Join us now in celebrating this historic DC Week for the Animals in our nation's capital! Please join the Washington, DC Week for the Animals Facebook community and let's twitter together.
Washington, DC Week for the Animals kicks off on Saturday, May 25th and concludes on Sunday, June 2, 2013 ( Please note at conclusion of DC Week -Washington, DC will be handing the baton off to the United Kingdom for the UK Week for the Animals and Africa Weeks for the Animals will kick off in August.)
Community-building events are being planned for the entire incredible DC week. Please see our Calendar of Events page for details on the activities taking place across Washington and the DC Metro area during this amazing 5th Annual Washington, DC Week for the Animals.
See how other states and nations how celebrated their Weeks for the Animals at
Throughout the week humane organizations, shelters, rescue groups, educational agencies and non-profit organizations across the area will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events.
Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens throughout the District and across the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area will be joining in as well, each planning activities to celebrate and help the animals.
Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, low cost vaccinations, highlighting shelter events, programs in libraries, pet food drives for low income citizens, events for the farm animals and sweet therapy dogs visiting hospitals, nursing homes and helping the military's wounded warriors.
Also to be included are a salute to our military K-9's and horses, police dogs, animal law events, art galas, musical concerts, special programs at sanctuaries, blessings for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!
Join us. We encourage animal lovers everywhere in the area to participate! See the "Become Involved" page on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do during this special week and everyday wherever you are to help the animals.
Visit the calendar page and please note we will be adding events and activities up to kick off and even through the week. Together we will make the Washington, DC Week for the Animals a joyful, history-making celebration!
Please Join Together With:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Animal World USA
Animal World International
Alley Cat Allies
Alliance for Stray Animals and People
Animal Advocates of Howard County
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Institute
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD
Annapolis Vegan/Vegetarian Meetup Group
Bakeshop, Arlington, VA
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
Big Bad Woof
BO Obama, First Family Dog
Born Free USA
Calvary Episcopal Church
Chichie's Grooming Spa, Washington, DC
City Dogs Rescue
COK, Compassion Over Killing
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
DC-Area Vegan Meetup
Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa
Fort Myer 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment
Fort Myer Army Base K-9's and Handlers
Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary & Rescue
Fur Pals Pet Sitting
George Washington University Law School - Animal Law Program
Government of the District of Columbia, DC Department of Health
Harris Teeter - Shirlington
Hello Cupcake, Washington, DC
Hero Dogs, Inc.
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Inc.
Horse Net Rescue
Humane Society of Charles County
Jane Goodall Institute
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Karen Derrico, Artist
K-9 Divine. Private In Home Obedience Training & Behavior Consultation
K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue
K9 Support, Inc.
King George Animal Rescue League
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
Loudoun County Animal Shelter
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Military Working Dog Adoptions
Montgomery County Humane Society
Morris Miller Wines & Liquors
National Geographic Society
NIFAA: National Institute for Animal Advocacy
OFB Club, Inc.
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc.
Painting 4 Paws-Art with a Cause
PAL - People Animals Love
Phoenix Landing, Helping Parrots
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Pooches Kitties & Kisses Mobile Grooming Salon
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Rerun, Inc, Adopt a Thoroughbred
Rock Creek Cats
Robert McClintock, Artist
Saint Seton's Orphaned Animals
Second Chance Wildlife Center
SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County
Stephen Kinsey Paper Sculpture
Sunset Pet Services, Virginia, DC and Maryland area
The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary
The Gryphon Press
The Humane Society of the United States
The United States War Dogs Association
U.S. Army Therapeutic Horses of Caisson Stable
Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC)
Veterans Helping Today’s Returning Heroes
Walker Nature Education Center - Reston
Walta T. Daniel/Shaw Library
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington Humane Society
Washington Animal Rescue League
William & Shakespeare Pet Therapy Rabbits
World Peace Diet
WVSA ARTs Connection - WVSA ARTiculate Gallery