Extended 'Yappy Hour' will pamper pups with toys, games, massages on special wine tour Saturday

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: EMILY GOODYKOONTZ - Heather Rhoade enjoys a glass of wine with her schnauzer Bella Rue after her shift as manager of the tasting room and wine club at Plum Hill Vineyards.  Plum Hill Vineyards outside Gaston hosts a pup-packed Yappy Hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday.

But this Saturday, Aug. 5, 15 other North Willamette Wineries will join Plum Hill in mixing dogs and drinks during the seventh annual Canines Uncorked wine tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: EMILY GOODYKOONTZ - Black lab Lily (lower left)gets some shade on a hot Friday at Plum Hill Vineyards while Jackie Mountain drinks wine holding her dog Jasper in her lap and schnauzer Bella Rue sits near winemaker RJ Lint (right).  The western Washington County event includes Patton Valley, Montinore, Elk Cove, Kramer, Ardiri, A Blooming Hill, Apolloni, Dion, Risdall, Ruby and Willamette Valley wineries in the Forest Grove/Gaston/Banks/Cornelius area — along with SakéOne Brewery — as well as Helvetia, Oak Knoll and Blizzard wineries in the Hillsboro area.

Most locations include dog activities such as a "dog toy bar" at A Blooming Hill, photos at Ardiri, a massage at Elk Cove, bubble play at Kramer, bobbing for hot dogs at Plum Hill, DNA testing at Montinore, barrel races at Apolloni and more.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: EMILY GOODYKOONTZ - A curious corgi, Gatsby gives his owner Jennifer Coffeys glass of wine a sniff at Plum Hill Vineyards' weekly Yappy Hour.

For a complete list of locations and activities, as well as cost information for a "License to Taste" passport and advance-purchase discounts, search for Canines Uncorked on Facebook or at

All passport proceeds will go to the Oregon Humane Society to benefit pets in need.NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: EMILY GOODYKOONTZ - Olive the pug is as happy as can be at Plum Hill Vineyards Yappy Hour.

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