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WomanDogHC1305_X_300_C_YGreetings, four-legged citizens of Corvallis! Whether you’re covered in fur, scales, or feathers, this Saturday is your time to shine. Come celebrate Pet Day at Oregon State University, an annual event that celebrates creatures of all kinds while educating the public on pet health and safety. Festivities are held in and outside of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, with an expected turnout of 3,000 to 4,000 people and about 100 of their canine companions.

Enjoy hundreds of animal-related activities and contests like an indoor reptile exhibition, a tail-wagging competition, teddy bear surgery clinic, and a dog wash for muddy mutts. Expect a crushing avalanche of cuteness when meeting the OSU Sheep Club’s baby lambs, and don’t forget to pay a visit to this year’s newest animals, which include goslings and miniature donkeys.

Saturday’s prime event is a photo booth where owners can take pictures of themselves and their pets dressed in either veterinarian or Beaver-themed gear, depending on their level of passion.

Pet Day is free for all to attend, though nominal fees are required for some booths and events. Children are welcome, as are dogs, but leashes are required—that is, for the dogs.

 Pet Day is on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Magruder Hall. Visit for more information, as well as for instructions on how to enter your cat in an online photo contest—because you know he’s too cool to go in person.

By Kiki Genoa