Posted by: twodogtales | May 31, 2011

Del Ray ‘Dog Days of Summer’ June 2 and weekend events

First Thursday ‘Dog Days of Summer’

This Thursday,  June 2, the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria holds its monthly First Thursday celebration, and the theme is  the Dog Days of Summer. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., there will be dog-friendly activities and special promotions by local businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Hosted by the Del Ray Business Association, and sponsored by Your Dog’s Best Friends, the featured charity is the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The League will be set up at Mt. Vernon and E. Oxford Avenues with staff and adoptable animals.

Pet photographer Jeanne Taylor will be taking picutres of dogs outside of A Show of Hands that will be available for sale.

Lucky Dog ‘barkyard’ BBQ

Celebrate Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s 2nd anniversary with a big  outdoor celebration in a dog-friendly park in Potomac, Md., on Saturday, June 4  from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There will be food, a doggie treat bar from Dogma Bakery in Arlington, face  painting, doggie games, a raffle and a silent auction with items including yoga  classes, weekend get-aways, doggie gift baskets and more. Dogs can romp in the 1  1/2 acre fully fenced backyard.

The park is next to Great Falls Park and is located at 8601 Falls Rd. Potomac  MD 20854.

Tickets in advance: $25 per person or $55 a family (up to 4 people) in  advance. More information and tickets are available on Lucky Dog’s website.

Bark Ball

Don’t forget, the Washington Humane Society’s Bark Ball is this weekend as well, on Saturday, June 4, at the Washington Hilton. Read more about it in my May 22 post.

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