Drinks with dogs
Pinot will be poured and adoptable puppies will be plentiful at Plum Hill Vineyards' second annual Doggie Day.
Remy, Plum Hill Vineyard's canine celebrity, is excited to welcome more of his furry, four-legged friends on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of drinks, food and puppy-dog eyes at the dog-friendly winery located at 6505 S.W. Old Highway 47.
"My favorite part of Doggie Day might actually be a little selfish," said Shannon Carrigan, winemaker and event originator. "But I just love seeing my dog — and all of the other dogs — so happy while running all around the vineyard."
The event, which raises money for local animal shelters, welcomes families and their pups to enjoy a variety of activities, including professional doggie photo booths, bobbing for hot dogs and guided dog walks in the vineyard.
"We love letting people know how dog-friendly we are," Carrigan said. "At the same time, though, I think the event is more about the dogs themselves and bringing recognition to the rescue [organizations] that work so hard to help them."
Those currently lacking their own dog will have the chance to adopt a pup at the event. Plum Hill will host One Tail at a Time Portland, a local all-breed dog rescue, with donations from doggie activities going toward the organization's mission to lower shelter euthanasia rates. In turn, their adoptive services will have dogs on
site, ready to join a loving home.
Beyond these activities, visitors can also snack on gourmet hot dogs from The Dirty Wiener food truck. And pets, who may be sniffing for treats of their own, can tug their leash toward multiple dog-themed vendors with natural pet treats, dog toys and other goods.
"Last year we had about three or four vendors," Carrigan said. "But this year we were able to get around 10, with some even reaching out to us to join all the fun."
Some lucky, spoiled pups can also indulge beyond treats. A mobile pet groomer and a dog massage therapist will also be on site, ready to make all doggie visitors shine.
The team at Plum Hill notes the popularity of last year's Doggie Day as reason for growing the event this time around. Since then they have created more dog-centric additions to the winery.
Summer Yappy Hour at the vineyard happens every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. for visitors to enjoy drink deals and treats for their furry friends. But Doggie Day remains the ultimate place to be for those interested in enjoying a glass of wine over puppy-dog stares.
"We'll have water bowls for all of the thirsty dogs, and food and drinks available for all the owners," Carrigan said. "Just pack up the family and the dogs and we'll take care of the rest."
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