Washington, DC 
Week for the Animals  
May 26-June 3, 2018 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!

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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 28, 2018.
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!
http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
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Sunday, June 26th                                        8:30 am-1:30 pm  
Fresh Farm Market
Dupont Circle, DC 20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Hillyer Pl., in the adjacent parking of PNC bank Washington, DC 

This new festive, open-air farm stand has a variety of community activities throughout the summer such as chef demonstrations, live music, children's activities, games and more. mountvernon@freshfarmmarkets.org  
http://freshfarmmarkets.org/farmers_markets/markets/dupont_circle.php
FRESHFARM Market network. The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times of London also named the market one of the top farmers markets in the country.During the peak season, there are more than 50 farmers offering conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables. 
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Saturday, May 26th                         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/
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                 Saturday, May 27th                                                      starting at 9:30 am
     Celebrate George Washington's Mount Vernon!

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

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

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

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

Discovery Station         2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDUCATION CENTER
Visit the Discovery Station to learn about aspects of George Washington's life. 
Visit http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/2017-05-27/
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 Saturday, May 26th (& 27th)                       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. )The festival is an Outreach Ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church! Leashed dogs are welcome. Water bowls are out, very pet friendly!

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 
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Saturday, May 26th            11:00 am-11:30 am  .
Amazon Fish Feeding 

National Zoo Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008Washington, D.C. 20560 General Info | 202-633-4888

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/

The Amazon rainforest, covering much of northwestern Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries, is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. It’s crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon. 

https://www.si.edu/Events/Calendar/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20170527#/?i=1
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Saturday, May 26th Ongoing
People Animals Love, PAL Programs

PAL: People Animals Love   731 8th Steet, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20003 |(202) 966-2171

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 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/
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 Saturday, May 26th                   10:00 noon - 4:00 pm 
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Open House Day

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

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Dogs https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.WRx8gWjysdU
Cats https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.WRx8nWjysdU
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Saturday, May 26th                                                     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/
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Saturday, May 26th                                    All Weekend!
Compassion Over Killing COK  
~Your Grilling Guide to a Meat-Free Memorial Day~

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

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

Memorial Day weekend is here, and this holiday brings the start of summer — and cookout season!
If you’re wondering what meatless dish to cook up for your guests or what to bring to a friend’s backyard bash, we have your guide packed with mouthwatering vegan options that will keep all eaters alike coming back to the grill for seconds.  Visit 
http://cok.net/blog/2017/05/grilling-guide-meat-free-memorial-day/

Every year in the US, 9 billion farmed animals (not including fish) are confined in filthy conditions on factory farms, packed into trucks, and sent to be slaughtered. Thankfully, every time we sit down to eat we can stand up for animals, simply by choosing to leave them off of our plates.  https://tryveg.com/
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​                          Saturday, May 26th          10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Rolling Thunder Weekend ---Host:The Hogs and Heroes Foundation

Old Glory Harley Davidson   11800 Laurel Bowie Road    Laurel, MD 20708

There will be a FREE concert and tribute to our veterans on Rolling Thunder weekend. The event is only 5 miles from The Wall.     Contact:Andrew Mutchler        phone:240 832 5148

Email:hogsandheroes@yahoo.com     Website:www.hogsheroesfoundation.com
The foundation is a community of motorcycle riders that support Public Safety, the U.S. Military and Wounded Warriors. We sponsor and hold fundraising events for various Public Safety, U.S. Military and Wounded Warrior Charities. We perform Honor Missions for fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Workers, Members of the Military killed in Combat Operations and U.S. Military Veterans. We plan and participate in fun rides and events and we participate in fundraisers, fun vents of other charitable organizations. We strive to set an example of good Citizenship for the youth of our Nation.
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Saturday, May 26th          11:00 am-2:00 pm
Memorial Weekend Pool Party for the PUPS

Krisers Wylie Waggs 2509 Franklin Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 875-2007

Brings your doggies for a cool dip in the kiddie pool and have some tail wagging, 4-legged fun! We're committed to offering a wide range of healthy, safe, USA-made, eco-friendly, local, and/or humane products for dogs, cats, small animals, and birds. We welcome all challenges: picky eaters, pets with allergies, weight issues... you name it! We'll help you make the right choice for your four-legged friends!  https://krisers.com/location/arlington-clarendon/
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Saturday, May 26th         12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
Rural Dog (The Underdog) Adoption Event 

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

Come meet our adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes every Saturday at Howl To The Chief!
Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue.
We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken…WE MAKE A COMMITMENT TO RESERVE A MINIMUM OF 50% OF THE DOGS WE SAVE TO THE UNDERDOG.  Visit http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoptable-animals/
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                                        Saturday, May 26th                          11:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoption Event  

Ally & Indy Pet Boutique      321 South Washington Street     Alexandria, VA, 22314   (571) 992-9059

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

Working in DC, Maryland & VA----Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.
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 Saturday, May 26th     12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
DC Paws Rescue Adoption Event

Old Town Alexandria – The Dog Park 705 King Street  Alexandria, 22314

DC PAWS Rescue saves stray, neglected, unwanted and abused animals from animal control facilities and places them in safe, supportive and loving foster and adoptive homes in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home. See loving adoptables. 
https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoptable-dogs-cats/
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       Saturday, May 26th                                              12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
 PAW Dog Adoptions & Low Cost "Vetco" Clinic

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

Located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area      The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes. Adoption held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with volunteers.  410-290-1313     http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/paw.html
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Saturday, May 26th   12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Adoption Day!

Petsmart - Seven Corners   6100-A Arlington Blvd  Falls Church, VA 22044Store ph.: (703) 536-2708

Since 2001, LDCRF has saved the lives of more than 28,000 homeless pets, most of whom were facing the threat of euthanasia at over-crowded municipal shelters.

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is overwhelmingly a volunteer-run organization with a small paid staff providing direct care to animals at the Lost Dog Ranch. Many other animals are cared for in a network of volunteer foster homes and some cats are housed at Petsmart Cat Adoption Centers.
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/dogs-for-adoption/
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/cats-for-adoption/

LDCRF was founded with the belief that through an open, friendly adoption process we could match great people with homeless pets and send those pets to their new homes without unnecessary barriers. To that end, we have done same day adoptions with two-week trial periods since 2001, and continue to look for ways to remove barriers that prevent adoptions.
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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/
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 Saturday May 26th          11:00 am-1:00 pm
Greyhound Welfare Inc Adoptions
 Pet Valu 18115 Town Center Drive Olney MD 20832   301-570-1834

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 
http://www.greyhoundwelfare.org/
http://greyhoundwelfare.org/currentAnimals.php?location=Greyhound%20Welfare
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Saturday, May 26th    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog Adoption Event

Falls Church  7249 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042

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 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!
https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.Wwg3jEgvzcs

https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.Wwg3nUgvzcs
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Saturday, May 26th  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event

 PetMac DC4914 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. 20016

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!

The cats below are just a few of the cats who will be attending the event. Make sure to stop by to meet these great cats and kittens and others all ready to find their forever homes. https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.Wwg3jEgvzcs
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Saturday, May 26th       1:00 pm til
Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center
Animals of the Night Sky & Exploring the Universe 

Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center 5200 Glover Road NW 
Washington, DC 20015   202-895-6070 
Events
1:00 pm Animals of the Night Sky  4:00 Exploring the Universe 

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

Open All Year - Wednesday through Sunday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.mRegional and Rock Creek Stream Valley Park offer over 25 miles of trails. This is one of the best places to hike and bike in the Washington, DC area.

 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. 
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Saturday, May 26th   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Adoptions 

 Petco 1507 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.  ph.: (301) 984-9733

Since 2001, LDCRF has saved the lives of more than 28,000 homeless pets, most of whom were facing the threat of euthanasia at over-crowded municipal shelters.

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is overwhelmingly a volunteer-run organization with a small paid staff providing direct care to animals at the Lost Dog Ranch. Many other animals are cared for in a network of volunteer foster homes and some cats are housed at Petsmart Cat Adoption Centers.
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/dogs-for-adoption/
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/cats-for-adoption/

LDCRF was founded with the belief that through an open, friendly adoption process we could match great people with homeless pets and send those pets to their new homes without unnecessary barriers. To that end, we have done same day adoptions with two-week trial periods since 2001, and continue to look for ways to remove barriers that prevent adoptions.
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Sunday, May 27th    10:00 noon - 5:00 pm
PetMac Cat & Kitten Adoptions

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

Come to our multi-rescue cat and kitten adoption event and meet our wonderful cats. Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption.  http://petmac.org/dc/adoptable-shop-kitties/
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              Sunday, May 27th                                      12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
 PAW (Partnership for Animal Welfare) Cat Adoptions

Calverton Petsmart        12020 Cherry Hill Road   Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 586-8262

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
http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/paw.html
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 Sunday, May 27th      12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Event

Capitol Yards  100 I St SE,  Washington DC 20010 (202) 688-3395

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

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

All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adoptions adopt@warl.org  Visit http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/adopt
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Sunday, May 27th                              12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
City Dogs Adoption Day 

Logan Hardware      1734 14th St NW        Washington, DC 20009    

Meet adoptable dogs! To volunteer, email cdradoptionevents@gmail.com. We need drivers to bring dogs from foster homes or our daycare facility (1832 18th ST NW) and back from the event. We also need dog handlers. Dog handling preference will be given to those who can drive a foster to/from the event and stay for the duration. If you would more information about which dogs will be attending, please visit our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/CityDogsRescue/events   Store is between  SE St & SD St Capitol Hill
http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/
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Sunday, May 27th         12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
DC Paws Rescue Adoption Event 
Felix and Oscar       6671-A Backlick Rd      Springfield, VA 22150         703-866-0222.

DC PAWS Rescue saves stray, neglected, unwanted and abused animals from animal control facilities and places them in safe, supportive and loving foster and adoptive homes in the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home.  See loving adoptables. 
https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoptable-dogs-cats/
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Sunday, May 27th                               12:00 pm  -5:00 pm
 Homeward Trails Fairfax Station Adoption Center Open House

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

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

Potential Adopters- If you are interested in meeting a specific dog or cat at this event, please contact the email address listed on his or her Petfinder page (on our site) to express your interest and confirm that s/he will be attending.  About 30 minutes from DC.   http://www.homewardtrails.org/
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Sunday, May 27th   12:30 pm-2:30 pm 
Loving Hut DC, MD, and Northern VA Vegetarian Meetup Group Lunch 

Loving Hut 2842 Rogers Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042, Falls Church, VA

Lunch at Loving Hut in Falls Church - every Sunday DC Area Vegetarians! 
Welcome to our social group for vegetarians! Events will take place at vegetarian-friendly establishments in the DC, MD, and Virginia area. If you would like to suggest a new meetup please email the organizer(s). We look forward to meeting you!  https://www.meetup.com/vegetarianindcmdva/
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Sunday, May 27th 12:30 am -3:30 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Event

Capitol Yards   70 I St SE  Washington, DC 20003

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

http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/default.aspx?p=150593&evtid=704467&date=5/27/2018
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Sunday, May 27th                                                                  1:30 pm- til
Meet a Farm Animal at National Zoo

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

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-----Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Pls visit https://nationalzoo.si.edu/
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     Sunday, May  27th                        Events All day 
Memorial Day Activities in our Nations Capital! 
Concert in the evening. Click link.
https://www.tripsavvy.com/search?q=memorial+day+dc

Visit the Embassies! Foreign Embassies in the Nation's Capital
https://www.tripsavvy.com/washington-dc-embassy-guide-1038685
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Sunday, May 27th                                      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://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home/
https://washington.org/visit-dc/things-to-do-memorial-day-weekend-washington-dc
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Sunday May 27th   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Dog Adoptions 

 PetsMart 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164. Store ph.: (703) 444-6500   

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is overwhelmingly a volunteer-run organization with a small paid staff providing direct care to animals at the Lost Dog Ranch. Many other animals are cared for in a network of volunteer foster homes and some cats are housed at Petsmart Cat Adoption Centers.
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/dogs-for-adoption/
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/cats-for-adoption/

LDCRF was founded with the belief that through an open, friendly adoption process we could match great people with homeless pets and send those pets to their new homes without unnecessary barriers. To that end, we have done same day adoptions with two-week trial periods since 2001, and continue to look for ways to remove barriers that prevent adoptions. https://lostdogrescue.org/
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Monday, May 28th         All Day
  ~Memorial Day 2018~ 
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 2018 in Washington, DC
https://www.smartdestinations.com/blog/washington-dc-memorial-day/

Memorial Day Foundation 
h///ttp://www.memorialdayfoundation.org//

This special day commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in the military service. 
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Monday, May 28th                                                        7:00 am-4:00 pm
Happy Memorial Day!
(and throughout the week )
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Animal-Assisted Therapy

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

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

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

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

We salute the wounded warriors and extend our gratitude to all of them. Thank you to Walter Reed and the therapy team led by loving dogs  We love you all. God Bless our Troops! Remember the troops on Memorial Day. At 3 pm, we are asked as a nation, wherever we are, to remember the fallen who have given their brave lives. 

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Monday, May 28th                                       9:00 am-4:00 pm
Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade

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

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

-Master of Ceremonies: Midge Wang 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Presentations & Announcements: Harry Shovlin

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

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

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

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

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

12:15 p.m. City of Falls Church Concert Band                                     2:00 BIG Parade
Flyer of day's activities     http://www.fallschurchva.gov/
     http://www.fallschurchva.gov/645/Memorial-Day-Festival-Parade

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                                                            Monday, May 28th                           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. 
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Monday, May 28th                            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 
http://www.marching.com/events/national-memorial-day-parade/
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Monday, May 28th                        Ongoing
Adopt A Retired Military Working Dog! "MWD"
~ So Many Ways to Help These Highly Intelligent, Loving and Exceptional Dogs!~

MWD Adoption Is Free.
There are a number of groups and websites popping up that offer to help you adopt an MWD for a fee. You do not need to pay any money to adopt an MWD. Your only expense will be for the transporation of your new friend.
All you need to do is follow the instructions on the official site to get one of these noble companions. You also can find answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the official site.
Be aware that there is a waiting list. These dogs are becoming quite popular -- deservedly so -- especially with all the recent stories in the media informing the public about their inspiring lives. So, if you are interested get on the list now!  Call 815-349-9647 at our ofc. 
Visit    
http://vetsadoptpets.org/militaryworkingdogadoptions.html
This org will pay adoption fees for any dog vets want from the shelter . http://www.vetsadoptpets.org/
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                  Tuesday, May 29th 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.
http://www.animal-advocates.org/info/display?PageID=623

 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. 
Information will be mailed to you within 2-5 business days. http://www.animal-advocates.org
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All Week 
10th Annual DC  Week for the Animals
~Book Donations to Regional Libraries~

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

Also they have free (no charge) meeting rooms that you can book your orgs for to meet and organize on behalf of animals. Visit your local library. And ask them about the possibility of a READ dog program for your local branch!  http://www.thegryphonpress.com/catalog.html
Also visit  www.thegryphonpress.com/pages/educators.html
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Tuesday, May 29th 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/
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                                                Tuesday, May 29th     Ongoing                          
National Geographic Education

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

Bring engaging and important ocean learning to your classroom. Use these resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography, and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues. Amazing tools to help youth and animal lovers. 
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc
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                                                    Tuesday, May 29th                        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/
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Tuesday, May 29th            Schedule appt. 
Tip Me Frederick - Become Involved

 Frederick, Maryland 21701 Metro area

For  more information please contact Barbara Wratten at 301.845.1061. (Barbara is wonderful along with the whole group!)   Pls visit www.tipmefrederick.org
Help Us Support our Homeless Cats
-Spay It Forward
-Our Spay it Forward campaign is underway. -It allows you to give a gift of $70 knowing that it will be spent on a spay or neuter and vaccinations for 1 cat. We have many situations where people need help and Tip Me Frederick is dedicated to helping them. We all know that TNR is the best way to curb the overpopulation of feral & free roaming cats.
-Volunteer:   -Volunteer help ----ways are on website. -Substitute Feeders Also so many more ways to help. See wonderful website. www.tipmefrederick.org
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                     Wednesday, May 30th 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
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Wednesday May 30th or schedule an appt                early am- schedule.
Humane Rescue Alliance  Low Cost Spay & Neuter

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

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

Please call for details. To schedule by phone please call 202-726-2273 and leave a message if our lines are busy or we’re not available. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters, due to a lack of resources and space available to house them until new homes can be found. In response to this crisis,  Please call the Medical center at (202) 726-CARE (2273) to schedule appointment. http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/spay-neuter
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               Wednesday, May 30th                         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/
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Wednesday, May 30th                             6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington, DC Week for the Animals Law Night at GWU!

 ~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

"It’s a Zoo Out There!"
~Making Sense of Animal Accommodation Laws~
PANELISTS

ABBY VOLIN
Abby Volin is the President and Founder of Opening Doors, a consulting firm that helps residential and commercial property professionals manage pets on properties. Prior to founding Opening Doors, she worked at The Humane Society of the United States developing programs to professionalize rescue groups and serving as a public policy specialist on numerous companion animal issues, with a focus on housing and dog breed legislation. Before her venture into animal welfare and policy, Ms. Volin worked as a litigator in New York City and is a licensed attorney in DC, NY, and NJ. She holds a JD from Loyola University Chicago and a BA in quantitative economics and community health from Tufts University.

JESSICA HUNT
Jessica L. Hunt is an attorney for the DC Office of Disability Rights where she processes complaints of disability discrimination and provides guidance and training to District of Columbia employees and residents on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), and disability sensitivity and etiquette. She serves as part of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Leadership Network’s cadre of trainers, and her areas of expertise include service animals, housing and shelter situations, and reasonable accommodations. Ms. Hunt is a licensed attorney in DC and KY, and an associate of the VA Bar. She holds a JD from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Secondary Special Education and Transition from the George Washington University. 

VIVIAN LEVEN
Vivian Leven has extensive knowledge in the field of behavior science and learning theory as it applies to dogs. She is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and has been a positive reinforcement trainer for 18 years. She is the co-owner of Positive Dog Solutions, a dog behavior consulting and people coaching business. Her educational background is a master's degree in conflict resolution from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She is also a volunteer mediator with Community Mediation DC. 

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

Free and Open to ALL!   Light refreshments will be served.
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http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Publicinterest/AnimalLaw/Pages/AnimalLaw.aspx
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Wednesday, May 30th      7:30 pm-9:00 pm 
Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club
VSDC Book Club discusses The Underground Railroad

Vegaritos 6904 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012    (202) 882-8988

Please join the Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club discussion of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.ew York Times 10 Best Books of 2016: “imagines a slave fleeing north on a literal underground railroad — complete with locomotives, boxcars and conductors." Winner of the National Book Award in fiction.

To participate you must read at least half the book -- and RSVP at least two days before the meeting. This meeting takes place at Vegaritos, a vegan burrito restaurant in Takoma Park. Vegaritos closes at 8pm but will let us stay until 9pm for our discussion.
https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/247267922/
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Thursday, May 31st    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SPEAKER SERIES: Finding the Best “Pet Fit” 
for Your Family
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Address: 4101 Eisenhower Avenue 
Alexandria, 22304   703-746-4774

Join the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Dr. Laura Sharkey, owner of WOOFS! Dog Training Center, for our next Speaker Series event, taking place Thursday, May 31. 

By popular request, our next event will focus on finding the best pet for your family. One of the most common causes of pet surrender occurs when a pet isn’t a “good match” for his or her new family, and our experts want to tell you more about what to take into consideration when you are adopting your newest family member and how the AWLA can help you in that process. We will discuss temperament, lifestyle and ages of animals AND family members when finding your “perfect fit.”
Ck out our adoptables https://alexandriaanimals.org/animals-for-adoption/
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Friday, June 1st                                   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, with 30-plus local vendors, is located across from the Smithsonian Metro stop and steps from the National Mall. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) supports farmers markets in communities across the country through grants, research, and technical assistance.   Live entertainment 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
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   All Week-All Year
   Adopt A Retired Working Military Dog
Visit     http://vetsadoptpets.org/militaryworkingdogadoptions.html

Visit     http://warriordogfoundation.org/faq/
   Let's Help These Loyal Heroes!
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Friday, June 1st  & Ongoing                        All day
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!ATTENTION : Adopt a “Golden Oldie” and receive a $75 coupon toward a future vet visit!  Phone: (240) 773-5960            Email: mchs@mchumane.org Visit http://www.mchumane.org/
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Friday, June 1st                                 12:00  noon- 5:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals
Meet our Adoptable Animals each Friday through Sunday!

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

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

Bring your family and spend as much time as you would like playing with the cats, or meeting various dogs and taking them for walks. At FOHA you can spend as much time as you need getting to know and then choosing your new family member.  To make an appointment to visit (Friday through Sunday), contact Dog Info for dogs or Adopt-a-Cat for cats.   For directions or info, call  703-385-0224. 45 minutes west of DC. Shelter Adoption Hours:  Friday: 12pm-5pm     Saturday: 12pm-5pm    Sunday: 12pm-5pm  Visit http://www.foha.org/
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                                           Friday, June 1st      Ongoing
SPCA of Northern Virginia  Spay & Neuter --We can Help! 

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

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

Everyone qualifies to participate in the Spay, Inc. low-cost referral program - there are no income or residency requirements. If you don't live in the Northern Virginia area and need information about spay/neuter programs in your city or area, phone: 703-522-7920. Staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.
Email: spayrequest01@spay.org                   http://www.spay.org/request.php
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Friday, June 1st                                                 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Dept of Health Animal Services & Vaccinations 

DOH                       899 North Capitol Street, NE            Washington,  DC      20002

The D.C. Health Department has scheduled free pet vaccinations at its upcoming Saturday animal health fairs. D.C. law requires the licensing of dogs and the vaccination of cats and dogs older than four months against rabies and distemper.
https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/animal-services

Other scheduled services include dog licensing and veterinary visits.  Pls visit http://doh.dc.gov/         http://doh.dc.gov/service/animal-services
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Friday, June 1st       7:00 pm-7:45 pm
Animal Pajamas Party 

 Hidden Oaks Nature Center 7701 Royce Street Annandale, VA, 22003 20151

(3-7 yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center’s live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. The program runs from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and costs $6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks/animal-pajama-party/060118
Cost: $6.00 Pls visit  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/
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Saturday, June 2nd  (& 3rd)                                                   9:00 am- 3:00 pm
*Springfield Days*
~Pet Fest and Paws on Parade & Blessing of the Pets~

South Run Rec Center     7550 Reservation Drive           Springfield, Virginia 22035

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

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

DC Paws Rescue will be there...
https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoptable-dogs-cats/
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Saturday,  June 2nd          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.   For more info call  703-437-9101  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/classes.htm
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Saturday, June 2nd                                                       9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market

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

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

Your pick of  farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. All items offered are picked fresh daily and available as supplies last. View photos from the market.  Go Green! Bring your own recyclable bag. Visit  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=664
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Saturday, June 2nd          10:00 am-2:00 pm 
City of Greenbelt Pet Expo 2018

GreenBelt Dog Park     7702 Hanover Pkwy         Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

The purpose of the event is to promote and educate citizens on responsible pet care, also for local animal related businesses to gain some exposure within the community they serve. We also have families looking to add some furry/scaly members, so available animals are welcome to come! We aim to make this a family friendly event with a moon bounce, food venders, as well as information on local resources.   http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/index.aspx?NID=510      
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Saturday, June 2nd                                10:00 am - 11:30 am
Croydon Creek Nature Center

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

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

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

Want to attract wildlife to your yard? Join us for a tour of some of your neighbors' yards that are certified as wildlife habitats. We will provide information and resources to help you certify your yard, too. Meet at the Nature Center.  Contact: 240-314-8770. Visit  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek/
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Saturday, June 2nd           call for appt.  10:00- til 
Equine Rescue League Adoptions & Educational Programs

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

The Equine Rescue League is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1990 that supports the responsible use of working, sport and pleasure horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our goals are to prevent the neglect or abuse of any equine, to offer educational programs to the community and to provide rehabilitation and adoption services for those animals in need of our services.See available adoptables.  Fifteen min from DC. Visit https://www.equinerescueleague.org/available-horses
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  Saturday, June 2nd                                           10:00 am  til
 Rock Creek Nature Center-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 more info. http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/naturecenter.htm
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Saturday, June 2nd               11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lucky Dog’s Adoption Event 
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue  enter 10729 Columbia Pike   Silver Spring, MD 20901 

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition
  Visit https://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/adopt/pets
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Saturday, June 2nd          12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog Adoption Event 
**Fosters Needed for Dogs

Krisers/Wylie Wagg 2509 N. Franklin Rd., Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 875-2007

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays. Our Mailing address is PO Box 100968  Arlington, VA 22210  703-249-5066
Adoptable Cats https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.WSclgWjysdU
Adoptable Dogs  https://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.WSclq2jysdU
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Saturday, June 2nd         12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes 

Pet Valu  7875 Heneska Loop, Alexandria, VA 22315  Phone: (202) 265-9040

OPH will join Pet Valu for an adoption event. Adoption Event. } Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

Other two locations for June 2nd--
BARk Boro Days - York, PA   Glen Burnie, MD - Adoption Event
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Operationpawsforhomes/events/?ref=page_internal
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Saturday June 2nd             11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Pet Connect Rescue--- 2 Adoption Events

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

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

 PetConnect Rescue was founded in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and has evolved into a vibrant animal rescue organization. Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats and place them in loving and permanent homes. Each day, we respond to desperate email and phone pleas to rescue dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia. We pull these animals into rescue from over-extended shelters between Maryland and Georgia.  http://www.petconnectrescue.org/events/

PetConnect Rescue is a non breed-specific organization and we are committed to stepping forward whenever we can and wherever there is the greatest need. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please visit http://www.petconnectrescue.org/
Read about Muddy Paws, refuge for the dogs until they move onto their forever homes! 
http://www.petconnectrescue.org/muddy-paws/
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Saturday, June 2nd     12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Adoptions

District Hardware and Bike 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

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

PetMAC            4220 Fessenden St NW             Washington, DC 20016   20016

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

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

Howl to the Dog  733 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

.Rural Dog Rescue was founded in 2011 by the owner of Howl To The Chief, Rural Dog Rescue’s home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hour and who’s kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/

Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.  
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Saturday,  June 2nd                           12:00  noon- 2:00  pm
Dogs XL Adoption Day

Unleashed Severna Park    545 Ritchie Highway        Severna Park, MD 21146

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

As the name implies, Dogs XL specializes in finding homes for large dogs (typically 50lbs+). Large dogs are often first to be put to sleep in shelters because medical treatment and food for large dogs is more expensive than for small dogs. Learn more abou tthis wonderful org and adopt!    Adoption day is 45 min from DC.                    Visit http://www.dogsxlrescue.org/
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Saturday, June 2nd  12 Noon to 3:00pm
Humane Alliance Adoption Event 
District Hardware and Bike 730 Maine Ave SW Washington, DC 20024
(202) 659-8686

Our mobile adoption vehicle will be onsite with adoptable cats and dogs from one of our adoption centers. Meet, adopt, and go home with your new best friend! For any questions regarding this event, please contact the adoption department at adoptionevents@humanerescuealliance.org

See all adoptable animals at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt
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​Saturday, June 2nd  12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Adoption Event

 7 CORNERS Petsmart 6100-A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044. Store ph.: (703) 536-2708

The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation helps homeless pets find their way into loving homes through rescue and adoption.We offer same-day adoptions and two-week trial periods. ALL pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.Over 30,000 lives saved since 2001.  Today event is DOG & CAT ADOPTIONS!
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/dogs-for-adoption/
https://lostdogrescue.org/adopt/cats-for-adoption/
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Saturday, June 2nd                              12:30-til 
         SPCA of Northern Virginia Adoptions  

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

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

Contact us via email at spcanova@aol.com to verify the animals's availability or for suggestions on the best match for your home.  Or, please call us  703-799-9390. We adopt to residents of Northern VA, DC & Suburban MD only. http://www.spcanova.org/     703-385-3766 
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Saturday, June 2nd        Ongoing 
**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland
http://www.masrescue.org/neuter.html
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 Virginia Week for the Animals 2018!
http://virginiaanimals.org/

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Saturday, June 2nd    Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs!

Table of State Dog Tether Laws
https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-dog-tether-laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs
http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/cruel-practices/chaining-dogs/current-legislation-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). 
http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
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Saturday, June 2nd                              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     
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Saturday, June 2nd                             12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. BARK Boro Days

 BARk Headquarters 1700 W Philadelphia Street York PA 17404

Join OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for forever homes. Stop by and chat with our amazing volunteers about how you can help save lives! VOLUNTEER Are you local to the area? We would love to have extra help during the event! We are always looking for new volunteers to help hold leashes, pass out business cards and chat with the public about OPH. We love our adopters, they become family Apply to adopt, foster or volunteer at   https://ophrescue.org/
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Saturday, June 2 2:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Humane Rescue Alliance Happy Hour 
 W Hotel  | 515 5th St. NW    Washington, DC 20004   (202) 661-2400

Bring your favorite fur friends out for a special patio day at the W Hotel and enjoy pet-friendly treats with beats by resident artists Jul & Co.
http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/adopt

Programs: Adoptions Animal Care and Control Behavior & Training CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program) Foster Care Lost or Found Pets Humane Education Humane Law Enforcement Spay/Neuter .____________________________________________________________
Saturday, June 2nd     All day          Ongoing 365 Days a Year 
Caisson Horses-Heroes 

Caisson Horses of The Old Guard  9300 Old Colchester Rd   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/

FB page https://www.facebook.com/CaissonPlatoon/

Read about Klinger the Caisson Horse who had a children's book written about him!He is in the community all the time making friends and being a teacher.   
Klinger has touched the lives of many people in his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Old Guard Caisson Platoon. Among his duties, he has served as the official Escort to the President of the United States and as a member of our nation's premier Memorial Affairs and Ceremonial Unit. Klinger has also worked with wounded veterans and been a comfort to the children of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national nonprofit Veterans Service Organization that brings hope and healing to the families of our nation's fallen heroes.  Visit  http://www.horsestarhalloffame.org/inductees/61/klinger.aspx
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Sunday, June 3rd    Ongoing 
The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup
Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant
8046 New Hampshire Avenue       Langley Park, MD

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

Restaurant visits are open to everyone. However if you are not a VSDC member and think you would like to join the organization, you can sign up online  http://www.vsdc.org/membership.html  and pay via PayPal at vsdc.org/membership
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                                    Sunday, June 3rd                             10:00 am -5:00 pm
102 Years of America's National Park Service 

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

Call 1-877-932-4629 (toll-free) or 202-633-4629.The National Park Service turns 102 this year! The National Park Service has teamed up with the National Museum of Natural History to present over 50 images by award-winning photographers, showcasing the majesty, diversity, and importance of America's national parks. Photographs will present stories and snapshots from monuments and historic sites, battlefields and picturesque natural scenes from lakeshores and seashores to trails and preserves where both wildlife and people come together. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/exhibits/national-parks/
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Sunday, June 3rd       12 noon - 2 :00 pm 
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties Adoption Event 

Dogma Bakery   2772 S Arlington Mill Drive       Arlington, Virginia 22206

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

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

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

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

Cats    http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoptable-cats.html#.WUwsp2jysdV
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Sunday, June 3rd        12:00  noon-2:00 pm 
DC Paws Adoption Event 

Unleashed Navy Yard        300 Tingey St SE      Washington, DC 2000

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

We believe there is more to rescue than placing shelter animals into forever homes. We believe that rescue should support the people who support the rescue, and support the needs of the dogs and cats on their journey to a forever home.   https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoptable-dogs-cats/
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Sunday, June 3rd    12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
Plant-Based Cooking & Nutrition Class (Vegan)

Tastemakers  2800 10th Street Northeast Washington, DC 20017

Plant-based foods can help you improve your health, manage your weight and avoid chronic diseases like high cholesterol and diabetes. But, many people struggle with how to get more plants into their diets. The “KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH – Plant-based Cooking & Nutrition Series” will teach you the health-promoting benefits of plants, and a practical and easy approach to eating more plants.

During this 4-class series, each class will include a demonstration of three tasty recipes that were created by culinary experts and use commonly available ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Participants will get to sample all of the recipes, which are simple to make, nutritious, and easy to incorporate into your routine.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kickstart-your-health-plant-based-cooking-nutrition-class-vegan-tickets-46206533987?aff=es2
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                        Sunday, June 3rd  Ongoing 
 HorseNet Horse Rescue  
HorseNet Rescue           14001 Mattie Haines Rd            Mt Airy, MD 21771

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

ADOPTION AREA: Maryland residents or those that reside within 4 hours our Mt Airy Farm. To determine adoption eligiblity Visit website  Phone  (301) 922-7029. Email is info@horsenethorserescue.org     http://www.hnhr.org/#!horses/sdr6v
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Sunday, June 3rd Ongoing
House Rabbit Society  (MD, DC, VA)

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

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

Adoption:When a rabbit is adopted from HRS, the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. The rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family, i.e., no group ownership (such as a classroom pet). We do not adopt rabbits as pets for children. The rabbit must be wanted by the entire family.  http://rabbitsinthehouse.org/
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Homeward Trails Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vets
for Virginia, DC & Maryland!
http://www.homewardtrails.org/resources/pets/low-cost-spay-neuter-vets/
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Sunday, June 3rd Ongoing
Pets for Vets
DC Metro 
At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our troops have been brave but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training may also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.  Visit main website http://www.petsforvets.com/
DC Metro Area        http://www.petsforvets.com/washington-dc/ 
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Sunday, June 3rd   Ongoing
City Wildlife
City Wildlife        15 Oglethorpe St NW         Washington, DC 20011        (202) 882-1000

City Wildlife was created in 2008 in response to the growing number of conflicts between people and their new wild neighbors. It seeks to aid the animal victims of such conflicts, who are unintentionally harmed by people and the urban environment, and to help people learn to live peacefully with—and even enjoy living with—the wild animals who now share their city.
The number of wild animals needing help continues to increase (D.C. Animal Control currently takes in about 1,600 wild animals a year) and the day has come when Washington’s wild animals, and the people who care about them, desperately need their own rehabilitation facility. Help us make that a reality.  info@citywildlife.org                        Learn much more on our fundraiser on June 8th  website http://www.citywildlife.org/
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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
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Sunday, June 3rd                                          5:00 pm-6:00 pm  local time
  A Prayer for the Animals
~An official Washington, DC  Week for the Animals event~

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

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.  For ideas & inspiration, visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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   Please Note!  Coming Up...    **  Bark Ball 2018**

Saturday evening,   October 20th     6:00 pm to 10:00 pm                      
   31st Annual Bark Ball in our Nation's Capitol 

The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW              Washington, DC  20009

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

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

Since 1987, the Bark Ball has continued to draw many of the area’s most celebrated residents, including leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports and business worlds, and their four-legged friends, to honor those who protect and serve our region’s animals. The evening will entail a reception followed by an extensive silent and live auction, dinner, program, dancing and other special surprises in honor of this year’s special event. More than 600 human attendees and 400 dogs are expected to participate. To find out more about their  life-saving mission and other special events throughout the year, please visit:  http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/
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9th Annual UK Week for the Animals 
coming June 30-July 8, 2018! 
http://www.ukanimals.org/

 4th Annual Virginia Week for the Animals 
coming August 18-26, 2018
http://virginiaanimals.org/


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