Join us in celebrating the exciting Washington, DC
Week for the Animals in our nation's capital!
Washington, DC Week for the Animals kicks off again in 2024. COVID interrupted our annual celebrations. (Please note after DC Week, Washington, DC we hand the baton off to the International Weeks for the Animals - United Kingdom Week for the Animals. And, Africa Weeks for the Animals then kicks off in August each year).
Community-building events are planned for the entire incredible DC week. Please see our Calendar of Events page for details on the activities taking place across Washington and the DC Metro area during thisAnnual Washington, DC Week for the Animals.
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Throughout the week humane organizations, shelters, rescue groups, educational agencies and non-profit organizations across the Metro area will be hosting fun-filled animal-related special events.
Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens throughout the District and across the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area will be joining in as well, celebrating and helping the animals.
Events include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter awareness events, low cost vaccinations, highlighting shelter events, programs in libraries, pet food drives for low income citizens, events for the farm animals and loving therapy dogs visiting hospitals, living-assisted homes and helping the military's wounded warriors.
Also included are a salute to our military K-9's and horses, police K9s, animal law event, musical concerts, special programs at sanctuaries, blessing for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!
Join us. We encourage animal lovers everywhere in the area to participate! See the "Become Involved" page on this website for lots of great ideas on what you can do during this special week and everyday wherever you are to help the animals.
Visit the calendar page and please note we are adding events and activities even through the week. Together we make Washington, DC Week for the Animals a joyful, history-making celebration! God Bless the District of Columbia!
Please Join Together With:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Animal World USA
Alley Cat Allies
Alliance for Stray Animals and People
Animal Advocates of Howard County
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Institute
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD
Annapolis Vegan/Vegetarian Meetup Group
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
Banana Love Muffins
BO & SUNNY Obama
Born Free USA
Calvary Episcopal Church
City Dogs Rescue
COK, Compassion Over Killing
Historic Congressional Cemetery (Dogwalking & more on these grounds, as well)
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
DC-Area Vegan Meetup
FoBoGro, Your Neighborhood Grocery Store & Gourmet Deli
Fort Myer 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment
Fort Myer Army Base K-9's and Handlers
Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary & Rescue
George Washington University Law School - Animal Law Program
Government of the District of Columbia, DC Department of Health
Harris Teeter - Shirlington
Heavenly Days Animal Crematory, DC area
Hero Dogs, Inc.
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Inc.
Horse Net Rescue
Humane Society of Charles County
Jane Goodall Institute
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Karen Derrico, Artist
Kevin Ambose, Photographer
K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue
K9 Support, Inc.
K9s for Warriors
King George Animal Rescue League
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
Loudoun County Animal Shelter
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Military Working Dog Adoptions
Montgomery County Humane Society
National Geographic Society
National Sheriff's Association, VA
NIFAA: National Institute for Animal Advocacy
OFB Club, Inc.
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc.
Operation Paws for Homes, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and S. Central PA
Organic View Radio Show, June Stoyer
Painting 4 Paws-Art with a Cause, Karen Derrico
PAL - People Animals Love
Paws of Enchantment
Phoenix Landing, Helping Parrots
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Red Velvet Cupcakery, DC
Rerun, Inc, Adopt a Thoroughbred
Rock Creek Cats
Saint Seton's Orphaned Animals
Second Chance Wildlife Center
SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County
Stephen Kinsey Paper Sculpture
SusanMcCauley, The Art of Fine Jewelry
The Big Bad Woof
The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary
The Gryphon Press
The Humane Society of the United States
The United States War Dogs Association
Tip Me Frederick
UK Week for the Animals
USDA Farmer's Markets
U.S. Army Therapeutic Horses of Caisson Stable
United States Police Canine Association Region 3
Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC)
Veterans Helping Today’s Returning Heroes
Walker Nature Education Center - Reston
Walta T. Daniel/Shaw Library
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington Animal Rescue League
Washington Humane Society
Washington Peace Center
Westin Hotels & Resorts
William & Shakespeare Therapy Rabbits
World Peace Diet
WVSA ARTs Connection
Zenith Art Gallery