A great day at the beach

Sun, Sand, and Doggies


Annie Running

Annie chasing the ball at the ChuckIt Toss


Madame Phydo

I see a cookie in your future


Pet Parade

Pet Parade heading to the beach


The crowd enjoying the talent show

Nanook performs some tricks


The Holstein Heffers

We are partial to Newfies!


ChuckIt Toss Winners

Fastest dogs in town!


Join us for Muttzanita 2019

Saturday September 7, 2019

Join us from 10am to 3pm

First Street at Laneda

(Next to the Visitors Center)

31 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130


Event Schedule

2018 Schedule

Muttzanita 2018 Schedule of Events

10:00 – 3:00pm     Registration

10:00                    Silent Auction, Vendors, Pet Adoption Opens

10:20                    Mayor of Muttzanita Announced

10:30                    Parade Line Up (at 2nd and Laneda)

10:45                    Pet Parade

11:00                    Chuck-It Contest on the Beach

12:00                    Musical “Sits” Contest on the beach

12:15                     Ask an ExpertCati Foss – Beach Etiquette Class for Dogs and Owners

12:45                    Ask an Expert  – Christine Mullick – PAVE

1:00                      Pet Talent Contest

1:20                       Ask an Expert  – Sally Freeman – Park Ranger

1:40                       Pet Costume Contest

2:00                      Ask an Expert  – Providence Seaside Hospital

2:00                      Final Call for Silent Auction

2:30                       Drawing for a Years Supply of Pet Food

2:30                       Silent Auction Pick-up

3:00                       Festival Ends – See you next year!


Registration starts at 10:00 am and continues throughout the day. You can also pre-register here.

During Registration you can purchase your Muttzanita Lanyard for $15. This gets you and your pooch into every event during the day.

Register early to get a goodie bag (while supplies last)

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Pet Parade

The Pet Parade will start at the corner of Laneda and 2nd Ave at 11:00am and will parade through town to the beach. Costumes, themes, and fun are encouraged! The Beach Events will start immediately following the parade.

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Musical “Sits”

Join us for the most fun you have ever had playing musical “chairs”.  We will start off in a big circle and begin the music.  Dogs will walk with their owners in a circle and as soon as the music stops, the last one seated is out.

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Chuck-It Toss

Beach Events start immediately following the Pet Parade and features an expanded Chuck-It Toss contest.
You see them on the beach, you see them in the park. Now, see how you and your pooch stack up in our Chuck-It Toss. Using those arm-saving Chuck-Its, have your dog fetch the ball and bring it back to you. The fastest dogs win!

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Beach Etiquette for Dogs and Owners

Cati Foss will discuss beach etiquette for dogs and their owners.

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Pet Fashion and Talent Show

Held in the driveway of the Little Apple, the Pet Fashion & Talent Show is sure to be a hit. See our models on the cat…errr… dog-walk!

Does your pooch have an eye for style? Have a funny costume or a great trick to show? Enter our Pet Fashion and Talent Show and let your dog (or cat) strut their stuff. Awards will be handed out for a number of categories including best-dressed, funniest costume and others.

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Pet Photography

Our crack photography staff will be covering all of the fun.

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Pet Adoptions

Looking for a new family member? Stop by and see who is up for adoption.

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Vendors and Product Demonstrations

Come see our vendors – we will have a dog trainers, local artists and dog treats

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Drawing for a Years Supply of Pet Food

Compliments of KLN Family Brands, you can win a years supply of pet food.  The prize is up to a 15lb bag of dog or cat food which must be picked up at Four Paws on the Beach EACH MONTH.

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Silent Auction

Located on First Street (at Laneda). Bidding starts at 10:00am and ends at 2:30pm. There are all sorts of fun items to bid on including toys, cool leashes and collars, gift certificates, art work and more!  Be sure to stop by and see what we have!

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Ask an Expert

Have lots of questions about training?  Therapy Dogs?    Come as an expert!  We will have the following experts:

Cati Foss – Arnicadia Dog Training is a positive reinforcement based company owned and operated by Cati Foss. Cati works with you to keep training fun, exciting, and low stress while being informative about the ins and outs of her training approaches. Cati has a strong passion for animals and is a big advocate for a well behaved family dog that will listen the first time you say something as well as love to listen to you. Cati’s background also includes fitness and nutrition, which are both extremely important aspects of a happy and healthy canine companion.

Christina Mulick – Ms. Mulick will talk to us about PAVE – Paws Assisting Veterans.  Paws Assisting Veterans is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to training service dogs for veterans with mental and/or physical disabilities and to advance public knowledge of service dogs and the essential roles they play. PAVE provides service dogs and training free of charge to veterans including equipment and supplies valued at over $1,000. Our teams receive extensive training and follow-up. Highly trained PAVE assistance dogs save lives.

Ranger Sally Freeman – Ms. Freeman is a Ranger at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.  She will talk to us about Seaman, Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog.  She will give us the background about Seaman and why he was so important to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  If we’re lucky, she will bring “Seaman” with her.

Ellen Marshall – Ms. Marshall has two therapy dogs – Flynn and Fig.  Both pups work at Providence Hospital in Seaside helping patients feel better through the comfort of puppy love.  Ellen will discuss how to get involved and what it takes for your dog to become a therapy dog.




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