Posted by: twodogtales | October 26, 2017

5 fun things to do with your dog this weekend

Halloween weekend is always full of fun, dog-friendly events and this year is no exception.

While our dogs may not think dressing them up like vegetables, pirates, spiders or bunnies is “fun,” we sure do!

IMG_4730GRREAT 3K Walk. On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 am the parking lot behind Weber’s Pet Supermarket in Fairfax will start filling up with blondes and redheads of the canine variety for Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training’s annual fundraising walk. The walk starts at 10 am and winds through a residential neighborhood and park paths. Your can still register online for $25 or onsite. Participants get a t-shirt, and refreshments are served at the end.

Spooky Paws Stroll & Costume Contest. Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Market Common in Clarendon will play host to furry witches, ghosts and more for a family-friendly Halloween dog walk with trick-or-treating at participating businesses followed by a dog costume contest. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to Doorways for Women and Families and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Register online.

Chatham Easter BunnyPaws in the Park Festival. Head to Montgomery Park in North Old Town, Alexandria on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for pumpkin painting, a doggie and kiddie costume parade, paw reading, K9 games, a Frisbee dash, and a charity raffle. It’s presented by Fetch Pet Care, and proceeds from the $10 admission (kids 12 and under are free) go to  the Lost Dog Foundation and King Street Cats.  

Vineyard Trails & Tails 5k Run & Family Fun Walk. Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10:00 am at  Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Va. Join WAAAG Animal Rescue for a gorgeous run or walk through the vineyards followed by a dog costume contest and a wine or beer tasting (for adult humans, only). Early bird online registration is closed, but you can sign up onsite for $35.

Dogma’s Shirlington Village Trick or Treat. Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Start at Dogma Bakery, pay a $12 donation to get a map, then visit the participating shops and restaurants at The Village at Shirlington to pick up treats for you and your pet! Proceeds benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

 

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