Posted by: twodogtales | November 10, 2010

Get your charity on this weekend

Do you always end up doing all your charitable giving in December, when you’ve just spent a bundle on holiday gifts and your wallet is feeling the pain? Well here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of pets a little earlier this year:

Barkfest & Dog Jog

Franklin Park in Purcellville, Va., is the site of the 2010 Barkfest & Dog Jog on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the event is free and dogs are welcome. Onsite registration for the three mile jog/walk is $25, and begins at 9 a.m., the walk is at 10. There will be pets available for adoption, vendors and demonstrations. The event benefits the Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Call 540 338 5882 for more information. Franklin Park is at 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville, VA 20132

Bark & Wine SPCA Benefit

Since you’ll already be in the far west ‘burbs, you might as well keep going and hit the Bark & Wine SPCA Benefit at Philip Carter Winery in Hume, Va. From 2 to 5 p.m. the dog-friendly winery will have a patio pet parade, gift bags, door prizes, light hors d’oeuvres and a Best Dressed Couple (dog and owner) contest.

$20 at the door and 10% of all wine purchases go to the Fauquier SPCA. To see pictures of the winery, read my post from my visit last month.

Contact the winery at (540) 364-1203 or

Champagne High Tea with Tiffany & Co.

If you don’t feel like venturing outside of the city, the lovely Jefferson Hotel at 16th & M St. NW is hosting an event to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Surrounded by a collection of brilliant Tiffany jewels, attendees will be served tea and champagne, along with delectable finger sandwiches, scones and real clotted cream. You can’t bring your dog, but getting away from slobbery dog-kisses and poop-pickup duty for high tea at The Jefferson is an exquisite afternoon. I can’t imagine having tea anywhere else!

Champagne High Tea with Tiffany & Co. is $300 per person ($245 of that is tax deductible). For questions or reservations contact Renee Smith at or (202) 375-7746. Valet parking. The Jefferson is at 1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC.

Catsino Night & Silent Auction

The historic and no-longer-in-use old lobby terminal Reagan National Airport is the site of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s annual Catsino Night & Silent Auction on Sat., Nov. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. 

There is live music, an awesome selection of items in the silent auction, great food from Lebanese Taverna, a martini bar, and blackjack, craps, poker and other gambling games–without the pain of losing real money!

Attire is festive or 40’s-themed. Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple, and can be ordered online. For more information or make a reservation by phone, contact 703-931-9241, ext. 216 or


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