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 2018

Saturday September 8, 2018

Join us from 10am to 3pm

First Street at Laneda

(Next to the Visitors Center)

31 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130


Muttzanita Mayor

2017 Mayor – Tweed

Muttzanita Mayor Nomination Form


The “Town of Muttzanita” is growing so it is only appropriate for it to have its own Mayor.

Click on the ‘Candidates’ tab above to see who is running

or click here

How to enter your pet…… simple!
As with any public office there are a few rules if you wish to nominate your furry friend to this position.

1. Candidate must be a resident of the tri-city area (Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler)
2. Complete the form. Be sure to sign.
3. Include your very best picture (4×6 or 5×7 only) as they will be displayed around town in voting locations.
4. Return the form and picture before August 18, 2018
5. There is no cost to nominate your pet.
6. Enter your pet early. The sooner you enter the more votes constituents can cast for their favorite non-human.

Muttzanita Mayor Entry Form

Voting locations are: Visitors Center – Four Paws on the Beach

and the Farmers Market on August 31 and September 7

Voting will close Sept. 7th at 5 pm. The pet with the most votes wins the election. The new mayor will be sworn in on Sunday Sept 8th  at 10:15 am. (prior to the parade), then ride with their human in the lead car of the Pet Parade.

(In case of a tie, the two furry friends will serve together as mayor and deputy mayor)


Nominee:  Bear

Age/Gender:          7 year old male

Favorite Toy:        A large box I can fun through like a tunnel

How I Keep Fit:   Walking the beach twice and day and greeting tourists

Favorite Treat:      Chicken

Silliest Thing I Do:  Hop on teeter totters and run from end to end enjoying the bounce


Nominee:  Hodges Costello

Age/Gender:          3 year old male

Favorite Toy:        “Holiday Moose” Plushie

How I Keep Fit:   Hiking, Patrolling, Beach Clean-Up

Favorite Treat:      Bacon wrapped anything

Silliest Thing I Do:  Dance on two legs, toss my own toys


Nominee:  Piper

Age/Gender:          7 year old female

Favorite Toy:        Anything with a squeaker – For talking, not tearing out

How I Keep Fit:   Not a priority – best to rest up for my job as “shop dog / greeter” at Finnestere

Favorite Treat:      A drink of pure rainwater from a fresh puddle. No wait – juicy beef. Can’t Decide!

Silliest Thing I Do:  Vigorously scratch the ground in tall grasses, and flop on my sides and back.