Friday, May 20, 2011

Come to the Oregon Humane Society Pug Crawl!

Liam the pug in his tuxedo for the Pug Crawl
Liam may appear in this costume, or something else altogether.....
On Sunday from 1 to 4, the Oregon Humane Society will be hosting the 11th annual Pug Crawl outside MacTarnahan's Taproom in NW Portland. This is considered a benefit event for the Humane Society, and a $10 donation per person is requested. All fees will go to help animals in the shelter.

But this is so much more than a standard fundraiser. Most pugs who attend come in costume, and owners are encouraged to parade them down the street for judging and prizes. There's a booth where you can kiss a pug, and lots of pug-related merch is for sale.

I know all of this only through word of mouth. In years past, it's been simply too hot or too cold for me to attend. I don't like to have Liam outside on pavement when the temperature climbs above 80 degrees, and he's miserable when asked to stand outside in the pouring rain. Sunday's weather in Portland is finally working in my favor. It should be warm, but not cold, and it may sprinkle, but not rain. So we're going!

Watch for photos on Monday.