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Portland's Biggest Fundraiser for Pets and People Celebrates 30 Years! 
Welcome to the 30th Annual Doggie Dash! Dashers are encouraged to celebrate thirty years of helping pets by coming to this year's event in their finest 1987 attire: bright colored sunglasses, bangles, leg warmers, big earrings and velour tennis outfits will be right in style. 

This year's Doggie Dash fundraising goal is $675,000. 100% of funds raised by Dashers goes to help the animals! When you register, you'll get a personal webpage that you can customize and share to help the shelter pets. It's as easy as saying "pets need your help."

The walk/run itself is open to everyone, with or without a dog. You can choose from two different courses through beautiful downtown Portland, and enjoy dog-watching and mingling with more than 3,500 dogs who attend with their people. We hope to see you there on May 13!  

Location & Registration 

Doggie Dash is held every year at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. All event-day activities will take place on May 13, 2017.

The registration tent handles both day-of registration and, if you pre-registered online, race bib pick-up. The registration tent opens at 7:30 am on May 13. Registration is $40 if you wait to register at Doggie Dash on May 13. 

Registration includes a pancake breakfast, mimosa or other beverage, beer and spirits tasting, free entry into canine contests, and more. Before and after the fun run/walk around car-free downtown Portland, you can enjoy the pet festival featuring photo booths, games, canine contests, vendor booths, food carts and more. 

Starting Times & Routes

Run/walk “waves” begin departure at 9 am, and the pet festival events run from 7:30 am-1 pmVendor booths and demonstration areas will stretch along the park from Pine St. to the Morrison Bridge. Participants who have raised funds can pick up their thank-your prizes from 10 am-noon at the Prize/Registration Tent.

Find more details and route maps on our website here » 


Advance Race Bib & Shirt Pick-up

We suggest you pick up your registration bib in advance at one of the below pick-up locations to avoid waiting in line at the event on May 13. If you can’t pick up in advance or you are registering the day of the event, please arrive at the registration tent no later than 8:30 am on May 13.

Monday, May 8, 11 am–7 pm
Oregon Humane Society, AMLC Lobby

Tuesday, May 9, 11 am–7 pm
Old Spaghetti Factory, 715 SW Bancroft St, Portland

As a thank you for your Doggie Dash support, Old Spaghetti Factory will give out certificates for a “Buy one, get one free dinner” to participants who pick up from this location.

Thursday, May 11, 4–7 pm
iHeartMedia, 13333 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard, OR


Prizes & Fundraising 

Dashers earn great prizes for fundraising, in addition to the knowledge they are helping pets in need. Details here »

Find tips, ideas, and download posters, graphics and more to help kickstart your fundraising here »

Sponsors & Vendors 

OHS could not host Doggie Dash without the support of our generous sponsors. Contact OHS to become a sponsor of this event »

The pet festival that takes over Waterfront Park is a big part of the Doggie Dash! Each year Dashers enjoy all sorts of pet-friendly vendors, local pet supply booths, visiting veterinary hospitals and more. See more about participating vendors here »

Team Information

Teams are a great way to have fun, draw attention to a company or organization, and get people excited about Doggie Dash. And did we mention that 100% of the proceeds from your team’s fundraising will go to help the animals at OHS? Find our full Team Info page here or jump to a topic: