Who Will Be Portland's Next Top Dog Model?
Dog of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities will compete June 28th for the coveted title of Portland's Next TopDog Model.
Tickets Available at the Door
Tickets are on sale for $10 at the door for the June 28 finale event at the Hotel Monaco (advance tickets have been sold out; tickets purchased at the door will likely be standing room only). All proceeds benefit the pets at the Oregon Humane Society.
Doggie contestants are divided into two categories: small dogs (under 30 lbs.) and large dogs (30 lbs. and over). Judges 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 June 28th to compete for the title of "Portland's Next TopDog Model." The public is invited to attend the judging finale (see below) and cheer for your favorites.
See the Finalists Online
A list of the 24 finalists has been posted by LexiDog and OHS on Facebook. You can view photos of the finalists there, as well. Since the OHS page is public, you don't even have to be a registered Facebook user to view these items.
All finalists receive gift bags valued at over $100, and the two dogs named "Portland's Next Top Dog Model" win prize packages with goodies valued at over $1,000 and will be invited to special events and TV appearances.
Attend the Judging Finale at Hotel Monaco
The public is invited to attend the Top Dog Model Finale and cheer on their favorite contestants.
Andy Carson, Fox 12 Meteorologist, will emcee this fun and quirky contest, as finalists parade before the celebrity judges. Honored judges include Mitch Elliott, host of the Mitch, Daria and Ted show on 105.1 The Buzz; Sheryl Stewart, host of 105.1 The Buzz; Helen Raptis, host of AM Northwest on KATU; Kimberly Maus, Good Day Oregon anchor on Fox 12; and Betty Norrie, OHS Board of Trustees member.
To complete the evening, Red Star Tavern will provide hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, including "Muttinis," with all proceeds from the contest and event going to support pets at OHS.
Where: Hotel Monaco,
506 SW Washington at Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
When: June 28th, 6 pm–10 pm
Refreshments: Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available
Who Benefits: All proceeds from the contest and event go to help the animals at OHS
Tickets: Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15, but are likely to be standing room only.
Learn about the 2011 TopDog Model winners here.
Receive Early Notification of Next Year's Event
Want plenty of time to come up with a fabulous, creative entry next year? Send us a brief email to receive advance notification of next year's TopDog Model event and application deadline. Use the link here, or email us from your email client of choice using the subject line "Next TopDog Model Advance Notification." Your email address will be added to our advance notification list.