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Name: Roxy Age: 4 yrs Breed: Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback People: Robyn, Dave, McKenna, Jake, Jadyn Territory: Tualatin Sign: Aries Turn-ons: Being petted (once you start, don’t stop)! Water, water, water! The sprinkler, the neighbor’s pond, whatever. Kickin’ it on the back of the couch watching people go by. Handling things with my oh-socapable paws. Spooning. Turn-offs: Loud noises. On the cover: McKenna, 11, and Roxy of Tualatin Cover photo by: Brian McDonnell, BMAC Photograpny Cover design by: Lancea LaPorte

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A fireworks mishap with the kids made it easy for the family to miss Roxy’s frightened getaway.

. . . . In the news . . . . 5 Iron Mutt grand opening 6 Other Mothers in the news Founder receives Diamond Collar Award Rummage Sale to boost the effort 6 Update on Ellis, Portland’s cool cat contending on first-ever cat reality show 6 Tickets on sale for fun, fabulous Diamon Collar Awards 12 Abused puppy gets his happily-ever-after 12 OHS breaks ground on first of its kind medical &  learning center 12 From the bookshelf: new release features photos, tales from a dog’s point of view

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Pets in the Pearl

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The Humane Society of the US is calling animals lovers nationwide to participate in “The Pet Store Challenge,” a consumer action campaign the organization hopes will help put an end to the cruel practice of operating puppy mills.

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From the Publisher How things go

Jennifer McCammon

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must admit I was a little concerned at the start. When we started Spot almost a year ago, I somehow got the impression that the pet community was just a little ga-ga over animals in ways I couldn’t relate to. Thirty grand on a canine birthday party? Fine crystal food dishes? Recessed lighting tastefully illuminating high-end works of art — in the dog house? Tricky. While not exactly a farm girl, I was raised in the rural with animals aplenty — from rabbits to horses, ducks and chickens, goats, and of course, cats and dogs. I am an animal lover and advocate, but you’ll never find me renting a limo for my “baby’s special day.” I’ve always had animals as an adult, too. Currently we have six — an elkhound, three

mini doxies and two garden-variety kitties (one of whom has converted to canine himself). My smallest, 8-pound doxie Scout, had eight teeth pulled recently. It was a long day. Scout is epileptic, they say, based on her occasional tendency to wake up spacey, sometimes standing motionless staring at the wall. While not fragile, Scout’s constitution has always been dicey — compromised hearing, vision, etc. Also, in her first year we learned she couldn’t tolerate routine boosters —breaking out in huge hives that made her look like a little rock-headed dinosaur. The discovery was unnerving; it came out of nowhere, and at the time there was no way to tell whether the reaction would affect her heart or breathing. Off to DoveLewis we flew, and thankfully, all ended well. From then on, Scout’s file read, “DO NOT VACCINATE – EXEMPT.” With a model like Scout, any medical procedure is a little risky. And last month, here comes this dental thing. What started in her medical file as “mild plaque” in 2004 progressed to “moderate gum disease” in 2005 and “total nightmare” in 2006. Our friends at East Halsey Animal Hospital, who’ve long loved and cared for my furry ones, planned to go in, clean tooth by tooth, and, as necessary, extract. No telling whether one or many teeth would have to come out.

Mild concern turned to dread when they told me they were extremely concerned about Scout’s ability to endure the anesthesia. Tempted to skip the whole thing and let her teeth fall where they may, I knew we had to roll the dice and get this done — her mouth was in bad shape. I cried when I dropped her off that morning, not certain she’d be coming home again. But return she did. We all took a nap and, about 30 minutes after getting up, Scout was peppy and back to business as usual. The following day I even found her working a chew toy. I’ve never believed in taking extraordinary medical measures with my pets. With six, I want at all times to be prepared to do whatever needs done for not one, not two, but six. Of course they’d never all have a crisis at once, but two at a time could happen, especially as the older animals are getting. . . older.

When my nine-year-old elkhound Paxton was found to have terminal cancer a couple of years ago, her days were numbered not by me or extraordinary care, but by her comfort and quality of life. She would remain until she needed to go. And it was hell to let her go. But they told me it was time, and I believed them. Still do. So, with all that, here’s the moral of my little story. It turns out the pet community — which at first I ignorantly imagined to be a breed of animal fanatics of sorts — turned out to be people just like me. Real folks who simply love animals and are committed to providing them with the best possible quality of life. It’s a wonderful thing to open a book who’s cover you’d totally misjudged. . . and find the treasure inside. Serving pets and their people is good work, and we love and appreciate our part in it. Thanks for letting us do it! Yours,

Companion and working animals are important, beloved members of the family. Spot Magazine is the onestop resource for information, ideas, and events of interest to these animals and their people. Spot Magazine welcomes opinions and letters to the editor. To be considered for publication, letters should be signed and include the writer’s full name, address, and daytime telephone (for internal use only). Spot reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Mail to: Spot Magazine PO Box 16667 Portland OR 97292; Fax to: 503-261-8945; e-mail to: publisher@spotmagazine.net. Opinions and ideas expressed by writers and/or advertisers herein are not necessarily endorsed by, or necessarily reflect, the opinions of Spot Magazine or Living Out Loud, Inc.

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Linda Caradine, founder of Other Mothers Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc, was recently awarded The Oregon Humane Society’s Diamond Collar Award. The awards

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Four-legged friend-friendly coffee shop celebrates grand opening

Iron Mutt Coffee Company at 530 SW 205th (at Baseline) in Beaverton celebrated its grand opening Thursday June 29, 6:30am-9pm. Festivities included coffee tastings, live entertainment, sample edibles, chats with experts, a raffle, pet photos for a buck, adoptions, door prizes, doggie treats & more. Proprietors Sean & Rachelle Daugherty have taken their two favorite things and combined them into one very unique offering — a place that encourages the coming together of coffee and companions. Prior to this venture, Sean was an agent for Farmers Insurance for seven years. While Rachelle continues to work as a Physician’s Recruiter for Providence she spends a great deal of time helping with the new endeavor. In creating Iron Mutt, Sean and Rachelle hope to make a positive impact in the community, including contributing proceeds of the shop to nonprofit animal organizations. Former foster pet parents through OFOSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals), the café’s namesake is Bailey, a 10-year-old “purebred mutt” the pair originally took in as a foster pet through OFOSA and eventually adopted. Bailey later required a titanium hip replacement, thus becoming the “Iron Mutt.” Distinctive pet-related offerings at Iron Mutt include a custom enclosed outdoor dog run/patio where both people and their pets can relax, pet treats and spoils available for purchase, a Brag Wall showcasing customer pets and promoting local fundraising events,

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recognize and honor animal and human heroes who have made a positive impact on the lives of others through their courage and compassion in the pursuit of animals’ well-being. A celebration and awards ceremony will be held July 22 in downtown Portland. For details or ticket information, visit oregonhumane.org or call 503-285-7722, ext 427.

Other Mothers hosts sale Other Mothers will hold a rummage sale to support the organization July 29 & 30, 10am-4pm, at 10907 SW 64th Ave (2 blocks off 99W at I-5). Stop by and explore the treasure — 100% of the proceeds will support the agency committed to rescuing injured and/or abandoned kittens, puppies and their mothers. Donations of quality or unusual items are still being accepted by the nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible. To learn more or to make a donation, call 503-452-0465. For more details about Other Mothers and how you can help, email Linda@othermothers.org or call 503-452-0465.

4th of July tips from Multnomah County “July 4th weekend is a great family holiday, but one that shouldn’t include your pet,” says

Multnomah County Animal Services Director Mike Oswald. “Pets and fireworks don’t mix.”  Every year, many pets are found by animal services officers or residents, lost and confused, because fireworks have frightened them. The following tips can help prevent pets from being lost: • Keep pets inside in a safe area, confined to the basement or bathroom. • Make sure if a pet is frightened it can’t run away. For example, dogs that normally won’t jump a fence might if badly frightened. • Don’t take pets to fireworks displays. Many owners have reported losing their pets at such events. • Make sure license tags are on pets to ensure their quick return. For more info or assistance with finding lost pets, visit the MCAS center in Troutdale, or www.multcopets.org.

If so, make a point to stop in at The Pearl Retriever, 526 NW 13th Ave, for a little browsing. The shop donates 10 percent of its pro-

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“Ellis” the cat flew to New York last month to compete with nine other felines in the first-ever reality show starring cats, Meow Mix House. A two-year-old tabby in the care of Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, Ellis was one of 10 cats nationwide chosen to compete. He’s already a winner, as he had to compete with countless other contenders to win his slot on the show, which housed the winning kitties together on Madison Avenue June 13-23. Viewers were able to follow the action online, and vote daily on who should remain. The feline with the fewest votes each day was evicted. Ellis the champ is keeping company with nothing but winners; they’ll all be adopted into permanent, loving homes at the show’s conclusion. The grand winner will become continued pg 12

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Rachel Wallace, coordinator of the event and Cat Adoption Team’s Marketing and Development Manager, says everyone is really excited about this inaugural event. “The response of businesses and corporations wanting to help homeless, neglected and injured animals in our community has been tremendous,” she says. “Z100 stepped up to be the Pets in The Pearl Title Sponsor, and they are accompanied by several wonderful presenting sponsors including Wells Fargo, Petsport USA, AVID, KPTV Fox 12, Rogue Brewery, Smooth Jazz, and Comcast.” Wallace has worked in the pet arena for four years, as a volunteer in event coordinating and

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fundraising. Spearheading events is a passion, and she’s earned a reputation for putting together great events such as Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals’ Bark in the Park Dog Walk & Pet Fair, American Heart Association’s Top Dog Challenge in San Antonio, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Bark in the Park Dog Walk in San Antonio. While the first annual Pets in the Pearl is first and foremost a fundraiser, there will be fun festivities for the whole family, especially the furry members. Festivities will begin at 10am, with emcee Kimberly Maus of FOX 12’s Good Day Oregon. continued pg 11

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The cul-de-sac was filled with neighbors and friends. Kids were running around, and small fireworks were being set off. Robyn Martin’s four-year-old son Jake careened with the rest, running through the area where smoke bombs were being lit. But instead of moving on quickly like the others, he stopped and inhaled deeply. Only a few feet away, Robyn didn’t realize Jake was in serious trouble. “Luckily my oldest daughter, McKenna, pushed him away, because he was paralyzed to the spot and not moving on his own. He came out of it walking silly, then he just dropped and his head bounced off the pavement. His mouth was filled with blood and I ran forward, grabbing him.” A fire truck and an ambulance were called, but since the paramedics said his injuries were not life-threatening, Martin drove him to the emergency room herself. Neighbors cleaned up the fireworks and locked up her home.

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In the midst of the melee, Roxy, the family’s three-year-old boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback, became frightened by all the noise and confusion and bolted. In the flurry of activity and upset, the family didn’t realize Roxy was gone until the next day.

“We were devastated; we’ve had Roxy since she was an eight-week-old puppy, and she’s an integrated family member,” said Martin. “We couldn’t replace her. She’s one of those dogs that family and friends adore.” Roxy is very much a family dog and had never before disappeared. “In fact,” says Martin, “in the summer she often lays on the back of the couch, with the door open, and just watches people go by outside.” Upon realizing Roxy was gone, the Martins immediately canvassed the neighborhood. “I was very sad and kind of panicky,” says 11year-old McKenna.

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she wasn’t listed. We were devastated. I felt that I needed to physically look at the dogs in back — not just check the listings. But Roxy just wasn’t there. It’s really tough; you’re looking at the long faces of your kids.” Robyn had had a microchip implanted under Roxy’s skin but she wasn’t sure if the dog was still alive or, if she was, that a stranger would take the time to drive her to a veterinarian to be scanned. Haunted, but not knowing what else to do, the family returned to their mini-van. “I didn’t understand the microchip process and had some questions,” says Martin. At that time I didn’t know you had to pay the company that supplies the chips to your doctor to register your dog and activate the databank service. There’s a registration fee and an annual fee. I’m sure the doctor gave me the information in the papers I received — it just didn’t connect and I never called to activate it.” Leaving the children, who were all crying, Robyn went back inside where a different clerk was manning the counter and busily answering calls from other worried owners looking for their lost pets. “The lady motioned for me to look at the list and I was kind of irritated because I had questions,” says Martin. Eventually, she did look down, and there at the top was an entry for a lost boxer mix found in Tualatin. “I just knew it was Roxy; it was the right type of dog and the right location.” What she soon discovered was that there were two lists — one for dogs physically at the shelter and another for animals found by people who were keeping them, waiting to see if anyone would claim them. “If I hadn’t gone back in it would have been a much longer process,” says Martin. “It had

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already been a three-day ordeal from the time of the fireworks.” A couple had found Roxy the evening of July 4th as they drove home. They could see traffic stopping, they said, for a dog caught in the middle of the street and unable, because of the cars, to cross to either side of the road. Distressed that no one was rescuing the stranded dog, they rolled up to her slowly and opened their door. Roxy jumped inside in about 2.2 seconds, Robyn recalls their saying. “Ever since Roxy ran away last year I can barely get her outside,” says Martin. “The kids couldn’t eat or sleep without having nightmares. . . we just couldn’t function and I never want to put Roxy or ourselves through that again.” Roxy’s story had a happy ending. The Martins got their beloved dog back. But other dogs, other cats, other families — aren’t as lucky. Unlike the local shelters that are closed on July 4th, the DoveLewis Emergency Hospital stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as they provide medical services for injured animals. On Independence Day they see more injured dogs than any other day of the year. “We’ve even had dogs brought in that jumped through plate glass windows,” says Tiffini Mueller, marketing specialist. Dogs are super-sensitive to noise and, “adrenaline makes it possible for them jump, dig or chew through fences,” says Mueller. “Often their paws and nails are raw and bleeding or their teeth are broken” upon being found. When dogs get freaked out and run away they are in a panic in an unfamiliar environ-

ment, making them a target for passing cars. Also, in this state they may become aggressive and attack a cat, or be more apt to bite. Cats can also get really spooked and run. “Sadly, there are also cases of teenagers seriously abusing cats in conjunction with fireworks,” says Mueller. Roxy’s family will be taking no chances this year. “You need to lock your dog inside and always keep an eye on them,” says McKenna. Because many people buy fireworks and set them off during the weeks before and after the fourth, Mueller suggests an extended timeframe for keeping your dog or cat indoors, depending on the level of firework activity in your area and your pet’s anxiety level.

Suggestions for making this a safe 4th of July

Keep dogs and cats confined in a small indoor room — preferably without windows, even if they are usually outdoor animals. Close drapes or cover windows with blankets to muffle noise and light. Play soothing music or run the television on low to help distract the animal. Whenever possible, stay home. Never take dogs to a professional fireworks display or neighborhood gathering. Close and secure animal doors; lock gates and check fences for weak spots or holes. Doors and windows in homes should be locked and, if you’re hosting a celebration, put your animals in a room where people will not be entering — a well-padded cage with favorite play toys and treats will add to their comfort and safety. If your pet is terrified of thunder and lightening, or has a history of being easily agitated continued pg 12

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National Humane Society calls animal lovers to action T

he Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is enlisting the help of animal lovers everywhere to participate in its Pet Store Challenge campaign, which is ultimately about putting an end to puppy mills. The campaign, running now through Sept 15, gives pet stores a chance to be honest about how and where they get their puppies. It also empowers consumers to make a difference in the lives of the millions of dogs who are victims of puppy mills. Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for companion animals for The HSUS and a leading puppy mill expert, says “Our goal is to stop puppy mills, the leading supplier of ‘inventory’ to pet stores. Pet

stores often deny that they get their dogs from mills. We want to give them a chance to come clean and prove it. By enlisting animal-loving consumers to help implement the challenge, we are giving people a chance to save animals, and hopefully put puppy mills out of business.�

to the consumer. Thousands of “breeder� dogs live a miserable existence in horrific conditions without hope of ever being part of a family.

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Most pet stores are adamant that they do not support puppy mills and that the dogs they sell are strictly from “reputable breeders.� However, many people who purchase a puppy from a pet store end up with a sick or dying animal. With a little digging, they often find their puppy was indeed from a mill. Those who happen to get a healthy dog sourced from a mill may be lucky, but it’s important to remember that their purchase helps perpetuate the process; every puppy mill dog purchased ensures that the industry continues to thrive.

Most puppies sold in pet stores come from mills — factory-like facilities churning out purebreds in large numbers. All about profit, puppy mills commonly disregard the dog’s physical and emotional needs and sound breeding practices. The result is often sick or dying puppies who suffer from genetic, mental and physical health problems not always immediately apparent

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Information can also be sent via email to: www.StopPuppyMills.com.

An accurate and fair pet store visit Be honest: Explain that you’re participating in The Pet Store Challenge, an effort designed to determine where pet stores get their puppies. Do not be confrontational; simply gather information. Claim of animal welfare groups fabricating problems are common. Be prepared: Have two copies of the form in case the owner/manager wants a copy. Bring a pen and fill it out/take notes while speaking with them to ensure accuracy of your facts. Be courteous: Don’t visit during peak hours. Go during slow times (meal times, midday) so staff can take time to chat. You may want to call the owner or manager ahead to arrange a time to talk about where they get their puppies. Be diligent: If the owner or manager refuses to take The Challenge, record any information you can (some questions require only a good look at the store) and return the form to The HSUS. Shain concludes, “The HSUS is sincerely grateful to any consumer who wants to take the time to collect this information. A short visit to a pet store and filling out a brief questionnaire can truly save animals’ lives. We are also very excited to give this opportunity to pet stores. We want them to prove that they do not support puppy mills.  The truth will be priceless.� For more information on puppy mills visit www.stoppuppymills.org. For details on adopting a dog, rescuing a purebred, finding a reputable breeder and more, visit www.PuppyBuyersGuide.com.

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Ongoing activities: • Pet adoptions • Free pet exams by Banfield, the Pet Hospital • Vaccine, microchipping, and licensing clinics • Games for both pets and people • Animal experts • Pet Mall full of merchandise, gifts & services • Kids activities – face painting and coloring • Raffles • Refreshments

Pet & costume contests, beginning at 11am, will celebrate winners in the following categories: • Most Creative/Innovative Pet Costume • Best Costume Duo — for most imaginatively dressed pet & owner • Most Vocal — for the pet that not only loves to bark & howl, but sing • Best Kisser — for once you’ll want your furry companion to plant a great big, sloppy wet kiss on you! • Best Stupid Pet Trick The top two winners of each category will receive medals. At 12:30, you can enjoy a “Vanity Fur” fashion show presented by local merchants featuring the latest in dog couture, including formal, casual & summer collections along with collars, leashes & carriers. Raffle tickets will be sold until 2, when drawings will be conducted. In addition to having a great time with other pets and their people, participants will be contributing to animal welfare in area communities.

Proceeds from Pets in the Pearl will improve the ability for Animal Aid and the Cat Adoption Team to rehabilitate and place homeless, neglected and injured animals into loving homes, continue to offer medical assistance and low-cost spay/neuter services to area residents who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets, and educate the community on the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. Registration/donation forms are now available online and at veterinary hospitals, doggie daycares/kennels, groomers, dog washes, pet stores and boutiques, and at sponsor locations. For more details about the event, visit www.petsinthepearl.info. To learn more about beneficiary organizations Animal Aid or CAT, visit www.AnimalAidPDX.org or www.CatAdoptionTeam.org.

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the Feline Vice President of Research and Development at Meow Mix. For the latest on Ellis & company’s fate, visit www.catadoption team.org.

Abused puppy finally finds happy ending A puppy seriously injured after being thrown from a car in May began a new, better life recently, as his adoption finalized through Multnomah County Animal Services, where he spent a month recovering. The four-month-old pitt-mix sustained severe injuries, including an eye so severely damaged it had to be removed. He has now fully recovered and gone to a new loving home. The dog’s abuser(s) has not yet been apprehended and the case remains under investigation by MCAS. In addition, The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved.  MCAS issued thanks to the public for its support for the puppy when his story went public. The agency maintains an Animal Care Trust Fund, which accepts tax-deductible donations for veterinary care of animals

rescued in neglect and abuse cases. To learn more, visit co.multnomah.or.us.

OHS breaks ground on new medical &  learning center The Oregon Humane Society broke ground last month for its new Animal Medical and Learning Center, the first of its kind in the nation. The Holman Center is named for Thomas W and Mary D Holman, who gave $1 million to the OHS for the facility, which will provide on-site care by a staff vet, faculty and students from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Scheduled for completion in early 2007, the 22,000 square-foot facility will adjoin the current OHS building, built in 2000, for a total of 68,000 square feet. OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon said that while a few other humane societies in the nation offer on-site care, none offers the around-the-clock medical care that will be available at the center.

Love dogs? Yes we do!

Life From a Dog’s Point of View is a new book chronicling photographer Reiji Kanemoto’s relationship with his dog Rufus. 12

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 The runaway success of John Grogan’s Marley and Me demonstrates how much Americans love dog tales, and anything dogrelated. Still, many abandoned dogs and other pets languish in shelters, waiting for an owner who may never come. In fact, there are millions of animals who need homes.  Kanemoto’s life changed forever when he brought home Rufus, an elderly golden retriever abandoned by its owners. A longtime professional photographer, Kanemoto discovered that Rufus provided a unique point of view and ultimately strapped a camera to his harness.  “It was a lot of fun and really opened my eyes as a photographer,” says Kanemoto. “It also turned into a journey of companionship and unforgettable memories that I will always carry with me.”  The result is a unique book of photographs, taken from Rufus’ point of view, as he and Kanemoto snapped pictures of anything and everything all over Los Angeles. The book, My Name is Rufus, I Am a Photographer: A Dog’s True Story (StudioTanimoto, 2006), is available now at booksellers, rufuscam.com and amazon.com.  The book tells Rufus’ story in pictures and is at turns funny, fascinating, touching and hopelessly charming.  Providing a rare view of the world from a dog’s perspective, the book chronicles trips to dog shows, dog parks, dog beaches, and pet cafés. Readers see how other dogs reacted to Rufus’ camera, and a sense of his predilection for the ladies. The book serves as Kanemoto’s tribute to his beloved dog and also as a photo journal of the bond between the photographer and his dog. While the photos are taken in the spirit of fun, the story also has a serious underlying theme. His experience with Rufus profoundly affected Kanemoto’s life and his outlook on the many abandoned dogs living in shelters all over the country. “The one thing he taught me was kindness,” says Kanemoto. “He made me realize there are so many abandoned pets like him, living in kennels, waiting for their guardians to come back.” Out of his inseparable relationship with Rufus, Kanemoto has dedicated himself to helping stray and abandoned pets. “Some of these pets find new people to care for them, but most don’t,” he says. “I hope to continue adopting these animals, and to try to find others who can as well.” A portion of book sales are going to the Golden Retriever Foundation, which rescues, rehabilitates and places Golden Retrievers. After five wonderful years with Kanemoto, Rufus died from natural causes. Kanemoto has since adopted Murphy, a stray Black Lab/Great Dane mix. It is his hope that Murphy will someday carry on Rufus’ work.

 

by fireworks, talk to your vet about a sedative. “Plan ahead,” says Mueller, who notes that Benadryl is sometimes an option. Know beforehand, though, how your pet reacts — for some Benadryl is a stimulant and not at all calming. Make sure your pet has current license and identification tags on his/her collar so if they become lost you can be easily reunited. Microchip implants are added insurance as collars and tags can come off.

What to do when pets are missing

Don’t delay hoping they will return — animals can run miles when terrified, and because they were spooked may not be able to find their way back home. Post flyers using a current photo. Large lettering is important so drivers can read it. Including a phrase such as ‘Child’s Dog/Cat’ or ‘Family pet’ may move strangers to extend greater effort in trying to contact you. Include phone number(s) where you will be and describe your animal, but omit a distinctive identifying feature. For example, if your dog has a small star-shaped scar on his/her ear, just say “star-shaped scar” to help screen out crank calls. Take copies of flyers to all veterinary offices in a ten-mile radius. Call the police. Be aware, though, that police and fire departments are heavily overworked on the 4th with human emergencies and may not be able to tell you if your dog was involved in an accident. Contact your county animal control agency as well as the Oregon Humane Society and visit shelters every day. Place an ad in the newspaper — some publish missing pet notices free of charge.

Other holiday hazards

Running away is not the only bad thing that can happen to pets, cautions Mueller. “Fireworks in shiny packages can look like an appetizing snack and, if eaten, can be poisonous. . . animals can also be burned from falling fireworks and sparklers.” Although infrequent, dogs may grab a lighted firework thinking it’s a toy. They can also get into meat left over from barbecuing that may have spoiled if not properly stored. Raw salmon, including those found dead on riverbanks, may be infested with parasites and can be life threatening. Not all bones are good for dogs. Dispose of chicken bones — and others that easily splinter and can lodge in the throat or intestines — in tightly-covered garbage cans.

Seat harnesses and leashes

Dogs are more apt to be travel companions during summer months, and local entrepreneur Sue Roake, owner of Be Bop USA in Gresham, wants them to be safe. “Because I’ve seen so many dogs with trachea, spinal or ‘windshield impact’ injuries that could have been prevented, I worked with eight veterinarians and orthopedic surgeons to develop a vehicular car restraint designed to fit at the breastbone, which is the strongest part of a dog,” says Roake. It’s heart-wrenching to watch people who have dogs with spinal and other trauma injuries discover months later, after spending lots of

money, that their dog is still in pain and they have to make the agonizing decision of whether or not to put their animal down,” she says. “The harnesses are very comfortable for dogs and it only take two seconds to put it in place and five seconds to secure the dog in it,” says Roake. The restraint comes in four sizes, fitting every breed from Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles to Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Better still, they allow dogs to stand, sit and lie down without getting

tangled. Roake says she hates to see animals in autos or trucks without restraints. The dogs are distracting to the driver and apt to be seriously hurt or killed in an accident. “One lady, whose dog had been riding on her lap since he was a puppy, had the tragic experience of being in an accident and having her dog literally crushed to death against her chest when her airbag inflated,” says Roake. Transporting dogs in a pen has both pros and cons, according to Roake. If the enclosure is not tied down it can become a missile, killing or injuring both passengers and animals. “Like children, the safest place for a dog to ride is in the middle back seat,” Roake explains. Her restraints are designed to be adaptable for both mini vans and trucks. Whatever the vehicle, air bags should be turned off. Roake also sells a number of leashes she developed, including one called a ‘Tender Lead,’ which is a a head-halter that applies gentle pressure on appropriate touch points and helps calm and relax dogs, making them excellent for use in training. Details on these and other safety products and classes available through Be Bop USA can be found at www.bebopusa.com. Whether puppies or older dogs, pets rely on their owners to keep them safe year-round, says Dr Becky Marks of Timberland Animal Clinic at 181st and Division in Portland. Marks advises: • Never let a child tie a dog to anything; young people can’t tie a good knot, and the dog can escape or end up wrapping the rope around the tree, or whatever they are tied to, and choke. • Kids who take the family dog for walks need to be taught to carry ‘poop bags’ and pick up the feces without touching it to avoid possible parasite infestation. • Dogs can develop a fear of hoses. Never have a water fight unless your dog is in the house or its kennel. • Dog food should be fresh, kept indoors, and food bowls should be emptied and washed frequently to prevent maggots. • Never leave a pet in a tool shed, car or other confined space that is not well ventilated — especially when the thermometer soars. • Dogs sunburn just like humans. If you’ve had them clipped recently, reintroduce them to the sun gradually. T-shirts provide some protection. If you have questions about your pet’s safety, call the Oregon Humane Society, your county’s animal shelter, or your veterinarian. Make it a happy, safe, and stress-less celebration for you and your four-footed family members and friends by taking a few precautions. And, like Roxy’s family, help educate others.


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CAT Adoption Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Shilo Inns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Multnomah County Animal Services . 7 Oregon Ferret Shelter . . . . . . . . . . . 13 PET FOOD / SUPPLIES Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals Bi-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 (OFOSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hillsboro Feed Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sellwood Dog Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BOARDING Snowfire Farm — distributor for healthy pet foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Airpet Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cascade Pet Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Solid Gold Northwest Holistic Products for Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cooper Mountain Kennels . . . . . . . . 11 The Dog Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PET SITTING Elizares Kennels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Kritter Kare of Portland . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Laurel Acres Kennels . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rock Creek Kennels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PHOTOGRAPHY / PORTRAITS BMAC Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pets by Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Bow Wow Doggie Daycare . . . . . . . . 7 RESTAURANT Daycare for Doggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Berlin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Dog Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Iron Mutt Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Muttley Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Auntie Tracy & Auntie Sally . . . . . . . . 4 The Dog Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Elizares Kennels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 K-9 Agility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 K-9 Behavior Company . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mt Hood Dog Campus . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Bi-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bowser Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lewis Creek Glassworks . . . . . . . . . 11 VETERINARIANS / VET HOSPI-

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Back on Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Canine Peak Performance . . . . . . . . . 8 Last Chance Ranch’s Calm Coat . . . . 8

Good Neighbor Veterinarians . . . . . . 2 Rose City Veterinary Hospital . . . . . 11

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Doodie Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 DoodyCalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Oops Poops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Pooper Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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DAYCARE FOREST PARK BED & BISCUIT Dog daycare, overnights & basic grooming while you wait or play. Private setting in NW PDX, close to Montgomery Park. Call Linda for details (503) 7689932 or (971) 570-3646.

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Boarding With a Personal Touch 24-hr care/playtime/walks/daycare. Call Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Elizares Kennels 503-658-2304

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BUCK’S ADVENTURE DOGS PET SERVICES Loving care for your entire animal family! Dog walks & in-home visits. Insured & bonded. 971-207-7127.

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aLL MONTH LONG • Adoptable Cats & Kittens at Gresham PetsMart 9am-9pm daily. Adoption counseling offered Tues-Sun noon-4pm. Details multcopets.org. • Adoptable kittens from the Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter at outreach locations including: Nature’s Pet stores at Orenco Station in Hillsboro and Murray Scholls Town Center in Beaverton. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets or 503-846-7041. • Adoption Outreach with Second Chance Companions at Cascade Park Petco, Vancouver. Outreaches held at various locations throughout the month. Info www.sccpets.com; 360-687-4569. • GOT ISSUES? Get your behavior questions answered free of charge by the friendly folks at OHS. Oregon Humane Society’s Free Pet Behavior Helpline is 503-416-2983. • Help OHS take homeless pets into the community to meet prospective new families. Call 503-285-7722 ext 204 to find out how you can get involved. Training sessions held monthly. • Kitten Foster Homes Needed. Cat Adoption Team is seeking foster families to care for mama cats & their kittens until they are old enough to be adopted. If you can open your home & heart to give a litter of kittens a loving start, call 503-9258903 or email contactus@catadoption team.org. • KITTY TALES/FOTOS WANTED: stories, photos on kitties adopted through CAT, Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, to be featured in CAT’s 2007 12-month calendar. CAT is seeking tales & photos reflecting the quirks of the cats we love so much. Submissions should be 500k or larger. Include cat’s name, age, when adopted from CAT, background if known, description of the quirk, name of photographer and anything else they should know. Email submissions to britta@catadoptionteam.org now through Aug 1. • LexiDog Playgroups. Sunday playgroups continue in the Pearl, beginning at 10am for dogs up to 12 lbs, at noon for dogs up to 30 lbs, and 1:30 for any size dog. Saturday Playgroups at the Macadam LexiDog are NOT happening over summer months. They will resume in September. • Meet the Beautiful Kitties in need of loving homes at CAT in Sherwood. Over 400 adorable kittens & cats are available for adoption through Cat Adoption Team at various locations. The Sherwood shelter is open 10-6 daily. Also, cats are on-site daily at PetSmart stores in Wilsonville, Clackamas, Hillsboro & Tigard, as well as Pet Loft. Or visit Petco in Tualatin & Tanasbourne 14

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on the 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturdays of the month. Details 503-925-8903 or www.catadoptionteam.org. • Puppy Playtime social event for puppies Sundays at 10am at Barka Lounge in Portland. Puppies 10-20 weeks play 1011am; over 20 weeks play 11-noon. RSVP required; call 503-236-3868 or visit barkalounge.com. To learn more about Puppy Playtime visit puppy-playtime.com. • Puppy Romp at Schroeder’s Den with Dr Kirsten Nielsen CPDT, 1pm Sundays at Schroeder’s Den Daycare for Dogs in Hillsboro. Open to vaccinated puppies 10 weeks-6 mos. Info www.schroedersden.com or 614-9899. • Read to the Dogs at Multnomah County Libraries. Youth improve their reading & social skills by reading aloud to DoveLewis therapy dogs. Contact your branch for info or to RSVP. • Volunteers Needed for the Pets in The Pearl. Positions offer volunteers an excellent opportunity to be in the heart of the action helping to raise funds for our community’s neglected, injured & homeless animals. For info on helping prior to or on event day, July 22, visit www.petsinthepearl.info or call 503-7014087. Pets in the Pearl is a benefit for Animal Aid Inc & the Cat Adoption Team. • Wheels for Whiskers. Win a new 2006 VW Beetle 2.5 Automatic. Support local homeless & injured cats & kittens by purchasing a raffle ticket (or two) today. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for $50 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the Cat Adoption Team shelter and onsite veterinary hospital. For info or your shot at the bug, visit www.catadoptionteam.org or call 503925-8903.

1 saturday

• Art in the Vineyard at Alton Baker Park in Eugene today through July 4 features sweet adoptable pets in need of loving homes. Details green-hill.org. 11am — Adoption Outreach featuring dogs & cats with Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4pm. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 11am — OHS Canine 101 (aka “Problem Pooch”) class at the Columbia Blvd facility. Ideal for anyone considering or beginning pet parenthood, or who just wants to understand why Fido does what he does. Facilitated discussions with Q & As for people (pets stay home). Admission is a suggested $10 donation; no need to RSVP. Info 503-285-7722 or oregonhumane.org. Offered again July 15. Noon — Oregon Humane Society Adoption Outreach at Tigard PetsMart. Noon — Show & Tell Saturdays at Animal Aid’s new location in SW Portland at 5335 SW 42nd Ave (south of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy) weekly

noon-4pm. Weekday visiting hours 11am-4pm. Details 503-292-6628 or animalaidpdx.org.

2 sunday

10am — Pet Licensing offered at Hayden Meadows Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; and Clackamas Petco 4-5pm. Details 503-988-7387. 11am — Adoption Outreach featuring dogs & cats with Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets.

2nd & 4th Saturday, 10-11:30am. Details www.catadoptionteam.org or 503-9258903. 11am —Adoption Outreach featuring dogs & cats with Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 11am — Animal Crackers at Albina Library. Music & stories with Anne-Louise Sterry. Noon — Adoption Outreach at Gresham Petco ‘til 3. Adoptable kittens & cats currently in foster care and in need of loving forever homes.

9 sunday

Noon — OHS Adoption Outreach at Wild Oats at 28th & Burnside in Portland.

5 wednesday

• Bark in the Park at PGE Park. Fourlegged family members welcome to the game. On tap: lots of fun activities for pets & people. Info/tickets www.pgepark.com/beavers/.

6:10am — KGW Featured Pet. See an adoptable pet during the weather report on the Channel 8 morning news show. 2pm — Animal Magnets Craft at SellwoodMoreland Library. 2pm — Pet Rocks at Hollywood Library. 7pm — ZooLaLa: Wild at Heart presented by Spirit Mountain Casino at the zoo. Oregon Zoo Foundation’s annual fundraising event features fine dining, dancing & entertainment under the stars. Info/RSVP 220-2492 or oregonzoo.org.

6 thursday

2:30pm — Raining Cats & Dogs with storyteller Sarah Stein at Capitol Hill Library in Portland.

7 friday

• LexiDog Annual Sidewalk Sale at all locations today through Sunday. 2pm — Wacky World of Animals with ventriloquist Steve Taylor at Fairview Park.

8 saturday

10am — Adoption Outreach at Lake Oswego Petco ‘til noon. Meet adoptable dogs in need of loving forever homes. Details 503-988-7387. 10am — Volunteer Training at CAT (Cat Adoption Team) in Sherwood every To submit items for consideration in the Furry FunPlanner, e-mail Publisher@Spotmagazine.net or FAX 503-261-8945

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8:30am — Take a hike! with the Oregon Nordic Club Portland Chapter at Memaloose Lake. The trail, a 4.6-mile roundtrip with an elevation gain of 1400 ft, is just 20 miles from Estacada, yet feels like being in the high Cascades. The first 1.3 miles is an easy hike through grand old-growth forest to a mountain lake in the woodsy cirque of an ancient glacier. A mile ahead is the former lookout site atop South Fork Mountain (4,853 ft), with a view encompassing mountains from Three Sisters to Rainier. To carpool, meet at the Gateway Transit Center at NE 99th & NE Pacific in Portland. Cost $3/ nonmembers. For details contact Janice Jenkins at jjenkdarcy@hotmail.com, or visit www.onc.org/pdx. The Oregon Nordic Club has year-round outdoor activities, with an emphasis on Nordic and backcountry skiing. The group also hikes, climbs, backpacks, bicycles and paddles through northwest forests, mountains and in town.  10am

— Pet Licensing offered at Gresham Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; at Clackamas Petco 4-5pm. Details 503-988-7387.

11am — Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Meet dogs & cats from the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter ‘til 4. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 1pm — Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Ferret’s Life For Me!, Cascade Ferret Network’s 5th annual Ferret Awareness Day at Oregon Humane Society in Portland, ‘til 5. The free event has a pirate theme, as anyone what lives with a ferret knows they make mighty fine pirates, as they love to pillage, pilfer & plunder, and are always pirating away with booty to stash in hidey holes. Ye be warned! Dead socks tell no tales! They knows how to dance a jig, and for them ferrets, one be good as grog. This here event is CFN’s main fundraiser of


the year, so bring your doubloons to buy a little treasure for yourself and your little furry pirates. On tap will be: an auction of unique ferret items, a ferret playpen, discounted vet exams, a pirate’s Booty Wheel, ferret health talks, a raffle, new & used supplies and a pirate-themed photo opp. Ferrets welcome, but should be fully vaccinated and arrive in secure carriers outfitted with food, water & bedding. Details cascadeferret.org, ferret@cascadeferret.org or 503-2310887.

11 tuesday

6pm — Volunteer Appreciation, Improving the Adoptability of Shelter Animals at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Details community@green-hill.org.

19 wednesday

10am — Artisans Market at Main & Park in downtown Portland. OHS adoption outreach on site.

20 thursday

6:10am — KGW Featured Pet. Meet the featured adoptable pet during the weather report on Channel 8’s morning news. 1:30pm — Border Collies International Performing Canine Team performs at North Portland Library.

15 saturday

9am — Summer Birdwatching at Smith & Bybee Wetlands. Info/RSVP 797-1715. 10am — Adoptable pets from Animal Aid ‘til 2 at Western Pet Supply, 6908 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy in Portland. 10am — Dog Adoption Outreach at Exclusive Pets in Gresham, 105 SW Second St ‘til noon. Details 503-9887387. 10am — Volunteer Orientation at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Details community@green-hill.org. 11am — Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Meet dogs & cats from the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter ‘til 4. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 11:30am — Foster Orientation at Greenhill Humane Society. Noon — OHS Adoption Outreach at Jantzen Beach Home Depot and Dog Star at 13th & Kearney in NW. 1pm — Adopt-a-Pet at Midland Library in SE Portland ‘til 3pm. Adoptable dogs & cats, information on MCAS services and volunteer opportunities, & children’s educational activities on responsible pet ownership. Details 503-988-7387.

16 sunday

10am — Pet Licensing offered at Hayden Meadows Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; at Clackamas Petco 4-5pm. Details 503-988-7387. 11am — Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Meet dogs & cats from the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 11am — Sidewalk Sale at Furever Pets, 1902 NE Broadway in Portland, ‘til 3. OHS adoption outreach on site. 2pm — First Aid & CPR class at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Details community@green-hill.org. 6pm — Meet the Featured Pet, in need of a loving forever home, on MCTV’s Rose City News.

2pm — Weave a Safari Animal at Milwaukie Ledding Library. Ages 6 & up.

11am — Annual Dachsie Picnic at Lewisville Park in the Dogwood Pavillion in Battle Ground Wash with the Dachshund Outreach Group. Highlights include games, a costume contest, free dessert, a T Touch Massage class. Bring lunch; soda & t-shirts will be available for sale. Come meet other dachsie lovers and have a great day. Details x.

10am — Pet Licensing at Hayden Meadows Petco ‘til 11:30; 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; & Clackamas Petco 4-5. Details 503-988-7387.

2pm — Pet Chat family program at Eugene Library. Tomorrow at Bethel branch.

25 tuesday

And the winner is...

The Oregon Humane Society has announced the top winners of its annual Fuzzy, Furry and Feathered Friends Photo Contest. The top 7 were chosen from over 1000 entries. The grand winner is “Nala” the cat (shown), by Kelly Fritz of Beaverton. To view all the winners, visit www.oregonhumane.org/ contest/PhotoContest2006.htm

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10am — Pets in the Pearl, a benefit for Animal Aid & Cat Adoption Team, at the Ecotrust Building in the Pearl District, 721 NW 9th Ave, ‘til 3pm. Fun activities for the whole family, especially the furry members! Highlights include pet adoptions, vaccine & microchipping clinics, animal experts, pet gifts & services, games, raffles, refreshments & more. Details petsinthepearl.info or 503701-4087. 2:30pm — Border Collies International Performing Canine Team at Capitol Hill Library. 6pm — Diamond Collar Hero Awards to honor local animal & human heroes at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland’s Pearl District. These first annual Oregon Humane Society awards recognize & honor animals who have acted to save a human or animal life in peril, performed services within the community with undying loyalty, or overcome incredible odds in order to survive. Winners will also include humans who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals, exhibiting courage & compassion in the pursuit of animal’s well-being. Spot congratulates of Other Mothers founder Linda Caradine! Details in Fetch, pg 6. Evening highlights: entertainment, cocktails & appetizers; attire is “tails optional.” A Patron Gathering will follow the event (tickets $225). For tickets ($65 general admission) or info, call 503-285-7722 ext 427 or visit oregonhumane.org.

booths, dog massages, nail painting, silent auction, OHS adoption outreach & more. Proceeds benefit OHS.

10am — Pet Licensing at Gresham Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2: 30; & Clackamas Petco 4-5. Details 503988-7387.

24 saturday

12 wednesday

3:30pm — The Bebop USA Miniature Horses perform at DeWitt Park, courtesy of Hillsdale Library in Portland. Meet mini stallion Legacy and his friends from BeBop.

23 sunday

7pm — Dogs on Parade to benefit the Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter. Walk your well-mannered dog around historic downtown in Hillsboro and then enter fun contests to win prizes. Hosted by Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace, the City of Hillsboro & Washington County. The parade starts at the Hillsboro Civic Center parking lot on Washington St between 1st & 2nd Aves. Entry $1 donation. Event includes outreach adoptions of shelter cats & dogs. Details 503-844-6685.

26 wednesday

2pm — Pet Chat family program at Sheldon Library in Eugene. Offered July 28 at the Eugene branch.

29 saturday

10am — Rummage Sale to Benefit Other Mothers Inc at 10907 SW 64th Avenue (2 blocks off 99 W at I-5). Continues 104 tomorrow. Lots of treasure to choose from, and all proceeds support Other Mothers, which rescues, cares for and places litters of puppies & kittens and their mothers recovering from delivering. Donations still being accepted; call 503-452-0465 for details or to make a donation. To learn more about OM, contact founder Linda Caradine at Linda@othermothers.org. 11am — Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Meet dogs & cats from the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets. 11am — Adoption Outreach at the Grocery Outlet, 2925 NW Division in Gresham, ‘til 2. Meet adoptable dogs, cats & kittens. Hot dogs being sold onsite to benefit Multnomah County Animal Services. 11am — Animal Tales from Around the World with storyteller Sarah Stein. 11am — Bashful Black Bears at Tillamook Forest Center. Details tillamookforest center.org. 1pm — Dog Day Afternoon at Forest Heights Village Center. A pet festival celebrating companion animals packed with activities including a pet parade, costume contest, dog wash, vendor

30 sunday

11am — Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetsMart ‘til 4. Meet dogs & cats from the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter. Details www.co.washington.or.us/pets.

31 monday

2pm — Pooch Patrol for grades 1-6 at Eugene Library. Kids meet the Eugene Police K-9 Unit, see their tricks & get acquainted.

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