Washington, DC Week for the Animals  
May 27-June 4, 2017 is for Everyone!

The Washington, DC Week team is working with community leaders, shelters and organizations  across the entire metro region. Join in as we celebrate this special week for the animals.  As a community, we celebrate the amazing animals and community of Washington, DC and the entire Metro area!

Let us honor our troops by sending cards of gratitude. 

God Bless Our Troops!

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
Caisson Platoon (horses)
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
947th Military Police Detachment
Military Working Dog (K9) Detachment 
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall  Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. 

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2017.
We are asked that wherever we are at 3:00 pm. to remember the fallen soldiers who have given their lives so that we would have our freedom. God Bless our Troops!
Sunday, June 28th                                        8:30 am-1:30 pm  
Fresh Farm Market
Dupont Circle, DC 20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Hillyer Pl., in the adjacent parking of PNC bank Washington, DC 

This new festive, open-air farm stand has a variety of community activities throughout the summer such as chef demonstrations, live music, children's activities, games and more. mountvernon@freshfarmmarkets.org  
Chicano Sol, an organic farm based in Blain, PA. Chicano Sol will also curate items including fruit and vegetables sourced from organic and conventional farms; breads and baked goods; eggs; and additional products from artisanal producers in the FRESHFARM Market network. The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times of London also named the market one of the top farmers markets in the country.During the peak season, there are more than 50 farmers offering conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables, 
Saturday, May 27th                         Dawn to Dusk
Off-leash Dog Area, Fairfax County Park Authority

FAIRFAX County Park Authority
 12055 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 927     Fairfax, VA 22035 

Off-leash Dog Area, Fairfax County Park Authority The Fairfax County Park Authority has always welcomed leashed dogs in all of its parks. Now, for owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good run or a friendly romp, there's the additional option of dog parks - fenced areas where unleashed dogs can have free play. At present, there are seven established dog parks. Additional off-leash dog areas are in the planning stage. All of the dog parks are public/private.   For information, call 703-759-9018.    Visit  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/
                 Saturday, May 27th                                                             starting at 9:30 am
     Celebrate George Washington's Mount Vernon!

George Washington's Mount Vernon     200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway       
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

National Treasure Tour   9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM        MANSION CIRCLE
Go behind-the-scenes of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon. This popular tour combines Hollywood and history, giving visitors stories about the filming and information on how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

All the President's Pups               10:00 AM    BOWLING GREEN GATE
Bring your dog along for this 1.25-mile walking tour and explore canine life at Mount Vernon. Along the way, learn about George Washington's love for dogs, his dogs' unusual names, and his efforts to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding.

Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac  
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
View Mount Vernon from a unique perspective on this narrated sightseeing Potomac River cruise. 

Discovery Station         2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDUCATION CENTER
Visit the Discovery Station to learn about aspects of George Washington's life. 
Visit http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/2017-05-27/
 Saturday, May 27th (& 28th)                       10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Sky Meadows State Park     11012 Edmonds Lane      Delaplane, VA   20144      1 hr from DC.

The Delaplane Strawberry Festival offers two full days of family-oriented fun in Northern Virginia each year over the Memorial Day weekend. Activities include live entertainment, children's games, pony rides and hayrides, a 5K fun run, exhibits, bake sale, antique cars and lots of food and crafts. (Fresh restaurant-grade flats and pints of strawberries are for sale to enjoy on-site or take home. ) Visit the raptor tent with The Raptor Conservancy of VA Learn about their mission and meet some amazing rescued birds.  http://www.raptorsva.org/

The festival is an Outreach Ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

The Delaplane Strawberry Festival is held at Sky Meadows State Park, a beautiful and historic site which is right on the Appalachian Trail, so hiking enthusiasts can enjoy some music, hayrides, and funnel cake with strawberries before they jump onto the trail for an afternoon hike. Festival goes on both Saturday & Sunday. 
Sky Meadows State Park is located about an hour west of Washington, DC, just off of 
I-66. Admission $15 per car in advance and $20 per car at the gate. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.delaplanestrawberryfestival.com 
Saturday, May 27th            10:15 am-6:30 pm   last timed ticket at 6 pm.
Butterfly Pavilion & Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Natural History Museum 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 633-1000

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world.   https://www.si.edu/Events/Calendar/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20170527#/?i=1

Discover how natural selection has shaped animals and plants together through their ancient and persistent dependencies, and defenses with one another. http://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/
Saturday, May 27th Ongoing
People Animals Love, PAL Programs

PAL: People Animals Love   731 8th St. SE, Suite 301                  Washington, DC 20003 

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely. Bringing comfort and companionship to people who need tender loving care - particularly seniors in nursing homes - are more than three hundred PAL volunteers and their loving dogs. Even with the best doctors and the highest-quality health care, people need something beyond pills and procedures. They need connection and meaning.

While PAL teams visit many types of sites, 85% of our visits are with the elderly. Many of these seniors have Alzheimer’s or dementia, and our volunteers visit month after month, year after year. Most of the people we visit can't own a pet, which is a real loss to those who were devoted pet owners throughout their earlier lives. For 3 decades , PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.People Animals Love are located at  4900 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Suite 330  Washington, DC 20016. Visit website to learn more about this wonderful organization  at  http://peopleanimalslove.org/
 Saturday, May 27th                   10:00 noon - 4:00 pm 
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Open House Day

Homeward Trails Adoption Center  11116 Fairfax Station Road,  Fairfax Station, VA  22039   703-249-5066

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Dogs https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.WRx8gWjysdU
Cats https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.WRx8nWjysdU
                          Saturday, May 27th                        10:30 am -1:00 pm                          
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Event

 Pleasant Farmers Mkt 17TH And Lamont St NW Lamont Park Washington, DC 20010

Our mobile adoption vehicle will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs from our New York Avenue adoption center. Meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend! For any question regarding this event, please contact the adoption department at adopt@humanerescuealliance.org. See all adoptable animals online at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt 
Saturday, May 27th                11:00 am-1:00 pm
OBG Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day & Bake Sale 

Petsmart    5154 Nicholson Lane     Kensington, MD 20895       (301) 770-1343

Please stop by to meet the adoptable dogs and pick up some of OBG's famous sweet treats for the weekend!  In the meantime, are you looking for a bundle of cute? A lap warmer? A snuggle buddy? A jogging companion? Oldies but Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue is hosting an adoption show where you can meet many cockers of all ages, just waiting for the right forever family to come along and adopt them. You can read their stories and see their photos on website http://cockerspanielrescue.com

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots. At the show, OBG volunteers will be available to discuss the dogs and help you find a loving companion that is just right for you. Applications can be taken on site the day of the show. For more info on adopting, volunteering, or fostering, visit website or call OBG at 703-533-2373. All volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 rescue group. 
Saturday, May 27th                                                     11:00 am til
DC Doggie Happy Hour and Social Lovers!
~Socialize your Dog and then let's Grab a Beverage!~

Shirlington Dog Park          2601 S Arlington Mill Drive           Arlington, VA  22206

Let's get some exercise and have fun !  The weather is getting nice. Shirlington Dog Park has small and large pens for our dogs. Let's socialize them then head over to one of the many dog friendly restaurants in Shirlington!  Meet every fourth Sunday of the month.  Visit http://www.meetup.com/happysocialdogowners/
Saturday, May 27th                                    All Weekend!
Compassion Over Killing COK  
~Your Grilling Guide to a Meat-Free Memorial Day~

COK          P.O. Box 9773 Washington, DC 20016                301-891-2458 

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with an additional office in Los Angeles, CA. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.Since 1995, COK has served as an unwavering force bringing about positive changes for animals and thanks to our many generous supporters, we’ve come a long way in our short history: starting as an all-volunteer high school club and evolving into a national voice for animals.  Pls visit http://cok.net/ 

Memorial Day weekend is here, and this holiday brings the start of summer — and cookout season!
If you’re wondering what meatless dish to cook up for your guests or what to bring to a friend’s backyard bash, we have your guide packed with mouthwatering vegan options that will keep all eaters alike coming back to the grill for seconds.  Visit 
 Saturday, May 27th                                                11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Event

Rhode Island Row Farmer's Market  2350 Washington Pl NE       Washington DC 20010 

We'll be at the  Farmers Market with some adorable adoptable dogs, all looking for great homes...like yours! So stop by and find your new best friend.
All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.  Adoptions team adopt@warl.org

Join us  where we'll be on hand with some wonderful adoptable animals, just waiting for wonderful homes...like yours.  With as many as 150 dogs and cats available at any given time, the options staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s transition into a permanent, loving home is successful.

All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.  Adoptions adopt@warl.org 
Visit   http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/adopt

Saturday, May 27th       10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Rolling Thunder Weekend ---Host:The Hogs and Heroes Foundation

East Coast Thunder   Address:11800 Laurel Bowie Road    Laurel, MD 20708

There will be a FREE concert and tribute to our veterans on Rolling Thunder weekend. The event is only 5 miles from The Wall.     Contact:Andrew Mutchler        phone:240 832 5148
Email:hogsandheroes@yahoo.com     Website:www.hogsheroesfoundation.com
The foundation is a community of motorcycle riders that support Public Safety, the U.S. Military and Wounded Warriors. We sponsor and hold fundraising events for various Public Safety, U.S. Military and Wounded Warrior Charities. We perform Honor Missions for fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Workers, Members of the Military killed in Combat Operations and U.S. Military Veterans. We plan and participate in fun rides and events and we participate in fundraisers, fun vents of other charitable organizations. We strive to set an example of good Citizenship for the youth of our Nation.
Saturday, May 27th         12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
Rural Dog (The Underdog) Adoption Event 

Howl to the Chief   733 8th St SE   Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20003
(202) 544-8710

Come meet our adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes every Saturday at Howl To The Chief!
Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue.
We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken…WE MAKE A COMMITMENT TO RESERVE A MINIMUM OF 50% OF THE DOGS WE SAVE TO THE UNDERDOG.  Visit http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoptable-animals/
                                               Saturday, May 27th                          12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoption Event  

Ally & Indy Pet Boutique      321 South Washington Street     Alexandria, VA, 22314

Lucky Dog is committed to finding loving forever homes for each of our dogs.  We are also committed to finding the right match for each of our adopters.  Together we have saved over 7,000 animals since our founding. http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/adopt

Working in DC, Maryland & VA----Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.
   Saturday, May 27th                                12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
PetMac Cat & Kitten Adoptions 
PetMAC DC         4914 Wisconsin Avenue NW   Washington, DC 20016     202 966 7387

Come to our multi-rescue Saturday cat and kitten adoption event and meet our wonderful cats. Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption.  http://petmac.org/dc/adoptable-shop-kitties/
Saturday, May 27th        12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
Wolf Trap Animal Rescue Adoptions 
 Tysons Corner PetSmart - 8204 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

What time? The adoption event is from 12-4pm (but may be scheduled for earlier end time). Plan to arrive as early as 11am so you can put your name on the list!  Please complete the adoption application prior to the adoption event by clicking here. You will still need to arrive and check in with a valid ID at the event in order to verify your adoption application. Adoptions will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis in order of check-in. If you are unable to submit an adoption application prior to an event, you can submit an application on-site.  
Dogs http://wolftrapanimalrescue.com/adopt/adopt-a-dog/
Cats http://wolftrapanimalrescue.com/adopt/adopt-a-cat/
       Saturday, May 27th                                              12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
 PAW Dog Adoptions 

Gaithersburg Petco     18306 Contour Rd  Montgomery Village, MD 20886      301-208-9230

Located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area      The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes. Adoption held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with volunteers.  410-290-1313     http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/paw.html
Everyday-Ongoing                         ******** Hrs for each Shelter Listed
MetroPets Online Adoptions-----DC Metro Area

MetroPets Online promotes the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of companion animals in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area through the use of Internet technology. 

Are you looking for a pet?  Click here to search for your perfect companion(over 50 shelters and rescue groups' adoptable animal listings indexed daily)  http://www.metropets.org/
 Saturday May 27th         11:00 am-1:00 pm
Greyhound Welfare Inc Open House
 Pet Valu 18115 Town Center Drive Olney MD 20832

Greyhound Welfare Inc Open House Greyhound Welfare is a placement group for retired racing greyhounds. We place ex-racing greyhounds throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area (MD, VA and DC). Our goal is to make excellent placements, even if that means fewer placements. Visit 
Saturday, May 27th     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
           Our Journey RBG &Vegan Meet-up, Book Signing                   Senbeb Cafe  6224 3rd Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20011     

We love each other and want to see our people thrive. We come together once a month to celebrate our Africaness and to eat a healthy meal together at our community restaurants. I will be their to answer your questions about a plant based diet. No matter what your goals are we can help you get there. My book has been discounted for this event. I have published two books, the one offered with this event is Our Journey RBG and Vegan. Please join us, bring a friend that could benefit from the information and your business cards. Singles and familes are welcomed.
Saturday, , May 27th                    5:00 pm til
Kayak Tour-Wildlife of the Potomac  

Riverbend Park   8700 Potomac Hills Street      Retreat Falls, VA 22066        703-759-9018 

Kayak Tour-Wildlife of the Potomac 14+ .Watch for deer foraging on the islands, osprey and bald eagles searching for fish, and more as we paddle through this wildlife-rich section of the Potomac River. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided, one person per kayak. Download waiver, bring completed to tour:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park/downloads/kayakwaiver.pdf Canceled in case of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Start Time/Day: 5pm Sat

Experience day's end with an upper Potomac River tour. Get started with the basics and in a short time you will be maneuvering through the water. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided, one and two person kayaks available. Download waiver from http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L and bring to tour. Tour canceled in case of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions For more information, call 703-759-9018. 30 minutes from DC.
Sunday, May 28th                                               9:00 am – 10:00 am
Poolesville Frederick Veg Presents...
Volunteering w/ the animals at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary!

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary      15200 M. Nebo Road      Poolsville, MD 20837
One hr from DC

Frederick Veg Presents Volunteering with the animals at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary! Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400 acre non-profit refuge in Poolesville, Maryland for farm animals and wildlife that relies entirely on public donations for support. Our mission is to offer care, rehabilitation, and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abused or abandoned farm animals, as well as providing a protected habitat for wildlife. We promote compassion and the humane treatment of all animals by educating the public on farm animal and wildlife issues.  Email mdvegevents@gmail.com
Sunday, May 28th    10:30 noon - 4:30 pm
PetMac Cat & Kitten Adoptions

PetMAC DC     4914 Wisconsin Avenue NW     Washington, DC 20016       202- 966- 7387

Come to our multi-rescue Saturday cat and kitten adoption event and meet our wonderful cats. Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption.  http://petmac.org/dc/adoptable-shop-kitties/
Sunday, May 28th                                                 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Cat Adoption Event

Mobile Adoption      1855 Wisconsin Ave NW                 Washington, DC 20007

We'll have some wonderful adoptable cats from our Oglethorpe Street adoption center, all looking for equally wonderful homes, like yours! So visit BARK! in Silver Spring and maybe meet your new best friend. All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. For questions or more information about this event please contact the adoptions department at adoptOGL@humanerescuealliance.org. See all adoptable animals online at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt

Adoptions      Animal Care and Control   Behavior & Training   CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program)   Foster Care     Lost or Found Pets      Humane Education  Humane Law Enforcement Spay/Neuter .____________________________________________________________
                                            Sunday, May 28th                                      12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
 PAW (Partnership for Animal Welfare) Cat Adoptions

Calverton Petsmart        12020 Cherry Hill Road                     Silver Spring, MD 20904

Located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes. 
Adoption shows are held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with volunteers.  Phone 410-290-1313
Sunday, May 28th                              12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
City Dogs Adoption Day 

Logan Hardware      1734 14th St NW        Washington, DC 20009    

Meet adoptable dogs! To volunteer, email cdradoptionevents@gmail.com. We need drivers to bring dogs from foster homes or our daycare facility (1832 18th ST NW) and back from the event. We also need dog handlers. Dog handling preference will be given to those who can drive a foster to/from the event and stay for the duration. If you would more information about which dogs will be attending, please visit our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/CityDogsRescue/events   Store is between  SE St & SD St Capitol Hill
Sunday, May 28th         12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
DC Paws Rescue Adoption Event 
Felix and Oscar       6671-A Backlick Rd      Springfield, VA 22150         703-866-0222.

DC PAWS Rescue saves stray, neglected, unwanted and abused animals from animal control facilities and places them in safe, supportive and loving foster and adoptive homes in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home.  See loving adoptables. 
Sunday, May 28th                               12:00 pm  -5 pm
 Homeward Trails Fairfax Station Adoption Center Open House

Homeward Trails Adoption Ctr    11116 Fairfax Station Rd      Fairfax Station, VA  22039

Could one of the animals attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to  meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! Or you can learn how you can help homeless animals by fostering, volunteering or donating!

Potential Adopters- If you are interested in meeting a specific dog or cat at this event, please contact the email address listed on his or her Petfinder page (on our site) to express your interest and confirm that s/he will be attending.  About 30 minutes from DC.   http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Sunday, May 28th                        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Rescue 'Bark Adoption Event 

Annapolis, MD Bark!      2101 Somerville Road            Annapolis, MD 21401

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized.  Our org provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states.  Adopt one of our loving beauties. https://ophrescue.org/dogs

OPH does not operate a shelter or have a physical location. We rely on foster families who open their homes to give love and attention to each dog before finding a forever home. Through the foster care program, we are able to learn about each dog and their needs and we provide their potential and future adopters with this information. We believe in responsible adoptions and strive to work with each adopter to find a good match for their home and lifestyle.  
Sunday, May 28th      1:00 pm til
Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center
Animals of the Night Sky & Exploring the Universe 

Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center  5200 Glover Road NW 
Washington, DC 20015
1:00 pm Animals of the Night Sky
4:00 Exploring the Universe 

Calling all kids to the Planetarium ---learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets of our night sky during this introductory astronomy program in the planetarium. Recommended for ages 4 to 10. Free tickets to each planetarium show may be picked up at the Nature Center front desk up to one-half hour before the show. Out of respect for other planetarium guests, it is highly recommended that parents abide by the age recommendations. Pls see calendar. http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

Open All Year - Wednesday through Sunday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.mRegional and Rock Creek Stream Valley Park offer over 25 miles of trails. This is one of the best places to hike and bike in the Washington, DC area. (202) 895-6070. Visit  http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/naturecenter.htm

 The Rock Creek Nature Center offers exhibits, guided walks, lectures, live animal demonstrations and the "Discovery Room," a hands-on exhibit for children ages 2 to 5. Rock Creek Planetarium offers 45-60 minute programs exploring the stars and planets. Rock Creek Park, along with several partner organizations, are celebrating the parks 125th Anniversary. Special events and activities are planned to commemorate the Quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) of Rock Creek Park - 1890-2015.
Sunday, May 28th                                                                  1:30 pm- til
Meet a Farm Animal at National Zoo

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology  Institute 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-----Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Pls visit 
     Sunday, May 28th                                                      3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Bird Watching Club 

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.                 5040 Walney Rd,           Chantilly, VA 20151

Bird Watching Club    Look up, listen carefully and discover the amazing birds that inhabit Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Children age 5 to 11 meet once a month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to develop birding skills that will last a lifetime. The cost is $5 per child. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
For information, call 703-768-2525. Fun for whole family!   Pls visit  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-events-calendar.htm
Sunday, May 28th                        Events All day 
Memorial Day Activities in our Nations Capital! 
Concert in the evening. Click link.
Sunday, May 28th                                                        8:00 pm        Gates open at 5 pm.
National Memorial Day Concert

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol  Capitol St. and First St. NW    Washington, DC 20002

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. This is a great time to honor our veterans and famous Americans by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC. The Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the busy summer season and the Washington, DC region celebrates with family friendly events and special services.  Only service dogs are allowed.   http://dc.about.com/od/specialeventphotos1/ss/MemDayConcert.htm

Here is the 2015 lineup. PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra.      http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
   Monday, May 29th         All Day
  ~Memorial Day 2017~ 
We Honor and Salute our Troops!

We honor and salute our troops and give thanks to them and their families for their sacrifice.  There are many activities going on throughout DC and the metro region. Nationally we are asked at 3:00 pm to pause and reflect and/or say a proyer for those who have given their lives 
and serve (human and animal).  God Bless Our Troops!

Some exciting and surely memorable DC & metro activities for you and your family to celebrate can be accessed at
Memorial Day 2017 in Washington, DC

Memorial Day Foundation 

This special day commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in the military service. 
Monday, May 29th                                                        7:00 am-4:00 pm
Happy Memorial Day!
(and throughout the week )
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Animal-Assisted Therapy

Walter Reed National Military Medical Ctr
6900 Georgia Ave NW                                                     Washington, DC 20307

Monday through Friday every week, Goldie, Bobbie,  Raleigh & Deuce ( loving dogs) along with approx 20 other canines  provide love and therapy to the patients all day long. The program is so successful that The Office of the Surgeon General has become involved! 

The patients and families cherish their time with the dogs.  and Also, some of the patients even  help train adoptive dogs for Washington Humane Society twice a week.  Miracles do happen when animals are involved. 

 Walter Reed Army National Medical Medical Center is the hub of the Walter Reed Health Care System which provides comprehensive health care for more than 150,000 soldiers, other service members, family members and retirees. They provide a wide range of acute and general hospital services to people of all ages. Our directory of A to Z Health Care provides a guide to the range of services we offer. Visit the website to learn more at www.wramc.amedd.army.mil

We salute the wounded warriors and extend our gratitude to all of them. Thank you to Walter Reed and the therapy team led by loving dogs  We love you all. God Bless our Troops! Remember the troops on Memorial Day on May 29th. At 3 pm, we are asked as a nation, wherever we are, to remember the fallen who have given their brave lives. 
http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/SitePages/home.aspx http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/Patients/Pages/default.aspx
Monday, May 29th                                       9:00 am-4:00 pm
Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade

Cherry Hill Farm House and Park and City Hall Grounds    300 Park Avenue                Falls Church, VA 22046

Something for Everyone throughout the Day: Amusement Rides, Pony Rides, Arts and Crafts Booths, Food Vendors, Civic and Business Booths, and Live Entertainment.  703-248-5077  Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy inflatable attractions, pony rides, arts and crafts, food, civic and business booths, stage entertainment, and more.  he Veterans Ceremony is the centerpiece of the 
annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival. This year's keynote speaker is Senator Bryce Reeves (VA-17) who served both as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry.

-Master of Ceremonies: Harry Shovlin

-Posting of Colors: Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 130

-Remembrance for POW/MIAs: Commander Bob Smith, VFW Post 9274

-National Anthem: City of Falls Church Concert Band and Sgt. Major Robert Petillo, US Army Band under the direction of Robert Little

-Invocation: Rev. Brian Bashista, St. James Catholic Church

-Welcoming: David Tarter, Mayor, City of Falls Church

-Remarks: Bob Smith, Chairman, Greater Falls Church Veterans Council

-Keynote Address: Bryce Reeves, Virginia Senator, 17th District, US Army, Airborne Ranger

-God Bless America: City of Falls Church Concert Band and Sgt. Major Robert Petillo, US Army Band under the direction of Robert Little

-Presentation of Wreath in Memory of Departed Veterans: Jenny Inskeep, Falls Church Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Escorted by Richard L. Anton, Post 130

-Presentations & Announcements: Harry Shovlin

-Prayer for the Departed Veterans: Rev. Brian Bashista, St. James Catholic Church

-Taps: Master Gunnery Sgt. John Abbracciamento, U.S. Marine Corps Band

-Retiring of POW/MIA Flag: Commander Bob Smith, VFW Post 9274

-Retiring of Colors: Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 130

11 a.m. Veterans Ceremony - Veterans Memorial, 223 Little Falls St. The keynote address will be given by  Senator Bryce Reeves (VA-17) who served both as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry.

12:15 p.m. City of Falls Church Concert Band                                     2:00 BIG Parade
Flyer of day's activities     http://www.fallschurchva.gov/

                                                            Monday, May 29th                           All day!  
   DC and Metro Area Pet Adoptions       

Wonderful Resources & Locations for Pet Adoptions in Metro Region!
Many pet adoptions today -Sunday- throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland. 

Click here for List.  This is a list of websites of organizations, individuals, and businesses in the national capital region, including Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and nearby Maryland, that significantly help animals. 
Monday, May 29th                            2:00 pm --til
National Memorial Day Parade 

National Gallery of Art   4th St NW area--Constitution Ave        Washington, DC   20565

Join the nation's capital in this long overdue salute to the veterans of the United States military with the National Memorial Day Parade along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. 
The two-hour parade will begin at 2 pm near the National Gallery of Art and will conclude near the Department of Agriculture. 

More than 4,000 participants are expected to join in the paradeincluding marching bands, patriotic floats, large helium balloons, and more. 

More than 40 states will be represented, as well as other countries including the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. The parade is free and open to the public! Pls visit 
Monday, May 29th                        Ongoing
Adopt A Retired Military Working Dog! "MWD"
~ So Many Ways to Help These Highly Intelligent, Loving and 
Exceptional Dogs!~

MWD Adoption Is Free.
There are a number of groups and websites popping up that offer to help you adopt an MWD for a fee. You do not need to pay any money to adopt an MWD. Your only expense will be for the transporation of your new friend.
All you need to do is follow the instructions on the official site to get one of these noble companions. You also can find answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the official site.
Be aware that there is a waiting list. These dogs are becoming quite popular -- deservedly so -- especially with all the recent stories in the media informing the public about their inspiring lives. So, if you are interested get on the list now!  Call 815-349-9647 at our ofc. 
This org will pay adoption fees for any dog vets want from the shelter . http://www.vetsadoptpets.org/
                  All Week                          Schedule appt.              
Animal Advocates of Howard County Free & Reduced Cost Spay and Neuters

Animal Advocates of Howard County   PO Box 1403                   Ellicott City, MD 21041

Note: There is no residency requirement for these programs and they are open to people in all surrounding counties of metro area. 20 miles from heart of DC.

Our FREE program is available to those who meet one of the following income requirements:
A single person who has no dependents, Is not claimed as someone else's dependent
Has an annual income of less than $25,000.  
A single person who Has dependents and is considered the head of the household
Has an annual income of less than $40,000.
A married couple who Has a combined annual income of less than $40,000

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you can still have your pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. There is no income requirement for the reduced cost programs. To request information on these programs please call 410-880-2488, choose option 2 and leave the following information: Your name Your full mailing address and phone number Information on your pet - PLEASE include type of pet (dog or cat), sex and age. 
Information will be mailed to you within 2-5 business days. http://www.animal-advocates.org
All Week 
9th Annual DC  Week for the Animals
~Book Donations to Regional Libraries~

Animal World USA will  be donating award- winning books including Gryphon Press children's books.  Stop by and say hello to your local libraries. Your local libraries  have animals books of every kind and the staffs will help you find whatever animal book you are looking for when visiting.  

Also they have free (no charge) meeting rooms that you can book your orgs for to meet and organize on behalf of animals. Visit your local library. And ask them about the possibility of a READ dog program for your local branch!  http://www.thegryphonpress.com/catalog.html
Also visit  www.thegryphonpress.com/pages/educators.html
Ongoing-                                                               Schedule Appointment 
Historic Congressional Cemetery
~We promote innovative and sustainable practices, such as beekeeping, grazing goats, and dog-walking program.

Congressional Cemetery         1801 E St SE            Washington, DC 20003

Congressional Cemetery, with the first burial in 1807, is among the oldest institutions in D.C. and the final resting place for scores of individuals who were instrumental in the founding of the nation and its new capitol city. In addition, it is the only place in Washington where one can be buried in a site directly on L’Enfant’s 18th century city plan.

Congressional Cemetery was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 and continues to build upon the legacy of over 200 years of American history. Historic Congressional Cemetery is administered by the nonprofit Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery and owned by Christ Church, Washington Parish. The Association is constantly striving to maintain the historic, cultural, and aesthetic qualities of this natural landscape along the Anacostia River.

Unique to Congressional Cemetery
-Over 1,000 volunteers each year help maintain & promote the cemetery. 
-We are the only D.C. cemetery that allows green burial options.
-Notable burials include John Philip Sousa, the March King, Mathew Brady, civil war photographer, and Elbridge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
-Veterans from every American war can be found here.
-We promote innovative and sustainable practices, such as beekeeping, grazing goats, and dog-walking program.   Visit to learn more http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/
                                                             Tuesday, May 30th     Ongoing                          
National Geographic Education

National Geographic Museum      1145 17th Street NW         Washington, D.C., 20036

Bring engaging and important ocean learning to your classroom. Use these resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography, and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues. Amazing tools to help youth and animal lovers. 
                                                    Tuesday, May 30th                        9:00 am-7:00 pm
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter    4101 Eisenhower Avenue                Alexandria, VA 22304

*We place more than 1,300 companion animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas, chinchillas and many more, in permanent, loving homes each year.       Monday9:00am – 7:00pm    Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm                        WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday9:00am – 7:00pm         Friday9:00am – 7:00pm Saturday12:00 Noon to 5:00pm      Sunday12:00 Noon to 5:00pm Call 703-746-4444 to request field service by an animal control officer.
DIRECTIONS AND INFO on site.     http://alexandriaanimals.org/
Tuesday, May 30th            Schedule appt. 
Tip Me Frederick - Become Involved

 Frederick, Maryland 21701 Metro area

For  more information please contact Barbara Wratten at 301.845.1061. (Barbara is wonderful along with the whole group!)   Pls visit www.tipmefrederick.org
Help Us Support our Homeless Cats
-Spay It Forward
-Our Spay it Forward campaign is underway. -It allows you to give a gift of $70 knowing that it will be spent on a spay or neuter and vaccinations for 1 cat. We have many situations where people need help and Tip Me Frederick is dedicated to helping them. We all know that TNR is the best way to curb the overpopulation of feral & free roaming cats.
-Volunteer:   -Volunteer help ----ways are on website. -Substitute Feeders Also so many more ways to help. See wonderful website. www.tipmefrederick.org
                     Wednesday, May 31st Everyday----Ongoing                      Schedule Appts
 Metro Area Low Cost Spay & Neuter Sources

Spaying and neutering your pets will help reverse the tragedy of pet over-population AND improve the health (and reduce long-term medical costs) of your pet. In addition, neutered males behave better, are less prone to escape and show aggression, and mark less. 

Listed a number of groups that offer low-cost spay and neuter services in the Maryland, Washington, and Virginia area. Please note: the costs listed below are based on recent information but may no longer be in effect. Please check with the veterinarian or shelter for the current costs. In addition, costs may rise if the animal is pregnant, in heat, or if other complications arise.  http://www.paw-rescue.org/sn.php
Wednesday or schedule an appt                early am- schedule.
Humane Rescue Alliance  Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Medical Center       71 Oglethorpe Street, NW   Washington, DC 20011  202-723-5730

Neutering & Spaying
We are pleased to offer very competitively priced spay and neuter services to everyone regardless of income or residency. Spay and neuter services are available by appointment only. You must bring proof of rabies vaccination or purchase one at the time of the procedure.
Your pet should not eat after 10 pm the night before surgery nor the morning of surgery.  Drinking water is fine.   Fee includes post-op pain medications.

Please call for details. To schedule by phone please call 202-726-2273 and leave a message if our lines are busy or we’re not available. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters, due to a lack of resources and space available to house them until new homes can be found. In response to this crisis, The Washington Animal Rescue League provides free spay and neuter services to income-qualifying individuals in the Washington, D.C. area. By spaying and neutering these animals, the League is working to reduce the number of unwanted litters born; the first step in lowering the number of precious animals unnecessarily destroyed each year.  . Please call the Medical center at (202) 726-CARE (2273) to schedule appointment. http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/spay-neuter
               Wednesday, May 31st                         3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
People Animals Love (PAL) Pet Therapy for Retired Military Personnel 

Knollwood Retirement for Military
6200 Oregon Ave NW # Desk         Washington, DC 20015-1550          

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life.  PAL will be visiting the residents of Knollwood and bringing love to these retired officers. Since Knollwood opened its doors in 1962 as the first military retirement community in the United States exclusively for retired officers, the primary goal has been to provide affordable, secure retirement housing and health care to members of the American military family.  Knollwood is situated on 16 beautiful acres in Washington, DC. Azaleas, dogwoods and stately oaks on a knoll overlooking Rock Creek Park enhance the estate.

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely. For 28 years, PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.People Animals Love are located at  4900 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Suite 330  Washington, DC 20016. Visit website to learn more about this wonderful organization  at  http://peopleanimalslove.org/
Ongoing                              Varied Times
The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup Group
Please join the Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club
 Visit http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/#upcoming

Participants must read at least half the book -- and RSVP at least two days before the meeting.
The address will not be posted. People who RSVP "yes" will get the location details or contact Beth through meet up. For more information about the book club (including everything we have read over 23 years!) visit http://www.vsdc.org/book.html
         Thursday, June 1st                                     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington, DC Week for the Animals Law Night

 ~An official Washington, DC Week for the Animals Event~

George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center      5th Floor Burns Building              
716 20th St.  NW              Washington DC 20052

~Advocating for Animals in the Trump Era~

1) Katherine Meyer, Partner, Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP

Katherine Meyer is a founding partner of the firm. She specializes in administrative, environmental, wildlife, animal, public health, and Freedom of Information Act law, and has represented many national and grass roots environmental, animal welfare, consumer protection, and public health organizations, as well as authors, journalists, and historians.
She is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh, D.C. Circuits.

Ms. Meyer has testified before Congress on a variety of topics, is a frequent featured speaker at environmental and animal law conferences, and has appeared on television and radio, including Larry King Live, Crossfire, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio

2. Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Nancy Perry, the head of Government Relations,  oversees the ASPCA’s legislative efforts and policy work at the local, state and federal levels. She has testified in Congressional hearings and helped pass laws on animal crush videos, fur, puppy imports, animal fighting, and horse slaughter and has been a key architect and leader on more than 20 successful state ballot measures. 

Prior to joining the ASPCA, Nancy served as Vice President of Government Affairs for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), where she managed the organization’s state and federal legislative efforts over her 16-year tenure. Nancy received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M.A. from California State University, Northridge, and her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she started the animal law program. She is an Animal Law Review advisory board member and George Washington Law School instructor.

​Introduction to Animals and the Law:
1. “Blackfish and Public Outcry: A Unique Political and Legal Opportunity for Fundamental Change to the Legal Protection of Marine Mammals in the United States” in Animal Law and Welfare: International Perspectives;

2.  “Animal Cruelty and the Law: Permitted Conduct” in Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach;

3.  “Valuing Nature in Environmental Law: Lessons for Animal Law and the Valuation of Animals” in What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?

*Black-Out of the USDA Animal Welfare Records, Trump Administration 
*Legislation introduced in 115th Congress to Protect Animals

Joan Schaffner ---GWU Animal Law Program
Joan E. Schaffner is an Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. She received her BS in mechanical engineering (magna cum laude), JD (Order of the Coif) from the University of Southern California, and her MS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Schaffner directs the GW Animal Law focus area and has presented on animal law panels and conferences world-wide.
*Email    Joan Schaffner       jschaf@law.gwu.edu

Free and Open to ALL!   Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, June 2nd                                     9:00 am-2:00 pm
USDA Farmers Market

Farmer's Market Location (by Nat'l Mall)
12th and Independence Avenue SW                        Washington, DC  20001

The USDA Farmers Market is open on Fridays (except for July 3) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from May 1 through October 30, 2015.  For the first time, six USDA Farmers Market at Night will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month beginning Friday, May 15, 2015. Both farmers markets feature fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a variety of prepared food and educational exhibits and live entertainment.  

The USDA Farmers Market, with 30-plus local vendors, is located across from the Smithsonian Metro stop and steps from the National Mall. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) supports farmers markets in communities across the country through grants, research, and technical assistance.   The USDA Farmers Market also is a distributor of DC Produce Plus checks.  More information about the markets is available on Twitter @USDA_AMS hashtag #USDAFarmersMkt and at www.usda.gov/farmersmarket
   All Week-All Year
   Adopt A Retired Working Military Dog
Visit     http://vetsadoptpets.org/militaryworkingdogadoptions.html

Visit     http://warriordogfoundation.org/faq/
   Let's Help These Loyal Heroes!
Friday, June 2nd  & Ongoing                        All day
Montgomery County Humane Society 
Friday's Golden Oldies-"Seniors for Seniors"

Montgomery County Humane    14645 Rothgeb Drive                           Rockville, MD 20850 

At the Montgomery County Humane Society, “Golden Oldies” are cats age 7 or older.These fabulous felines still have a long life ahead of them, but are nevertheless often overlooked at the shelter. In order to promote “Golden Oldies,” the Montgomery County Humane Society now offers several adoption incentives!  75.00 adoption.   ATTENTION : Adopt a “Golden Oldie” and receive a $75 coupon toward a future vet visit!  Phone: (240) 773-5960            Email: mchs@mchumane.org
Visit http://www.mchumane.org/
Friday, June 2nd                                     12:00  noon- 5:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals
Meet our Adoptable Animals each Friday through Sunday!

FOHA        39710 Goodpuppy Ln                  Aldie, VA 20105                   (703) 385-0224

Our shelter, which is located on 40 beautifully wooded acres, is a great environment to meet the animals and is a very upbeat, happy place. Our cats are in communal buildings and not in cages. For the dogs, we have several acres of beautifully maintained trails. 

Bring your family and spend as much time as you would like playing with the cats, or meeting various dogs and taking them for walks. At FOHA you can spend as much time as you need getting to know and then choosing your new family member.  To make an appointment to visit (Friday through Sunday), contact Dog Info for dogs or Adopt-a-Cat for cats.   For directions or info, call  703-385-0224. 45 minutes west of DC. Shelter Adoption Hours:  Friday: 12pm-5pm     Saturday: 12pm-5pm    Sunday: 12pm-5pm  Visit http://www.foha.org/
Friday, June 2nd                                                    All day  ---see site
Sharks ...On Assignment With Brian Skerry

National Geographic Museum     1145 17th Street NW                     Washington, D.C   20036

More than a hundred million sharks are killed each year, primarily for their fins. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths to show us why we should not only protect them, but respect and appreciate them as integral species within our ecosystem. From Memorial Day through October, the National Geographic Museum will present some of Brian’s incredible body of work showcasing the impressive fish in an immersive exhibition called “Sharks.” The exhibition will include large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences—all highlighting Skerry’s passion, skill, and technique.  Visit  http://events.nationalgeographic.com/calendar/
                                                                      Friday, June 2nd      Ongoing
SPCA of Northern Virginia  Spay & Neuter --We can Help! 

Spay, Inc.               P.O. Box 100220                           Arlington, VA 22210

Spay, Inc., a program of the SPCA of Northern Virginia, provides low-cost spay/neuter referrals for dogs and cats in Northern Virginia. We are not a vet clinic, but will provide you with a Control Number so you can schedule a low-cost spay/neuter at one of participating animal hospitals or clinics. 

Everyone qualifies to participate in the Spay, Inc. low-cost referral program - there are no income or residency requirements. If you don't live in the Northern Virginia area and need information about spay/neuter programs in your city or area, phone: 703-522-7920. Staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.
Email: spayrequest01@spay.org                   http://www.spay.org/request.php
Friday, June 2nd                                                 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Dept of Health Animal Services & Vaccinations 

DOH                       899 North Capitol Street, NE            Washington,  DC      20002

The D.C. Health Department has scheduled free pet vaccinations at its upcoming Saturday animal health fairs. D.C. law requires the licensing of dogs and the vaccination of cats and dogs older than four months against rabies and distemper.

Other scheduled services include dog licensing and veterinary visits.  Pls visit http://doh.dc.gov/         http://doh.dc.gov/service/animal-services
Friday night , June 2nd            6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Animal Welfare League of Arlington June Fund Run/Walk

 New District Brewing Company    2709 S Oakland St. Arlington, Virginia 22206 
phone  703-888-5820 

What---- Time: Check-in begins at 6 pm and the run/walk begins at 6:30 pm. Hang out at New District Brewing Company after the run/walk for extended happy hour specials until 8:30 pm just for participants!  

Please note: strollers and children under the age of 18 are permitted to run or walk, but must be accompanied by an adult. Children over 6 years of age must register. Also, only two-legged runners allowed this time, please do not bring your four legged running friends. Thank you for your understanding!  https://www.awla.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog/

Saturday, June 3rd  (& 4th)                                                   9:00 am- 3:00 pm
*Springfield Days*
~Pet Fest and Paws on Parade & Blessing of the Pets~

South Run Rec Center     7550 Reservation Drive                          Springfield, Virginia 22035

Pet Fest and Paws on Parade at South Run Rec Center, Springfield, VA.  Part of the Springfield Days celebration, this pet event has exhibits on pet care, nutrition, training rescue groups, and the annual Paws on Parade as well as a blessing of the pets!  www.springfielddays.com
(**Only 12 miles from Washington DC. )

10:30 am Blessing of the Pets    11:00am Paws on Parade (please register at the South Run RECenter information booth)  Some of the fun activities taking place throughout the day:
• Pet Related  Vendors  • Agility and Flyball Demonstrations
• Rescue Pet Adoption s  • Pet Photos             • On Stage Entertainment and Pet Tips      • Activities for kids of all ages    If you have any questions, please call: Diana Greiner at 703-866-0222 or email springfielddayspetfest@gmail.com              http://www.springfielddays.com/home/petfest/

DC Paws Rescue will be there...
Saturday,  June 3rd           starts early ---See hours
Animal Care at the Farm   
F Pan Park    2709 West Ox Road            Herndon, Virginia 20171  

Sanford Brown's Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) students come to the park with their instructors to get hands-on experience working with farm animals. Among the instructors are a licensed veterinarian and a veterinarian technologist. 

This is a good deal for the animals, the students and the farm staff. The extra examinations help keep the animals in tip-top health. Imagine if your insurance company paid for you to have a physical three or four times each year instead of annually. For the students, who also have classroom studies as well as lab work and hands-on work with dogs and cats, working with farm animals is a requirement for their degree.   For more info call  703-437-9101
Saturday, June 3rd                                                          9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market

Rockville Town Ctr Corner of Rt. 28,  Monroe St        Rockville, MD 20850       240-314-8620

Every week the Farmers Market transforms itself as different fruits and vegetables become available throughout the season. Your pick of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. All items offered are picked fresh daily and available as supplies last. The Market accepts EBT benefits. Every week the Farmers Market transforms itself as different fruits and vegetables become available throughout the season. 

Your pick of  farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. All items offered are picked fresh daily and available as supplies last. View photos from the market.  Go Green! Bring your own recyclable bag. Visit to lear much more.  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=664
Saturday, June 3rd          10:00 am-2:00 pm 
City of Greenbelt Pet Expo 2017

GreenBelt Dog Park     7702 Hanover Pkwy         Greenbelt MD 20770

Mark your calendars for City of Greenbelt Pet Expo 2017! This dog friendly event will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on June 3, 2017 at Greenbelt Dog Park . Admission is free. Just 12 miles from DC. this will be a fun event for all. Phone 301 474 6124    hstanback@greenbeltmd.gov

The purpose of the event is to promote and educate citizens on responsible pet care, also for local animal related businesses to gain some exposure within the community they serve. We also have families looking to add some furry/scaly members, so available animals are welcome to come! We aim to make this a family friendly event with a moon bounce, food venders, as well as information on local resources. http://www.marylandpet.com/guide/events/city-of-greenbelt-pet-expo-2017/
Saturday, June 3rd                                10:00 am - 11:30 am
Croydon Creek Nature Center

Recreation and Parks  Croydon Creek Nature Ctr.    852 Avery Rd      Rockville, MD 20851

Visit the Croydon Creek Nature Center--The Croydon Creek Nature Center (CCNC) is just a short distance from vibrant downtown Rockville. The center is nestled on 120 acres of forest preserve, open meadow areas and a winding creek bustling with a variety of wildlife.

 The Nature Center presents a world of discovery through interpretive exhibits, informative programs and the exploration of an urban forest. There is no cost to visit the nature center however there are fees associated with many of our programs.

Want to attract wildlife to your yard? Join us for a tour of some of your neighbors' yards that are certified as wildlife habitats. We will provide information and resources to help you certify your yard, too. Meet at the Nature Center.  Contact: 240-314-8770. Visit  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek/
Saturday, June 3rd           call for appt.  10:00- til 
Equine Rescue League Adoptions & Education Programs

Equine Rescue League    PO Box 4366     Leesburg, VA 20177   (540) 822-4577

The Equine Rescue League is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1990 that supports the responsible use of working, sport and pleasure horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our goals are to prevent the neglect or abuse of any equine, to offer educational programs to the community and to provide rehabilitation and adoption services for those animals in need of our services.See available adoptables.  Fifteen min from DC. Visit https://www.equinerescueleague.org/available-horses
  Saturday, June 3rd                                          10:00 am  til
 Rock Creek Nature Center-National Park Service in Miniature

Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center
5200 Glover Road                            NW Washington, DC 20015

National Park Service in Miniature: How Rock Creek Park is the National Park Service
Join us on our two mile hike and discover how Rock Creek park is unique in its resources and serves as a reflection of the National Park Service as a whole. When hiking remember to wear sturdy shoes, use sun protection, and bring water. all ages.
 Pls visit website for more info. http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/naturecenter.htm
Saturday, June 3rd                       11:00 am- 2:00 pm 
Washington, DC - "March for Truth"

Washington Nat'l Monument          Washington, DC 20024      (202) 426-6841

Demonstration to call for urgent  INVESTIGATIONS into  RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE in the U.S. Election and ties to  DONALD TRUMP, his administration and his associates       Main website         https://www.marchfortruth.info/
FB details https://www.facebook.com/events/1187385704703599/
Need ride?   http://rallybus.net/march-for-truth-dc/
Saturday, June 3rd                   11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lucky Dog’s Adoption Event 
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue   at Center 10729 Columbia Pike   Silver Spring, MD 20901 

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition
  Visit https://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/adopt/pets
Saturday, June 3rd           11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog Adoption Event 
**Fosters Needed for Dogs

Long Park        4603 James Madison Hwy        Haymarket, VA 20169

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays. Our Mailing address is PO Box 100968  Arlington, VA 22210  703-249-5066
Adoptable Cats https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.WSclgWjysdU
Adoptable Dogs  https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.WSclq2jysdU
Saturday, June 3rd         11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes @
Washington, DC - 2017 Annual Community Fest and Dog Show
& @ other Metro Locations in MD & VA 

Christian Tabernacle Church     1000 V Street, NW,      Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 265-9040

OPH will join Christian Tabernacle Church for a day filled with a plethora of events, entertainment and vendors, including Washington Humane Society/Animal Protection Services, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Bens Chili Bowl/Ben’s NextDoor, Chix Restaurant, LA Fitness, YMCA Anthony Bowen, Petsmart®, Banfield Pet Hospital, Washington Parks and People, and others in making this day of community a success. Event Photographer: Melinda Tomaino      Visit https://ophrescue.org/events

Other two locations for June 3rd
Bristow, VA - PetCo Adoption Event  Glen Burnie, MD - Petsmart Adoption Event
Saturday June 3rd             11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Pet Connect Rescue--- 2 Adoption Events

11 a-1 pm     Cat Adoptions   Potomac PetValu Building Number: Cabin John Shopping Center  7723 Tuckerman Lane        Potomac, MD  20854   Phone  240- 328-6562

11 am-1 pm:   Dog Adoptions     Kentlands BARK!     235 Kentlands Blvd    Gaithersburg, MD 20878.         Phone : 301.527.8833

 PetConnect Rescue was founded in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and has evolved into a vibrant animal rescue organization. Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats and place them in loving and permanent homes. Each day, we respond to desperate email and phone pleas to rescue dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia. We pull these animals into rescue from over-extended shelters between Maryland and Georgia. PetConnect Rescue is a non breed-specific organization and we are committed to stepping forward whenever we can and wherever there is the greatest need. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please visit http://www.petconnectrescue.org/
Read about Muddy Paws, refuge for the dogs until they move onto their forever homes! 
Saturday, June 3rd     12 noon - 3:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoptions- Lilly Pulitzer

Lily Pulitzer 1079 Wisconsin Ave NW  (Georgetown) Washington, DC 20007 

Our mobile adoption vehicle will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs from our New York Avenue adoption center. Meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend! For any question regarding this event, please contact the adoption department at adopt@humanerescuealliance.org. See all adoptable animals online at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.
Events http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/default.aspx?p=150593&evtid=566395&date=6/3/2017
Saturday, June 3rd                   12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Cat Adoption Event 

PetMAC            4220 Fessenden St NW             Washington, DC 20016   20016

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue will work directly with you, the prospective adopter, providing individualized attention and support in order to help you find the perfect pet for your family. We also suggest you take the time to read through the many resource documents on our website to prepare yourself for the many things that adoption will bring!

We provide as much information on each animal’s history, disposition and health as we can gather. We strongly believe that honesty is the best policy. We want each of our animals to find the RIGHT home, not just ANY home. Likewise, we want you to find the pet who best matches your lifestyle and interests. Visit our website! http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Saturday June 3rd                                   12:00  noon- 2:00 pm
PetMac Multi Rescue Group Cat Adoptions 

PetMAC DC  4914 Wisconsin Avenue NW     Washington, DC 20016       202 -966- 7387

Come to our multi-rescue Saturday cat and kitten adoption event and meet our wonderful cats. Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption.  http://petmac.org/dc/events/
Saturday,  June 3rd                           12:00  noon- 2:00  pm
Dogs XL Adoption Day

Unleashed Severna Park    545 Ritchie Highway              Severna Park, MD 21146

Dogs XL operates like a social networking service for dogs, designed to match people and pets based on the principles of compatibility and compassion. 

As the name implies, Dogs XL specializes in finding homes for large dogs (typically 50lbs+). Large dogs are often first to be put to sleep in shelters because medical treatment and food for large dogs is more expensive than for small dogs. Learn more abou tthis wonderful org and adopt!    Adoption day is 45 min from DC.                    Visit http://www.dogsxlrescue.org/
Saturday, June 3rd                              12:30-til 
         SPCA of Northern Virginia Adoptions  

SPCA of Northern Virginia          P.O. Box 100220            Arlington, VA 22210

Come out and adopt and meet us. We are The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia (SPCA NOVA), a volunteer-based, non-profit, private organization
We rescue hundreds of cats and dogs each year. SPCA NOVA is a “no-kill” organization that does not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats and dogs. We don’t have a traditional shelter. Our cats live in foster homes and our dogs live either in foster homes or a private kennel until adopted. 

Contact us via email at spcanova@aol.com to verify the animals's availability or for suggestions on the best match for your home.  Or, please call us at 703-799-9390. We adopt to residents of Northern VA, DC & Suburban MD only. http://www.spcanova.org/     703-385-3766 
Saturday, June 3rd        Ongoing 
**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland
 Virginia Week for the Animals 2017!

Saturday, June 3rd    Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs!

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 
Saturday, June 3rd                              All day!  
  DC and Metro Area Pet Adoptions
This is a list of websites of organizations, individuals, and businesses in the national capital region, including Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and nearby Maryland, that significantly help animals.   http://www.rawdc.org/dc/animalDC.html     
Saturday, June 3rd                             12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. Dog Adoption

Petco  Braemer Village Plaza      Bristow, VA  20136

Join OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for forever homes. Stop by and chat with our amazing volunteers about how you can help save lives! VOLUNTEER Are you local to the area? We would love to have extra help during the event! We are always looking for new volunteers to help hold leashes, pass out business cards and chat with the public about OPH. We love our adopters, they become family Apply to adopt, foster or volunteer at 
Saturday, June 3rd     All day          Ongoing 365 Days a Year 
Caisson Horses-Heroes 

Caisson Horses of The Old Guard    9300 Old Colchester Road       Lorton, VA 22079

The Caisson Horses of The Old Guard participate in all Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Full Honors Funerals performed in Arlington National Cemetery. These magnificent animals serve with the men of the Caisson Platoon daily to ensure final honors are given in a dignified, professional, and respectful manner; and they love their job.

Each Caisson Horse offered for adoption has served on average for over a decade. During the course of their service they participate in thousands of funerals for our nations heroes. Because of the long and distinguished service of each and every horse in our stables, The Old Guard has introduced the Caisson Horse Adoption Program to ensure each horse is rewarded with a great home following its well earned retirement.

The primary goal of the Caisson Horse Adoption Program is to select a home for a retiring Caisson Horse. The program publishes Horses ready for retirement to a Website, identifies potential adopters, and selects the best candidate from a pool of applicants seeking to adopt a retired Caisson Horse. http://www.oldguard.mdw.army.mil/specialty-platoons/caisson/

Read about Klinger the Caisson Horse who had a children's book written about him!
He is in the community all the time making friends and being a teacher.  
Klinger has touched the lives of many people in his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Old Guard Caisson Platoon. Among his duties, he has served as the official Escort to the President of the United States and as a member of our nation's premier Memorial Affairs and Ceremonial Unit. Klinger has also worked with wounded veterans and been a comfort to the children of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national nonprofit Veterans Service Organization that brings hope and healing to the families of our nation's fallen heroes.  Visit 
Saturday, June 3, 2017    6:30 pm - 12:30 am
A Forever Home 
No Place Like Home: The Ruby Slipper Gala

The Ritz-Carlton       1700 Tysons Boulevard            McLean, VA, 22102

A Forever Home Rescue Foundation is hosting our second summer gala! No Place Like Home: The Ruby Slipper Gala will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, VA. You’re invited to walk down the yellow brick road with us! Don’t mind the Wicked Witch of the West – browse our variety of silent and live auction items, enjoy themed food and beverage, dine in the field of the poppies, and end your evening amongst our great supporters in the Emerald City.

Proceeds from this year’s gala will help fund AFH’s future forever home, the Imagine Sanctuary – a facility where AFH can keep rescue animals, as well as provide educational, wellness, and personal growth opportunities. A Memory Garden where people can memorialize their beloved pets will be just one addition to the planned resources such as a boarding facility, retail store, bed and breakfast, and conference facilities where corporations, organizations, and educational institutions can host seminars and events.  http://www.aforeverhome.org/gala/
Saturday, June 3rd              7:00 pm-til
The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup
Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant
8046 New Hampshire Avenue       Langley Park, MD

In June we'll be going to Maryland for Indian food at Woodlands. Check their menu out on our site.
Please respect the RSVP process for this meetup. Be considerate of others. If you cannot honor your commitment please remove yourself from the list before RSVPs close to let someone else have your spot.  https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/240350654/

Restaurant visits are open to everyone. However if you are not a VSDC member and think you would like to join the organization, you can sign up online  http://www.vsdc.org/membership.html  and pay via PayPal at vsdc.org/membership
                                    Sunday, June 4th                               10:00 am -5:00 pm
101 Years of America's National Park Service 

Natural History Museum 2nd Floor, West        10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW     Washington, D.C. 20560 

Call 1-877-932-4629 (toll-free) or 202-633-4629.The National Park Service turns 101 this year! The National Park Service has teamed up with the National Museum of Natural History to present over 50 images by award-winning photographers, showcasing the majesty, diversity, and importance of America's national parks. Photographs will present stories and snapshots from monuments and historic sites, battlefields and picturesque natural scenes from lakeshores and seashores to trails and preserves where both wildlife and people come together. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/exhibits/national-parks/
Sunday, June 4th        10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show
Mosaic Central Farm Market    2910 District Avenue         Fairfax, VA 22031

Central Farm Markets will kick off June with its 2017 Dog Fashionistas for Diabetes” event. The event will bring awareness to diabetes, healthy eating and diabetes alert dogs who are often in the news for warning their owners about dangerous glycemic lows and will feature Debby Kay and her Super Sniffer Diabetes alert dogs. The show will be hosted by Max Szadek (Mr. Divabetic), who will interview guest speakers and market patrons on the red carpet.

The Dog Fashion Show segment, open to the public and their dogs, will show off their fashionable dog designs on the red carpet. The event will culminate with the top three winner being presented with prizes. The event is free and open to the public with prizes, music and vendors selling some of_______ the best and coolest people food and pet treats! Participants who would like to register their dogs should visit website and register by May 31, 2017. http://www.centralfarmmarkets.com/  
Sunday , June 4th             11:00 am -3:00 pm
2nd Annual National Animal Rights Day DC 2017

President's Park (White House)
1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington,        District of Columbia 20230

On June 4, 2017 NARD (National Animal Rights Day) events will be held in major cities all over the world. This day is to morn the billions of animals that suffer and die every year by the hands of humans. This event is also to educate others and celebrate us as a community as well as the wins we had this year for the animals. Please join us for the 2nd event in the D.C. area, all are welcome!
Sunday, June 4th       12 noon - 2 :00 pm 
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties Adoption Event 

Dogma Bakery   2772 S Arlington Mill Drive       Arlington, Virginia 22206

Join City Dogs Rescue for an adoption event! City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties won "Best Nonprofit"in Washington City Paper's "Best of DC 2017" Reader Poll for the THIRD year in a row! Thank you to our amazing supporters! 

We have an amazing network of volunteers, supporters, adopters, and donors who have enabled us to rescue and adopt out over 3,000 cats and dogs in just 5 years! (202) 241-2221/ Visit    www.citydogsrescuedc.org
Sunday, June 4th                                         11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoptions 

Petco    3505 Connecticut Ave NW     Washington, DC  20007       (202) 965-2371

Our mobile adoption vehicle will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs from our New York Avenue adoption center. Meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend! For any question regarding this event, please contact the adoption department at adopt@humanerescuealliance.org. See all adoptable animals online at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt
Dogs    http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoptable-dogs.html#.WUwsgmjysdU

Cats    http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoptable-cats.html#.WUwsp2jysdV
Sunday, June 4th        12:00  noon-2:00 pm 
DC Paws Adoption Event 

Unleashed Navy Yard        300 Tingey St SE      Washington, DC 2000

DC PAWS Rescue saves stray, neglected, unwanted and abused animals from animal control facilities and places them in safe, supportive and loving foster and adoptive homes in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas.

We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home.  https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoptable-dogs-cats/
Sunday, June 4th                 12:00 noon -2:00 pm
BIPAWTISAN March YAPPY HOUR w/ Rural Dogs (For the UnderDogs!) 
WunderGarten in NE DC     1ST And L St NE          Washington, DC 20002

Join Rural Dog Rescue for the BiPawtisan March's Yappy Hour.Rural Dog Rescue was founded in 2011 by the owner of Howl To The Chief, Rural Dog Rescue’s home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hour and who’s kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. 

Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.  100% of raffle proceeds to the #Underdogs!
http://www.bipawtisanmarch.com/           http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoptable-animals/
Sunday, June  4th                    4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Montgomery County Humane Society  Elks Yappy Hour

Washington-Rockville Elk’s Lodge     5 Taft Court      Rockville, MD   20847 

Elks #15 is going to the dogs with a benefit Yappy Hour. Doggie bags for all registered dogs. Dog parade and judging. food, beverages, vendors, rescues and adoptable dogs
The Montgomery County Humane Society is the pre-eminent animal welfare organization in Montgomery County, helping animals find safety, love, quality care, loving homes, and a new chance at a happy life.

In April, 2014 MCHS became fully independent and 100% privately funded. We take cats and dogs out of overcrowded public shelters and give them the tender loving care, socialization, enrichment, and new homes they so desperately need and deserve. Our highly successful adoption program has enabled us to save nearly 500 animals in our first year of private operation!  http://www.mchumane.org/adoptions/connection-to-available-pets/
​                                                                              Sunday, June 4th  Ongoing 
 HorseNet Horse Rescue  
HorseNet Rescue           14001 Mattie Haines Rd            Mt Airy, MD 21771

HorseNet Horse Rescue is a certified 501 (c)3 nonprofit horse rescue and rehabilitation facility with two locations in Maryland. We DO NOT sell horses, but facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of those animals in our care. We do have some long term care residents due to their handicaps, but strive to adopt out as many animals as possible to loving informed homes. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations. We specialize in the care of seniors and blind horses, but will accept animals, when space allows, surrendered by private owners or through state animal control facilities in any condition from any location.

ADOPTION AREA: Maryland residents or those that reside within 4 hours our Mt Airy Farm. To determine adoption eligiblity Visit website,  then click on Directions, enter your address then click on Get Directions, this will give you the amount of time it takes to get to the rescue.  Phone  (301) 922-7029. Email is info@horsenethorserescue.org
See our sweet & beautiful adoptables      http://www.hnhr.org/#!horses/sdr6v
Sunday, June 4th Ongoing
House Rabbit Society  (MD, DC, VA)

MD, DC, Northern VA      HRS ---P.O. Box 50311                  Baltimore, MD 21211

You can reach in many ways! You can email us at rabbitinfo@rabbitsinthehouse.org
You can leave a message on our voicemail at 410-889-4104.   Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/HRSBaltimoreDC

Adoption:When a rabbit is adopted from HRS, the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. The rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family, i.e., no group ownership (such as a classroom pet). We do not adopt rabbits as pets for children. The rabbit must be wanted by the entire family.  http://rabbitsinthehouse.org/
Homeward Trails Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vets
for Virginia, DC & Maryland!
Sunday, June 4th Ongoing
Pets for Vets
DC Metro 
At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our troops have been brave but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training may also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.  Visit main website http://www.petsforvets.com/
DC Metro Area        http://www.petsforvets.com/washington-dc/ 
Sunday, June 4th   Ongoing
City Wildlife
City Wildlife        15 Oglethorpe St NW         Washington, DC 20011        (202) 882-1000

City Wildlife was created in 2008 in response to the growing number of conflicts between people and their new wild neighbors. It seeks to aid the animal victims of such conflicts, who are unintentionally harmed by people and the urban environment, and to help people learn to live peacefully with—and even enjoy living with—the wild animals who now share their city.
The number of wild animals needing help continues to increase (D.C. Animal Control currently takes in about 1,600 wild animals a year) and the day has come when Washington’s wild animals, and the people who care about them, desperately need their own rehabilitation facility. Help us make that a reality.  info@citywildlife.org                        Learn much more on our fundraiser on June 8th  website http://www.citywildlife.org/
Ongoing                                                           Schedule appt to visit Horses
Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

Gentle Giants              17250 Old Frederick Rd              Mt Airy, MD 21771

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-Profit organization. All of our horses are rescued from auctions where we are their last chance before being sold to slaughter. Our horses are chosen for their temperament, soundness, and usability. Once safely home, all horses are quarantined for a minimum of 21 days, during which we ride them extensively. 

All of our horses are thoroughly evaluated to aid in the best possible match for horse and rider. A successful partnership creates a bond of trust and friendship for both horse and rider, and it is our goal to find that match for every horse we save. Please check our Available Horses page to see if your perfect match is there!  Horses seen by appt only.  Please visit  http://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com/index.html
Sunday, June 4th                                          5:00 pm-6:00 pm  local time
  A Prayer for the Animals
~An official Washington, DC  Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm eastern time on Sunday June 4th.
 This is a multi-faith, non-demoninational observance. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.  For ideas & inspiration, visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
   Please Note!  Coming Up...    **  Bark Ball 2017**

Saturday evening,  June 17th                              6:00 pm - til
   30th Annual Bark Ball in our Nation's Capitol 

The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW              Washington, DC  20009

Washington’s original black tie gala for people and their canine companions celebrates in an elegant manner.... benefiting thousands of DC animals in need!

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Bark Ball benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance ).  The Bark Ball remains one of the largest fundraisers of the year with all proceeds going to support the critical programs and services that benefit thousands of homeless, lost and abused animals in the District of Columbia. 

Since 1987, the Bark Ball has continued to draw many of the area’s most celebrated residents, including leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports and business worlds, and their four-legged friends, to honor those who protect and serve our region’s animals. The evening will entail a reception followed by an extensive silent and live auction, dinner, program, dancing and other special surprises in honor of this year’s special event. More than 600 human attendees and 400 dogs are expected to participate. To find out more about their  life-saving mission and other special events throughout the year, please visit:  http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/

 3rd Annual Virginia Week for the Animals 
coming June 4-12, 2017 

8th Annual UK Week for the Animals 
coming June 24-July 2, 2017! 

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 9th Annual 
Washington, DC 
Week for the Animals 

2017 Calendar Below. 
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