Dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities were invited to compete on November 16, 2016 for the coveted title of Portland's Next TopDog Model. This fun annual event is a benefit for OHS.

Who Will Be Portland’s Next TopDog Model?

Will your dog be in the running for Portland’s Next TopDog Model?! This year is the tenth anniversary of this fun annual event and benefit for OHS. The theme for 2016: Paris!

About the Event

Canine contestants are divided into two categories: small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs (30 pounds and over).

Note: Dogs over six months of age must be spayed or neutered to participate.

Judges will select nine small dog finalists and nine large dog finalists from the entries received. This year, we will also have six People’s Choice finalists: three in each category. The People’s Choice finalists will be selected by popular online vote and will round out the total 12 finalists in the Large and Small Dog categories. The finalists are invited to attend a special event at the Hotel Monaco on November 16 to strut their stuff and compete for the title in a live showcase before the judges and audience.

The tenth annual Portland’s Next TopDog Model contest is presented by LexiDog Boutique and Social Club and the Hotel Monaco to benefit OHS.

The public is invited to attend the gala finale and cheer on their favorite contestants as they compete for the title. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous raffle and plenty of fun. See photos from past events here »

Finale Gala at Hotel Monaco

Tickets: Tickets will be available for online purchase in November – stay tuned! Note: this event is usually sold out/standing room only.

Where: Hotel Monaco, 506 SW Washington at Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 222-0001

When: Nov. 16, 2016 from 6-9 pm (cocktail hour at 5 pm)

What: Watch the finalists compete for the title! The dogs will strut their stuff on the runway in front of our judges and adoring audience. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available.

Who Benefits: All proceeds from the contest and event to go help the animals at OHS.

Social: Tag your posts #PNTDM16 and get on our social feed!

Dates and Details

September 20: Online applications available
There is a $25 application fee, and once that is paid, you’ll receive the link to the online application.

November 1: Application deadline
All TopDog Model applications are due by NOON on Nov. 1.

November 16: Portland’s Next TopDog Model Gala, 6-9 pm
The main event! Cheer on your favorite contestants and watch them work the runway. A cocktail hour will begin at 5 pm to allow guests to mingle before the event. Tickets for the finale gala will go on sale in November.

Prizes, Titles, and More for the Winners

All finalists will receive gift packages valued at over $100.

The two dogs named “Portland’s Next TopDog Model” will win prize packages with goodies valued at over $1,000 and a stay at Hotel Monaco.

Two Fan Favorites selected by the audience from the participants will also receive prize baskets valued at $500.


If you have questions about the event or application process, please email the OHS Events Team »

Introducing Portland’s Next TopDog Models – 2015

Congratulations to Amber Rose and Yogi! They are the winners of the Large Dog and Small Dog categories, respectively. The top three Large Dog finalists were Amber Rose, Hudson and Wookie Bear, while the top three Small Dog finalists were Maggie R., Poppy D Pirate and Yogi. Amber Rose and Yogi won prize packages with goodies valued at over $1,000 and a stay at Hotel Monaco.

The Fan Favorites, selected by audience vote, were Gus (Large Dog) and Guinness (Small Dog). Every single dog is amazing, and OHS thanks everyone who entered for supporting the shelter pets by entering this fun contest. All finalists received gift baskets of treats, toys and more.

Photos & Media from 2015

Additional photos by ImageM Studios here and here »

Story on the event and featuring one of the finalists in the Oregonian »