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 & 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 :)

And let's talk about the weather for a moment. 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 & that you don't mind dealing with the rain & 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 -


  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-

  2. omgosh, love this! such a fun/cute race! love your blog too miss!


  3. 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.

  4. omg i would have been in heaven!!! so many cute pups!


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