Lots of fun and helpful events and classes are going on in the Portland area this week!
Alternatives to Declawing
From 7:30-8:30, PetUtopia will host a lecture by Amy Tongue, who is from the Oswego Veterinary Hospital. She will discuss several dangers related to declawing cats, and alternative ways to handle claws. She will also explain some tools that people can use to prevent cats from messing up their furniture. This is a free workshop!
Dog Nutrition Workshop
There will be a workshop from 6:00-7:30 PM, taught be the DoveLewis staff, and it will cover how to read pet food labels, by-products, and information on raw food diets. This is a free workshop, but participants are required to register in advance.
Family Pet Care & Rescue
Animal Aid will be at the Beaverton Library from 3:30-4:30 PM, and will explain how to make good decisions when it comes to adopting, fostering and rescuing cats or dogs. It will be directed toward children in the second through fifth grades, with their parents. You must pre-register by signing in at the Children’s Desk at the library, or by calling: (503) 350-3600.
Gardening with Pets in Mind
This free Animal Aid Workshop will be held at PetUtopia from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Two gardeners will explain some techniques in how people can design for pets or pet-friendly areas in the greater garden to accommodate pets and their specific needs. They will also discuss how to deal with common problems, like digging and potential poisonous plants.
Pooches on Green
Dogs and humans are invited to this park for the second annual Pooches on Green. It will take place from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. It will be an Irish-themed event that will celebrate the St Patrick’s Day spirit, with an Irish pipe band, dancing, contests and demonstrations. Dogs and humans can dress up and enter contests, but they must pre-register to compete. Several vendors and pet care specialists will be there, along with Beaverton Cares, who will be collecting canned and dry food, along with new collars, leashes, nail clippers and toys for dogs in need.
Finicky Feline Class
Oregon Humane Society
If you are having some cat issues, or are thinking about adopting a cat, this will be a good educational seminar to pick up some tips. It is free, and will take place from 12:30-1:30 PM.
Bowl for Paws
Interstate Lanes in North Portland will host a Fundraiser event to help out the Oregon Humane Society. Participants must check in between 9:30-10:30 AM; it costs $25 per couple, and you must pre-register. Donations for the Humane Society are also accepted.