Posted by: twodogtales | March 6, 2016

We made some noise…and some toys!

I went to the NOVADog magazine toy making class at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington today, and had a blast. Not only did I make some fun toys for the shelter dogs, I had a great time chatting away with the other dog-lovers, some who came from as far away as Round Hill and even Charlottesville! Seemed like everyone else was sharing stories of their beloved fur-babies, too.


Each participant selects two tennis balls, two empty water bottles, and two t-shirts from a pile. Then, the instructor guided us through the process of making safe dog toys with the materials, while also talking about dog safety in general.


Most of the class attendees had two or more dogs, and many were also involved in rescue organizations. I sat next to a vet who owns a mobile pet office, Critterfixer’s Mobile Veterinary Care. Her insights were a great addition to the discussions on what to do if your dog eats something they shouldn’t!

The hour and a half flew by, and at the end, we each had two toys using the water bottles and socks and two made with tennis balls and t-shirts.


Then, we got to go see the shelter animals. This little cutie, a Chihuahua mix, is available for adoption! She’s got the best personality, with a turbo-charged tail! Her name is Alexis, and she’s just 10 months old.





  1. Oh, I wish I could have come to this. Please announce if they do this again. Thank you for what you do! Namaste, Suzanne

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