Dog Events for August 20-21

Better late than never.

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day – Saturday, August 20th

Today is the Responsible Dog Ownership Day at the Beaverton Petco. I completely forgot this was happening until we went in today to pick up some dog and cat food and there were food reps throughout the store. I picked up our usual Natural Balance cat and dog food as well as lots of samples of other flavors of Natural Balance and even some dog treats. When I checked out I was given a gift back of dog treats, pamphlets, and a tennis ball.

Also happening today

Dove Lewis Multnomah Days Dog Wash – Saturday, August 20th

Held at the Lucky Lab Public House on Capitol Hwy in Multnomah Village, this dog wash (10 am – 2 pm) benefits Dove Lewis.

And tomorrow

Dog Days of Summer Happy Hour – Sunday, August 21st

This event is held at Farmington Gardens on Farmington Rd. west of Beaverton. It’s a fundraiser the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals. (2 pm – 5 pm)

Jake’s Dog Days of Summer Dining Out Event – Sunday, August 21st

Have you always wanted to take your dog to a nice restaurant. Here’s your chance. At Jake’s Dog Days of Summer event you can dine with your dog at Jake’s Famous Crawfish on SW 12th in Portland. You need to make reservations. This is also a fundraiser for Dove Lewis. Check out the link for details.

Anyone know of anything I’ve missed?

Visit to the Lucky Lab

Portland, as a whole, is pretty dog friendly, but it’s still challenging to find places to go and things to do during the winter with the dog. We could take Kendall to one of the many dog parks in the area, but that means a trip to the self-serve dog wash afterward – something we don’t always want to do. On Sunday we were looking for something to do to get us and Kendall out of the house. I had a haircut scheduled on the east side, so we packed up Kendall and her stuff and headed out to the Lucky Lab Brew Pub on SE Hawthorne. They have a covered area that’s partially enclosed outside and it has heaters. It’s a great place to go have a good beer, a bite to eat, and take your dog along during these wet winter months. Their other locations are dog friendly, too, but this is the driest and warmest of the bunch during the rainy season.

When we got there, there was only one other dog there.

I think this was Porter

Then, a big 1 yr old Saint Bernard came to join the party. His name was Griswald. You sure didn’t want to be in the way of his slobber when he shook his head. He is a really sweet dog.

The dogs all got along really well.

Kendall wanted those treats up on the table

A little later a few more dogs showed up to join the party.

All in all, it was a great way to spend the afternoon.