Posted by: twodogtales | April 18, 2011

Dog events across the river April 23

Grab your dog and your sense of adventure to enjoy two dog-friendly events in Maryland this weekend!

Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Fest

Partnering with the City of Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County Humane Society hopes to raise $25,000 with its annual charity dog walk–one of the largest in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This year’s event is in a new location, Bohrer Park at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg.

From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., there will be family-friendly pet games, demonstrations, a “flealess” market for pet-product vendors, food, music, prizes, raffles, and rescue groups.  

NBC channel 4 reporter Jackie Bensen and 97.1 WASH FM mid-day host Maureen McLain will lead the one-mile walk.

Prizes will be awarded to the top online fundraisers. Online registration is $20 for an individual, $35 per family.

Registrants are encouraged to create a personalized fundraising page with photos, a message and a personal fundraising goal, then send the link out in order to get pledges.

Contact or 240.483.2846 with questions.


Dogs Day of April at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard welcomes two- and four-legged visitors on April 23 for the “Dog Days of April.” Visitors can bring their dog, taste wines, and learn something about their pooch pal at the same time.  

The first in a series featuring a different dog-related topic each month, this month focuses on “The Wonderful/Woeful World of Spring Allergies.”

Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Walcoff of Bennett Creek Animal Hospital in Clarksburg, Md., will discuss who is at risk, when and what the signs are, how to manage or cure allergies, and more.

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the upper patio will be open as a dog park, and there will be live music from Mike Bowers from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is the closest winery to Washington, D.C. and the only vineyard in Montgomery County. The 92-acre farm is located 25 minutes from the Capital Beltway at at 18125 Comus Road, just before the entrance to Sugarloaf Mountain. Call 301-605-0130 for more information.


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