We’re Kathy and Leo Notenboom, and two or three times a year we hold Corgi gatherings at our home in Woodinville, a suburb of Seattle. This site is where you’ll find the latest information.
At least one of those gatherings, typically around the end of July (statistically the best weather!) or early August is what we call the “official” Pacific Northwest Corgi Picnic, which then also includes a barbecue and a silent auction for CorgiAid. The other time or two each year? They’re just for fun.
We do try and alternate some between mid-week and weekend events, since we know not everyone can make each.
Our events are open to anyone with a Corgi (Pem or Cardi), and guests are typically welcome, as well as the not-a-corgi family members. If you’re considering a Corgi it’s also a great opportunity to see a wide variety of dogs and personalities, and speak with owners and the occasional breeder in attendance.
The only rule is simple: dogs, adults and children must all be well behaved and “play well with others”. The only “un”invites have been for overly aggressive dogs, and for children who failed to honor dog-owners instructions.
IMPORTANT: if you’re new, and interested in finding out about local Corgi-related meet-ups, may I suggest you visit and join Corgis R Us, the local meetup.com group that has frequent activities all over the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area. We announce the picnic there every year.
In addition to Corgis-R-Us, I announce our events on:
- The Corgi-L mailing list. (An email list of 1,000+ Corgi owners world-wide.)
- The Corgis on Wheels Yahoo Group
- My private mailing list for those that want email notification without being on another list (or in addition to).
- The Public Corgi Events forum at Cool 2b Corgi.
- The Regional Events forum at MyCorgi.com
And of course you can always check back here for the latest and greatest as well.
Leo & Kathy