OSU Pet Day Saturday, May 4, 2024! 

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OSU Pet Day is one of the most popular annual events in Corvallis! There are lots of fun activities including a petting zoo, teddy bear surgery, kid zone dog wash and nail trim and  more. Dozens of booths will be staffed by vendors and volunteers who provide information on animal health and wellness, nutrition, adoption and therapy. Other booths sell animal-related products and gifts. 

Pet Day is created, organized and staffed by students in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. This is their way of giving back to the community and continuing a legacy of public service at the college.

So come on down to Magruder Hall on the Oregon State campus on the first Saturday in May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pet Day is free and open to the public. A few activities like the Fun Run and Dog Wash have small fees (cash only). Free parking is available at the west end of Reser Stadium.

Pets are welcome to attend Pet Day. However, pets need to be leashed, attended and controlled by the owner at all times. Pets unfortunately cannot come into university buildings including Magruder Hall. Please plan accordingly when you are planning your visit to Pet Day. For more details, you can check out the university's animal policy

Pet Day Activities | Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Early Registration Fee (free t-shirt included): $20  
Day of Race Registration Fee: $25 (cash only)

Check-in: 7 to 9 a.m. (at the corner of 30th Street and SW Washington Way) 
Fun run start time: 9 a.m. 
Please fill out this waiver of liability and bring it with you to the fun run. 

Prizes will be awarded to top finishers, and post-run/walk snacks & water will be provided! Costumes are encouraged at this event. Invite your friends and family and come enjoy a jog or walk with your pet through the beautiful Oregon State University campus.  

Cat photo Contest

Does your cat have the Best Personality? Are they the Cutest or Most Mischievous cat you know? Do you know of an Adoptable Cat in need of a home? Do you have a Most Creative photo of your cat? Upload a photo of your cat to compete in these categories to be voted on during Pet Day 2024. Winners will be featured on the CCVM Instagram account. Submit your photo here!


Registration fee: $3 for individual entry, $5 for a team of 2 or more

Register here to participate!

Check-in: 10 a.m. to Noon  
Contest and judging: 12:30 to 2 p.m. 
Award announcement: 2 p.m. 


  • Hospital and college tours 
  • Dog wash and nail trim (donations accepted) 
  • Teddy Bear surgery 
  • Kids Zone (small fees to play) 

Please Support Our Industry Partners!

We could not provide Pet Day to the community without these industry partners:




Vendor registration information:


Community members and businesses have been essential in making Pet Day a success. We invite you to represent your organization by hosting a display booth or demonstration. You may also consider making a monetary donation, or giving items for prizes such as gift certificates, animal food or pet toys.  

Insurance coverage: 

All vendors participating in Pet Day MUST provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) as proof of having General Liability insurance coverage with a minimum per occurrence limit of $1,000,000 ($2,000,000 for vendors with live animals and/or serving food.)

 A policy endorsement or policy language must come from the insurer affording additional insured status, as follows:

Oregon State University, its trustees, officers, employees, and agents are additional insured.

Oregon State University must be listed as certificate holder with address listed as:

Oregon State University
700 SW 30th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333. 

Confirmation notice:

A confirmation notice, map (including booth location), and flyers will be sent to you by mid-April. We will be accepting donations and prizes through April 1st.  

Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope that we may rely on your contribution and participation to help make this our most successful Pet Day yet! If you have questions, please feel free to contact Events and Alumni Relations Coordinator Danielle Meyersick at danielle.meyersick@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6779.  

Nonprofit booth: $40.00
Commercial booth: $100.00  
Student Organization: $15.00  
Canopy (additional): $15.00

Important dates:  

Registration closes: March 8   
Check due date (checks can be made out to Oregon State University): March 15   
Donations turned in by: April 1   
Certificates of Insurance: April 12 

All checks, COIs, and donations can be mailed or dropped off to:

Oregon State University
200 Magruder Hall Dean’s Office
700 SW 30th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331