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Re-homing Spot Magazine Vol. 13 • No.1

February / March 2019

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appy New Year Spot family! 2018 was a time of exciting change for the Spot pack including a re-homing with a new “Mama” … me! I am enthusiastically looking forward to connecting with all of the wonderful fans of Spot, its business partners and the animal welfare community and will always strive to be a good steward of its future with all of your help and support! Like many of you, my love for animals began in childhood and has included many cats of unusual name (Spyder, Rush, Wynton) and personalityfilled rescue dogs since 2004. This passion for animals has led me to animal welfare volunteering and support over the years for shelters, rescue groups and Disaster Animal Response Teams. I was blessed to have broad exposure to animal welfare groups throughout the US while working with a wonderful small NYC based team at ResQwalk (pronounced rescue), an app since donated to Best Friends Animal Society. As a hobby photographer, I regularly contributed to the former Prineville Territory Magazine and have photos published in The Rescued Dog Problem Solver by Tracy Libby. My proudest accomplishment to date (keep an eye on Spot!) is a 2013 video of a moving Pitbull survival story that took a 3rd place prize through Ellen DeGeneres’ Holiday Wishes Campaign. This resulted in a $25k donation to BrightSide Animal Center in Central Oregon! If you like a story with a happy ending, check it out at https://vimeo.com/120946591 As an animal lover and animal welfare supporter with a diverse background, I couldn’t let Spot go! So, in addition to our three rescue dogs (Charity, Feather and Monty), we adopted a 4th … Spot!  Jennifer has been a huge support over the past couple months working together with us behind the scenes for the love of Spot and we are grateful for your patience during this time of transition.

I can’t end this without expressing huge gratitude for the support, guidance, listening, encouragement and kindness experienced along this journey including (not limited to!) the following people: my darling hubby Joe, family Kevin, Marcie, Linda and Mom; most understanding and supportive employer ever-Dean; friends Diana, Cat, Shelly, Jan and Nancy; Attorney Sean Neary at Fitch Law Group; Spot support team Kristen, Jason and Angie; for the Team staying with Spot- Michelle, Rebecca, Megan and all of our friendly delivery people; the Spot business partners and everyday people expressing words of encouragement and support along the way! And most of all to the patient, experienced, magnetic, energetic, kind mentor and teacher Jennifer! It’s not goodbye, Jennifer, it’s “see you soon”  ∂ Thanks to you and Vonnie for leaving such a wonderful legacy in Spot. I’ve got HUGE shoes to fill!! Enough about me. Please share YOUR thoughts and ideas with us as we head into an exciting new year in the house of Spot. Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy 2019 filled with purrs and tail-waggin' fun! Please also remember to show some love to Spot advertisers and sponsors … for without them Spot would not exist!


Fetch World-Famous Oregon Kitten

Pets always change our lives for the better, but this Oregon kitten is changing lives far beyond his family’s. In October, Chuck Hawley was driving from his home in Silverton to his job in Salem when he saw a tiny kitten on the road. The kitten was covered in an industrial-type adhesive that kept his paws stuck to the asphalt. Hawley says he did what anyone would do — he freed the kitten from the pavement and took him to a veterinarian. But when the news media picked up the story, the entire world fell in love with the spunky gray tabby and his inspiring rescue. Now, Sticky is a permanent Silverton resident and a worldwide viral sensation. Visit the Spot website to see a video of Sticky at home, read about the worldwide movement of kindness he’s inspired, and see photos of Spot’s visit to Sticky’s house. http://spotmagazine.net/news/2019/1/3/tiny-rescued-kitten-inspiresworldwide-kindness

Iowa Boy Delights with “I’ve Pet That Dog” 10-year-old Gideon has 177,000 Twitter followers and a global fan base for doing what any dog-lover does anyway: he pets as many dogs as he can. On his Twitter feed @I’vePetThatDog, Gideon’s snapshots come with endearing tidbits about each new canine chum, such as “When Bubbie’s caregiver was deployed for the military, Bubbie missed him. Bubbie saw someone in uniform at a gas station and whimpered.” Now that Gideon has met nearly every dog in his community, he and his family sometimes drive 30-45 minutes in search of new friends to meet and pet. We all want to be Gideon. twitter.com/IvePetThatDog

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"Just this side of Heaven, there's a place called Rainbow Bridge"

Vonnie Harris passed peacefully October 29 in the care and company of loved ones. Vonnie’s love of animals infused nearly everything she did. She came to Spot 10 years ago, first delivering the magazine. After expressing an interest in writing, she proved to be truly gifted and her stories touched many readers. Eventually Vonnie learned the many skills needed to manage Spot’s social media, website and various administrative roles. In short, she became indispensable, and “the voice of Spot,” sharing her heart, wit and love of animals. She also became “the face of Spot,” managing events for years with Spot VIP, Angie. Together they loved, laughed and played with Spot’s friends – two- and four-legged — loving every minute. Vonnie also cared for families as a pet sitter and volunteered for organizations such as Fences for Fido. She and her sister Viki created and operated Jake & Max’s Boxes of Love, an annual provisions drive for senior pets. Vonnie, thank you for your immeasurable contributions of love, laughter, wit, and service to pets and their people. Your light continues to shine, and we will forever hold you in our hearts. Imagine the Celebration at the Rainbow Bridge. — The Spot Family

Portland Cat Basks in the Limelight as “Deep Thoughts by Andy”

PawPalooza 2019

Portland’s most-opinionated orange tabby posted on Instagram to celebrate her debut as a cover model on Spot’s October/November edition. She’s still amassing loyal followers and dispensing equal parts joy and snark from her SE Portland window. Andy’s human says she’s a bit of a diva who gobbles up the attention. Boost her ego and your funny bone by following her on Instagram @DeepThoughtsByAndy. If you missed Andy’s magazine debut, you can read it on our website. http://spotmagazine.net/news/rescued-feline-goes-viral-for-deepthoughts

Power Up with the K9 Ninja Warrior Roo Yori, the awe-inspiring athlete from TV’s American Ninja Warrior competition, is coming to Spot. Watch for our interview with him in the April/May edition, where he’ll share tips on the joys and hazards of athletic training with dogs. Meanwhile, you can find him on Facebook @RooYori.

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BENNINGTON PROPERTIES Robert Bennington of family-owned Bennington Properties in Central Oregon is a father of six, husband, businessman, and HUGE dog lover. He is proud of his family’s tradition of not only allowing dogs to their beautiful Sunriver vacation homes but welcoming them as treasured guests. Also a longtime partner business of Spot, Bennington Properties sponsors this 2019 BEST in the BIZ edition in support of the Top Dog Awards and to honor the pet-centric businesses in the NW voted by readers as best in their fields. With this sponsorship, the Benningtons celebrate their love of animals, and the fantastic NW businesses and professionals who serve pets and their people. Robert and the entire Bennington Family offer congratulations to all the Top Dogs this year!

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ANNOUNCING YOUR 2019 TOP DOG AWARD WINNERS! Not long ago, our NW pet-loving community cast over 2,000 votes for their favorite pet businesses and non-profit groups in more than 30 categories. The Top Dog Awards are entirely voter driven and meticulously recorded. We appreciate everyone’s participation in the voting and show of support for local pet businesses in our neighborhoods! Spot Magazine is pleased to present your Top Dog 1st Place winners complete with a profile sharing what they’re all about. You’ll also find listings of our 2nd and 3rd Place winners. Look for the Top Dog clings on the windows of winning businesses and be sure to applaud their victory!

Agility / Sports Programs TOP DOG

A Dog’s Best Friend (ADBF)

Owner: Jaime Ross 316 SE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver 4601 NE 78th Street, Ste 310, Vancouver 360-737-6439 • ADogsBFFDaycare.com | Est. 2011

Philosophy/Mission: A Dog’s Best Friend wants to cater to each dog’s body, mind and spirit. They offer multiple activities and services: stimulating supervised group play; enriched play engaging the dog both physically and mentally; Puppy Kindergarten for the much younger set; individual training focused on specific skills to enhance your best friend; OR individualized pampering in the grooming salon/spa.

Claim to fame: ADBF’s specialized team members are Dog Gurus educated, and they say that’s the single biggest reason for customer satisfaction. They create an individual bond with each dog to create the best experience possible — in all experiences — daycare, overnights, grooming or training.

Community Involvement: ADBF supports the community through a variety of projects that help improve the lives of pets and people.

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Paws Aquatics Canine Swim Center

Milwaukie, OR • 971-244-2227 • PawsAquatics.com Sit Means Sit

9425 SW Commerce Cir. Unit 18B, Wilsonville

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When you’re looking for the best of the best in all things pet, there’s nothing better than the referrals of your pet-loving friends! These pages celebrate the BEST pet businesses in the Northwest this year according to NW pet lovers. We also thank the businesses who made this year’s Top Dog Awards and 2019 Best in the Biz Directory possible. They are the heart and soul of Spot! Please check them out and show them some love!

Congratulations to all of 2019’s winners! Read on…

Animal Rescue Group Wigglin’ Home TOP Boxer Rescue DOG Founder: DeAnn King 909 S.E. Clark Ave., Battleground • 360-723-0219 WigglinHomeBoxerRescue.org | Est. 2016 Philosophy/Mission: The right Boxer. The right home. Loved forever. An all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, WHBR takes in dogs from all situations: neglected, homeless, owner surrendered (including military families unable to keep their beloved dogs due to their service to our country), or owner illness/ death. All adoption applicants are carefully screened to ensure each Boxer is placed with an appropriate forever family, thus coming full circle in completing our goal.

Product or Service: A volunteer created all-natural Maggies Gourmet Dog Treats. These all natural dog treats are sold to raise funds for medically fragile Boxers. Claim to Fame: WHBR earned GuideStar Platinum status for properly handling donations and measuring progress and results.

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Angels with Misplaced Wings

9101 SE Stanley, Portland 503-771-5596 • FamilyDogsNewLife.org

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Ruffwear Performance TOP Dog Gear DOG Proprietor: Patrick Kruse 2843 Lolo Drive, Bend • 888-783-3932 Ruffwear.com | Est. 1994 Mission: Ruffwear’s mission is

formance Dog Gear™ combines technology, quality, fit, function, and safety to facilitate its belief that every dog is an explorer.

Community Involvement: Through its Ruff Adventure Dog adoption program, Ruffwear covers the cost of adoption fees and travel expenses for newly adopted dogs from Best Friends Animal Society’s Kanab, Utah Sanctuary, as well as a new Ruffwear collar and leash to go home with. The program has placed over 50 dogs to date. As a member of The Conservation Alliance, Ruffwear works to ensure there are plenty of wild, open spaces for dogs and their humans to enjoy together.

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Hip Hound

Philosophy/Mission: To provide

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Offering unbundled services is

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Your Lawyers Online

Proprietor: Nicole Schaefer P.O. Box 91412, Portland • 971-322-9060 YourLawyersOnline.com | Est. 2018

convenient and low-cost legal services to the community.

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somewhat unusual in the legal profession, but it allows Your Lawyers Online to charge less and do everything online.

Community Involvement: Nicole donates a portion of all proceeds to Access to Justice and The Commons, which provide services to low-income families, as well as Indigo Rescue. She also works to educate the community at large about Animal Law and animal rights.

Portland Whyld-River.com

610 NW 23rd, Portland 503-841-5410 • HipHoundShop.com

Green Dog Pet Supply 4327 NE Fremont, Portland 503-528-1800 • GreenDogPetSupply.com

Sometimes, getting outdoors and off the beaten path requires some gear for both you and your pup.

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The Animal Law Practice

Proprietor: Geordie Duckler 9397 SW Locust, Tigard • 503-546-8052 • AnimalLawPractice.com

Emily Lewis at Oregon Humane Society

1067 NE Columbia, Portland • 503-285-7722 • OregonHumane.org

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Boarding – Cat Meowhaus TOP Feline Boarding DOG and Day Spa 5244 NE Sandy Blvd and 6025 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland 503-281-0222 • Meowhaus.biz | Est. 2012 Philosophy/Mission: Meowhaus has two locations for short- and long-term stays and day spa catering exclusively to cats. They believe an enriching environment makes a happy cat, and a clean coat makes a healthy cat.

Claim to fame: Meowhaus recently expanded to a second location and boasts 44 luxury suites. Meowhaus also offers full spa and grooming services and has a Veterinary Technician on staff to tend to any medical conditions. Signature Product or Service: Each cat boarding suite at Meowhaus offers a private view of an indoor aviary for bird watching, a catwalk, sky box, climbing perches or ramps, and plush memory foam beds with a mouse toy on every pillow! Feline guests also get time outside their suites each day for playtime and love.

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Cats in the City

15166 NW Central Drive, Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com 415 NE 80th Ave., Portland 2036 SE Tacoma St., Portland 503-764-2322 • CatsInTheCity.com

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A Dog’s Best Friend (ADBF)

316 SE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver 4601 NE 78th Street, Ste 310, Vancouver 360-737-6439 • ADogsBFFDaycare.com | Est. 2011

Philosophy/Mission: A Dog’s Best Friend wants to cater to each dog’s body, mind and spirit. They offer multiple activities and services: stimulating supervised group play; enriched play engaging the dog both physically and mentally; Puppy Kindergarten for the much younger set; individual training focused on specific skills to enhance your best friend; OR individualized pampering in the grooming salon/spa. D 6 Spot Magazine | spotmagazine.net

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: ADBF’s specialized team members are Dog Gurus educated, and they say that’s the single biggest reason for customer satisfaction. They create an individual bond with each dog to create the best experience possible — in all experiences — daycare, overnights, grooming or training. Community Involvement: ADBF supports the community through a variety of projects that help improve the lives of pets and people.

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Sit Means Sit

15166 NW Central Drive, Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

9425 SW Commerce Cir. Unit 18B, Wilsonville 503-395-4364 • SitMeansSit.com

Dog Wash TOP DOG

Muddy Paws DIY Dog Wash

Owner: Mary Goetz 13501 NE 84th St, Suite 101, Vancouver • 360-254-WASH MuddyPawsDIYDogwash.com | Est. 2010

Philosophy/Mission: Established as a place for the DIY type to drop by to bathe the dog without messing up the bathroom at home, the business has grown steadily every year. Muddy Paws now offers a’ la carte services for dogs and cats, available on a walk-inbasis, while customers wait.

Claim to fame: A perennial customer favorite with past Top Dog honors, Muddy Paws enjoys happy reviews on social media. The shop’s retail offerings include specialty dog and cat foods. Community Involvement: Muddy Paws has teamed up with charities like Humane Society for SW Washington, Fences for Fido, and I Paw’d It Forward, and likes to create first-time work opportunities for area teens.

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A Dog’s Best Friend Doggy Daycare

316 SE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver 4601 NE 78th St., Vancouver 360-597-3188 • ADogsBFFDaycare.com

Ultimate Dog Grooming 12051 SW Main Street, Tigard 503-995-8991 • MobileGroomingPortland.com

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Oregon Humane Society May 11, 2019 • Benefits Oregon Humane Society 503-285-7722 • OregonHumane.org/DoggieDash

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: The OHS Doggie Dash is the largest dog walk event on the West Coast. Thousands of participants enjoy a self-paced walk/run through a car-free downtown Portland. On Waterfront Park, the center of festivities literally goes to the dogs, with a pancake breakfast for participants, contests for canines, music, vendors, food and more.

Claim to fame: Starting out by remodeling their store with reclaimed and planet-friendly materials, owners Mike and Christine say they feel a sense of responsibility to their customers, employees, and community. That sense drives many of their business decisions and community interactions. Community Involvement: Pointing to the familiar phrase, “Think global and act local,” Green Dog’s owners say they plan and organize special events and donate goods and services to support Portland’s amazing animal and environmental nonprofits.

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Wild Pet Provisions Heather McFarlane

2393 NE Fremont St, Suite A, Portland 971-302-6270 • WildPetProvisions.com

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Bethany Family Pet Clinic

15166 NW Central Dr, Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

Special Notes: This year is the 32nd anniversary of the OHS Doggie Dash. OHS will be offering free registration until March 31st! The Doggie Dash is the annual fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society.

Canines and Cocktails at Wild Pet Provisions Last Friday of each month

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DoveLewis Dogtoberfest Dog Wash

September 21, 2019 Lucky Lab Brewing, SE Portland DoveLewis.org

Indigo Rescue’s Dog Wash at Bethany Family Pet Clinic

Two events each summer. Details at IndigoRescue.org

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Green Dog Pet Supply

Owners: Christine and Mike Mallar 4327 NE Fremont St, Portland • 503-528-1800 GreenDogPetSupply.com | Est. 2004

Philosophy/Mission: Their mission is specializing in environmentally-friendly pet supplies and gifts for cats, dogs, and their people. They also believe that education is an important part of helping pets live long, happy, healthy lives. That’s why their extensive blog posts articles on pet health, nutrition, and behavior.

Locally owned pet supply store in Cedar Mill since 1987. Offering food and supplies for animals of all sizes with a focus on dogs and cats. Our team finds the right solutions and products for the needs of our customers' pets.

12675A NW Cornell Rd. | Portland OR 97229 503-641-9443 |   @petbarnpdx

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Owner: Mary Goetz 13501 NE 84th St, Suite 101, Vancouver • 360-254-WASH MuddyPawsDIYDogwash.com | Est. 2010

Philosophy/Mission: Established as a place for the DIY type to drop by to bathe the dog without messing up the bathroom at home, the business has grown steadily every year. Muddy Paws now offers a’ la carte services for dogs and cats, available on a walk-in-basis, while customers wait.

Claim to Fame: A perennial customer favorite with past Top Dog honors, Muddy Paws enjoys happy reviews on social media. The shop’s retail offerings include specialty dog and cat foods.

Community Involvement: Muddy Paws has teamed up with charities like Humane Society for SW Washington, Fences for Fido, and I Paw’d It Forward, and likes to create first-time work opportunities for area teens.

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Ultimate Dog Grooming (Mobile)

Portland • 503-995-8991 • MobileGroomingPortland.com

Meowhaus Feline Boarding 3 and Day Spa

5244 NE Sandy Blvd and 6025 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland 503-281-0222 • Meowhaus.biz

Grooming – dog TOP DOG

A Dog’s Best Friend (ADBF)

316 SE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver 4601 NE 78th Street, Ste 310, Vancouver 360-737-6439 • ADogsBFFDaycare.com | Est. 2011

Philosophy/Mission: A Dog’s Best Friend wants to cater to each dog’s body, mind and spirit. They offer multiple activities and services: stimulating supervised group play; enriched play engaging the dog both physically and mentally; Puppy Kindergarten for the much younger set; individual training focused on specific skills to enhance your best friend; OR individualized pampering in the grooming salon/spa.

Community Involvement: ADBF supports the community through a variety of projects that help improve the lives of pets and people.

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Muddy Paws

12501 SW Main St., Tigard 503-747-6920 • MobileGroomingPortland.com

13501 NE 84th St, Suite 101, Vancouver 360-254-WASH • MuddyPawsDIYDogwash.com

Hotel – Pet Friendly Kimpton Hotel TOP Monaco Portland DOG 506 SW Washington St, Portland • (503) 222-0001 Monaco-Portland.com | Est. 2006 Philosophy/Mission: This fourdiamond hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland is super pet friendly and welcomes pets of all shapes and sizes – free of charge. Claim to Fame/ Signature Product or Service: Once a month during social hour, guests can visit the pet psychic, who offers free insight to the thoughts, feelings and stresses of their pet’s life. And all day every day, there are house-made treats (made by the hotel’s pastry chef ) at the front desk for dogs.

Community Involvement, Special Notes: Hotel Monaco Portland is highly involved with the local community and charities in the youth, homeless and pet sectors, in particular. The property has donated and/or hosted fundraising events for the Oregon Humane Society and DoveLewis, among others.

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3215 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach 503-436-9085 • InnAtCannonBeach.com Nationwide • 800-SLEEPLQ • LQ.com

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: ADBF’s specialized team members are Dog Gurus educated, and they say that’s the single biggest reason for customer satisfaction. They create an individual bond with each dog to create the best experience possible — in all experiences — daycare, overnights, grooming or training. Top Dog Directory 2019 | D 9

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The Pongo Fund

PO Box 9000, Portland 503-939-7555 ThePongoFund.org | Est. 2009

Philosophy/Mission: The Pongo Fund provides high-quality pet food and lifesaving veterinary care for animals belonging to people throughout the low-income and homeless communities, including proud seniors, brave veterans, the victimized, the marginalized, the unemployed, the disabled, the mentally ill, the hungry, the hurting, the homeless, and good people facing the toughest of times.

Claim to Fame/ Signature Product or Service: The Pongo Fund has helped keep more than 125,000 animals safe in their homes and out of the shelters.

Community Involvement: The Pongo Fund maintains 50 different satellite locations, and is an official referral for dozens of local, regional and national organizations, including Department of Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, USDA, and more.

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Fences For Fido

Oregon and SW Washington 503-621-9225 • FencesForFido.org

Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team) 1718 NE 82nd Ave, Portland • 503-206-6033 • PawTeam.org

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TOP Fromm Family Foods DOG FrommFamily.com | Est. 1904

Knowing that traveling families need to have the highest confidence in their pet sitters, the staff works to make sure clients feel comfortable and at ease while they’re away from home.

Community Involvement: FurEver Family Pet Services hosts summer garage sales to raise money for the causes they call their “passion projects.” They include FIDO Pet Food Bank, Deaf Dogs of Oregon and PAWS Animal Shelter in West Linn.

Philosophy/Mission: Fromm

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Family Foods is a family owned and operated company passionately dedicated to the art of creating the highest quality, natural pet foods and treats for dogs and cats.

Pawsitive Steps PDX

Portland • 541-890-1475 • PawsitiveStepsPDX.com

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: A fifth-generation, family-owned & operated

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Trailblazing Tails Portland Dog Running Service

Portland • 213-709-7050 • TrailblazingTails.com

pet food company based in Wisconsin.

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AnswersPetFood.com

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Pet Sitter / Dog Walker FurEver Family TOP Pet Services, LLC DOG Proprietor: Amy Baker Schultz Based in Milwaukie • 971-331-4404 FurEverFamilyPDX.com | Est. 2011 Philosophy/Mission: FurEver Family’s goal is to give humans peace of mind. They want their human clients to know that while they’re away from home their furry, feathered, or scaled family members are happy, safe, and loved.

Claim to Fame/Signature Service: Like so many pet-care professionals they say their work is fueled by a love for the animals and a trusting relationship with their human clients.

UNCHAIN. DONATE. ADVOCATE. Serving parts of Clackamas and Multnomah Counties

FurEver Family Pet Services Voted a ‘Top Dog’ Pet Sitting Company by Spot Magazine since 2014! Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Overnight Stays • Medications • Certified in Pet 1st Aid • Licensed, Bonded & Insured Pets are happiest when they are in their own homes. FurEver Family allows you to let them stay in their own safe environment even when you can’t be there.

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PET FOOD BRAND • PET SITTER / DOG WALKER

Pet Food Brand


P H OTO G R A P H Y • P L AY G R O U P S / D O G G Y D AY C A R E

Photography TOP DOG

Phido Photography

Owner: Teran Buckner Portland • 407-491-5761 PhidoPhotography.com | Est. 2015

Philosophy/Mission: Teran strives to capture unique, beautiful imagery and everlasting memories of his clients’ furry loved ones. He specializes in outdoor scenic locations, but emphasizes the importance of photographing pets in their element, where they’re comfortable and having fun, to let their personalities shine. Combining his artistic vision and low-pressure approach, his ultimate goal is to capture images that go beyond just a standard photograph, creating a stunning keepsake in the form of artwork for his clients’ homes.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Teran has been known to be half submerged in rivers, covered in mud and rolling around in snow to get the best shot. If he comes home clean and dry, you know there is something wrong. He’ll get down and dirty to capture the perfect image.

Community Involvement: Helping pets in need was one of Teran’s biggest motivators for starting a pet photography career. He donates a considerable amount of time to organizations such as the Oregon Humane Society, Oregon Dog Rescue, and Angels With Misplaced Wings, to name only a few.

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Wag To My Heart

Portland • 503-330-7669 • WagToMyHeart.com

Lamm Photography

Sherwood • 503-682-2277 • LammPhoto.com

Playgroups / Doggy Daycare A Dog’s Best TOP Friend (ADBF) DOG 316 SE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver 4601 NE 78th Street, Ste 310, Vancouver

360-737-6439 • ADogsBFFDaycare.com | Est. 2011

Philosophy/Mission: A Dog’s Best Friend wants to cater to each dog’s body, mind and spirit. They offer multiple activities and services: stimulating supervised group play; enriched play engaging the dog both physically and mentally; Puppy Kindergarten for the much younger set; individual training focused on specific skills to enhance your best friend; OR individualized pampering in the grooming salon/spa.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: ADBF’s specialized team members are Dog Gurus educated, and they say that’s the single biggest reason for customer satisfaction. They create an individual bond with each dog to create the best experience possible — in all experiences — daycare, overnights, grooming or training.

Community Involvement: ADBF supports the community through a variety of projects that help improve the lives of pets and people.

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Dogs Dig It

4905 NE 42nd Ave, Portland 503-327-8877 DoggyBusiness.net

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TOP DOG

Tin Shed Garden Café

Proprietors: Janette Kaden & Christie Griffen 1438 NE Alberta, Portland • 503-288-6966 TinShedGardenCafe.com | Est. 2002

Mission: This popular gathering place strives to serve responsibly sourced, tasty food and drink while maintaining meaningful connections with guests, staff, and the community. Claim to Fame: This Portland favorite is featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Almost all of Tin Shed’s products are locally sourced and prepared in-house. Community Involvement: Janette is the founder of the Urban Farm Collective, which turns unused city lots into thriving community gardens. Tin Shed focuses on helping local schools and animal organizations. They sell dog bandanas to benefit Oregon Humane Society, Fences for Fido, and Lovers Not Fighters Pit Bull Rescue, to name a few.

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Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

915 SE Hawthorne, Portland 503-236-3555 • LuckyLab.com

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Fido’s — The World’s 1st Dog Tap House

7700 SW Dartmouth, Tigard 503-941-5757 • iLoveFidos.com

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P U B / R E S T A U R A N T — P E T- F R I E N D LY

Pub / Restaurant — Pet-Friendly


R E S C U E R O C K S T A R • R E T A I L N E I G H B O R H O O D P E T S U P P LY

Rescue Rockstar TOP DOG

DeAnn King

Founder: Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue 909 S.E. Clark Ave., Battleground 360-723-0219 WigglinHomeBoxerRescue.org | Est. 2016

Retail Neighborhood Pet Supply TOP DOG

Philosophy/Mission: Founding the rescue in 2016 was the realization of a long-time dream for DeAnn King. Just a few years later, she considers her experienced volunteers to be extended family. Rescue is hard and emotional work, but she says the best part is not just saving Boxers from unfortunate situations but also creating good in the world, educating people on the importance of proper animal care and rescue.

mission is specializing in environmentallyfriendly pet supplies and gifts for cats, dogs, and their people. They also believe that education is an important part of helping pets life long, happy, healthy lives. That’s why their extensive blog offers articles on pet health, nutrition, and behavior.

has a particular commitment to helping rescues work together. More eyes, ears, and hands mean more pups find their way to safety and a loving home. She’s eager to work with other rescues and shelters toward the ultimate goal of No Boxer Left Behind.

Becky Robbins

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Exceptional Volunteer at Family Dogs New Life Shelter 9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland 503-771-5596 • FamilyDogsNewLife.org Founders and Operators at Angels with Misplaced Wings 7720 NE Hwy 99 Suite D #191, Vancouver AngelsWithMisplacedWings.org

What’s Our Favorite Food?

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Claim to Fame: DeAnn

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Green Dog Pet Supply

Owners: Christine and Mike Mallar 4327 NE Fremont St., Portland • 503-528-1800 GreenDogPetSupply.com | Est. 2004

Claim to Fame: Starting out by remodeling their store with reclaimed and planet-friendly materials, owners Mike and Christine say they feel a sense of responsibility to their customers, employees, and community. That sense drives many of their business decisions and community interactions. Community Involvement: Pointing to the familiar phrase, “Think global and act local,” Green Dog’s owners say they plan and organize special events and donate goods and services to support Portland’s amazing animal and environmental nonprofits.

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pet barn

12675A NW Cornell Rd, Portland 503-641-9443 • PetBarnPDX.com

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The Filling Station Pet Supplies

Tigard and Portland TFSpets.com

A Healthy Outside Starts From the Inside! -Stinky Dog? -Gas? -Allergies? -Joint Pain? -Dry Itchy Skin?

Our Highly Trained Staff Will Help You.

We’re Here Because We Care! Green Dog Pet Supply · 4327 NE Fremont St.

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TOP DOG

Oregon Humane Society

1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland • 503-285-7722 OregonHumane.org | Est. 1868

Philosophy/Mission: To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.

Community Involvement: OHS is becoming nationally known for its expertise in deploying during times of disaster. OHS deployed personnel 15 times In 2018 to help animals displaced by hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. They keep a FEMA trained team of 121 staff and volunteers at the ready to respond to help pets in times of disaster.

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Family Dogs New Life Shelter

9101 SE Stanley Ave, Portland 503-771-5596 • FamilyDogsNewLife.org

Humane Society for SW Washington

1100 NE 192nd Ave, Vancouver 360-693-4746 • SouthwestHumane.org

Claim to Fame/ Signature Product or Service: In 2018, the Oregon Humane Society celebrated 150 years of saving lives. OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest. OHS is not affiliated with any other humane society, and relies entirely on private donations for everything they do. OHS found homes for 11,296 pets last year, has a save rate of 98%, investigated nearly 1,000 animal cruelty complaints, and brought humane education programs to over 14,000 people.

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S H E LT E R — L A R G E

Shelter — Large


TRAINING / BEHAVIOR COMPANY

Training / Behavior Company Sit Means Sit TOP Dog Training DOG 9425 SW Commerce Cir. Unit 18B, Wilsonville 503-395-4364 • SitMeansSit.com | Est. 2009

So many letters! What do they mean? Training and socialization are some of the best things you can offer your dog. But how do you find a good trainer? And what do those letters after their names mean? The most common initials you’ll see are CPDT and CPDT-KA. CPDT = Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Philosophy/Mission: The question they’re most often asked is, “Have you ever met a dog that can’t be trained?” After training more than 3,000 dogs, they still answer, “Nope!” They work with busy families to address common behavior issues like jumping on guests, chewing furniture, or pulling on the leash. SMS also specializes in dogs who show aggression toward other dogs and people, and works with dogs who struggle with severe separation anxiety and discomfort in daily life.

Signature Service: SMS touts a lifetime warranty and continued

KA = Knowledge Assessed And if you’re still confused, you’re not alone. The titles indicate some formal training and testing. That’s important; you want a trainer who uses the most up-to-date, science-based training approaches. But that’s just a start.

support for families. After completing an immersive Board and Train program or the more hands-on Day Train option, dogs get free followup lessons and group classes for life.

Ask trusted friends for recommendations, especially if you admire their dogs’ manners and their humandog relationship.

Claim to Fame: Sit Means Sit Dog Training uses an attention-based training style, teaching people to capture their pup’s attention and guide them through a distracting situation. Several clients have joined SMS’s therapy dog GO TEAM, which visits hospitals, retirement homes, and schools to share the joy of well-trained pups.

Ask trainers to describe their training philosophy. You want to hear that they’re using behavioral science, and that they’re teaching and encouraging desired behaviors. Be wary of trainers who promise to “extinguish” unwanted behaviors.

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Synergy Behavior Solutions

Watch the trainer in action. Observe a class or two. Are the people and dogs having fun? Is it a positive and supportive environment?

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Doggy Business

2127 NW York St., Portland 503-336-1202 • SynergyBehavior.com

4905 NE 42nd Ave, Portland 503-327-8877 • DoggyBusiness.net

Trust your heart. You and your dog are building a life-long relationship, which is best when based on trust, mutual respect, and good times.

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Mobility care for all ages and issues Focus on improvement in daily function & comfort Personalized approach and plan of care NEW ultrasound-guided PRP/ BMAC for joints and tendons to reduce reliance on pharmaceuticals & reduce pain o Complex cases always welcome o Conditioning or conformation evaluations for work or performance

Back on Track Veterinary Rehabilitation Center, LLC 9045 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 130, Portland o 503-546-8995 BackOnTrackVetRehab.com D 16 Spot Magazine | spotmagazine.net

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Brian Uyeno, Head Trainer TOP Sit Means Sit DOG 9425 SW Commerce Cir. Unit 18B, Wilsonville (503) 395-4364 • SitMeansSit.com Philosophy/Mission: Brian specializes in working with dogs who struggle with anxiety and aggression. With the training tools Sit Means Sit has to offer, he gets fast results from dogs and owners alike. He says he’s achieved every dog trainer’s dream of consistently producing happy, tail-wagging, well-behaved dogs that can fully integrate into family life.

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Our Emergency Services are open and fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and all holidays. Our team of compassionate and skilled experts work diligently to provide top quality care at a moment’s notice, regardless of the emergency. They also work closely with the specialty doctors and your family veterinarian to ensure that your pet has excellent, personalized, and continuous care.

Signature services: Brian works with dogs after completion of a 10- to 24-day board-and-train. He ensures the dogs’ new skills transfer swiftly and successfully into their owners’ hands. He spearheaded the Day Train program, where he works one-on-one with a pup all day, then helps owners learn how to continue training at home. Claim to Fame: Brian goes above and beyond when it comes to offering continued training support, answering a myriad of training questions, and reaching goals owners would have never thought possible. With the right training techniques—and Brian’s kind, patient nature—the possibilities are truly endless.

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Aaron Kirack, Lead Trainer Sit Means Sit

9425 SW Commerce Cir. Unit 18B, Wilsonville 503-395-4364 • SitMeansSit.com

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TRAINING / BEHAVIOR INDIVIDUAL

Training / Behavior Individual


HEALTH AND WELLNESS C AT C A R E • C R E M AT I O N & M E M O R I A L

Cat Care TOP DOG

At Home Veterinary Services

Proprietor: Louise Mesher, DVM 5775 Jean Rd. Ste 105, Lake Oswego • 503-281-1631 PDXHomeVet.com | Est. 2008

Community Involvement: At Home Veterinary Services is proud to have sponsored The Oregon Humane Society at their Doggie Dash and raised $9580 in 2018 to help OHS continue their great work caring for homeless cats and dogs.

Philosophy/Mission: Cats are generally most comfortable at home in their familiar surroundings, and many don’t care to be placed veterinary services in a carrier or travel. At Home compassionate care comes to you Veterinary Services provides personal and cooperative in-home veterinary care, treating cats of all ages with an emphasis on senior pets and those with chronic medical conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

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Signature Service: With a wide offering of services available, At

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Bethany Family Pet Clinic

15166 NW Central Dr., Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic

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3808 N Williams Ave., Portland 503-280-2000 • TwoRiversVet.com

Cremation & Memorial

Home Veterinary Services can tailor a plan to care for your cat and maintain your special bond. Services include traditional veterinary medicine, in-home x-rays, laboratory diagnostics, and pain control and comfort options through palliative and hospice care, acupuncture, laser therapy, and other treatments to help cats live the life they deserve.

TOP DOG

Dignified Pet Services

Proprietors: Michael Remsing & Randy Tjaden 8976 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Tualatin, OR 503-885-2211 ∙ DignifiedPetServices.com | Est. Oct 2000

Philosophy/Mission:

Caring for Your Pet ...Like Family! Focusing on the whole approach to care for all kinds of pets. Fear Free Integrative Holistic Specialized Preventative

Dignified Pet Services is dedicated to providing your pet companion with the dignity and respect that they deserve in their final farewell. They also strive to provide peace of mind to a cherished pet companion’s family, and to assist you in meeting the memorial needs to honor your pet.

Signature Service: “The compassion with which we care for the families we are privileged to serve.”

Claim to Fame: The annual Service of Remembrance held the first Thursday of each December to honor pet companions who have been lost. Community Involvement, Special Notes: Dignified Pet Services is active in giving back to the community, from helping support nonprofits to sponsoring Art Workshops with DoveLewis for families who have experienced a loss.

409 NE Greenwood Ave Bend, OR 97701 EastBendVet.com 541-318-0090 D 18 Spot Magazine | spotmagazine.net

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Peaceful Paws Pet Cremation and Memorials

6303 E 18th St., St B, Vancouver

360-213-0323 • PeacefulPawsCremation.com

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Privates With Dignity (PWD)

Portland • PrivatesWithDignity.com


TOP DOG

At Home Veterinary Services

Proprietor: Louise Mesher, DVM 5775 Jean Rd. Ste 105, Lake Oswego • 503-281-1631 PDXHomeVet.com | Est. 2008

Philosophy/Mission: At Home Veterinary Services’ experienced and compassionate veterinarians provide end of life care in the familiar surroundings of veterinary services your home. The focus of the compassionate care comes to you practice is on maximizing pets’ quality of life through medical and supportive services and, when the time is right, providing a peaceful passing at home.

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Signature Service: Quality of Life Assessments are available if you aren’t sure whether it’s time for euthanasia, or if you’re wondering if your pet’s quality of life may be improved. When appropriate, they also provide ongoing supportive services and pain management through palliative and hospice care in the time leading up to saying goodbye to your companion.

Community Involvement: At Home Veterinary Services is proud to have sponsored The Oregon Humane Society at their Doggie Dash and raised $9580 in 2018 to help the OHS continue their great work.

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Community Involvement: As a local nonprofit organization, DoveLewis provides vital programs and services to the community, including stabilizing care for lost, stray, wild and abused animals; one of the nation’s largest nonprofit volunteer-based animal blood banks; a nationally recognized pet loss support program; animal-assisted therapy; and financial assistance for low-income families facing a pet emergency.

Tanasbourne Veterinary

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2338 NW Amberbrook Dr., Beaverton 503-629-5800 • TanasbourneVetER.com

Cascade Veterinary Referral Center

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11140 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard 503-684-1800 • CascadeVeterinaryReferral.com

808 Molalla Ave, Oregon City 503-880-1172 • DrLoriGibson.com

15166 NW Central Drive, Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

Emergency Veterinary Hospital

• Pet Cremation • Pet Memorials • Equine Cremation • Dignified Pet Euthanasia, In-Home Euthanasia

DoveLewis TOP Veterinary Emergency & DOG Specialty Hospital 1945 NW Pettygrove Street Portland • 503-228-7281 DoveLewis.org | Est. 1973 Philosophy/Mission: To provide the best emergency and critical care for companion animals, and to support veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital is the only nonprofit 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care and specialty service hospital in the region. It’s also an accredited teaching hospital. In its 45-year history, DoveLewis has treated more than 500,000 animals.

TUALATIN (503) 885-2211

MILWAUKIE (503) 783-6115

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E N D O F L I F E C A R E • E M E R G E N C Y V E T E R I N A RY H O S P I TA L

End of Life Care


EXOTICS CARE • HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER

Exotics Care TOP DOG

Holistic Practitioner

Southwest Animal Hospital

Proprietor: Dr. Mark Burgess 2425 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton • 503-643-2137 SWAnimalHospital.net | Est. 1995

Animal Healing Arts TOP of Portland DOG Dr. Keith Weingardt, Dr. Nicole Kayser, Dr. Mary Mandeville 3575 NE Broadway, Portland 503-719-4088 • AHAPDX.com

Philosophy/Mission: Southwest Animal Hospital focuses on nontraditional pets such as ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, hedgehogs, and others. They place a special emphasis on client education and preventive medicine to help patients live long, healthy lives.

The Exotic Animal Practice

Services: In addition to offering a full array of wellness care and advanced medical and surgical care, Dr. Burgess is known as one of the most experienced “exotics” vets in the US. He discovered and published articles on several important animal diseases before they became common knowledge. He regularly teaches exotic pet medicine and surgery at Oregon State University’s veterinary college. Through it all, he says his greatest joy is seeing and helping lovable exotic pet companions. at national and international medical conferences, where he’s a perennial favorite. Southwest Animal Hospital is a frequent favorite with Spot Magazine’s readers as well; the clinic can boast a string of previous Top Dog wins.

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Avian and Exotic Veterinary Care

7826 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland 971-361-2209 • AvianExoticVetCare.com

East Bend Animal Hospital Dr. Jamie Thurk

409 NE Greenwood Ave, STE 110 Bend 541-318-0090 • EastBendVet.com

Philosophy/Mission: Animal Healing Arts offers compassionate, holistic veterinary care that integrates the benefits of traditional western veterinary medicine with the powerful healing potential of acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine (Chinese and Western herbs), Reiki, chiropractic and homeopathy.

Signature Service: Dr. Keith

Claim to fame: Dr. Burgess lectures

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Weingardt and Dr. Nicole Kayser are holistic veterinarians who combine the best of all worlds to find a treatment plan that provides optimal health for their patients and their families. Dr. Mary Mandeville is a chiropractor with a certificate in animal chiropractic and over 10 years of experience helping our animal friends. All three doctors have a unique ability to connect to animals and their people, making compassion and empathy provide a framework for the path to health.

Heal Animal Massage Rubi Sullivan Portland Metro

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503-380-4487 • HealNW.com

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Bethany Family Pet Clinic Dr. Kristin VELASCO

15166 NW Central Drive, Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

Compassionate Care

Home Pet Euthanasia and Eco-Friendly Cremation Portland’s most trusted veterinary in-home pet euthanasia service providing peaceful end-of-life care and eco-friendly cremation – a lasting way to honor our pet companions

Available 24/7 in OR and WA Lori Gibson, D.V.M. & Associates

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Back on Track Veterinary TOP Rehabilitation Center DOG Owner: Dr. Bianca Shaw 9045 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 130, Portland • 503-546-8995 BOTVRC.com | Est. 2001 Philosophy/ Mission: “Strength, Ability, Recovery” Staff say their goal is to help pets and their owners to gain optimum mobility, aiming for the highest ability, comfort, and fitness, especially with long term, chronic conditions.

Signature Services: This year, the clinic is introducing diagnostic musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, cutting-edge arthritis and soft tissue treatments like plasma-rich platelet (PRP) and bone-marrow-aspiratederived stem cells (BMAC), along with an array of Eastern and Western forms of body work, acupuncture and herbal therapies, therapeutic exercises, LASER, ultrasound, harnesses & wheelchair fittings, nutrition counseling, and custom braces. Community Involvement: Back on Track donates to and participates in fundraising for FCCO, PAW team, Animal Aid, Fences for Fido, Project POOCH, CAT, OHS, and many breed-specific rescues.

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Paws Aquatics Canine Swim Center

Milwaukie 971-244-2227 • PawsAquatics.com Animal Healing Arts of Portland

3575 NE Broadway, Portland 503-719-4088 • AHAPDX.com

Claim to fame: After 20 years of making friends and building trust so pets and people can relax and perform to their best ability, the staff here say dogs and cats really enjoy coming to the center and they leave feeling better.

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REHAB / SPORTS MEDICINE

Rehab / Sports Medicine


S P E C I A LT Y V E T / H O S P I T A L P R A C T I C E • V E T E R I N A R I A N

Specialty Vet / Hospital Practice Family Pet Clinic TOP Bethany 15166 NW Central Drive, Portland • 503-828-9177 DOG BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com | Est. 1998

Veterinarian Dr. Jaime Thurk, Owner TOP east Bend Animal Hospital DOG 409 NE Greenwood Ave, STE 110, Bend • 541-318-0090 EastBendVet.com | Est. 2015 Philosophy/Mission:

benefit the pets they care for and the humans they serve. They’re dedicated to helping animals live longer and healthier lives and respecting and cherishing the bond that humans have with their companion animals while striving to be innovative in their approach to providing veterinary service and care.

Dr. Thurk says she works to treat patients as members of the family and help her clients feel informed, involved, and comfortable with all decisions about their pets’ care. She adds that each animal is unique and has unique needs, which is why she draws on a variety of treatment modalities to design the best wellness plan for each animal.

Claim to Fame: They became the very first Fear Free Certified practice in Oregon! The clinic is also AAHA-accredited and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program. The practice is open seven days a week, offering medical care, surgical care, and dental care as well as state-of-the-art services such as endoscopic procedures, orthopedic and advanced surgeries, acupuncture, and total wellness care.

Claim to Fame: Dr. Thurk and her staff earned the first FearFree Clinic certification in Central Oregon, meaning they pay special attention to creating a relaxed and comforting environment for patients and clients. In addition to her canine and feline patients, Dr. Thurk enjoys treating pocket pets, reptiles, birds and wildlife.

Community Involvement: BFPC enjoys staying involved in

Community Involvement: Being passionate about wildlife, Dr. Thurk serves on the board of Think Wild, a local non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation that’s building Central Oregon’s first Wildlife Veterinary hospital. She also hosts a low-cost vaccine clinic and provides discounted services to the local shelter and rescue groups.

Philosophy/ Mission: To

community events such as Doggie Dash by OHS, Bethany Summer Concert series, various school and community auctions, sponsoring a puppy at the Coffee Creek Puppy Program, and being involved in fostering student technicians’ skills.

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VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists - Clackamas

16756 82nd Dr, Clackamas • 503-656-3999

VCAHospitals.com/Northwest-Veterinary-Specialists

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Cascade Veterinary Referral Center

11140 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard 503-684-1800 • CascadeVeterinaryReferral.com

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Dr. Mark Norman, Bethany Family Pet Clinic

15166 NW Central Dr., Portland 503-828-9177 • BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com

Dr. Heather Dillon, At Home Veterinary Services Lake Oswego • 503-281-1631 • PDXHomeVet.com

HALSEY EAST ANIMAL CLINIC Your family owned neighborhood veterinary clinic for over 50 years

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Family Pet Clinic TOP Bethany 15166 NW Central Drive, Portland • 503-828-9177 DOG BethanyFamilyPetClinic.com | Est. 1998

Claim to Fame: They became the very first Fear Free Certified practice in Oregon! The clinic is also AAHA-accredited and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program. The practice is open seven days a week, offering medical care, surgical care, and dental care as well as state-of-the-art services such as endoscopic procedures, orthopedic and advanced surgeries, acupuncture, and total wellness care. Community Involvement: BFPC enjoys staying involved in community events such as Doggie Dash by OHS, Bethany Summer Concert series, various school and community auctions, sponsoring a puppy at the Coffee Creek Puppy Program, and being involved in fostering student technicians’ skills.

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East Bend Veterinary Hospital

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At Home Veterinary Services

409 NE Greenwood Ave, Suite 110, Bend 541-318-0090 • EastBendVet.com

5775 Jean Rd. Ste 105, Lake Oswego 503-281-1631 • PDXHomeVet.com

Philosophy/Mission: To benefit the pets they care for and the humans they serve. They’re dedicated to helping animals live longer and healthier lives and respecting and cherishing the bond that humans have with their companion animals while striving to be innovative in their approach to providing veterinary service and care.

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The BEND PET EXPRESS

February All Month

PORTLAND — FERAL CAT COALITION FREE SPAY/NEUTER FOR STRAY AND FERAL CATS

— Help community cats this February by improving their welfare and reducing populations. Surgeries are performed at the FCCO spay/ neuter clinic in SW Portland. Schedule appointment at 503-797-2606 or visit FeralCats.com. Space is limited.

5 4-8 • BEND — PUP CRAWL 2019 — Humane Society of

Central Oregon’s 8th annual Pup Crawl begins February 5th. This 4-week long event gives you an excuse to have a beer (or cider) – you’ll be helping the animals at the same time! 4 to 8 pm each night. Visit HSCO.org/Pup-Crawl-2019/ for locations and details.

9 10-11:30 • SPRINGFIELD PACK WALK SATURDAY at

Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. $5. This is a structured walk with opportunities to practice good obedience and social skills. Meet at the bathrooms at the beginning of the trail.

10 12-3 • TIGARD — BUNNY SPA DAY & ASK THE RABBIT EXPERTS at Tigard PetSmart.

$5 suggested donation for bunny nail trims and/or mini grooming. Meet adoptable rabbits and talk to the experts at Rabbit Advocates. Bring grooming tools if possible.

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WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

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Daytime • BEND — K-9 KINGS performing at

11:30 - 1 • PORTLAND — OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY’S DIAMOND COLLAR AWARDS EVENT at Multnomah Athletic

Oregon WinterFest in the Old Mill District. Visit OregonWinterFest.com for times to watch these rescue dogs in action!

20 4:30 - 6:30 • BEND — YOGA & TASTERS SERIES at Crater

Lake Spirits Tasting Room, 1024 NW Bond St. $20 with proceeds going to Street Dog Hero. Please bring your own yoga mat for a yoga class followed by cocktails.

23 6-9 • PORTLAND — PAWPALOOZA 2019 at Lagunitas

Community Room, 237 NE Broadway #300. A dinner, drink, auction, and dance to benefit PawTeam. Tickets and details at PawTeam.org/2019-pawpalooza. 7-9 • PORTLAND — BOW WOW FILM FESTIVAL at

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton. Adults $12 in advance/$15 at door and children $8 advance or at door with proceeds going to Oregon Humane Society. It’s a festival featuring the year’s best pooch-themed films.

5-9 • PORTLAND — WAGS TO RICHES. Annual Dinner &

Auction Holiday Inn PortlandAirport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. Put some faces to familiar names, forge new friendships and have a fabulous time for a good cause … Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue!

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WORLD SPAY DAY

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Club, 1849 SW Salmon. $50 per person/$500 per table. This lunch and awards ceremony celebrates hero pets who have saved lives, served the community, or overcome obstacles. Human award recipients are celebrated for unique contributions to animal welfare.

6-8 • PORTLAND — DIG, THE DOG PERSON’S DATING APP LAUNCH PARTY at WeWork

Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave. Entry and treats are free when you download and share the dating app. Meet adoptable dogs from local shelters and rescues, meet the crew from Fences For Fido, and get a henna tattoo of your dog’s name.

March SISTERS — HARMONY FARM SANCTUARY PRIVATE TOUR

— Contact Lena 541-610-5623 to schedule a Saturday tour of this wonderful farm animal sanctuary hidden away in the heart of Sisters. Tours by appointment every Saturday throughout the year. 3pm • VANCOUVER PAINT YOUR PET SUNDAYS

Vancouver Art Space, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Lane. Tickets are $40 with 10% of proceeds to Humane Society of SW Washington. Email a photo of your pet to vancouverartspace@gmail.com

BEND — BACHELOR BUTTE DOG DERBY returns the tradition

of racing sled dogs in Wanoga Snow Park. This is an opportunity to experience the splendor of the the Cascades and contest one’s dog team on world class terrain. Visit PSDSA.org/Races/ BachelorButte.aspx for more

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SPRING FORWARD! 2-3pm • REDMOND — NaMEOWste Yoga with

snuggly cats to benefit BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave. Suggested donation of $10 per class at the door. Please RSVP to 541-923-0882 or erica@ brightsideanimals.org 10-11:30am • EUGENE CAT YOGA at Greenhill

Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd. $20. Bring your yoga mat. Meet adoptable cats and take a yoga class from Eugene Yoga. Register under workshops at EugeneYoga.us or call 541-520-8771.

12-3 • TIGARD — BUNNY SPA DAY & ASK THE RABBIT EXPERTS at Tigard PetSmart.

$5 suggested donation for bunny nail trims and/or mini grooming. Meet adoptable rabbits and talk to the experts at Rabbit Advocates. Bring grooming tools if possible.

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NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

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The BEND PET EXPRESS

Circle the Date May 18

PRINEVILLE LUCKY DOGS CASINO NIGHT

for the Humane Society of the Ochocos Carey Foster Hall

May 19

EUGENE BARK IN THE PARK

For Greenhill Humane Society Alton Baker Park

May 27

SUNRIVER DOG DAY IN MAY

The Village at Sunriver

June 8

BEND TUXES & TAILS

July 27

CANNON BEACH OREGON CORGI BEACH DAY FUNDRAISER

For the Oregon Humane Society Cannon Beach

Sept 2 - 8 LAKE TAHOE WILD BLUE DOG CAMP

All inclusive lodging, food, fun and learning for you and your dog! Proceeds benefit canine cancer research and treatment

Sept 21

SPRINGFIELD PETFEST

For the Humane Society of Central Oregon Riverhouse

Celebrating 10 years! Lively Park Shelters

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Oct 12

REDMOND FOR THE LOVE OF PETS FESTIVAL

to benefit local shelters American Legion Park

EUGENE AN EVENING FOR ANIMALS

For the Greenhill Humane Society Venue 252

ongoing PRINEVILLE BARKING BINGO 6-8 pm EVERY THURSDAY Proceeds go to Humane Society of the Ochocos Crooked River Brewing, 420 N Main St., Prineville REDMOND BOW WOW BINGO 6:30 EVERY THURSDAY Proceeds go to BrightSide Animal Center 7th Street Brewhouse OREGON & SW WASHINGTON MOBILE VET CLINIC Watch for the Mobile Vet Clinic Wilco Farm Stores Check Wilco.coop website for details! LAKE OSWEGO PLAYGROUPS AT LEXIDOG SATURDAYS 10-2 Check LexiDog.com for details

PORTLAND THE PROTECT YOUR PET CLINIC GOOD NEIGHBOR VET provides low-cost vaccinations with exam, microchips and prevention for fleas, ticks, or heartworms. Visit GoodNeighborVet.com for dates, times and locations

VANCOUVER PAINT YOUR PET SUNDAYS 3:30-6 SUNDAYS THROUGH MARCH (Check for later dates) Vancouver Art Space 10% of proceeds to Humane Society for SW Washington PORTLAND I SPEAK WOOF! FAMILY CLASSES Free classes by Helping Paws NW teaching families with young ones how to be happy and safe together. Visit HelpingPawsNW.com for dates, times and locations

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KPSU ......................................................... 4 McMenamins Pubs, Breweries & Historic Hotels .................. D12 Meat for Cats and Dogs ................ 7 Mittens Motel Cat Boarding ....... 4 Oregon Humane Society .... 7, D10    PAW Team .............................................. 3 Pet Barn .............................................. D7    Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency ................................. D2 Ten Coats ................................................4 Westover Inns ................................. D8   

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