Posted by: twodogtales | September 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Shirlington dog park memorial

For regulars at the Shirlington Dog Park, Keith Fred and his dog Daphne making their rounds emptying waste bins and filling bag dispensers was a common sight. Keith has been leading the effort to beautify and protect the dog park for many years, and was honored for his work in 2013 with a Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award.

His Lab-mix Daphne was always a few steps behind him, even as her health failed. Sadly, Keith lost her at the age of 16 earlier this year.

A memorial plaque and tree were recently installed to honor Daphne’s faithful companionship.

RIP, Daphne.





Posted by: twodogtales | September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: pooch paddle!

Cute pic from last Sunday’s Pooch Paddle that I organize for my condo pool. On the last day of the pool season, before they close and drain it for winter, we invite all the residents to bring their dog over for a swim! We also collected more than $175 in donations for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.



Posted by: twodogtales | September 15, 2014

Downward dog…with your dog!

Everyone who feels guilty for leaving your pup behind while you hit the gym, Suzanne Morgan Yoga has the solution! On Saturday, Sept. 27, she’ll be holding a Yoga for Your Dog Workshop at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington from 11:00 am to noon.

Suzanne and her Whippet, Olivia, will teach you ways to connect with your fur-child/best friend while taming your energy and learning to read your dog’s body language.

Now, I can’t say there won’t be a lot of laughs, too, check out this compilation video of “pets interrupting yoga” from YouTube (make sure to catch the woman in a yellow sweater at about 2:25 trying to do a handstand, hilarious!):


The fee is $30 per DOG (their people, however many, are free) for early-bird registration by Sept. 19. After that, if there’s space left (limited to 15 dogs) registration increases to $35. Sign up early using PayPal, Suzanne only holds this workshop a few times a year.

If you’re interested in yoga without your dog, I’ve gone to a bunch of her classes and she’s great. You don’t get the same poses/workout each time, so no boring repetitiveness, and people of every skill level can participate. She has a Groupon for new students, just $19 for five classes or $35 for 10.








Posted by: twodogtales | September 11, 2014

Georgia found!

Sorry it’s been a while, I’ve been on the road for fun and work, but I wanted to share the news that Georgia was found! She’s the Coonhound rescue that belongs to two of my coworkers, and ran away from her pet walker on July 30 in NW DC.

Here she is just after being reunited with her family (and yes, I believe those ARE camo Crocs her dad is sporting. Ouch.):

georgia home

She was found in a cemetery nearly 3 1/2 weeks after she escaped! It just goes to show, never give up hope. Her owners employed every resource they could, papering neighborhoods with flyers, enlisting a scent dog to track her movements, and sharing her story on Facebook.

So happy for you all! Welcome home, Georgia girl!


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!













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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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!















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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