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Off Leash: A Truly Re-Pug-Nant Affair

Curly-tailed wigglebutts turn out in droves for Pugstock

Curly-tailed wigglebutts turn out in droves for Pugstock

David Childs
If you tend to go into a state of meltdown over a single pug, then it’s probably best to stay away from Portland, Ore., in May. That’s when the Oregon Humane Society (OHS) holds its annual “Pug Crawl,” and the sight of more than 500 little pudgeballs gathered in one place could easily cause a cute overload from which you might never recover.

Some might call the event a pug-licity stunt, but the locals love it—2008 was the eighth year the shelter held the crawl. This year, Portlanders gathered around MacTarnahan’s Taproom to eat, drink, and be furry. The event included a kissing booth where willing humans could pugger up for Jack, a local pug whose kissing tendencies have made him the shelter’s go-to pug for the extended makeout sessions.

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