Dogtoberfest — 17 Years of Music, Bubbles and Brew

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The September event roster traditionally boasts numerous Oktoberfest celebrations.  A perennial favorite for animal lovers is DOGtoberfest, a street festival featuring live bands, brew, and the fun of Portland’s biggest dog wash, all in the streets around the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, at 915 SE Hawthorne in Portland.  The fun runs 11am-5pm Saturday, Sept. 24; all proceeds benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank, one of the largest volunteer-based blood banks in the nation.

All dirty dawgs are welcome to come to the celebration, and for just $10 cool off or get squeaky clean, at the hands of DoveLewis crew.  If you look closely, you’ll local celebrities lending a hand with the dirty work.  Companion festivities include a street fair complete with local human and pet vendors (including Spot), live bands, and late summer bites and beverages.

About Dove’s blood bank

Frequently, injured or sick animals require blood transfusions as part of their treatment.  DoveLewis provides blood products to veterinarians across the Portland Metro area, and throughout the state.  Dove’s blood bank can provide 600 blood transfusions each year, thanks to its heroic donor dogs.  Canine blood donors make it possible for animals in need to receive critical transfusions when needed.  Because of the lifesaving gift blood donors provide, the folks at Dove call them Superheroes.

Is your dog a Superhero?

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Despite being one of the largest programs of its kind, the DoveLewis Blood Bank is always seeking more dogs to join its program.  The ideal candidate is:  healthy, easygoing and at least 55 pounds, age one to six years, current on vaccines, and has never had a transfusion or been pregnant.  

To learn more about DoveLewis’s Blood Bank or to schedule an appointment, email or call 971-255-5920.  Or chat with the Jill Greene, the blood bank program director, at Dogtoberfest!  For more details, visit