Dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities are invited to compete on November 19, 2015 for the coveted title of Portland's Next TopDog Model. This fun annual event is a benefit for OHS.

The theme this year is Hollywood Stars. Is your dog an Owen Wilson or maybe an Audrey Hepburn? Now is the time to walk the red carpet and let their inner stars shine!

Submit an Application for Your Dog Today!

Enter HereStep 1: Pay the entry fee. There is a $25 application fee, which goes to support the pets at OHS.

Step 2: Fill out the application! Dog owners are encouraged to show their dog’s personality and style through creative photos and responses on the application. You will receive a link to the online application after you submit your payment.

If you would like to submit a hard copy application in person, you can pick up and drop off entry forms at OHS (directions) or any LexiDog location. Download and print an application here (PDF).

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

About the Event

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

Judges will select 12 small dog finalists and 12 large dog finalists from the entries received. The finalists are invited to attend a special event at the Hotel Monaco on November 19 to compete for the title.

The ninth 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 judging finale and cheer on their favorite contestants. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous raffle and plenty of fun. See photos from last year’s event here »

Dates and Details

September 10: Online applications available
There is a $25 application fee, and once that is paid, you’ll receive the link to the online application. Pay the entry fee here »

November 1: Application deadline
All TopDog Model applications are due by this date.

November 19: 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.

Attend the Finale Gala at Hotel Monaco

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

When: November 19, 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 audience. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available.

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

Purchase Tickets: Advance tickets will be available online in November

Social: Tag your posts #PNTDM and get in on our social feed! Facebook users, you can put this on your calendar and join the event here »



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