Oregon and Southern Washington have tons of well-organized resources for pets and pet people. There are many events going on, which range from holiday shopping to religious experiences to dance shows to play groups to charities to Santa! Something for everyone in the next few days!
Service of Remembrance
The Old Church
This is an event brought on by DoveLewis and Dignified Pet Services. Doors will open at the Old Church at 6:00, service at 7:00 and the event begins at 8:00. It is meant for the celebration of special bonds between humans and their animal companions. They will light candles during this ceremony. It is a free event.
DO JUMP Show: Cirque de Chat
The Echo Theater
This is a holiday dance show for cat lovers! The proceeds of this show will benefit CAT, the Pacific Northwest’s Cat Adoption Team. This will be a unique show, as they will create a one-room feline circus. There will be trampoline furniture, flying human cat toys, and live music. It starts at 7:30 PM. Very avant garde.
Santa Paws in the Pearl
ASA Flats Lobby
You can bring your pet to have their picture taken with Santa! He will be there from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
Mircochip Clinic/Holiday Pet Portraits
Howl at the Moon
Anniversary Celebration and Charity Fundraiser
Healthy Pets NW
This event will last from 6:00-9:00 PM. It will include pet photos with Santa, a silent auction, a raffle for a cruiser bike, 20% off of toys and treats, and complimentary snacks. The proceeds will help benefit the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund.
Holiday Gift Fair
This is a good chance to do some holiday shopping to benefit SARA, the Shelter Animal Resource Alliance. This session will be from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Items for purchase include gift baskets, holiday cards, cat food and gift certificates.
Canine Sunday Play Group
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
This place hosts a Canine Social every Sunday. It lasts from 11:00 AM-12:00 noon. It costs $5 for dogs not enrolled in classes, $3 for dogs that are enrolled. Dogs must be sociable and under all current vaccinations, as well as over 4 months of age. For humans, they will offer coffee and home baked goods!