Don’t Miss Dogs’ Day of Summer (Featuring Weiner Dog and Pug Races)!

IS THERE ANYTHING more hilariously exciting than a wiener dog race? Only if you throw pugs into the mix!

Don’t miss the Third Annual Mercury Dogs’ Day of Summer day-long festival, coming Saturday, August 27, at the River Pig Saloon (529 NW 13th)—featuring cold beer, hot dogs, and wiener dog and pug races all afternoon... and hurray! It’s also a benefit for Oregon Dachshund Rescue and the Pacific Pug Rescue!

At “Wiener Takes All,” we’ll be pitting Portland’s speediest dachshunds against each other in six heats to see which wiener will reign supreme. But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Because after exhausting our wieners, Portland’s fastest pugs will take to the track for even more thrilling, snuffling races in an event we like to call “Pug o’ War.” Add cold beer, hot dogs, a pet/owner photobooth, AND a grooming Paw Spa (for that dirty, dirty dog) and you have one of the most exciting and fun events of the summer. Best of all, it’s free to attend!

WANT TO ENTER YOUR DACHSHUND OR PUG IN THE RACES? Simply pay a $15 entry on the Dogs’ Day of Summer page at ($25 entry on day of event). But hurry! Registration is limited!

Dogs’ Day of Summer

Saturday, August 27

River Pig Saloon, 529 NW 13th

Fun all day from noon to 6 pm

Wiener Takes All (dachshund races): 1:15 pm

Pug o’ War (pug races): 3:30 pm


Don’t miss the most dog-tastic event of the summer!