Oregon’s ‘Corgi Beach Day’ Raises Money for Humane Society

Posted by Jason Sarna
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There’s nothing better than a relaxing day at the beach with some sun, sand, waves, and Corgis

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Portland Corgi Meet-up Group held their fifth annual Corgi Beach Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon. Thousands of dog lovers showed up with their Corgis to celebrate the animal while raising money for the Oregon Humane Society.

Since its inception in 2013, the event continues to grow and attract Corgi owners from all over the country.

“What started out five years ago as a group of 30 friends from Portland with a shared passion for Corgis now attracts more than 1,200 owners and 500 corgis from all over the country,” said event organizer Jennifer Robinson.

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Last year, the 425 corgis and their owners generated $6,000 in donations. This year, Robinson said early estimates came to $9,000.

Check out this short video of the 2016 Corgi Beach Day:

Oregon Humane Society community relations coordinator Stephanie Kittrell said the donations from these events help finance day-to-day costs, as well as support programs to alleviate overcrowding in shelters and investigate animal cruelty and neglect cases.

“We are so appreciative of this group’s support and generosity,” Kittrell said. “It helps create awareness for our programs while also having fun on the beach.”

Speaking of fun, if you don’t own a Corgi, don’t worry, as the event is open to all dog owners and lovers, so grab a towel, some sunscreen, and be on the lookout for the 2018 Corgi Beach Day.

Have you ever been to Corgi Beach Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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Oregon’s ‘Corgi Beach Day’ Raises Money for Humane Society