Dogs' Day Of Summer

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Dogs' Day Of Summer
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The Portland Mercury and River Pig Saloon have teamed up to unleash the 3rd annual: Dogs' Day of Summer. Already the most anticipated dog racing event of the season, this pet-friendly street fair is sure to have the entire canine community hanging in balance.

The event is free for spectators! Race registration for your Wiener or Pug costs $20 in advance ($15 early bird) or $25 day-of. Head to the ticketing link to sign 'em up!

The day will feature:
- Wiener Takes All (benefitting the Oregon Dachshund Rescue)
- Pug O' War (Pug racing / not rope tugging, benefitting Pacific Pug Rescue)
- Paw Spa, for light bathing, grooming and nail clipping
- Who wore it better? An informal pet/owner (photo-booth) Look-a-Like contest
- Pet friendly block party and street vendors

Wiener Takes All will pit Portland-area Dachshunds against one another in 6 dog heats, to determine which Wiener tops them ALL. Similarly, the Pug O' War stands to vet out these sturdy wrinkle faced canines in a not-so-fierce feat of the will.

Brought to you by Wiggles & Wags Grooming, the Paw Spa activation is there to give your pet the pampering he or she so desperately deserves. Once freshened up, check out our friends at Oregon Photo-booth Rental, who will host an informal Pet/Owner Look-a-Like contest! Matching outfits? Sure! Similar mannerisms? Yes, please! Comparable eyes or facial structure? EVEN BETTER!

During the races, there will be pet-friendly vendors open for business on NW 13th Avenue (between Glisan and Hoyt), along with hot dogs, cold beverages and a few more surprises!

Special thanks to our PROUD partners:
- Mud Bay
- LexiDog Boutique & Social Club
- Whatif Creations
- Unleashed by Petco
- Tito's Handmade Vodka
- Rolling Rock
- Pyramid Brewing Company
- Omar Pleitez (pet friendly artist & dog auction raffle)
- Dawgonit foodtruck LLC

Event Schedule below (will vary slightly):
12:00pm - event opens (vendors & beer garden)
1:00pm - national anthem by Susanna Kang
- photo booth goes live
1:15pm - Wiener Takes All (dachshund racing event)
3:00pm - Intermission
3:30pm - Pug of War (pug racing
5:30pm - Winners Announced with possible Pug vs. Wiener showdown
6:00pm - All Dogs home safely
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By: Portland Mercury

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