Posted by: twodogtales | August 17, 2014

Dine out for dogs in DC Aug. 18

 

City DOgsEatWell DC’s restaurants will host their 3rd Annual Dining Out With The Dogs on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to close. The event benefits City Dogs Rescue, an organization that works to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters throughout DC.

Participating restaurants Commissary, Grillfish, Logan Tavern, The Heights & The Pig will all donate 15% of dinner sales.

This year’s goal is $7,000. To increase contributions, EatWell DC has partnered with American Harvest, and each restaurant will feature a vodka cocktail with 100% of proceeds donated to City Dogs Rescue.

Happy hour will run as usual until 7:00 p.m. at all restaurants. Each bar will also have a “late night” happy hour revival from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. In addition, any child can receive a free meal from the kids menu up until 6:30 p.m.

Dogs are welcome on the patios at Commissary, Grillfish, Logan Tavern and The Heights. City Dogs will also have adoptable pups greeting guests.

My coworkers still have not found their hound Georgia, they will be passing out flyers at this event. Please do what you can to help get the word out!

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Posted by: twodogtales | August 14, 2014

Pup-ular music tonight in Shirlington

Lots of pups and their people were out tonight in Shirlington Village enjoying the cool temperatures and the great cover band Lloyd Dobler Effect! The last Shirlala Music Festival event for this year is next Thursday, Aug. 21, don’t miss it!

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Posted by: twodogtales | August 4, 2014

Where is Georgia?

We need your help! Georgia is my co-workers’ rescue Coonhound who ran away in NW DC a few days ago. They are devastated, and need to get the word out to look for their shy pup, who was last spotted just yesterday morning (Sunday, Aug. 3) near Adams Morgan at Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive Woodley Park.

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Before that, she was seen Wed., July 30 at 3:00 PM near 6th St NW and Q St NW.

If you see her, call 202-379-6535 or 703-507-7166. Georgia is shy. Please don’t chase her!

Help them bring her home safely by liking the Find Georgia Facebook page to get the word out. You can also download flyers to post and get information about search efforts. They’ll be looking in Rock Creek tonight beginning at 5.

Keep the faith, Sarah and Blake!

Posted by: twodogtales | July 31, 2014

Puppy-Palooza at Thomas Foolery tonight

IMG_2581This just in…temperatures are rising from our glorious cool spell, but it’s still great weather to support City Dogs Rescue at Puppy-Palooza at Thomas Foolery from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm tonight (July 31)!

There will be guest bartenders, puppies for adoption, and more than $3,000 in prize giveaways from local restaurants, bars and gyms. All bartender tips and proceeds from the giveaways go to City Dogs Rescue, which rescues dogs from high-kill and overcrowded shelters.

Thomas Foolery is near Dupont Circle, at 2029 P St, NW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: twodogtales | July 14, 2014

Have a dog, save a puppy!

This past weekend, the Washington Humane Society and Bungalow Sports Grill in Shirlington Village kicked off a month-long “Have a dog, save a puppy!” promotion. From July 12 to Aug. 15, a percentage of all sales from a special menu at Bungalow will benefit the WHS.

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In the courtyard in front of Dogma Bakery, the WHS had volunteers with adoptable pups, including this adorable green-eyed baby. They also sold raffle tickets, collected donations, and distributed information about their work.

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Bungalow had a cook preparing delicious gourmet hot dogs from the creatively-named special menu, such as a “Rottweiler” (grilled kielbasa with sauerkraut and spicy mustard), a “Chihuahua” (grilled hot dogs halved and wrapped in a tortilla with shredded cheddar, lettuce and sour cream), and a “Boston Terrier” (grilled hot dog with onions, beans and bacon).

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Even better, each menu item had a beer “pawing,” a recommended brew to complement each dog. There were even turkey sausage links for the furry guests, compliments of the cook.

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So sometime in the next couple of weeks, bring Fido down to Bungalow, enjoy a dog and a brew on their dog-friendly patio, and help save a puppy at the Washington Humane Society!

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Posted by: twodogtales | June 30, 2014

AWLA’s Pops for Pets in Pictures

popslogo-final_print-227x300The Animal Welfare League of Arlington threw a fun, outdoor dog-friendly event on Sunday, June 29, at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington. Pops for Pets featured a lively classical music concert from the Arlington Philharmonic including patriotic, animals of the orchestra and classical creatures sets.

A couple hundred people and their pets filled the amphitheater benches and grassy hill, bringing picnics and blankets. Children played in the creek alongside the venue, while families dined on everything from pizza to sushi.

It was a really nice event, with an hour and a half of music (from 6 – 7:30 pm), and free and plentiful parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

The event was to celebrate the AWLA’s 70th anniversary, so hopefully they raised a lot of money through donations! I hope they make this a tradition, or even a series of concerts, it was a great, low-key evening.

Here are some pictures from the concert:

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Posted by: twodogtales | June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Fourth of July

The Fourth is coming! The Fourth is coming! And Dogma Bakery and Boutique in Shirlington has a festive window display complete with patriotic toys and gear for dogs and owners alike.

And don’t forget, the Fourth can often be a not-so-fun time for our furry friends. Here are some tips for keeping your dog calm during fireworks displays from Dogster.

Posted by: twodogtales | May 21, 2014

Product review: Beggin’ Poppers from Purina

So I was inspired by the television commercials showing an enthusiastic Jack Russell Terrier leaping for treats using the new Beggin’ Poppers treat dispenser from Purina. I went out to Target and bought one, it cost about $7, and came filled with 10 oz. of treats.

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I had a coupon from the Sunday paper for a free refill bag (also 10 oz.) with the purchase of the dispenser, so I got 20 oz. of treats total. The container lid is molded to resemble a pig’s face, and you are supposed to push in the pig’s nose, put the treat on top, and wait for it to catapult it into the air.

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It took a couple seconds, but it did send the treat flying a good distance. On average, about 3 to 4 feet high and 4 to 6 feet away.

Unfortunately, it was never in the same direction. I ended up with treats on the patio table, on the couch, under shrubs. Never straight at the dogs.

Sundae tried to roll treats out of the container, like a Kong.

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The girls loved the treats, and they are also big fans of the traditional Beggin’ Strips. The maintenance person at our condo carries them in her pockets, so I nearly lose an arm when they spot her on our morning walks.

But as for the Popper, while it’s a fun idea, I think the trajectory needs to be tweaked. You can buy the 10 oz refill bag for about $3, so you’d be better off at this point spending half the money and tossing the treats to your pup.

 

Posted by: twodogtales | May 17, 2014

Rosslyn Yappy Hour every Friday

The girls and I checked out the new-this-year Rosslyn Yappy Hour at Le Meridien hotel last night. It was a perfect evening with cool temperatures and clear skies.

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The Yappy Hour is held every Friday from 6 to 8 pm on a large terrace overlooking the Potomac and Georgetown skyline. Dogma Bakery supplies free treats, and the Rosslyn BID (business improvement district) has giveaways including waste bags and bone-shaped dispensers.

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Amuse will be serving specialty cocktails and appetizers for pet owners as well as a few treats for our four legged friends.  – See more at: http://www.rosslynva.org/do/yappy-hour#sthash.8fxRfBXt.dpuf

The event is free to attend. Amuse restaurant serves cocktails and appetizers for pet owners as well as a few treats for our four legged friends. The prices are good, an Amstel Light bottle was only $4.40. Other attendees ordered meatballs and salmon burgers (doggie-sized) for their pups.

It was a friendly crowd with a lot of mingling by both owners and pups.

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Tug, a lab mix, decided he’d rather strike a (rather awkward) pose and just chill in an Adirondack chair.

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The views of Georgetown were great. The terrace is on the fourth floor, so you have to take a glass elevator ride up, which was a little concerning for my girls, but they didn’t freak out.

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Titus, a Chow-Golden mix puppy, got (deservedly) a ton of attention.

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I had no problem getting a parking spot on the street around the corner, which was free after 6 pm.

All in all, it was a fun event. After a work week away from your pup, it’s a great way to wind down and welcome the weekend. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Va., was hopping this past weekend, despite intermittent downpours on Saturday. Furry faces of both the two- and four-legged variety were very creative with how they took shelter!

Bear was a great umbrella guard dog.

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Under the picnic table was Chatham’s refuge of choice.

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This merry group of gentlemen went to high ground.

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Sundae hoped a cracker crumb or two might leap off the table.

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And this English Bulldog just joined his humans right on the picnic bench.

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Who could resist that face, anyway?

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