Dog-friendly Events in Portland this Weekend

The weekend is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you’re looking for dog-friendly events to participate in with your favorite pup. I found a few things going on:

Saturday, June 11th – Yappy Days in Pacific City, O R

The Inn at Cape Kiwanda, Tillamook Animal Shelter, and United Paws are working together to present the 3rd Annual “Yappy Days” festival at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City on Saturday, June 11, 2011. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter and United Paws of Tillamook. Bring the family & your pet to the beach and enjoy a day filled with a pet talent and fashion show, pet musical chairs, games, grooming demonstrations, pet photos, doggie wash and much more. Purchase raffle tickets for a fishing trip, surf package, doggie gift basket and other fun, interesting items. Registration is $20 per family, and there is no limit on the number of pets you bring with you.

Sunday, June 12th – DoveLewis Run for the Love of Dove in Portland

9a to 12p
Admission: : $40 with a race shirt or $30 without a race shirt

Benefiting: DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Lace up those running shoes and get prepared to pound the pavement in support of DoveLewis! The beloved Run for the Love of Dove returns this year as a timed 5K run/walk. Runners, both human and canine, at all experience levels are invited to join the fun. There will even be a 1/2K puppy run for the kids! Lucky Lab in Northwest Portland will serve as both the start and finish line. Post-race festivities include food, drink, entertainment and a silly pet tricks contest!

Sunday, June 12th – Milk Carton Boat Races, West Moreland

This event starts at 11 am at the casting pond in West Moreland. I’ve never had the chance to see this, but I’ve always wanted to go. You can’t participate with your pet, but it might be fun to bring him along.

What are you up to with your pup this weekend?

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