Washington, DC Week for the Animals  
May 28-June 5, 2016 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 30, 2016.
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!
'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). 
Thursday, May 26th                            6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Low-cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr.     Arlington, 22206

Rabies shot: $10.00  Microchip (including registration): $30.00 Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

Please bring cash. It will make everyone’s wait shorter.Give your pet the protection of a 24PetWatch MiniChip. At one third  the size of standard microchip technology, the 24PetWatch MiniChip is the right size for every pet, including cats, kittens, and small breed dogs which often go without microchip protection. http://www.awla.org/event/low-cost-rabies-microchip-clinic-2/
Saturday, May 28th                         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 28th                                                             starting at 9:30 am
     Celebrate George Washington's Mount Vernon!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 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. 

 Saturday, May 28th (& 29th)                       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 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 
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 28th                                    11:00 am-1:00 pm
OBG Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day

The Fredericksburg Field House
3411 Shannon Park Drive       Fredericksburg, VA 22       301-770-1343

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 28th                                 11:00 am -til
 Animal Safe Haven and Adoption Inc Adoption Event

Bark! Catonsville 
816 Frederick Road        Catonsville, MD 21228          (45 min from DC)

No-Kill org working to rescue abandoned, homeless and abused animals from our local  communities.  Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Rescue.  We are  in need of more foster families, adopters and of course volunteers and donors too! Occasionally we will have other types of animals in our care (dogs, small animals, farm pets...) adoption fees for these animals will be decided on a case by case basis and posted in their bio. Keep in mind we offer a 15% Police & Military discount. As well as a 15% discount for getting 2 kitties at once! Save your receipts! Donations (including adoption fees) to ASHA are tax deductible! Adoption fees can be paid via cash, check made out to "Animal Safe Haven" or credit/debit card.     http://www.petstablished.com/organization/33387
                          Saturday, May 28th                         12 noon-3:00 pm                          
Washington Humane Society Adoption Event!

Unleashed          1550 7th St NW                          Washington, DC 20001

AF1 event, dogs and cats on site from day to night. See both events!

Adoption Events today with Adopt Force One - dogs and cats. The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area’s leading voice for animals since 1870. As the open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including sheltering for homeless animals, a comprehensive adoption program and off-site adoption events to find new families for the animals in our care, low-cost spay and neuter for pet owners and other local organizations, more. Visit http://support.washhumane.org/
Saturday, May 28th                                                     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 28th                  12:00 noon - 2:00 pm 
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Day

PetMAC- Washington, DC
4220 Fessenden St NW                      Washington, DC 20016     (202) 966-7387

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 Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a cat who's a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire. Website is http://www.homewardtrails.org/

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.
Saturday, May 28th                                                11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WARL Dog Adoption Event

Brookland Farmers Market  The Arts Walk at Monroe Street           Washington, DC 20017   
We'll be at the Brookland 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 at this wonderful home decor store, 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 Washington Animal Rescue League is one of the largest companion animal adoption centers in the country. Our adoptions 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.warl.org/ 
For 100 years, the Washington Animal Rescue League has rescued the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that had nowhere else to go.  As the oldest animal shelter in the Nation’s Capital, WARL has rescued, cared for, and found loving homes for more than 100,000 animals.
Saturday, May 28th                                              12 noon- 2:00 pm
Book Signing with Tom Cohen
Author of “Dogs With Old Man Faces”

Bark! Rockville      (1643 Rockville Pike #14      Rockville, MD 20852   (301) 770-1077
( Only 30 minutes from DC)

Book Signing with Tom Cohen, author of “Dogs With Old Man Faces”, a portion of the proceeds to be donated to a local animal rescue. Visit www.barknatural.com  

Sure, it’s easy to love a cute puppy with adorable eyes. But there’s just something about those dogs with old man faces, with mugs weathered by experience and wisdom. Dogs with Old Man Faces combines heartwarming photos with humorous captions. Laugh and love their old dogs even more.
                                               Saturday, May 28th                          12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoption Event  

Ashburn Farm Market Center      43330 Junction Plaza #176        Ashburn, VA 20147 

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

Want a dog? But not sure which dog is right for you or your family?  Just like you, many other adopters we assist may not be sure sure what dog is right for them, want a specific kind of dog that we don’t have available right now or know they want to adopt a dog soon, but they’re not quite ready yet. Our Matchmaking Team can help! Come see Lucky Dog at The Big Bad Woof Takoma.

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 28th                                              12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
 PAW Dog Adoptions 

Gaithersburg Petco      18306 Contour Road               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
Saturday, May 28th                                          3:00 pm til
Memorial Day Weekend Vegan Potluck 2016
Western Maryland Veg Life Meetup 
Location from Group website 1 hr from DC 

On this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember and pay tribute to service members who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, let’s gather to extend that sentiment to honor the millions of our fellow Earthlings that sacrifice their lives daily in our industrial food system.  In the spirit of acknowledging the value in all life, join us for a vegan potluck.   Pls vist  http://www.meetup.com/westMDveg/events/230571428/

Whether you are just curious about vegetarianism or you are a veg veteran and wish you knew more veg*ns in the area, come share a great meal and expand your veg social circle!  

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/
                                           Sunday, May 29th                                               9:00 am – 10:00 am
Poolesville Frederick Veg Presents 
Volunteering with 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, June 29th                                      10:00 am-1:00 pm  
Fresh Farm Market

Dupont Circle, DC  0th 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. 
 Sunday, May 29th             12   noon- til
Greyhound Welfare Inc Open House

Bark! Silver Spring               10737 Columbia Pike            Silver Spring, MD 20901

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 
Sunday, May 29th                                                 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Washington Humane Society AF1 Pet Adoption Event

Mobile Adoption      1855 Wisconsin Ave NW                 Washington, DC 20007

Adoption Event with Adopt Force One - our loving dogs and cats will be waiting to meet you! WHS, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. 

As the open-access shelter in the nation’s capital, no call for help goes unanswered, and no animal is ever turned away. The Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including:
Adoptions      Animal Care and Control        Behavior & Training   CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program)        Foster Care     Lost or Found Pets      Humane Education    Humane Law Enforcement  and Spay/Neuter . Pls visit http://support.washhumane.org/
                                            Sunday, May 29th                                      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 29th                              12 noon – 2:00 pm
City Dogs Adoption Day 

Metro Mutts SE
& surrounding area 407 8th St SE       Washington, DC 20003     (202) 546-7387

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 29th                               12:00 pm  -5 pm
 Homeward Trails 
Fairfax Station Adoption Center Open House

Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Road                           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 29th                        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Operation Paws for Rescue 'Bark in the Park'

G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium 
7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192                Phone (703) 590-2311

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 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.  Library website is www.alexandria.lib.va.us/
Sunday, May 29th                                                                  1:00 pm- til
  A Beautiful Planet 3D 

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater
National Museum of Natural History           10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC  20560

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and from IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D — A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.        Visit website for all shows, times:    http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/50/2012-05-30/#showtimes
     Sunday, May 29th                                                      3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Bird Watching Club, Ages 5-11 yrs old

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 29th                               ck for upcoming events
Rock Creek Cats 
DC & Maryland area 

Our main activity is helping outdoor, unadoptable (feral/wild) cats through what's known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): humanely trapping them, getting them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and returning them to their environment, while ensuring they have food and shelter. TNR averts the birth of kittens, prevents the feral population from getting out of control, and reduces the number of cats who end up in overloaded, high-kill shelters.  http://www.rockcreekcats.org/

When we come across outdoor cats who are good candidates for adoption (strays), we get them appropriate veterinary care and foster them until they are placed in loving, permanent homes. 

Rock Creek Cats Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit org dedicated to helping less fortunate felines in the D.C. area.  Please shop at 800+ retailers online and a donation will be made to Rock Creek Cats: 
Sunday, May 29th                        Events All day 
Memorial Day Activities in our Nations Capital! 
Concert in the evening. Click link.
Sunday, May 29th                   5:00 pm til
Kayak Tour-Sunset over Riverbend (14 yrs+)

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

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.

Riverbend's location along the Potomac River make it a naturally unique and sensitive area. Spectacular birding and beautiful wildflowers are just a few of the precious resources wildlife lovers come to explore.   Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has over 400 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. 
Kayakers and canoeists can enjoy exploring many islands in the Potomac River. Nature highlights include spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to dusk, hours posted.   Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park/
Sunday, May 29th                                                        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 30th         All Day
  ~Memorial Day~ 
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 Foundation 

This special day commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in the military service. Click link.
 Memorial Day 2016 in Washington, DC
Monday, May 30th                                     6:00 pm-9:00 pm
VSDC Dinner + Talk with Dr. Will Tuttle
World Peace Diet- Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

Loving Hut       2842 Rogers Dr,                  Falls Church, VA 22042             (703) 942-5622

The Vegetarian Society of DC is pleased to organize a dinner and talk with Will Tuttle, Ph.D.  Dr. Tuttle will present and highlight important topics - with a fundamental emphasis on a vegan way of living - in his award-winning book, The World Peace Diet - Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, followed by a Q&A.
The World Peace Diet, which became a #1 Amazon best-seller in 2010, offers a compelling and liberating new understanding of our food and our culture. It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: 
Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 30th                                                      7:00 am-4:00 pm
(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 25th. 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 30th                                       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. 
9 a.m. Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run, Shenandoah Run Band
9:15 a.m. Music by 40 Thieves
Main Stage, Park Avenue and Little Falls Street
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tours of 163-Year-Old Cherry Hill Farmhouse
11 a.m. Veterans Ceremony - Veterans Memorial, 223 Little Falls St. The keynote address will be given by Terry Shima, a WWII veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American infantry unit.
12:15 p.m. City of Falls Church Concert Band                                     2:00 BIG Parade

Flyer of day's activities     http://www.fallschurchva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3773
                                                       Monday, May 30th                           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 30th                            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 30th                        Ongoing
Adopt A Retired Military Working Dog!
Learn How to Become Involved  
~ 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. Email info@saveavet.org
Visit     http://www.save-a-vet.org/d7/adopt
                  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 
8th Annual DC  Week for the Animals
~Gryphon Press  Book Donations to Regional Libraries~

Gryphon Books will  be donating award- winning 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/
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 31st                        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 31st            Schedule appt. 
Tip Me Frederick - Become Involved

 Frederick, Maryland 21701

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.
--PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!  Donate to Tip Me Frederick through Paypal
-Volunteer:   -Volunteer help ----ways are on website.
-Substitute Feeders Also so many more ways to help. See wonderful website. www.tipmefrederick.org

Tuesday, May 31st                                                           9:00 am-4:00 pm   
Washington Animal Rescue League Rescuer's Food Bank 

WARL         71 Oglethorpe Street             NW Washington, DC 20011 

Building on a successful holiday program established nearly a decade ago, the League now hosts a permanent community pet food and toy bank. Its aim is to help families hold on to and care for their animal companions, even under the current economic challenges. The Rescuer’s Food Bank is supported entirely through private donations.  http://www.warl.org/pages/foodbank/

Q: Who is eligible to receive food from the Food Bank?
A: Any current, low-income Medical Center client is automatically eligible to receive food and supplies from the Rescuer’s Food Bank. Others may also be eligible if they live in the District of Columbia and meet our income guidelines. To see if they are eligible, interested people may apply at the League Tuesday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or they may call 202-726-2556, ext. 320.  
Q: When can clients pick up food and supplies at the League?
A: Approved clients can pick up their pet food snd supplies Tuesday - Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Q: What if I have more questions or would like to donate to the Food Bank?
A: Contact Maureen Sosa at 202-726-2556, ext. 320
Tuesday, May 31st                                    ongoing
Compassion Over Killing COK 

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/ 
                               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 a day                early am- schedule.
Washington Animal Rescue League Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Medical Center       71 Oglethorpe Street, NW                         Washington, DC 20011 

Neutering & Spaying
Wind1We are pleased to offer very competitively priced spay and neuter services to everyone regardless of income or residency. Prices are as follows:

Dog Spays $150 –  Dog Neuters $125    Cat Spays $100-  *Cat Neuters $65
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. 
Wednesday, June 1st                   10:00 pm – 2:00pm
WARL Wednesday Wellness Day

Washington Animal Rescue League    71 Oglethorpe Street, NW                                   Washington, DC 20011

In our continuing efforts to offer a full range of services to our clients, the Washington Animal Rescue League offers a “Wednesday Wellness” program every Wednesday.  Appointments are seen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday and on a walk-in basis from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (clients must check-in prior to 6 p.m.)

Wellness Wednesdays will allow our medical staff to evaluate your pets and identify potential health problems before they become more difficult and expensive to treat.

Our Wednesday Walk-in Wellness Program includes:A brief $20.00 Wellness Examination.  This exam will be required for every dog/cat (not required for vaccine boosters if the animal has had an exam at the Medical Center within the past year). Vaccines         Deworming               Microchips Heartworm and FELV testing,             Parasite preventative                  Nail trims
               Wednesday, June 1st                            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/
 Wednesday, June 1st                        4:00 pm-4:30 pm
Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center

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

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.  Open Wednesday through Sunday. 

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.
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.
"This is a passionate memoir of one woman’s personal story and the larger story of corruption in financial circles and the need for reform…" --Booklist starred review  

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

        All Week-All Year
       Adopt A Retired Working Military Dog


              Let's Help These Loyal Heroes!
      Thursday, June 2nd                                     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

~The Debate Over the District Department of the 
Environment Wildlife Plan~                

***  Kelly Whittier, Director of Communications for the Honorable Councilmember Mary Cheh, Chair of the District Committee on Transportation and the Environment

***  Bryan King, Associate Director of the District Department of Energy and Environment's Fish and Wildlife Division

*** Scott Giacoppo, Chief Community Animal Welfare Officer, Washington Humane Society
~The Washington Humane Society and Washington Animal Rescue League Merger And What It Means For DC Animals~


***  Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Washington Humane Society.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Animal Law Standing Committee of the D.C  Bar's Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section.

Overview: A controversial proposal to “revisit” Washington, D.C.’s longtime support for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral cats will be the focus of a June 2 panel discussion at a local university.

The city’s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) unveiled the proposal last year as part of its “wildlife action plan." But the department’s recommendation met strong protests from feral cat advocates, and its fate is now unclear.

The wildlife plan cites studies that suggest that the outdoor felines are hurting bird, mammal and reptile populations. Feral cat advocates counter that such concerns are overblown and that TNR is more effective and humane than trap-and-kill, the main alternative to TNR.
Read Marc Selinger's article! http://www.examiner.com/article/panel-to-debate-d-c-feral-cats

Free and Open to ALL!                                         Light refreshments will be served.
Gift bags, courtesy of WagtimeDC, will be given out to attendees.
*Email Joan Schaffner     jschaf@law.gwu.edu
GWU Animal Law Program

Friday, June 3rd                                        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 at 12th and Independence Avenue, S.W., 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
Friday, June 3rd                                12 noon – 2:00 pm
Washington Humane Society Adoption Event- Picnic in the Park

Farragut Square        17th St NW          Washington, DC 20006

We'll have some wonderful adoptable dogs from our Oglethorpe location, all looking for equally wonderful homes...like yours! So visit Picnic in the Park at Farragut Square and maybe meet your new best friend.      All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. 

The Washington Humane Society inspires and creates a community where all animals have secure homes and where people and animals live together with joy and compassion. For questions or more information about this event please contact our adoptions department at 202-726-2556 ext 503 or by email at adopt@warl.org
Fridays & 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
Friday, June 3rd                                     12:00  noon- 5:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals
Meet our Adoptable Animals each Week 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 3rd                                                     12, 1 , 3:00 pm ---see site
Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

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

Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur age. Eighty million years ago, the American Midwest resided under a great inland sea where colossal creatures ruled the waves. From giraffe-necked Styxosaurus and sea birds with teeth to the T. rex of the ocean—the 40-foot super-predator Tylosaurus —these wondrous beasts defy imagination. In a remarkable journey, immerse yourself in this unexplored world of the “other dinosaurs,” delivering the creatures brought to life on the big screen in 3D.Weekends and holiday weeks at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm.   Check the calendar for exact showtimes Assisted listening devices available upon request.

Private 3D movie screenings are available for groups of 25 or more. Email groupsales@ngs.org or call 202–857–7281 to learn more. Reservations are required. Telephone: +1 202 857 7588
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 state, 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 3rd                                                 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Dept of Health Animal Services

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
Saturday, June 4th  (& 5th)                                                   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/
Saturday,  June 4th              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 4th                                                            9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market

Rockville Town Ctr
Corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe Street             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 4th                                10:00 am - 11:30am
Croydon Creek Nature Center

Recreation and Parks
 Croydon Creek Nature Ctr.    852 Avery Road                    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. Visithttp://www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek/
   Saturday, June 4th                                           10:00 am  til
 Rock Creek Nature Center 
National Park Service in Miniature: How Rock Creek Park is the 
National Park Service

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 4th                     11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lucky Dog’s 7th Anniversary Party

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue        8601 Falls Road     Potomac, MD 20954

We are super excited that Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is turning 7 yrs old!   To celebrate, join us for our anniversary party! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the adoption of over 8,500 dogs/cats than with our volunteers, adopters, doggie alumni and friends/family!

Dogs off leash are welcome and can take advantage of a fully-fenced, 1 1/2 acre yard. Plus we will have an agility course, doggie treat bar and doggie ice cream. For the humans we will be grilling, have a silent auction and music!   This will be our last year celebrating here, so don't miss out! Now grab a blanket or chair and join us!  Visit https://luckydoganimalrescue.org/articles/lucky-dog%E2%80%99s-7th-anniversary-party
Saturday, June 4th                                                                   11:00 am - 1:00pm
'Oldies but Goodies' Cocker Spaniel Pet Adoptions 

Unleashed by Petco -   7395 Lee Highway       Falls Church, VA 22042

Come out and see our beautiful loving sweet doggies. Our Mission To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while providing a positive experience for our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters. Established in 1996. 

Our dogs have all received the following vetting, unless otherwise noted in a dog's individual bio:  Complete Physical Exam  Spay or Neuter   Shots: Rabies, DHLPP & Bordatella   Urinalysis and Fecal Tests     Screening: Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia & Anaplasma   Monthly Prevention for Heartworm, Fleas & Ticks   Senior Bloodwork   Non-Elective Surgery   See sweet adoptables and learn more http://www.cockerspanielrescue.com/
Saturday June 4th             11:00 am- til 
Pet Connect Rescue Adoption Event

Bark! Gaithersburg      235 Kentlands Blvd                 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Muddy Paws Farm is PetConnect Rescue’s refuge for homeless dogs on their path to new, loving forever homes. This transitional residence is a beautiful 5 acre property located in Mt Airy, MD. The facility has been in operation since 2010 and is currently a way station for some of our dogs arriving from shelters.   Please visit http://www.petconnectrescue.org/
                                    Saturday, June 4th                                   11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Tails High Cats Adoption Day...
Bethel United Church of Christ Annual Strawberry Festival

Bethel United Church of Christ Annual Strawberry Festival
4347 Arlington Blvd                                                Arlington, VA 22203

Tails High is a cat rescue and adoption organization founded and staffed by compassionate volunteers who find joy in placing stray, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens in permanent, loving homes. Check us out at www.tailshigh.org               email meow@tailshigh.org

Kitten season started late this year! Maybe because we had such a cold winter but it has now exploded! Shelters and concerned citizens in Virginia, Maryland, DC and neighboring states have been asking for help with all the kittens who have already been born, and new ones are being born daily. Without at least a few more kitten foster homes we are only able to take in a couple litters at a time. Are you willing to help by temporarily housing two or more kittens? 

Are you an experienced or novice kitten foster willing to care for some very cute little babies for at least a couple weeks at a time? You would work under our guidance and we'll teach you what you'll need to know. Email meow@tailshigh.org or call 703-819-5240 if you want more information about joining the Tails High Foster Team! See some of our kitties here:   https://picasaweb.google.com/TailsHighKitties
Saturday, June 4th                   12:00 noon- til 
Homeward Trails Adoption Day

PetMAC            4220 Fessenden St NW             Washington, DC 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 4th                                   12 noon- 2:00 pm
Cats R Us Adoption Event

Bark! Annapolis       2101 Somerville Rd, Suite 140      Annapolis, MD 21401 
(30 min from DC)

Cats R Us is a Non Profit 501(c)3 cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis, Maryland area whose focus is educating communities about non-lethal and humane care of community cats; controlling the community cat population through TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return); and the promotion of low-cost community spay/neuter clinics and initiatives. TNR means community cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped (for identification) by veterinarians.
Visit   http://catsrusrescue.org/adopt/
Saturday,  June 4th                            12 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 4th                              12:30 til -
         SPCA of Northern Virginia 

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 were established by citizens to rescue domestic cats and dogs from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. 

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. 

The SPCA of Northern Virginia needs your help. While we would like for everyone who visits this website to adopt a needy dog or cat, we realize that not everyone is able to do so. Sometimes rental agreements, allergies, travel schedules or other constraints make adoption impossible. There are many other ways for you to support our work with the animals, though.

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 4th                                                             12 noon- 5 pm Adoptions  
WARL Dog Training & Adoptions

WARL    71 Oglethorpe Street   NW,                              Washington DC  20011

The League offers a range of positive reinforcement dog training classes based on a program developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers called C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills).  C.L.A.S.S.is an educational program that promotes training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. 
All animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, have had a medical assessment and are up to date on vaccinations. All available animals can be seen at the League’s website: http://www.warl.org                     Email: adopt@warl.org

Loving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption,  Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Vaccine Clinic 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Thursday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.   Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.   Phone: (202)726-2556      Email: adopt@warl.org

**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland
2nd Virginia Week for the Animals June 4-12, 2016!
Saturday, June 4th                  12:00pm  -  2:00 pm
City Dogs Rescue Adoption Day

Metro Mutts      407 8th St SE,             Washington, DC   20003          (202) 546-7387

Metro Mutts’s Annual Spring Fling is aptly entitled,  Music, dog-friendly in every way.
Meet loving 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

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited. We want to offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. Sadly, many of the dogs that CDR takes in are just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives — both human and canine. We welcome help in any capacity — through volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating. Visit     http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/
Saturday, June 4th ck for weather updates                                     12 noon-5:00 pm
1st Annual National Animal Rights Day DC 2016

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

This is a day dedicated to the animals who are harmed as a result of our daily choices in life. 
The beginning ceremony is to honor those animals' lives and help raise awareness; the second portion of the event is where we provide information and other items to help people learn about cruelty free alternatives.  https://www.facebook.com/events/165855263782642/

12-1         Requiem Ceremony and Reading The Declaration of Animal Rights
1-1:30     Ruby Lathon of Roadmap to Holistic Health
1:30-2    Mary Finelli of Fish Feel
2-2:30    Alex Hershaft of Farm Animal Rights Movement 
2:30-3    Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns
3-3:30   Dr. Will Tuttle author of The World Peace Diet
3:30-4   Naijha Wright-Brown of The Land of Kush
Saturday, June 4th                              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 4th                               12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. Dog Adoption

Pet Valu        7875 Heneska Loop      Alexandria, VA    22315      (703) 341-6831

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 familyApply to adopt, foster or volunteer at 
Saturday, June 4th                       12 noon- 2:00 pm
Capitol Canines Animal Rescue Adoption Day

The Cheeky Puppy       1709 Connecticut Ave NW        Washington, DC 20009

EMAIL shawnabstevens@gmail.com   Capitol Canines Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue organization that advocates on behalf of homeless animals abandoned in severely under-resourced shelters throughout the Southeast region of the U.S. We place each adoptable companions into foster homes until his or her perfect "furever" home comes along.
See our beautiful adoptables   http://www.capitolcanines.org/#!availabledogs/ckg9
Sunday, June 5th                                             p/u shirts 9 am   Walk 10:00 am- til 
 The University Park Civic Association Mutt Strut 

University Park Soccer Field
6538-6544 Queens Chapel Rd,                               Hyattsville, MD 20782

Calling all dog lovers!  The University Park Civic Association Mutt Strut will be a great way for humans and dogs to get together for a leisurely walk through beautiful University Park.  Come and see our vendors, enjoy a post-walk dog agility show  and, unless they have to answer a call, a PGCPD K-9 demonstration.   For only $5.00 per registrant, you get a Mutt Strut t-shirt, a goodie bag with coupons from our sponsors (including The Big Bad Woof), and some doggie swag.

                                    Sunday, June 5th                               10:15 am -5:00 pm
Butterflies + Plants: Partners 

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

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.   Tickets can be purchased in advance or by phone at 202-633-4629 (IMAX) or 1-877-932-4629 (IMAX) (toll-free) (10 AM-5 PM)or more information visit (202) 633-1000 http://www.mnh.si.edu/calendar.asp

Tuesdays:No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available only at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.   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.  Regular Hours:   Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extd Hours through September 2015   Call 1-877-932-4629 (toll-free) or 202-633-4629.
Sunday, June 5th                                         11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Washington Humane Society Adoption- Adopt Force 1 -Event 
Fresh Farm Market - Dupont Circle

Fresh Farm Market    Massachusetts Ave NW  & 20th Street NW  Washington, DC  20036

Washington Humane Society's mobile adoption vehicle--Adopt Force 1--will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs. Meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend!   The Washington Humane Society cares for and finds homes for cats, dogs, and a variety of other species. Please click on an image to start the search for your newest family member!  For more information on the adoption process and adoption fees,  please visit 
Sunday, June 5th                                                       11:30 am-3:30 pm
Tails High Cat Adoptions 

Annandale Petco   7434 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Tails High is a cat rescue and adoption organization founded and staffed by compassionate volunteers who find joy in placing stray, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens in permanent, loving homes. Check us out at www.tailshigh.org               email meow@tailshigh.org

Kitten season has started this year! Maybe because we had such a cold winter but it has now exploded! Shelters and concerned citizens in Virginia, Maryland, DC and neighboring states have been asking for help with all the kittens who have already been born, and new ones are being born daily. Without at least a few more kitten foster homes we are only able to take in a couple litters at a time. Are you willing to help by temporarily housing two or more kittens? 

Are you an experienced or novice kitten foster willing to care for some very cute little babies for at least a couple weeks at a time? You would work under our guidance and we'll teach you what you'll need to know. Email meow@tailshigh.org or call 703-819-5240 if you want more information about joining the Tails High Foster Team! See some of our kitties here:   https://picasaweb.google.com/TailsHighKitties

Sunday, June 5th                               12 noon – 3:00 pm
Washington Humane Society Washington Jewish Music Festival

Petco - Cleveland Park    3505 Connecticut Ave NW            Washington, DC 20008

We'll have some wonderful adoptable dogs from our Oglethorpe location, all looking for equally wonderful homes...like yours! So visit Washington Jewish Music Festival 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 our adoptions department at 202-726-2556 ext 503 or by email at adopt@warl.org http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=steps_to_adopt
Adopt http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=adopt&AddInterest=1047
Sunday, June 5th                          4:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Brentwood The Humane League Presents Vegan BBQ 
- Team Humane League Kickoff Party!

Location        3712 Taylor St                       Brentwood, MD 20722

Join us for a vegan BBQ to kickoff Team Humane League 2016 in DC!  We'll provide a delicious vegan BBQ spread. Meet other veg and veg-curious DCists, play cornhole, relax with a Field Roast veggie dog in hand, and sign up for Team Humane League if you'd like at this fun and friendly meet-up.

Feel free to bring a vegan dish, but not neccessary. BYOB! We encourage bringing a folding camping chair so we have enough seating.   Parking: Plenty of open and free street parking available!  Metro: 25 minute walk from West Hyattsville Metro (Green)  
Team Humane League is The Humane League's fitness and fundraising team that welcomes supporters and athletes of all abilities. We host fun workouts and social events to showcase the benefits of plant-based eating. Our 2016 team will launch in June 2016. Stay tuned for more info!     mdvegevents@gmail.com    Visit 
Sunday, June 5th                                 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Summer Vegan Cooking Class w/  Dr. Ruby Lathon

WeWork Wonder Bread Factory 
641 S Street Northwest                                          Washington, DC 20001

Meet others who are taking charge of their health and cooking up healthy meals! Join Dr. Ruby and friends as she helps you demystify healthy vegan cooking with delish summer meals!
At this this cooking class you will:    *Learn vegan nutrition basics 
*Taste plenty of delicious samples!      *Learn to make simple one-pot meals
*Healthy grilling ideas                                *Simple & fast meals
*Receive one-of-a-kind recipes to take home: easy raw, cooked and gluten-free dishes
Early Bird RSVP Admittance
Admittance to Summer Vegan Cooking Class. Early Bird RSVPs includes a free sample pack of Dr. Ruby's Chocolate-dipped Coconut Macaroons!
Adopt a Caisson Horse-They Need You After their Service

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/adoption-home 

Available Horses-
 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
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!

Pets for Vets

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/ 
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 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 5th                                          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 5th.
 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
Saturday, June 11th                                4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Capitol Pride Parade

Washington, District of Columbia

Join tens of thousands of people to watch this landmark event and one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The annual Pride Parade steps off on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.

The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.

   Please Note!  Coming Up...    ** WHS Bark Ball 2016**
Saturday evening,  June 11th                              6:00 pm - til
    Washington Humane Society's 29th Annual Bark Ball

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 28th Annual Bark Ball benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  The Bark Ball remains one of the largest fundraisers of the year for WHS 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 Washington Humane Society's life-saving mission and other special events throughout the year, please visit:  www.washhumane.org 

 2nd Virginia Week for the Animals 
coming June 4-12, 2016 

Click swimming dolphins to hear "One Love."

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 9th Annual 
Washington, DC Week for the Animals 
 2016 Calendar Below. 2017 Calendar to be added 1st of May!