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Washington, D.C. Dog-Friendly Previously Held Events

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The following lists contain information that has been sent in by the sponsors of events or other people who are aware of the event. We do not verify all information on these pages. Please call the sponsors or go to the sponsors website to verify all information.
 


Silver Spring
Good Dog East, dog social club
August 26, 2006
9am
3411 Gateshead Manor Way
Silver Spring, DC 20904
Phone:
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Comments:Every Saturday morning, join a small guided group of dog owners and their dogs as they socialize in controlled circumstances and practice some obedience together. Free and fun!




Washington
Humane Society Walk for the Animals
October 15, 2006
12:00-4:00 pm
Sylvan Theater on the National Mall
Washington, DC
Phone:(202) 676-2396
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Comments:The Washington Humane Society and The Humane Society of the United States invite you to join fellow animal lovers in the D.C. metro area at the Humane Society Walk for the Animals?a beautiful autumn stroll through the historic National Mall. In addition to the approximately one-mile walk, there will be activities for the whole family! All proceeds benefit adoption programs and outreach efforts. Bring your family, friends?even your dog!?and help us put an end to pet homelessness.



Washington
Halloween Howl
October 21, 2006
7:30 to 11:00 pm
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC
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Comments:The Halloween Howl is a A Masquerade Party for Dogs & Dog Lovers
It is a fundraising benefit for People Animals Love (PAL), a non-profit organization.


Proceeds raised from the Halloween Howl give disadvantaged children opportunities to attend PAL After-School Club and PAL Summer Camp.
These unique programs teach rigorous science while providing children with the
unconditional acceptance gained from the care and interaction with PAL classroom animals



Washington
PAL 2006 Halloween Howl
October 21, 2006
7:00 p.m. -- 11:00 pm
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, SW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone:202.966.2171
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Comments:A black-tie Masquerade Ball for Dogs and Animal Lovers benefiting the programs of People Animals Love: Pet Therapy Visiting; After-School Club for At-Risk Children; PAL Camp for At-Risk Children (www.peopleanimalslove.com)


Tickets are $125 for humans; no charge for doggies (especially in costumes). Tables of 10 available. Includes silent and live auctions; plated dinner, open bar; prizes for costumes (dog and owners); dog walkers/walk area; Master of Ceremonies is best-selling author and NPR/NPRWorldwide Talk Show Host Diane Rehm. Sponsorships, advertising still available. www.halloweenhowl.org



Washington
Blessing of the Dogs
August 5, 2007
10:00am

Washington, DC
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Comments:Washington, DC, Church to Hold Blessing of the Dogs


All dogs and their owners are invited to attend the Blessing of the Dogs at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC) on Sunday, August 5, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. This unique event, which will take place on the front steps of the church, will celebrate our love for our canine friends. Senior Pastor Stephen Gentle will lead the blessing, which also will include a solo music performance by Alia Waheed.


"Dogs and all pets play such a special and important role in so many people's lives," explains Pastor Gentle. "This dog blessing is intended to show our gratitude for the companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love that these animals bestow upon us each day."


All dogs-big and small, young and old-and their companions are encouraged to attend the blessing, which is being held in conjunction with the seventh annual MidCity Dog Days Celebration Weekend. Staff from Dogs by Day, a doggie daycare and boarding facility located on 14th Street, NW, will be on hand to ensure all dogs and their owners are well-behaved, comfortable, and content during the 20-minute blessing. Green Pets, a pet store also located on 14th Street, NW, will provide water and treats for the four-legged attendees. Bottled water, coffee, and muffins will be available for all companions. In addition, a photographer from National City Christian Church will be in attendance to capture the event.


For more information about the Blessing of the Dogs, contact Eric Woodard at bird12@att.net.



Washington
Humane Society Walk for the Animals
September 23, 2007
Check in at 11 am; Walk begins at 1 pm
The Sylvan Theater by the Washington Monument on the National Mall
Washington, DC 20001
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Comments:The Washington Humane Society and The Humane Society of the United States invite you to join fellow animal lovers in the DC Metro Area-including visitors from across the nation and around the globe-for the 2nd annual Humane Society Walk for the Animals. Bring your canine friend-or walk for a pet who prefers to stay at home-and enjoy a mile-long stroll around the Washington Monument with stunning views of historic landmarks. Tamar Geller, the Walk's Grand Marshal, is a renowned lifecoach for dogs and New York Times bestselling author of The Loved Dog: The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior. Own the book or Tamar's new DVD, Celebrate Your Dog? Bring it to the Walk for Tamar to sign!All proceeds benefit lifesaving adoption, humane education, and spay/neuter programs. Bring your family and friends and have fun while helping us put an end to pet homelessness! Pre-register online at HumaneSocietyWalk.org



Washington
Yappy Hour at Cafe Ole
September 27, 2007
6 to 9

Washington, DC
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Comments:Yappy Hour at Café Ole
To Benefit People Animals Love (PAL)
Thursday September 27, 2007
6:00-9:00pm
$10 per person (Dogs enter for free)



Washington
OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Oldies But Goodies) Adoption Day
January 12, 2008
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cleveland Park Petco 3505 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC
Phone:703-533-2373
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Comments:OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Oldies But Goodies) is hosting an adoption show at the Cleveland Park Petco. Stop by to meet cockers who are looking for their "forever" homes. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots. OBG volunteers will be available to discuss the dogs currently being fostered by the group and will take adoption applications on site the day of the show.

Would you like to be greeted every day with a wagging tail and lots of kisses when you come home? Wouldn't you like to have a friend for life and a faithful companion? Will never criticize you for wearing socks that don't match. Adopting a rescue dog will fill your heart with nothing less than joy and love.

For more information and directions, please visit our web site at www.cockerspanielrescue.com or call OBG at 703-533-2373.



Washington
OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Oldies But Goodies) Adoption Day
March 8, 2008
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Cleveland Park Petco 202 686-0901
Washington, DC
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Comments:OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Oldies But Goodies) is hosting an adoption day at the Cleveland Park Petco on March 8, 2008.

Stop by to meet and greet your future loyal friend and companion. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots.

We do not discourage tail wagging or our rescue dogs giving people kisses, so please know this will immediately lead to a smile. Adopting a rescue dog will fill your heart with nothing less than joy and love.

For more information and directions, please visit our web site, email or give us a call.



Washington
AdamsMorgan BowWow PowWow
April 27, 2008
11am - 7pm
Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:202-232-1960
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Comments:AdamsMorgan BowWow PowWow

Sunday, April 27 th

11:00am - 5:00pm



Washington
Wagfest & Spring Carnival
May 17, 2008
10 a.m.
4404 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Tenley Circle)
Washington, DC 20016
Phone:(202) 468-2722
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Comments:St. Ann's Academy Wagfest & Spring Carnival (Tenley Circle)
May 17, 2008 $10 for doggies (per family, NOT per dog), FREE for humans!
DJ, live music, beer, food, doggie fun, amusement games and rides for the kids
4404 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Wagfest begins at 10 a.m. Contests are Best Pair, Best Smile, Best Mirror Image (doggie/owner look-a-like), Least Obedient, Most Obedient, Most International, Best Senior Dog, Best Puppy, Most Fashionable, Most Mysterious Heritage (the lovable mutt award) Prizes from Animal Planet, dogster.com, and PetSmart
Carnival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Washington
Every Dog Has its Day: Celebrating Our Canine Companions
June 12, 2008
5:30-7:30 pm
WVSA ARTiculate Gallery
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:202-261-0204
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Comments:This event is all about dogs. We are a nonprofit organization that is an artistic, vocational, and life skills training program for special needs youth ages 14-25. For this event, anyone can commission a portrait of their dog by using our website (www.wvsarts.org) to upload a photo of their dog to be painted. These pet portraits cost from 100-500 dollars depending on style (abstract or realistic) or size. The student artists recieve 30% commission from the pieces they sell. Our gallery opening will also have a great silent auction complete with dog themed items to bid on. Our nonprofit organization is working to celebrate the dogs as well as the arts and we would really appreciate your support. For more details or examples of the commissioned pet portraits, visit our website or give us a call! Thank you!



Washington
Adams Morgan BowWow PowWow
April 26, 2009
11am-5pm
Marie Reed School (Learning Ctr)
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:202-232-1960
Map
Comments:Hosted by the Adams Morgan Mainstreet Group the BowWow PowWow is a one day event where individuals, families, friends and furry companions can come out for a DOGTASTIC time. Highlights of the day include demonstations, music, pet vendors, adult and children arts and crafts vendors, photography, face painting, contests, fashion show, plus much more.



Washington
2009 DC Arthritis Walk
May 30, 2009
10:00 am
National Mall and Tidal Basin beginning at Sylvan Theater
Washington, DC 20007
Phone:202-537-6800
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Comments:Let's Move Together Walk for the Arthritis FoundationSaturday, May 30th at 10:00 amhttp://letsmovetogetherdc.kintera.orgThere is no registration fee; however participants are urged to raise $100 to receive the brand new Let's Move Together t-shirtWalk to the sound track of your life and enjoy the tunes of Oldies 105.9 and Mix 107.3Dogs get arthritis too. Bring your dog and together with 2009 Dog Champion "Timber", exercise to prevent and control canine arthritis.Bring the kids and help us spread awareness about juvenile arthritis with the brand new DC Kidz Zone. An obstacle course and other activities make exercise fun while balloon animals, magic and face/nail painting are available during your down time.Rain or shine, check-in opens at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. To register, visit http://letsmovetogetherdc.kintera.org



Washington
Adams Morgan BowWowPowWow
April 25, 2010
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Marie Reed Learning Center, 18th Street and Columbia Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
Phone:202.232.1960
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Comments:"Start barking. This year's 4th Annual BowWowPowWow is happening Sunday, April 25, 2010 in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. It's an all-day dog affair where furry, friendly Pet Owners, Families and Pooches can enjoy pet demos, free workshops and more in this eclectic neighbord. Take care of last minute needs with insurance registration for your dog, leashes, medicines, toys, food, clever tricks and treats. Meet new friends - or barking ones if that's your fancy - and flaunt your pooch's best assets at the scheduled contests and prize drawings throughout the day. Think you're in the mood to witness break-dancing dogs? Or want to show off your dog's best trick? The World Canine Organization is presenting agility training, pet care, dog safety tips and Doggie glam. Simply register ahead of time at bowwowinfo@ammainstreet.org or call (202) 232-1960 for a yelp. The barks begin at 11:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM at the Marie Reed Learning Center, located on 18th Street and Wyoming Ave NW. See you and your pooches there!"



Washington
Take Action For Animals (TAFA) Student Summit
July 25, 2010
8am-5:30pm
2660 Woodley Road Northwest Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20008
Phone:860.434.8666 ext. 13
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Comments:Are you a high school or college student who loves animals? The Humane Society of the United States invites you to take part in our first-ever Taking Action for Animals Student Summit and join a national network of young people who are speaking up for animals! Your voice is their voice, make it heard!Sunday, July 25, 2010 * Presentations on puppy mills, factory farming, fur, animal cruelty & what YOU can do as an activist to help * How to use social networking to help animals * Hear what your peers are doing and brainstorm future activities * Learn how to form a student animal protection club, how to fundraise, and special lobbying tips * ?Speak Up for Animals? activity- write a letter or make a poster to take to YOUR legislators * Trip to the exhibit hall, where you can network with animal protection groups from all over the country and check out the many animal-friendly vendors * Attend an afternoon workshop of your choiceMonday, July 26, 2010 * Lobby Day! Join us at the Capitol to meet with your legislators and attend a rally * Learn how fun and easy it is to become a citizen lobbyist and help us push for legislative reforms that will protect animals * Our lobbyists guide you every step of the way!Register Now!$25 registration for Sunday$35 registration for Sunday & Monday



Washington
Dash 5K & Doggie Fun Run
November 6, 2011
8:00am
Rockcreek Park (16th & Kennedy NW)
Washington, DC
Phone:(202)271-1633
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Comments:Brief DescriptionCapital Sprints wraps up the season with the last race in The Dash series. Dogs (and their owners) will enjoy a 1 mile fun run/walk. Then, human racers will take on the challenging, timed 5K. The Dash 5K and Doggie Run benefits the Washington Animal Rescue League.Doggie Run DetailsWell-behaved canines may participate with their owners in the 1 mile Doggie Run/Walk. Water bowls and treats for the canines will be provided at the start/finish area. All owners will be required to start with a ?doggy disposal bag? (provided at the start area) and will be required to pick up after their canines. The start/finish area will have disposal containers for the bags.



Washington
Langdon Dog Park Summer Kick-off
June 2, 2012
11am - 1pm
2901 20th Street NE
Washington, DC 20018
Phone:
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Comments:Please join the Langdon Dog Park Association (LDPA), your neighbors, and theirfurry pals this Saturday for the park's summer kick off party at the Langdon DogPark, 2901 20th Street NE, between the recreation center and the pool.The Washington Humane Society will have their adoption van with adoptableanimals, as well as information on their programs and services (adoption,fostering, volunteering, spay/neuter, feral cats, cruelty, humane education,etc.). The Washington Animal Rescue League will also be at the park with theirtruck with adoptable dogs and Dr. Jan Rosen, their medical director, for "Askthe Vet."Spot on Training will have an "Ask the Trainer" table, and will set up twodoggie pools to serve as a doggie cooling station. They will also bring goodiebags with treats, sponsor a "How Many Bones" contest for $25 off a trainingclass, and have material with dog park etiquette tips.The LDPA is an all-volunteer organization, having no paid staff/board members.Funding is provided by memberships and contributions/donations from the generalpublic. Board members will be on hand at Saturday's event to explain how you canhelp the park continue to be a success.Refreshments will be available. For more information, visithttp://www.langdondogpark.org and http://www.facebook.com/langdondogpark.Hope to see you there!



Washington DC
Halloween Howl
October 21, 2005
6:30 PM
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel - 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone:202-895-1395
Map
Comments:Join PAL as they throw the ultimate Masquerade Party for Dogs and Dog Lovers. Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing, and Costume Contests. Black Tie or Costume suggested. For ticket and sponsorship information call 202-895-1395 or log onto HalloweenHowl.org.



Washington DC
Dog Grooming/Supplies/Treats at up to 57% off!
December 20, 2009


Washington DC, DC
Phone:
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Comments:Check out great savings at Doggie Style Boutique and Spa in Washington DC. Up to 57% savings on food, grooming, supplies, etc: http://www.buywithme.com/dc/deals/267-doggie-style


Washington DC
Adams Morgan BowWowPowWow 2010
April 25, 2010
11am-5pm
Marie Reed Elementary School
Washington DC, DC 20009
Phone:2022321960
Map
Comments:Get ready for BowWowPowWow 2010! Enjoy a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog, meet new friends, soak up the Adams Morgan experience, and show off your pooch and network with other pet owners. Program topics for Pet owners and vendors with all sorts of products & education, plus specialty arts & crafts. Come participate with your canine companion, partner, or kids! For more information log on to www.bowwowpowwow.com or call us at 202-232-1960.CALLING ALL DOGS Come out and STRUTT your STUFF!



Washington, DC
Paws for Spies (A Spies Walking Tour)
May 13, 2006
10:00 am

Washington, DC, DC
Phone:202-686-5990
Map
Comments:A two hour walking tour of espionage sites in the Capitol Hill area for dogs and their owners. Reservations required; see contact info above. Cost: $25. Presented by the Spies of Washington Tour (www.spiesofwashingtontour.com)or 703-569-1875.



Washington, DC
Pet Visit Orientations
January 26, 2013
10am - 11am
Please visit website for application! www.peopleanimalslove.org
Washington, DC, DC 20003
Phone:202-966-2171
Map
Comments:Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely. For 30 years, PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.We hold orientations every 4th Saturday of each month. Please consider volunteering with your furry friend and add some smiles to needy faces and hearts.



Washington, DC 20009
BowWowPowWow 2010!
April 25, 2010
11am-5pm
Marie Reed School
Washington, DC 20009, DC
Phone:
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Comments:Enjoy a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog, meet new friends, soak up the Adams Morgan experience, and show off your pooch and network with other pet owners. Program topics for Pet owners and vendors with all sorts of products & education, plus specialty arts & crafts. Come participate with your canine companion, partner, or kids!



washington dc
PICTURE THIS! YOU AND YOUR DOG/S!!
October 5, 2008
9:30-4:30
1000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
washington dc, DC
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Comments:Former White House potographer, Ralph Alswang, is on site to take pictures of you and your dog/s or, if you're camera shy, just the pup/s. TODAY! October 5th from 9:30am-4:30pm at Zone Zero Gallery in Georgetown. In lieu of his norma fee, you donate $250 to a Washington DC project on DonorsChoose.org. to benefit Washington DC public school classrooms. When: October 5, 2008, 9:30-4:30pm; come when you'd likeWhere: Zone Zero Gallery, 1000 Wisconsin Ave, NW at Wisconsin and K, 3rd floor, Washington, DCPictures b & w or color.--







 

 


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