All Paws On Deck
OUR fourth ANNUAL
ALL PAWS ON DECK
The 2022 APOD Dog Mayor is Jackson!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the fourth annual All Paws on Deck fundraiser a success! Camas DECA is incredibly grateful for all those who came to the street fair, made a donation, or submitted their dog. We were able to raise $9,246.50 for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, surpassing last year's amount!
Everyone had a great time at the street fair, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
All donations go to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society!
Learn more about the 2022 top ten candidates below!
"Joey is a great example of how to live life- to wag more and bark less. He approaches every new person with an open mind and is generous with affection. This good boy is loyal, gentle and leaves everyone smiling. He’d be a wonderful mascot for Camas."
"Petunia is a bulldog that loves absolutely anyone she meets—furry or human. I mean, she is also a bulldog with a lot of health issues... she’s beat pneumonia 6 times, has had multiple surgeries, and just loves everyone. "
"A shelter alumnus, Spud knows the value of humane societies and how they can pawsitively impact local communities and families. Although he is running as a Dogocrat, Spud has the support of many Repurrblicans and has a long history of reaching across the aisle to play. At six pounds, Spud will be a tiny, but mighty, Mayor."
"Banjo stops traffic when he strolls through Downtown Camas- he is so handsome that all kinds of people want to stop and love on him! He is exuberant, friendly, wild and sweet! The perfect charismatic pup for mayor! Maybe those baby blue eyes will win the election!"
"Barley 'works' as our lovable office mascot a couple days a week at Caps & Taps in Camas. He's the friendliest dog you'll ever meet and spends much of his time greeting customers, walking around downtown Camas, and getting lovies from his many admirers. He's a sweet wise fellah who can use his years of experience as APOD Dog Mayor."
"Summer is one of the most loving, sweet, and photogenic dog that will always melt your heart. Summer loves to explore more into Pacific Northwest since moving from Kentucky/Colorado and have traveled over 10 different states in her first 7 years of life! There’s no other best friend you could have asked for but only Summer can be the one!"
"Jackson is a best friend to everyone he meets, often greeting them with kisses. Don't let Jackson's five and a half pound size fool you, his hobbies include paddle boarding, fetch, swimming, wrestling and this summer he took up skim boarding, there is no sport he will not try."
"Bo loves cuddles, treats and the dog park. He draws attention everywhere he goes and his easy personality makes him a hit in our neighborhood and community. Bo is a big fluffy boy who thinks he is a tiny baby. He is also incredibly sweet and is often referred to as an unofficial therapy dog."
"Pawz loves to use his voice whether it be to answer a question, express he is sad, or when he gets frustrated with a toy. He is also smart, he can do his normal “friends” which is a simple hand (paw) shake, he can do now other friends meaning switch to other paw to shake. The most common thing anyone says when they meet Pawz is 'I think I love your dog'."
"Gus is in training for a future in the classroom. He is known for his calm demeanor and intelligence. I hope he will provide teenagers of the future with a much needed release from their stress and anxiety. After he learns more in classes such as excellent manners and good citizen training, I look forward to having him help make students school experiences positive and welcoming."
About the event
Last year, Camas DECA raised over $8,200 to donate to local humane societies through the All Paws on Deck (APOD) dog mayor race and street fair. This year, we are holding both, a virtual event, and an in-person street fair in downtown Camas on September 24th from 11am-3pm. Our goal is to raise over $10,000 for our the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society this year in a fun, interactive way.
THE NEXT DOG MAYOR?
Each year, Camas DECA is proud to crown one APOD dog mayor. If your furry friend has what it takes to be the 2022 dog mayor, make sure to apply! Applications will be accepted from August 24th to September 7th, so make sure to apply!
Top 10 finalists will be notified by no later than September 9th, and then votes will be collected in the form of donations. Voting will begin on September 14th and end on September 23rd. The new APOD dog mayor will then be crowned at the All Paws on Deck street fair!
How to participate
Does your dog have what it takes to be the APOD dog mayor? Applications are open until September 7th. Apply using this link.
The Camas Dog Mayor will be determined by the dog who raises the most money. Additional donations to help the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society are also welcomed. Thank you for your support!
Come to downtown Camas on September 24th with your family and furry friends for our street fair. From costume contests to DIYs, we have a variety of games and activities for you to enjoy with your pet.