Portland Area Dog Events for 8/27 – 8/28

Summer is winding down, but there’s no lack of dog-related events happening this weekend. Check out these fun things to do.

5th Annual Great Danes of Summer – Saturday, August 27th

Held from 10 am to 4 pm at the North Clackamas Dog Park in Milwaukie, OR, this event includes speakers, food, and fun play for the dogs.

Dogust Day – Saturday, August 27th

This event takes place 11 am – 4 pm at Gabriel Park in SW Portland. Check out their Facebook page to see all of the events and vendors.

5th Annual Ride for the Paws – Sunday, August 28th

This is a half-day motorcycle ride though spectacular Northwest scenery. All proceeds from the ride benefit the animals at the Oregon Humane Society. First bike out is 9 am. The ride finishes at the Oregon Humane Society with ice cream in the rose garden.

Dogs for Dogs – A Benefit for the Hillsboro Dog Association – Sunday, August 28th

Held at Whole Foods in Tanasbourne from 11 am to 2 pm, this fun event benefits the Hillsboro Dog Association, featuring: BBQ plates with hot dogs, chips, and a drink for $5.00, and all proceeds will benefit the HDA; A dog wash put on by HDA volunteers- small dogs $5.00 and big dogs $10.00 (includes shampoo, rinse, towel-dry, and brush-out). Walk-ins welcome, but we recommend making a reservation (Whole Foods Market, customer service, 503-645-9200, ext. 602); Pet friendly vendor samples from Zukes, Halo, and Castor & Pollux for your pet to enjoy! A gift basket raffle of doggie-themed goodies to benefit the HDA; And booths representing Dove Lewis, Good Neighbor Vet, Bonnie Hayes, Many Paws Kennel, and Frontier Veterinary Hospital.

Golden Bond Annual Summer Picnic – Sunday, August 28th

This annual picnic will be held at Willamette Mission State Park, 11 am to 4 pm, in the Mission Lake A picnic area. If you have a Golden Retriever or just love Goldens, this is the place to be on Sunday.

From the Golden Bond Rescue web site

I’m sure we’ll be out and about at one or more of these fun activities this weekend. I’m headed to a Food and Wine Bloggers Meetup at Kramer Vineyards on Saturday evening. I know, I’m neither a food blogger nor a wine blogger, but I met the ladies at Kramer Vineyards during the Canines Uncorked event, and they asked me to come. I can’t wait to blog about it next week.

What are you doing this weekend?