Portland, OR. Nearly 150 Westie lovers took to the streets of Northwest Portland’s Wallace Park for the annual DoveLewis Westie Walk. The 1.5 mile walk on August 27th was presented by Kaiser Permanente. There was outdoor fun, including breakfast snacks, prizes and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Velvet Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance for low-income families at DoveLewis.

Here’s a look at some of the Westies (West Highland White Terriers) and their costumes:


We just started our annual Westie (and Friends) Walk, presented by Kaiser Permanente Thrive! Today's event is a fundraiser for our Velvet Assistance Fund, financial assistance for low-income families facing pet emergencies.

And they're off! We had nearly 150 Westies and other doggy friends join us today for our annual Westie Walk! Thanks to everyone who came out, including our volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Thrive!



DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, an animal-assisted therapy program, education for veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. With over 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by The Portland Business Journal for eight years.

The DoveLewis Mission

To provide the best emergency and critical care for companion animals, and to support veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community.