Doggie Dash

This past Saturday we took part in the Doggie Dash, a fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society. Over 4,000 dogs were at the event. It started downtown on the waterfront, took us on a path over the Hawthorne bridge, to the east bank esplanade, over the Steele Bridge and then back to the waterfront; a walk totaling 2.5 miles. It was so much fun for a crazy dog lady such as myself to be surrounded by so many dogs. Our little pup did exceptionally well and kept pace the entire time. We we’re kinda worried because of her short little legs, but she was a trooper. She even looked like she enjoyed it! We made sure to give her a few extra treats afterwards.
The weather on Saturday was perfect, not a cloud in the sky. It was one of those days that make living in Portland so worthwhile. It was one of those days that make Portland my perfect city and that you don’t mind dealing with the rain and the gloom in the winter because this day was perfect. I think Portlanders really appreciate a good weather day more than anyone else. Because when it’s nice outside, you better believe we take full advantage of it.
– Photos © Holly Carman –

5 thoughts on “Doggie Dash

  1. That is a lot of dogs! What a super great cause! A few weekends ago we almost brought home a greyhound from an animal rescue. =/ We rescued 2 kittens in 2009 so maybe we will get a dog soon! xoxo A-

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  2. I saw people starting to arrive as I was going on my Saturday morning run. Good thing I went early or I would have had problems running on the waterfront! It looks like it was fun! What a great cause.

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