PCC / News / September 6, 2013

PCC hosts doggie wash at Lake Oswego’s Lexi Dog

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Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program and its students are hosting a doggie wash fundraiser at Lexi Dog Boutique & Social Club, 366 3rd St., Lake Oswego.

Karma the Dog gets a bath from student Chris Green at PCC's Veterinary Technology Program's kennel, based at the Rock Creek Campus.

Karma the Dog, a yellow labrador retriever, gets a bath from student Chris Green at PCC’s Veterinary Technology Program’s kennel, based at the Rock Creek Campus.

People can bring in dogs of all sizes between 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 for a wash and dry. The recommended donation is $5 for small, $10 for medium and $15 for large dogs. All breeds welcome. Dogs should be social, like to be bathed and not be aggressive toward humans or other dogs. Students will help the dogs get acclimated to the water and then wash and massage the tail, legs, neck and body. After a thorough rinse, they’ll be toweled off or blow-dried. The service not only benefits the customer and their dog, but serves as a key training event for PCC students.

“Students can’t wait to apply what they’ve learned in class,” said Dolores Galindo, instructional support technician for the program.

The funds that are raised from the doggie wash help pay for the students legacy project, which typically takes the form of an equipment purchase to benefit their program, or assisting in community service projects for animal non-profits. For example, the class of 2010 used the money they raised to buy 10 dog beds for the animals the Vet Tech Program houses at its kennel over at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Last year, students purchased a bathing system to make it easier and more efficient to wash the dogs at that facility.

“Typically they are things that need to be purchased because our program budget only goes so far,” Galindo added.

For more information on the doggie wash, call (971) 722-7330.

About The Author: James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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