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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
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.
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+)
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
Monday, May 30th All 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.
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
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.
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 parade, including 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Week Schedule appt.
Animal Advocates of Howard County
Free & Reduced Cost Spay and Neuters
Animal Advocates of Howard County
PO Box 1403 Ellicott City, MD 21041
Note: There is no residency requirement for these programs and they are open to people in all surrounding counties of metro area. 20 miles from heart of DC.
FREE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM
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
ALSO AVAILABLE: REDUCED COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM
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.
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 ______________________________________________________
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.
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.
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
-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.
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.
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
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.
Free and Open to ALL! Light refreshments will be served.
Gift bags, courtesy of WagtimeDC, will be given out to attendees.
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Saturday, June 4th (& 5th) 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
~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
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.
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, May 30th 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Tails High Cats Adoption Day...
And Can you Foster? It will Save Lives.
Unleashed Mega Adoption Event
5400 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA 22205 703-237-2055
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland
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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.
Sunday, June 5th 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
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
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 email@example.com
House Rabbit Society (MD, DC, VA)
MD, DC, Northern VA HRS ---P.O. Box 50311 Baltimore, MD 21211
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/
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. firstname.lastname@example.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
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."