Dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities are 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?

Does your dog have what it takes to be Portland’s Next TopDog Model?! We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of this benefit event with the theme—Paris!

Congratulations to Portland’s Next TopDog Models!

Every dog is a winner, and top dog in their own family’s eyes, of course. Special congratulations go to the winners of the 2016 TopDog Model competition, though, in a field of 24 finalists that was extremely competitive.

Portland’s Next TopDog Model, Large Dog: Jenny
Portland’s Next TopDog Model, Small Dog: Nyah

Fan Favorite, Large Dog: Gus 
Fan Favorite: Small Dog: Gizmo P.

Lexi Social Star: Gizmo L.

More photos and details coming soon!

Vote for the Fans’ Choice / Lexi Social Star Winner

Votes from the public determined six of the TopDog Finalists.  Now, fans can vote for the Fans’ Choice TopDog Model Winner among the final 12 dogs in each category. The dog who receives the most online votes up through 8 pm on Nov. 16 will win the Lexi Social Star prize: a trip to Cabo, Mexico. Voting has ended; see the finalists here »

About the Grand Finale Event

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

Judges select nine small dog finalists and nine large dog finalists from the entries received. This year, we also have six Fans’ Choice finalists. The Fans’ Choice finalists were selected by popular online vote and round out the total 12 finalists in the Large and Small Dog categories.

At the main event at the Hotel Monaco on Nov. 16, the finalists will strut their stuff and compete for the title in a live showcase before the judges and audience. This is always a tail-wagging show! 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 »

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

Tickets: Tickets will be available for online purchase beginning Nov. 7! Online ticket sales are now closed. 
Note: this event is usually sold out/standing room only. Finalists do not need to purchase tickets for themselves/their human handlers.

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. All proceeds benefit the pets at OHS.

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

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.

There will also be a special Lexi Social Star prize for the contestant with the most online votes towards their submitted photos, as a tribute to the late Lexi (the face and local celebrity behind LexiDog Boutique and Social Club) and appreciation for the 10 years of partnership & amazing support of Suzanne Hein and the team at LexiDog Boutique. See results here »

Panel of Judges

OHS welcomes back our experienced panel of judges (and entertainers themselves):

Mitch Elliott, host on 105.1 The Buzz
Helen Raptis, host on KATU Channel 2
Byron Beck, Portland Journalist and Blogger
Kimberly Maus, anchor on FOX 12 News
Sheryl Stewart, host on 105.1 The Buzz
Poison Waters, entertainer and co-host at Darcelle XV

Emcee: Andy Carson, host on FOX 12 Oregon


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

Be a Sponsor

If your business would like to help with this event, we welcome your support! Sponsorship packet »

Photos & Media from 2015

Congratulations to Amber Rose and Yogi! They are the winners of the Large Dog and Small Dog categories, respectively. 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).

Additional photos by ImageM Studios here and here » — Story on the event and featuring one of the finalists in the Oregonian »