What is Muttzanita? Muttzanita is an annual dog festival in the beautiful beach town of Manzanita Oregon!
In it’s 15th year, Muttzanita raises money for local animal rescues who rely solely on donations.
The money raised at Muttzanita goes to Animal Haven by the Sea.
Animal Haven rescues all animals and has several food banks which support locals who need assistance for their animals.
Muttzanita is free and open to everyone.
You only need to register if you are having your dog participate in any of the fun events.
Is your dog amazing with a ChuckIt ball? Wear creative and fun outfits? Have a skill you want to show off?
Join us for the fun activities lined up.
Local businesses have been more than generous with donations for the auctions. Don’t miss the silent auction!
“Mayor of Muttzanita” & Pet Parade …
Voting locations will be: Manzanita Visitors Center, Four Paws on the Beach, Manzanita Farmers Market (Sept. 8).
Voting will close Sept. 9th at 5 pm – see the candidates at the Manzanita Farmers Market tomorrow night and get in your final votes.
The pet with the most votes wins the election. The new mayor will be sworn in on Saturday Sept 10th at 10:15am (prior to the parade), then ride with their human in the lead car of the Pet Parade. (In case of a tie, the two furry friends will serve together as mayor and deputy mayor)
Meet The Candidates
Age: 14 years
Breed: Cairn Terrier Mix
Favorite Toy: Stuffed Pineapple
How I Keep Fit: Beach and Bay Walks
Favorite Treat: Baby Carrots
Favorite Place to Sleep: Under a Heat Lamp
Silliest Thing I Do: Pineapple stuffy gets me pretty excited!
Age: 2 years
Breed: Golden Retriever
Favorite Toy: Holee Roller
How I Keep Fit: Chasing My Brother
Favorite Treat: Banana Chips
Favorite Place to Sleep: Anywhere As Long As It Is Next To My Brother
Silliest Thing I Do: Sleep Upside Down
Breed: Golden Retriever
Favorite Toy: Stuffed Squid
How I Keep Fit: I run and run and run, and play relentlessly with my pals
Favorite Treat: Dehydrated duck hearts
Favorite Place to Sleep: Wherever I can keep an eye on my people and the door.
Silliest Thing I Do: I steal socks every morning and wag my tail until my people take them away. Once I accidentally stole my aunt-person’s panties. Oops!
Victory’s Almighty “Gilligan”
Age: 2 1/2 years
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Favorite Toy: Stick Found on the Beach
How I Keep Fit: Chasing the stick he found on the beach. And he’s a bird dog, so there’s that!
Favorite Treat: Pine Cones. He loves going under fir trees, finding a pine cone and chewing it up!
Favorite Place to Sleep: Wherever the last warm spot is. He’s a heat seeker.
Silliest Thing I Do: He smiles. I can get him to do it when I ask him or when he is feeling shy around new people. He is one of the nicest male dogs you will ever meet. He was the runt in a litter of 10 puppies.
Age: 10-12 years?
Breed: French Bulldog
Favorite Toy: Squirt and Gumby
How I Keep Fit: Walking everyday and playing with toys
Favorite Treat: Beef Liver
Favorite Place to Sleep: In mom’s bed or tanning in the sun
Silliest Thing I Do: Stomp and talk when I don’t get my way
Age: 14 years old
Favorite Toy: I’ve never really liked toys but I have been known to chew up the catnip mice I’m not supposed to have
How I Keep Fit: Keeping up with my 2 year old brother/black lab mix to see what he is sniffing
Favorite Treat: Chicken Breast
Favorite Place to Sleep: On the bed by my parents feet
Silliest Thing I Do: I still get the Zoomies…especially at the beach even though I am 14. I ignore my dog sitters and sit at the top of the stairs until my parents get home.
Favorite Toy: Twin brown bears
How I Keep Fit: Long walks on the beach at sunset, peeing on as many driftwood pieces as possible
Favorite Treat: Rotisserie chicken with a side of watermelon
Favorite Place to Sleep: Belly up on my humans luxurious mattress
Silliest Thing I Do: I dance in circles before my bedtime treat!
Age: 11 years
Breed: German Shorthair Pointer
Favorite Toy: Chuck-It
How I Keep Fit: I love to chase birds
Favorite Treat: Manzanita Mudd Dogs!
Favorite Place to Sleep: I typically sleep right under the treat box under my dad’s hot dog stand
Silliest Thing I Do: I sit right on the edge of our property so that I can say hi to everybody walking by.
Join us at the Manzanita Farmers Market for the Muttzanita Mayoral Parade and the final voting, tomorrow, Friday September 8th.
Then come down for all the Muttzanita fun on Saturday September 9th from 10 am to 2 pm – Auction, Pet Parade, Chuck-It contest and MORE!!