Portland - Fun, interactive class at Milagros Boutique provides children (and their parents) necessary tools to be safe around familiar or strange dogs while teaching them how to create a positive friendship based on love and respect. $15/child 3-10, free/parents. Limited space; RSVP required. Details HelpingPawsNW.com.
Tigard - Join Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals at Fido’s the World’s First Dog Tap House and celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Meet adoptable dogs, eat, drink, mingle, and maybe find your next best friend. Details OFOSA.org.
Portland - Susi B Davis sketches your pet and gives expert instruction on painting it. No experience necessary. Register in advance at the store or by calling 503-841-5410. Benefits Project POOCH. Event held at Hip Hound; details HipHoundShop.com.
Portland - Enjoy a gentle yoga class with a feline flavor at Purrington's Cat Lounge. All levels invited for an hour-long class that will warm your heart & spirit. Please arrive a few minutes early; following class you can hang out with the cats! Every Sunday - $20/person; register at PurringtonsCatLounge.com.
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.
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.
Springfield - Whether yours is a dog, cat, ferret or parrot, this annual celebration is all about them. Vendors, pet resources, educational resources, demos, photo ops, prize drawings, and more. Free; event held at Lively Park; details Willamalane.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.