Dogs of NWX CalendarThe dogs had their day last night at the “Dogs of NorthWest Crossing 2012 Calendar” Launch Party at Ruff Wear. 14 photo-friendly pooches and their owners came out to preview the calendar which is a fundraiser for The Bend Spay and Neuter Project.

Dog in glasses
Playa (Miss June) is ready for her close-up...

The calendar will go on sale for $16 starting November 3rd at various retail locations throughout Bend including:

Sara Bella Upcycled Boutique
Sage Café
La Rosa
Look! Salon
Cascade Cottons
Paper Jazz
Dudley’s Bookshop Café
Best Friends Pet Supply
Healthy Paws
Bend Pet Express
Birkenstock of Bend
Newport Market

Charlie Dog listens to music
Charlie enjoys the music...
Pug model for the Dogs of NWX Calendar
Lily Pug (aka: Miss December) prepares for her debut

The festive affair included a performance by local dog owner, Mike Viles in tribute of his dog, Lilly (Miss July), nibbles provided by Tate and Tate Catering and Bend Pet Express, and lots of calendar sales. Bend Spay and Neuter Project sold a whopping 89 calendars before the night’s end. The remaining limited quantities will be sold at the various retail locations around town.

Dog owners view calendar
Proud dog owners view the calendar for the first time.

This project was born out of a dog-inspired photo contest last spring when NorthWest Crossing residents submitted photos of their beloved pets. 14 were selected by Facebook friends and throughout the year, each doggy was professionally photographed by local artist Karen Cammack. Ruff Wear, a dog gear manufacturer with headquarters in the neighborhood provided gear for props and prizes. A large portion of the printing costs were donated by local printer Ryder Graphics. And several retailer partners throughout Bend are selling the calendars to benefit Bend Spay and Neuter Project.

Please visit a retail location listed above to purchase your calendar, or contact Bend Spay and Neuter Project at 541-617-1010 for more information.

Dogs of NWX Calendar launch party
Lilly (Miss July) and her parents preview the calendar