Dove serves up banquet of fall fun


Calling all Westie fans, friends and lovers!  DoveLewis's annual Westie Walk is happening Sept. 11, 10am, at Wallace Park in NW Portland. Hundreds of "Westies" (West Highland Terriers) take their people out for a 1.5 mile jaunt and lots of attention.  Canine and human friends of Westies are all welcome. 

Tour de Lab hits the road

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Sept. 11 at 10am, hundreds of cyclists will take to the streets of Portland for the 3rd annual Tour de Lab, a bicycle tour of the four local Lucky Lab brew pubs, in support of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

The two route options include an 18-mile “Puppy” course that visits three pubs, or a 30-mile “Big Dog” hill climb challenge that visits four pubs.

Riders earn dog gear (collar, nose) at rest stops and enjoy human treats as they make their way to the finish line festival at the Dog Park at Lucky Lab Northwest (which includes an all-you-can-eat hot dog bar at the finish line).

And then there's...THE BIG ONE

Pack up the pooches and jump in for fun at Portland’s biggest dog wash Saturday Sept. 25, 11am-5pm, at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne - DoveLewis’s 16th annual Dogtoberfest celebration.


The popular annual event features live bands, a small street fair, services by celebrity dog washers, and more. For a suggested $10 donation per wash, DoveLewis will scrub and dry your pooch, alongside local celebrities doing the dirty work! Several radio and TV celebs have offered their time and elbow grease to soap ‘em up and spray ‘em down. While the pup gets his share of suds, so can his people... as well as lunch, live music and great company.

Sponsors will offer all kinds of cool stuff to browse or purchase, and the 2011 DoveLewis calendar will be unveiled during the festivities (never too early to start holiday shopping; the calendars make great gifts and 100% of proceeds benefit Dove). Dogtoberfest t-shirts do too, and there will be plenty on hand.

All proceeds from Dogtoberfest benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank, one of the largest volunteer-based blood banks in the nation, providing more than 600 transfusions a year.

The ideal canine donor candidate is:

  • Healthy
  • Between the ages of 1 and 6
  • Current on vaccines
  • Weighs at least 55 pounds
  • Has never had a transfusion or been pregnant
  • Easy-going

The folks at Dove call their donor dogs Superheroes because... they are! The gift they provide by fortifying the blood supply with their donations is simply the gift of life. More Superheroes are always needed and wanted. Advances in the science of blood typing in recent years means DoveLewis must “type” more dogs than ever in order to find as many qualified blood donor candidates as possible.

If you and your dog would like to make a difference in the lives of other local pets and their people, contact the DoveLewis Blood Bank for a typing appointment or get details during Dogtoberfest. Either way, come out and play! For more details about the day, visit To learn more about your champ becoming an official Superhero, contact or 971-255-5920.