You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Doggie Dash 2022: Thousands of paws hit Portland’s waterfront park for Oregon Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year

OregonLive.com logo OregonLive.com 5/15/2022 Mark Graves, oregonlive.com
Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

A plethora of dogs from all walks of life filled Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland Saturday for the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash. The event, which started 35 years ago, has been on a two-year hiatus, due to the pandemic.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

Over 3,600 people and approximately 1,000 canines joined. In previous years, such as 2018, over 4,000 dogs and 7,000 people attended.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

The main feature of the event is a 1.5- and 2.5-mile dog walk/run. This year, runners and walkers were sent out in 20-minute waves from 9 a.m. to noon to help people stay spread apart.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

In addition to the massive dog walk, additional spectacles included a pet/owner look-alike contest; a musical chairs contest; a costume challenge; a singing contest; a comical agility competition; and a peanut butter lick-off.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

To help out with transportation, TriMet allowed dogs on all trains and buses Saturday morning and into the afternoon.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

The Doggie Dash is the Oregon Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. As of Saturday afternoon, over $560,000 had been raised, nearing the goal of $780,000.

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

-Mark Graves

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

mgraves@oregonian.com

Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000. © Sean Meagher/oregonlive.com/TNS Thousands of people and their four-legged friends gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 for the return of the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash, with a goal to raise $780,000.

©2022 Advance Local Media LLC. Visit oregonlive.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

A plethora of dogs from all walks of life filled Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland Saturday, May 14, 2022, for the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash.

A plethora of dogs from all walks of life filled Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland Saturday, May 14, 2022, for the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash.
© Mark Graves/oregonlive.com/TNS
AdChoices
AdChoices

More From OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
OregonLive.com
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon