Portland, OR. Dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds are invited to apply for the 2019 Portland Rose Festival Canine Court. Six dogs will be honored as the official Canine Court, including two lucky dogs to be crowned the king and queen. All six dogs will be invited to ride on, or walk with, a float at the Rose Festival Starlight Parade on June 1st. There’s an entry fee of $50, so the contest is a fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society.

A panel of representatives from the Oregon Humane Society, LexiDog, 105.1 The Buzz and the Heathman Hotel will pick 20 canine finalists to participate in the Canine Coronation Ceremony at the Heathman Hotel, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 22. During this event, the Canine Court will be chosen. Winners will receive prizes worth up to $1,500.

OHS first partnered with the Rose Festival in 2018 when a dog named Diesel, pictured above, became the first canine Grand Marshal of the Grand Floral Parade.

“The community really embraced this unique way to celebrate our love for our pets,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “We are grateful to the Rose Festival for the opportunity to include our canine friends in the Starlight Parade this year.”

Apply through May 12 – https://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/caninecourt/