Washington, DC Week for the Animals 
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 25, 2015.
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!
Saturday, May 23rd                         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 23rd (& 24th)                              10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA   20144

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 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 23rd                    9:30 am-3:00 pm
OBG Cocker Spaniel Agility Trials

The Fredericksburg Field House
3411 Shannon Park Drive.
Fredericksburg, VA 22

Rd about agiity trials on our website. 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 information on adopting, volunteering, or fostering, please visit website or call OBG at 703-533-2373. OBG is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 rescue group.
                        Saturday, May 23rd                            10:00 am – 1:00 pm  &  3 pm-6 pm
Washington Humane Society 2 Adoption Events!

Navy Yard
300 Tingey St SE,
Washington, DC 20003

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

Saturday, May 23rd                                3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jefferson Marketplace
1550 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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 23rd                                                                   10:30 am-12 noon
Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
~Finding Greyt Homes for Greyt Hounds~ Meet and Greet Event    

Hearty Pets
19918 Jefferson Boulevard
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, award winning, all-volunteer organization that works to educate the public about retired racing greyhounds and to find them loving forever homes.  We are a smaller group that believes in doing things right!  Therefore, our focus will always be on QUALITY of placements, not QUANTITY.  We specialize in matching hounds to homes so we foster every dog that comes in to our program.  WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!   We work hard to fulfill our mission; but our most important goal is to do what is in the best interest of the greyhounds because they deserve it.

About an hour 15 min from DC,   Hearty Pet is a family owned and operated business that helps pet lovers achieve optimal nutrition for their furry friends.  Learn more about the adoption process and see whether or not a greyhound is the right dog for you! Contact: Nancy   301-244-2386   info@greytdogs.org      Visit  http://www.greytdogs.org/

Saturday, May 23rd                                       11:00 am-1:00 pm
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue Offsite Adoption Event

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

Come meet our loving sweeties. Only 30 minute drive  from DC .        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.  703.533.2373  (Voice Mail)
Email    info@cockerspanielrescue.com    Visit  www.cockerspanielrescue.com
Saturday, May 23rd                                                     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 Dr,
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 23rd                   12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Day

PetMAC- Washington, DC
4220 Fessenden St NW
Washington, DC 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. 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 23rd                                                1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WARL Adoption Event

Jonathan Adler home decor store
1267 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Join us at this wonderful home decor store, where we'll be on hand with some wonderful adoptable animals, just waiting for wonderful homes...like yours.  With as many as 150 dogs and cats available at any given time, the Washington Animal Rescue League is one of the largest companion animal adoption centers in the country. Our adoptions staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s transition into a permanent, loving home is successful.

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

For 100 years, the Washington Animal Rescue League has rescued the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that had nowhere else to go.  As the oldest animal shelter in the Nation’s Capital, WARL has rescued, cared for, and found loving homes for more than 100,000 animals.
                                              Saturday, May 23rd                          12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoption Event @ BBW Old Takoma

The Big Bad Woof Takoma
117 Carroll St NW,
Washington, DC 20012

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 6,700 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 23rd                                               12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
PAW Dog Adoptions

Unleashed by Petco
18306 Contour Road
Montgomery Village, MD 20886

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 23rd                                    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dogs XL Adoption Day

Dogs and Company
6925 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21045

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/
Everyday-Ongoing                          Hrs for each Shelter Listed
MetroPets Online-----DC Metro Area

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

Are you looking for a pet?  Click here to search for your perfect companion(over 50 shelters and rescue groups' adoptable animal listings indexed daily)  http://www.metropets.org/
                      Saturday, May 23rd                                           6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunset Celebration at George Washington's Mount Vernon!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.

Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation and costumed residents like the charming “Lady Washington” and her granddaughter “Nelly” interact with visitors. Watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the 18th-century authentic colonial recipes! 

Tickets are $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. This event is not included in general admission.  The celbration will be held Sunday MAy 25th as well.
The Mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.   http://www.mountvernon.org/

                               Saturday, May 23rd                                                          8:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Evening Walk ....
~See and Learn About Animals of the Night~
Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 768-2525

Evening Walk   ...    Join naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark at Huntley Meadows Park from 8 to 10 p.m. looking and listening for owls, beavers and other night animals. The cost is $6. For information, call 703-768-2525. Fun for whole family! Pls visit  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-events-calendar.htm
Saturday, May 23rd                                    8:15 pm -10:30 pm
Glow Dog Glow 2015

Prince William Fairground
10624 Dumfries Rd,
Manassas, VA 20112
(703) 368-0173

What is “Glow Run”?   A: It’s a night time race that is full of exciting, glowing surprises along the entire race course. It is not scary and nothing moves or jumps at you—so it is safe for most animals and children.

Can my dog and I walk?  A: Yes. This event is intended for dog and owner to participate at their own pace. Plenty of time has been built into the race schedule so participants can set their own pace and enjoy the course glow on their own schedule.    Read much more! http://www.novadogmagazine.com/race-faqs/
                                    ~Starts Sunday May 24th~
National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2015

A lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.  Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information on our website. . But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense. Visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2015 runs from May 24th through May 30th
Sunday, May 24th                                                 11:00am – 3:00 pm
Washington Humane Society  AF1 Pet Adoption Event

Big Bad Woof Takoma
117 Carroll St NW
Washington, D.C.  20012

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 24th                                      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 24th                              12 noon – 2:00 pm
City Dogs Adoption Day

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

Meet adoptable dogs! To volunteer, email cdradoptionevents@gmail.com. We need drivers to bring dogs from foster homes or our daycare facility (1832 18th ST NW) and back from the event. We also need dog handlers. Dog handling preference will be given to those who can drive a foster to/from the event and stay for the duration. If you would more information about which dogs will be attending, please visit our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/CityDogsRescue/events   Store is between  SE St & SD St Capitol Hill
Sunday,  May 24th                                                           12:00 noon-3:00 pm         
Alpha Group & Pet Connect Adoption Day-2 locations

Pet Valu - Olney
18115 Town Center Dr
Olney, MD 20832

Visit us at our adoption offsite events and on our website/shelter. Many Dogs available too at the shelter/foster homes!

Potomac Pet Valu    7723-7725 Tuckerman Lane      Cabin John Shopping Center
Alpha Group    http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/MD303.html
Pet Connect has cats all the time there. See thier website at http://www.petconnectrescue.org/news-events/events/
Sunday, May 24th                               12:00 pm  -5 pm
Homeward Trails
Fairfax Station Adoption Center Open House

Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Road,
Fairfax Station, VA  22039

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

Potential Adopters- If you are interested in meeting a specific dog or cat at this event, please contact the email address listed on his or her Petfinder page (on our site) to express your interest and confirm that s/he will be attending.  About 30 minutes from DC.  http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Sunday, May 24th                                                12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WARL Black Cat 'Me and My Shadow' Adoption Event

71 Oglethorpe Street,
Washington, DC 20011

Memorial Day Weekend only, the Washington Animal Rescue League will be running an adoption fee special for any of our black cats!  For qualified/approved adopters, a $10 adoption fee and a lot of love is all that will be required to adopt one of our lovely black cats.   Choose your next best friend as all are available and looking for a forever home!

All animals available for adoption at WARL have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and have had a medical exam.Our adoptions staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s transition into a permanent, loving home is successful.

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

For 100 years, the Washington Animal Rescue League has rescued the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that had nowhere else to go.  As the oldest animal shelter in the Nation’s Capital, WARL has rescued, cared for, and found loving homes for more than 100,000 animals.
Sunday, May 24th                                                                  1:00 pm- til
  To the Arctic: 3D

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

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To the Arctic 3D tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks..

Learn More! The Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History explores the Arctic in the “Life at the Poles” exhibit. Learn about some of the other organisms in the Arctic as well as ways we affect the Poles with our chemical impact.
Visit website for all shows, times: http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/50/2012-05-30/#showtimes
Sunday, May 24th                               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 24th                        Events All day
Memorial Day Activities in our Nations Capital!
Concert in the evening. Click link.
Sunday, May 24th                                          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. https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/2015-memorial-day-concert#.VWIeZNJViko

Here is the 2015 lineup. PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra.      http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
  Monday, May 25th          All Day
  ~Memorial Day~
We Honor and Salute our Troops!

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

Some exciting and surely memorable DC & metro activities for you and your family to celebrate can be accessed at

Memorial Day Foundation

This special day commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in the military service. Click link.
Memorial Day 2015


Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 25th                                                      7:00 am-4:00 pm
(and throughout the week )
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center  Animal-Assisted Therapy

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

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

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

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

We salute the wounded warriors and extend our gratitude to all of them. Thank you to Walter Reed and the therapy team led by loving dogs  We love you all. God Bless our Troops! Remember the troops on Memorial Day on May 25th. At 3 pm, we are asked as a nation, wherever we are, to remember the fallen who have given their brave lives.
http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/SitePages/home.aspx http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/Patients/Pages/default.aspx
Monday, May 25th                                       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. Live musical entertainment will be provided by 40 Thieves and the City of Falls Church Concert Band. The parade will be led by this year’s Grand Marshals Barry and Kathy Buschow. The Buschows are longtime City residents known for their dedication to public service and making the City a better place to live.
The Parade will be filmed by Falls Church City Cable Television and aired on Cox channel 11, Verizon channel 35, and RCN channel 2.http://www.fallschurchva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=123
                                                      Monday, May 25th                           All day! 
  DC and Metro Area Pet Adoptions      

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

Click here for List.  This is a list of websites of organizations, individuals, and businesses in the national capital region, including Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and nearby Maryland, that significantly help animals.
Monday, May 25th                            2:00 pm --til
National Memorial Day Parade

National Gallery of Art
4th St NW area--Constitution Avenue
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 25th                        Ongoing
Adopt A Retired Military Working Dog!
Learn How to Become Involved 
~ So Many Ways to Help These Highly Intelligent, Loving and
Exceptional Dogs!~

MWD Adoption Is Free.
There are a number of groups and websites popping up that offer to help you adopt an MWD for a fee. You do not need to pay any money to adopt an MWD. Your only expense will be for the transporation of your new friend.
All you need to do is follow the instructions on the official site to get one of these noble companions. You also can find answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the official site.
Be aware that there is a waiting list. These dogs are becoming quite popular -- deservedly so -- especially with all the recent stories in the media informing the public about their inspiring lives. So, if you are interested get on the list now!  Call 815-349-9647 at our ofc. Email info@saveavet.org
Visit    http://www.save-a-vet.org/d7/adopt
                 All Week                          Schedule appt.             
Animal Advocates of Howard County
Free & Reduced Cost Spay and Neuters

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

Note: There is no residency requirement for these programs and they are open to people in all surrounding counties of metro area. 20 miles from heart of DC.
Our FREE program is available to those who meet one of the following income requirements:
A single person who has no dependents, Is not claimed as someone else's dependent
Has an annual income of less than $25,000. 
A single person who Has dependents and is considered the head of the household
Has an annual income of less than $40,000.
A married couple who Has a combined annual income of less than $40,000

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you can still have your pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. There is no income requirement for the reduced cost programs. To request information on these programs please call 410-880-2488, choose option 2 and leave the following information: Your name Your full mailing address and phone number Information on your pet - PLEASE include type of pet (dog or cat), sex and age. This information will be mailed to you within
2-5 business days. http://www.animal-advocates.org
All Week
7th Annual DC  Week for the Animals
~Gryphon Press  Book Donations to Regional Libraries_

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

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

Congressional Cemetery
1801 E St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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

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

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

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

Bring engaging and important ocean learning to your classroom. Use these resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography, and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues. Amazing tools to help youth and animal lovers.
                                                   Tuesday, May 26th                        9:00 am-7:00 pm
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter
4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304

*We place more than 1,300 companion animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas, chinchillas and many more, in permanent, loving homes each year.       Monday9:00am – 7:00pm   
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm                        WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday9:00am – 7:00pm         Friday9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday12:00 Noon to 5:00pm      Sunday12:00 Noon to 5:00pm
Call 703-746-4444 to request field service by an animal control officer.
DIRECTIONS AND INFO on site.     http://alexandriaanimals.org/
Tuesday, May 26th                Schedule appt.
Tip Me Frederick - Become Involved

Tiara Day is a vintage Boutique
153 N. Market St.
Historic Downtown  Frederick, Maryland 21701

For details and more information please contact Barbara Wratten at 301.845.1061. (Barbara is wonderful along with the whole group!)   Pls visit www.tipmefrederick.org
Help Us Support our Homeless Cats
-Spay It Forward
-Our Spay it Forward campaign is underway
-It allows you to give a gift of $70 knowing that it will be spent on a spay or neuter and vaccinations for 1 cat. We have many situations where people need help and Tip Me Frederick is dedicated to helping them. We all know that TNR is the best way to curb the overpopulation of feral & free roaming cats.
--PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!  Donate to Tip Me Frederick through Paypal
-Volunteer help ----ways are on website.
-Substitute Feeders Also so many more ways to help. See wonderful website. www.tipmefrederick.org

Tuesday, May 26th                                                           9:00 am-4:00 pm  
Washington Animal Rescue League Rescuer's Food Bank

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 26th                                            11:00 am-9:00 pm
Compassion Over Killing
COK Benefit Day at Woodland’s
Woodland’s Vegan Bistro
2929 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Feed your body and soul at Woodland’s Vegan Bistro! On the fourth Tuesday of each month, you can help us help animals when you eat at this 100% vegan, local favorite. Offering fresh juice and smoothies, hearty sandwiches and entrees, salads, and their ever-popular mac and cheese, everyone will find a dish perfect for them at Woodland’s. Dine in or carry out to have 10% of your bill automatically donated to COK.             METRO: Columbia Heights station (green/yellow line)
Pls visit http://cok.net/
                              Everyday----Ongoing                      Schedule Appts
Metro Area Low Cost Spay & Neuter Sources

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

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

Medical Center
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

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

Dog Spays $150 –  Dog Neuters $125    Cat Spays $100-  *Cat Neuters $65
Spay and neuter services are available by appointment only.
You must bring proof of rabies vaccination or purchase one at the time of the procedure.
Your pet should not eat after 10 pm the night before surgery nor the morning of surgery.  Drinking water is fine.   Fee includes post-op pain medications.

Please call for details. To schedule by phone please call 202-726-2273 and leave a message if our lines are busy or we’re not available. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters, due to a lack of resources and space available to house them until new homes can be found. In response to this crisis, The Washington Animal Rescue League provides free spay and neuter services to income-qualifying individuals in the Washington, D.C. area. By spaying and neutering these animals, the League is working to reduce the number of unwanted litters born; the first step in lowering the number of precious animals unnecessarily destroyed each year.
Spay and neuter procedures are by appointment only  to accommodate as many animals as possible. Please call the Medical center at (202) 726-CARE (2273) to schedule appointment.
Wednesday, May 27th                        10:00 pm – 2:00pm
WARL Wednesday Wellness Day

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

Wednesday Wellness
VetListensToHeartIn 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, May 27th                            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, May 27th                          4:00 pm-4:30 pm
--125th Anniversary Celebration--
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.
Wednesday, May 27th                                                                        6:30 pm til                        
                                 Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Walkersville Branch Library
57 W Frederick St,
Walkersville, MD 21793
(301) 845-8880

Get up close and personal with animals from Fountain Rock Nature Center and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about the plants and animals at Fountain Rock.   Age Group: elementary children with an adult. Visit http://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/walkersville-branch-library
Wednesday, May 27th                                   7:30pm til
The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup Group
Discuss "A Fighting Chance" with the VSDC Book Club

This location is shown only to members (Join!)
Please join the Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club discussion of Senator Elizabeth Warren's  A Fighting Chance.  Visit http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/#upcoming

Participants must read at least half the book -- and RSVP at least two days before the meeting.
"This is a passionate memoir of one woman’s personal story and the larger story of corruption in financial circles and the need for reform…" --Booklist starred review 

This will not be a dinner meeting. Instead, the meeting will take place in the lounge of a metro-accessible apartment building in DC . 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
Be considerate...if your plans change, PLEASE update your RSVP!
       All Week-All Year
      Adopt A Retired Working Military Dog



             Let's Help These Loyal Heroes!
     Thursday, May 28th                            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

~Animal Cruelty~
The Real Truth About Our Laws, Enforcement, Prosecution and Advocacy!

These special leaders will will discuss a wide variety of legal issues regarding animal welfare and cruelty. This extraordinary panel will feature special subjects on where we stand on cruelty. Meet these top animal welfare leaders of our country by attending this annual exciting law night.                                                                                                FEATURED PANELISTS


Nancy Blaney has advocated on behalf of animals for more than 30 years and currently Senior Policy Advisor with the Animal Welfare Institute
(AWI).Nancy is responsible for working with federal and state legislators and regulators and other interest groups in support of improving animal welfare, the prosecution of animal cruelty crimes, and public awareness of the relationship between animal abuse and other forms of violence.  

Nancy also serves as co-chair of the Animal Cruelty Advisory Council of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.  She has made presentations on the subject of animals and family violence to audiences of judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, domestic violence and animal welfare advocates, and others.

Nancy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland and previously worked for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. AWI became the first advocate for animals on Capitol Hill in 1951.  Dedicated to alleviating the suffering of animals caused by humans, AWI has been a leader in achieving the most significant federal animal protection laws and has extended its efforts to improving the enforcement of state and local cruelty laws and calling attention to the relationship between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence.
                                                        DAN D’ERAMO

Dan D’Eramo is the Senior Humane Law Enforcement Officer for the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and has been with the organization for over five years. 

As a humane officer he enforces the district’s animal cruelty law and is also supervisor to the other officers in WHS’s Humane Law Enforcement Department.   He conducts investigations into allegations of people violating the cruelty law and educates the public on best practices regarding the care of their animals.  His investigations have led to the seizure of well over 150 animals to protect them from further neglect or cruelty and the issuing of over 50 warrants for the arrest of individuals found to have violated that law.  Prior to his time at WHS, he was the Chief Rescue and Investigations Officer for Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest farm animal rescue organization.  Here he helped facilitate animal cruelty investigations involving farm animals all over the country as well as assisted in the seizure and transport of those animals involved.  He received a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Agricultural Sciences with a minor in Animal Sciences.


John Thompson is the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA).

John started his 44-year public safety career working as a volunteer fire fighter, emergency communications operator and animal control officer before enlisting in the United States Army. While in the Army he served as a military police officer, canine handler and military intelligence officer before being honorably discharged in 1982.  John continued to work in law enforcement after his military service, and in 1989 was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Mount Rainier, MD.  In 1998 John was appointed Assistant Sheriff for Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Over the years, John has expanded his expertise and his reputation as a law enforcement and homeland security professional. He also serves on a variety of state and national boards.  Currently, he sits on the National Homeland Security Consortium and the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council which he chairs. Additionally he is a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Advisory Policy Board, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Training Advisory Board, and the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Review Board.

In 2013 John lead a movement that established the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, an independent collective of local, state and national organizations that focus on animal cruelty and its relationship to other forms of violence. In 2014, with support from the National Sheriffs Association and many other organizations, he took on the task to petition the FBI-APB to include animal abuse crimes in the Uniform Crime Report, which was approved and signed by Director Comey in September 2014. Additionally, in 2014, John established the National Law Enforcement on Animal Abuse, a clearinghouse at the National Sheriffs Association for law enforcement on all animal abuse issues they may face. Currently, John is working with animal rights groups to address the ever growing problems with officer/dog encounters. He is committed to educating law enforcement on the importance of understanding animals and the abuses they endure!


Michelle Welch is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in Virginia's  Attorney-General’s Office. 

Michelle  is the Director of the newly created Animal Law Unit at the Attorney General's Office.  She is charged with taking all animal law questions in Virginia and is called on by agencies throughout the Commonwealth to act as a special prosecutor in animal cruelty and animal fighting cases.  She has been appointed a special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to aid in animal fighting prosecutions.  She frequently gives advice to local law enforcement authorities and prosecutors all over Virginia and across the nation.  She also trains prosecutors, animal control and law enforcement officers on the state of Virginia animal law.

Michelle is a frequent speaker at many conferences, including the Virginia Animal Control Association.    She is the President of the Virginia Animal Fighting Taskforce and frequently works with many animal organizations, including the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  She is a senior faculty member for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) and is the Chair of the Animal Law Curriculum Advisory Committee for the APA.  She is adjunct faculty for Animal Law at the University of Richmond Law School and William & Mary Law School and has testified before a Congressional Caucus examining the enforcement of animal laws and the cooperation between state and federal partners.

In 2015, HSUS gave her Office, the US Attorney's Office, USDA, and Alcohol Beverage Control the Law Enforcement Award for bringing to justice one of the largest cockfighting rings in Kentucky, which had ties to Virginia.  Michelle and this dynamic team of Agents and Prosecutors worked for two years on this investigation.  In 2014, she was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.   In 2013, she was named one of the Top 10 Animal Defenders in the Nation by ALDF.  She was presented with the Albert Schweitzer Medal for her work on behalf of the animals in 2012 by AWI. She also was awarded VACA's President's Award in 2010 and the HSUS Law Enforcement Award in 2008.

Free and Open to ALL!                                         Light refreshments will be served.
*Email Joan Schaffner     jschaf@law.gwu.edu
GWU Animal Law Program

Thursday, May 28th                                   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/
Friday, May 29th                                        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 market accepts SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons.  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
Fridays & Ongoing                        All day
Montgomery County Humane Society
Friday's Golden Oldies-"Seniors for Seniors"

Montgomery County Humane
14645 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

At the Montgomery County Humane Society, “Golden Oldies” are cats age 7 or older.These fabulous felines still have a long life ahead of them, but are nevertheless often overlooked at the shelter. In order to promote “Golden Oldies,” the Montgomery County Humane Society now offers several adoption incentives!  75.00 adoption.   ATTENTION : Adopt a “Golden Oldie” and receive a $75 coupon toward a future vet visit!  Phone: (240) 773-5960            Email: mchs@mchumane.org
Friday, May 29th                                     12:00  noon- 5:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals
Meet our Adoptable Animals each Week Friday through Sunday!

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, May 29th                                                     12, 1 , 3:00 pm ---see site
Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

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

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

Private 3D movie screenings are available for groups of 25 or more. Email groupsales@ngs.org or call 202–857–7281 to learn more. Reservations are required. Telephone: +1 202 857 7588
SPCA of Northern Virginia  Spay & Neuter --We can help!

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

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

Everyone qualifies to participate in the Spay, Inc. low-cost referral program - there are no income or residency requirements. If you don't live in the Northern Virginia area and need information about spay/neuter programs in your city or state, phone: 703-522-7920. Staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.
Email: spayrequest01@spay.org                 http://www.spay.org/request.php
Friday, May 29th                                       10:00 am-11:00 am
                                                    Turtle Caretaking Training at Jug Bay

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD  20711

Seeking dedicated volunteers to provide weekly care for the season for the three box turtles that live in our educational enclosure. Box turtle natural history, feeding, and enclosure maintenance will be discussed. For individuals and families with children at least 6 years old. Call 410-741-9330 for more information or to sign up.

This training is for volunteers who are interested in helping us care for the three turtles that live in our educational enclosure. Box turtle natural history, feeding, and enclosure maintenance will be discussed. For individuals and families with children at least 6 years old. Call 410-741-9330 for more inforor to sign up.

The Sanctuary consists of 1,600 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands, forests, meadows, and fields along the Patuxent River. The Sanctuary is located in southern Anne Arundel County, 20 miles east Washington D.C. and 18 miles south of Annapolis. The wetlands contain large diverse stands of aquatic plants, which are home to many bird, fish, reptile, and mammal species. To recognize the large and diverse bird populations here, the Sanctuary has been designated as a Nationally Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.  (Lothian is 20 miles of east of DC.)   http://jugbay.org/
Friday, May 29th                                                       4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Nature Center Creature Feature

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

Calling all kids: come meet Pokey, Atwee, Tiki, Oscar, and Fire during this informal program. Learn about park wildlife and then assist us in feeding the Nature Center's live critters. Geared for ages 4 to 10.  Contact Phone Number: 202-895-6070. Pls visit website for more info. http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/naturecenter.htm
                                     Saturday, May 30th                                        9:00 am-11:00 am
Dept of Health Free Pet Vaccinations

Charles Young School, 26th and H streets NE
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N St. SW

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

Other scheduled services include dog licensing and veterinary visits. The fairs are 9 to 11 a.m. May 30 at Charles Young School, 26th and H streets NE; 1:30 to 4 p.m. May 30 at King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N St. SW. Pls visit http://doh.dc.gov/
Saturday, May 30th                                                      9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Springfield Days
~Pet Fest and Paws on Parade & Blessing of the Pets~

South Run Rec Center
7550 Reservation Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22035

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

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

Saturday,  May 3oth                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, May 30th                                                            9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market

Jury Parking Lot
Corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850

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, May 30th                                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, May 30th                          10:00 am-11:00 am
Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms-Wildlife Lovers

Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066

Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow at Riverbend Park. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The cost is $5. 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/
     Saturday, May 30th                                                                  10:00 am-1:00 pm 
Zimbabwe Music at Market-- "Sticks+Bars"

Mount Vernon Triangle
5th & K Streets NW
Washington, DC

Music playing from 10:30 - 11:30am. Sticks+Bars is a marimba ensemble open to DC youths in grades 5-12. Focusing mainly on the lively, get-up-and-dance music of Zimbabwe, the ensemble is a melting pot for students in and around Washington, DC attending public, private, charter, and home schools.
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/wp/?cat=3&eventDisplay=month

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.
Saturday, May 30th                                                                   11:00am - 1:00pm
'Oldies but Goodies' Cocker Spaniel Pet Adoptions

Unleashed by Petco - Falls Church
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, 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

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

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

Are you an experienced or novice kitten foster willing to care for some very cute little babies for at least a couple weeks at a time? You would work under our guidance and we'll teach you what you'll need to know. Email meow@tailshigh.org or call 703-819-5240 if you want more information about joining the Tails High Foster Team! See some of our kitties here:  https://picasaweb.google.com/TailsHighKitties
Saturday, May 30th                   12:00 noon- til
Homeward Trails Adoption Day
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 May 30th                                               12:00pm - 5:00pm 
Cool Doggie Treat Social for your Dogs

Unleashed by PETCO
1200 First St
Washington, DC 20002

You and your dog are invited to an ice cream social! Stop by for cool doggie treats and let your pet socialize with other ice cream lovin' pups. Remember to socialize your dog and a cool treat in this hot weather just be the highlight of the day! We willbe looking for you and the sweet pups who will be wagging tails for this event!
Saturday, May 30th                                           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 local citizens to rescue domestic cats and dogs from cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

We rescue hundreds of cats and dogs each year. SPCA NOVA is a “no-kill” organization that does not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats and dogs. We don’t have a traditional shelter. Our cats live in foster homes and our dogs live either in foster homes or a private kennel until adopted.

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

Contact us via email at spcanova@aol.com to verify the animals's availability or for suggestions on the best match for your home.  Or, please call us at 703-799-9390. We adopt to residents of Northern VA, DC & Suburban MD only. http://www.spcanova.org/     703-385-3766
Saturday, May 30th                                                                   12 noon- 5 pm Adoptions 
WARL Dog Training & Adoptions
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.

C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.  To learn more about the APDT and C.L.A.S.S. please visit their website:  http://mydoghasclass.com/

All animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, have had a medical assessment and are up to date on vaccinations. All available animals can be seen at the League’s website: http://www.warl.org                     Email: adopt@warl.org

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

**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland

Saturday, May 30th                      12:00pm  -  2:00 pm
City Dogs Rescue Adoption Day

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

Metro Mutts’s Annual Spring Fling is aptly entitled,  Music, dog-friendly in every way.
Meet loving adoptable dogs!
To volunteer, email cdradoptionevents@gmail.com   We need drivers to bring dogs from foster homes or our daycare facility (1832 18th ST NW) and back from the event. We also need dog handlers. Dog handling preference will be given to those who can drive a foster to/from the event and stay for the duration. If you would more information about which dogs will be attending, please visit our Facebook events page:     https://www.facebook.com/CityDogsRescue/events

                                         Come on out! It’s going to be a really fun event.
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/
Sat May 30th                                                    12pm – 4pm Eastern Time
WHS Pop Up for Pups Adoption Event

Salt and Sundry Logan Circle
1401 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009

AF1 event, dogs and cats on site.  Come join us at Salt and Sundry in Logan Circle for an afternoon of fun, shopping, and adoptions!  This event features: WHS Adoptions Vehicle  Locally Made Dog Treats by Spoil Me Rotten 10% of all purchases made at Salt and Sundry will be donated to the Washington Humane Society  Pet Accessories and Gifts https://www.facebook.com/events/372672422938612/
Saturday, May 30th                                      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, May 30th                                1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dog Paws 'n Cat Claws Pet Care Open House and Adoption Event

Dog Paws 'n Cat Claws Pet Care
5818-C Seminary Rd Ste C
Baileys Crossroads, VA

Join OPH (Operation Paws for Homes)  and meet some wonderful dogs who are looking for their forever homes. Get information on boarding, day care and other amenities offered at Dog Paws 'n Cat Claws Pet Care.

Stop by to say hello to dogs, learn about OPH, and help hold leashes if you like! There is no need to complete a volunteer form to come to a OPH Meetup event, however we're always looking for those who would like to get more involved and complete the online volunteer form at https://ophrescue.org/volunteer   
Saturday, May 30th                                        7:00 pm-10:00   pm
Humane Dominion 'Prosecco for Paws!'

2433 Ontario Rd NW
Washington DC 20009

HD supporter Kerry Contini has graciously donated her lovely home for a patio party to help the animals. Bubbly and munchies will be provided! Come see old friends and make new ones as you sip bubbly under the stars and help HD grow stronger. Humane Dominion is gearing up for an exciting opportunities to create a more humane legislature as the primaries approach. Help us ensure we remove political obstacles and pass laws to end animal cruelty in VA! Come find out how you can help! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1405881913068229/
                   Sunday, May 31st                                               schedule appt for that day asap
Paws of Enchantment---- Free Dentals

Paws of Enchantment
3415 Perry Street,
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(20 minutes from Washington, DC)

Just a friendly heads-up that Victoria will be here to perform anesthesia/free dentals on SUNDAY, MAY 31 and FRIDAY, JUNE 5. She has a limited number of spaces available on both days. Please email or call for appt. Note! They have added new dates. Call  301-209-0411

We would also like to introduce our new associate, Tina Wu, who will be joining us for Sunday grooming appointments. Tina has studied with some of the top professionals in the field and is a master certified i n CAT grooming. That's right: our doors will now be open to your (manageable) kitties!   Paws of Enchantment - Cassandra Kraham     Visit us on the web at:   http://www.PawsOfEnchantment.com
                                   Sunday, , May 31st                               10:15 am -5:00 pm
Butterflies + Plants: Partners

Natural History Museum
2nd Floor, West,
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20560 [MAPS]
(202) 633-1000

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world.  

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 about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc., visit 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, May 31st                                 12 noon – 3:00 pm
Washington Humane Society AF1 Offsite Adoptions

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

AF1 event, dogs and cats on site. Steps to Adopt   So you're ready to adopt, that's exciting!
Here's how to find and finalize the adoption of your newest family member at WHS:
If you are planning to take home an animal that day, please bring with you a photo i.d. and anyone with whom you share a home. See website and some adoptables who are hoping you fall in love with them! http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=steps_to_adopt
Adopt http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=adopt&AddInterest=1047
Sunday, May 31st                        2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Rescue Mutt-I-Gress Day

Alexandria Library
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 746-1702

OPH is working with the Alexandria Library system to raise awareness about how amazing shelter dogs (and dogs in general) are for families - especially children. The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum is a new, innovative program that builds on children’s affinity for animals and highlights the unique characteristics and desirability of Mutt-i-grees®, or shelter pets. The goal of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum is to enable children to grow up to be calm, confident, and caring. We are excited to be back this year with a new book to read to the children - Lucy Rescued by Harriet Ziefet.

There will also be a craft following the book reading. Hope to see you there!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 31st                                                   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yappy Hour @ Republic in Takoma Park!

6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Big Bad Woof is working together with Republic in Takoma Park to host Yappy Hour! From 3-5pm, enjoy "Yappy Hour" food including $1 oysters and tons of drink specials! Republic is just a step away from the Big Bad Woof location, convenient for any last minute shopping before or after dinner! Pets are welcomed and encouraged to join you for this event! Click on the image on our site below for the Yappy Hour menu! http://www.thebigbadwoof.com/calendar/takingaction?n=events&s=communitycalendar
Adopt a Caisson Horse-They Need You After their Service

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

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

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

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

Available Horses-
HorseNet Horse Rescue 
HorseNet Rescue
14001 Mattie Haines Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771

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

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

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

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

Adoption:When a rabbit is adopted from HRS, the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. The rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family, i.e., no group ownership (such as a classroom pet). We do not adopt rabbits as pets for children. The rabbit must be wanted by the entire family. http://rabbitsinthehouse.org/
Homeward Trails Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vets
for Virginia, DC & Maryland!

City Wildlife
City Wildlife
15 Oglethorpe St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 882-1000

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

Gentle Giants
17250 Old Frederick Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771

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

All of our horses are thoroughly evaluated to aid in the best possible match for horse and rider. A successful partnership creates a bond of trust and friendship for both horse and rider, and it is our goal to find that match for every horse we save. Please check our Available Horses page to see if your perfect match is there!  Horses seen by appt only.  Please visit  http://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com/index.html
Sunday, May 31st                                            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 May 31, 2015.
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!      **The Special..... WHS Bark Ball 2015**
Saturday evening, June 20th                              6:00 pm - til
  Washington Humane Society's 28th 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

See the 1st Virginia Week for the Animals coming June 6-14, 2015.

Click swimming dolphins to hear "One Love."

8th Annual
Washington, DC Week for the Animals
Calendar to be posted May 5, 2016!