four-legged friends at Stickmen Brewing Co. for annual dog wash event. Enjoy delicious pizza & beer, participate in cool raffles while your pup gets squeaky clean with plenty of treats for being so good. 10% of food/drink/raffles sales go to Project POOCH as well as all of the dog wash sales. Nail trims/ear cleaning offered 1-4 only. Details POOCH.org.