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A-Z Directory of Products & Services For Everything Pets in Northern Virginia

PET LOVERS COMPANION

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Contents

Features 16 Dog Park Safety 18 U  nderstanding Pack Behavior in Your Small Dog 22 A  n Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine

26 A  nxiety and Veterinary Visits 28  Pet Dental Care 31  Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?


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PET LOVERS COMPANION In Every Issue

P. O. Box 239, Mount Vernon, VA 22121 Phone: 703.780.4400 Email: support@petloverscompanion.com www.petloverscompanion.com

6 Important Phone Numbers

President & Publisher Angela Hazuda Meyers

7 From the Publisher

Managing Editor Archana Asokan

8 Social Scenes 12 Upcoming Events 24 Pet Sitter Locator Grid 32 A to Z Listings Directory 37 Dog Parks 38 Pet Friendly Apartments 39 Pet Friendly Hotels 40 Non-Profit Listings 44 Dog Breed Rescues 47 Clubs

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Copyright 2017 343 Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Pet Lovers Companion assumes no responsibility or liability for errors and omissions occurring in the community information pages of this directory and will not be responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. The publisher does not and cannot guarantee the correctness of all information that is available, and errors will be corrected in subsequent issues if reported by letter to the company. Advertisements, listings, and information contained in this directory are provided solely by those advertising herein, who carry full responsibility for their content.


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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Emergency Animal Hospitals

LifeCentre Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care, The

165 Fort Evans Road, N.E., Leesburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-831-6296

Animal Control & Animal Shelters Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfax City Animal Control, 3730 Old Lee Highway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfax County Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falls Church Animal Control, 300 Park Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fauquier County SPCA, 9350 Rogues Road, Casanova. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loudoun County Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manassas Animal Adoption Center, 10039 Dean Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manassas Animal Control Services, 10039 Dean Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manassas Park Animal Control, 329 Manassas Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince William County Animal Shelter, 14807 Bristow Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vienna City Animal Control, 215 Center Street South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

703-838-4774 703-931-9241 703-385-7924 703-830-1100 703-248-5172 540-788-9000 540-898-1500 703-777-0406 703-257-2420 703-257-8009 703-361-1136 703-792-6465 703-255-6377

Emergency Animal Care Planning

RedRover Responders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 916-429-2457 (a volunteer service for rescuing animals in major disaster areas)

Injured Wildlife

Wildlife Rescue League, www.wildliferescueleague.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hotline 703-440-0800 Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-367-1000

Poison Control

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-426-4435 (A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900-443-0000

Crisis can strike at any time on any day. The Life Center is one of the top rated emergency facilities in the region, offering immediate treatment and utilizing the latest equipment and diagnostics for your pet’s life-threatening situations. If your pet has an emergency or has special needs make sure you visit an emergency facility.


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From the Publisher Hello Pet Lovers, I am so excited to bring you the next edition of the Northern Virginia Pet Lovers Companion. It is once again an outstanding educational, comprehensive resource for pet lovers in NOVA thanks to the amazing Pet Lovers Companion team! You are going to love this edition and use it all year long. Over the past year, the pets on our home have enjoyed another year of love and fun. We have grown by 2 hamsters that dart around the floor in their racers, the bunnies love it when they get some time outdoors to explore and Maggie, the herder, keeps us all safe under her wing. I’d love to hear your stories about your fur family so please send them over and share. Thank you for your continued support. I would absolutely love to hear from you about what you would like to see included next year and what you found most useful. As always, there are some great articles within the pages you are about to explore and some fantastic resources for your use. Please let the establishments you frequent know that you heard about them in the Pet Lovers Companion so we can continue to grow and develop our community. Our Facebook page and newsletters have been growing and growing. Be the first to know about the giveaways and contests we hold and also learn about fun events in your area. It’s an active way to engage with us and other pet lovers – and it’s quick and easy to do, Like us today AND become a regular visitor! https://www.facebook.com/ PetLoversCompanion and if you are a dog-lover, like NOVADog’s page too: https://www.facebook. com/novadog.

The Northern Virginia Pet Lovers Companion is part of a larger family of DC Metro pet publications. Take time to look for the Maryland/ DC Pet Lovers Companion or the quarterly NOVADog Magazine (novadogmagazine.com). They are both wonderful resources for all of your pet needs. Our family of publications works tirelessly to provide educational resources, support non-profits and animal welfare organizations to improve the lives of abused and homeless animals and provide you information on the fun and charitable events to attend that support our mission of helping area animals. There are so many opportunities to engage and so many wonderful events coming up; I hope to meet you at an upcoming event. Angela Hazuda Meyers Publisher and President, NOVADog Magazine & Pet Lovers Companion ahazuda@yahoo.com


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SOCIAL SCENE

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: The Fun Dog Show on March 4, 2017 at Market Square, and Howl-O-Ween, at the Hotel Monaco on October 26, 2016.


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Taste of Arlington: Pups loving the BarkPark at Taste of Arlington festival in Ballston

PWCDogs - Pictures from Prince William County Dogs Dog Walk and Photos with Santa

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SOCIAL SCENE Dog Days Blooms Festival: Appalachian Air Canines competitions at the Blooms Festival at Great Country farms. Photo credit to Wayne Ramsay.

Loudoun County Animal Services: a collection of pictures from various pet events—Home for the Holidays Adoption Event, Low Cost Rabies Clinic, Career Day Education Event, Mobile Adoptions, Hawk Rescue, Barn Cat Adoption Program.


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GoodDogz.org: Everyone enjoying a great time at Reston Pet Fiesta


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GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

http://m.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/info/special-ticket-pups-park Pups in the Park Games Reds: Sun, Jun 25 @1:35 PM EDT Phillies:Thu, Sep 7 @7:05 PM EDT Pirates: Sat, Sep 30 @7:05 PM EDT

Upcoming Events June 29 - Sept. 28 - Pups on the Patio,

July 12 - Pet Loss Support, 7:00 pm - 8:30

4 to 7 p.m. at Silver at 7150 Woodmont Ave. in Bethesda. Silver’s happy hour features more than 30 items priced at five dollars. In addition, there will be drink specials and surprises for the pups attending. For more information, visitwww. eatatsilver.com or their facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/eatatsilver.

pm at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, VA 22206. Our pets are important members of the family. For a pet caregiver, the loss of a companion animal can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. When we lose a beloved friend, it often helps by sharing our feelings with others who have also experienced a similar loss. Find out more at https:// www.awla.org/event/pet-loss-support-3/

July 8 - The 13th annual “Horse and Hound” Wine Festival,11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on at Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery in Bedford, VA, US. Admission is Tasters $20-Gen. Adm. $15-Child & Dog $5. Advance Tickets; Tasters $15-Gen. Adm. $12-Child & Dog. Contact 540-586-3707 or danny@iwineu.com for more information.

July 15, 2017 and October 14 - Kitten Yoga, 3:00 PM -4:00 PM & 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Humane Rescue Alliance, 15 Oglethorpe St NW, Washington, DC. Reserve Your Spot Today! Join Yoga Heights at the Humane Rescue Alliance on Saturday, July 15 for a yoga class like


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none other! Adoptable kittens will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. Two sessions are available, either 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 4:15 PM - 5:15. More details at www.humanerescuealliance.org/special-events

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July 17, August 21, September 18 - Cantina Marina Yappy Hour, every 3rd Monday

St, NEWashington, DC. One Eight Distilling and AGoldPhoto Pet Photography are teaming up to raise money for the Humane Rescue Alliance on Saturday, August, 19th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Book a photo shoot for your pet for $150 and 50% of proceeds will be donated to Humane Rescue Alliance. Reserve your spot now! More details at www.humanerescuealliance.org/specialevents

of the month from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 600 Water St. SW. Washington, DC 20024. Join in at Cantina Marina on the 3rd Monday night from May through September for a yappy hour benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance. Additional dates can be found at www.cantinamarina.com

July 28 - Kitten Yoga, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive , Arlington, VA 22206. Join AWLA and yoga instructor Beth A Wolfe for Kitten Yoga! This is an all-level, mellow, yoga practice for people ages 10 and older. (Children under 15 MUST practice ALONG with an adult.) BYO yoga mat, AWLA will provide the kittens! Find out more at https:// www.awla.org/event/kitten-yoga-4/

August 3 - Dog Days of Summer Yappy Hour, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Sudhouse DC, 1340 U St. NW. The “dog days of summer” are fast approaching -- the sticky nights when you just want to cool off with loved ones, both two- and four-legged. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Nardi Media is hosting a yappy hour and silent auction at Sudhouse DC to benefit the HRA.  More details at www.humanerescuealliance.org/ special-events

Aug 18- Bark in the Park. Winston-Salem Dash. Bring your favorite 4-legged P-Nats fan out to the ballpark! All dogs are welcome to enjoy the game with their owners! Dogs (and owners) are

August 19 - AGoldPhoto Pet Photography Fundraiser, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at1135 Okie

August 24 - Yappy Hour: Redwood, 6-9 p.m. at Redwood Restaurant 1721 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda. Food and drinks, raffle prizes, music and fun! 10% of food and beverage purchases donated to MCHS. Leashed and wellbehaved dogs are welcome guests.Admission: $15/person, $25/couple at the door. More details at http://www.mchumane.org/support/events/ redwood-yappy-hour/

August 27 - Wags ‘n’ Whiskers. Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for all ages in The Village at Shirlington, 2700 S Quincy St. Arlington, VA. http://villageatshirlington.com/ events/upcoming-events/wags-n-whiskers/

September 10 - Corks & Canines, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM at Canal Park 200 M Street SE Washington, DC. Grab your pooch, a few friends, and come on out for a pop-up wine garden + brunch experience. Join this new Sunday summertime tradition. No pup? The Humane Rescue Alliance will be on hand with adoptable dogs you can rescue and give a fur-ever home—grab your tickets today! www. humanerescuealliance.org/special-events


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Upcoming Events September 17 - The Black Dog General Store, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at 141 Waterfront St.,

October - Bark or Treat Halloween Canine Cruise. Come out and join the Potomoc

National Harbor, MD. Join the Humane Rescue Alliance’s adoptable dogs when they visit The Black Dog General Store located on Waterfront Street on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 12-3PM. In addition, 20% of dog products sold in the month of September, as well as 10% of sales the day of the event, will be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance. More details at www. humanerescuealliance.org/special-events

Riverboat Company,for a local favorite with or without a four legged friend for this hour long cruise of Alexandria’s Seaport. Dogs ride free, Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash at all times, Advance tickets highly recommended. https:// www.potomacriverboatco.com/sightseeing-tours/ canine-cruise/

Sept. 23: GlowDogGlow: 7:30PM, You’ve never seen a 5K as bright and furry as this. At every turn, you’ll find a new reason to keep your feet (or paws) moving forward. Cool, interactive glow stations light up the night. As you head to the finish line, you’ll pass through a 100-foot Black Night Barn and move to the grand finale: the Tunnel of Lights. Register Today: http://www. novadogmagazine.com/events/.

Sept. 23: Barktoberfest: 10:30AM10:30PM, Join fellow animal lovers at Loudoun County Fairgrounds as Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) hosts Barktoberfest. Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! Listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations, participate in the GlowDOGGlow Walk and Race and much more—all to rescue and find “forever” homes for homeless animals. www.barktoberfest.org

September 23 - 5th Annual Bark, Wag & Wine, 12pm to 4pm on at Hiddencroft Vineyards in Lovettsville, VA, US. Admission is $25 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. More details at www.barkwagwine.com.

October: AWLAs Howl-O-Ween: This year the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is taking a long-standing Old Town tradition and kicking it up a notch! In addition to the pet costume competition, AWLA is planning to expand this event to include Alexandria businesses and organizations for trick-or-treating and family-based activities for all to enjoy! Plan on adding this event to your fall festivities schedule: you won’t want to miss it! October 14th - PetOberfest at Stonebridge from 11am - 4pm. FREE Pet and Family Friendly Activities:Pet Oriented Exhibitors, Pet Rescues & Adoptions, Pet Parade & Costume Contest, Children’s Entertainment, Pet Photos, Prizes, discounts and more! More details at www. sptcpetoberfest.com

October 21 - Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Casino Night at Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.

Save the dates for 2018 March 2018 - Ballyshaner’s Fun Dog Show and St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 2018 - Super Pet Expo


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Dog Park Safety By Jessica Ward, Operations Manager of The Board Hound.

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here are many benefits to having access to dog parks. In densely populated areas with heavy traffic and leash laws, it can be difficult to stimulate your dog’s need for safe socialization and exercise. Dog parks give us and our dogs the freedom to run, play, and socialize off-leash in a safe and secure place. However, not all dog parks are equal, and not all dogs do well at every park. There are key aspects to examine before determining if a dog park is the best place for your pup. Cleanliness: All dog parks should have dog waste bags and trashcans for owners to clean up after their dog. If these supplies are not provided, please bring your own and encourage other owners to clean up as well. Drinking water: A good dog park will have a water source with clean bowls. If the water is frequently dirty or inadequate, it is recommend-

ed to bring your own water and collapsible bowl. If it is a shared water source, it is recommended that your change the water out before your dog drinks from it. Shared water and dirty water can spread illnesses and bacteria. Also, be sure that your dog does not drink out of standing water like puddles and ponds. Shade: It is very important that in the warmer months that there are accessible shaded areas for dogs to rest if they begin to overheat. Size & Crowd: A dog park that is too large, can pose unforeseen problems if your dog wanders too far from you. It is recommended that you can spot your dog quickly in an emergency. Furthermore, a park that is too small can cause problems between dogs that cannot move away from each other easily. If a dog park has too many dogs in a small space, that can create a targeting environment. Dogs need to be able


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to walk away in situations that make them uncomfortable. If they are not able to move away effectively, it can cause altercations between dogs. Behavior: Pay attention to the environment in the park before you take your dog inside. Be aware of other dogs behaving inappropriately or strangely. If you notice anything that seems like it could be a problem, it might be best to avoid the situation, or at least be extra aware while you are there. Also, if your dog’s behavior changes and they are displaying fearful, agitated, or even aggressive behaviors, it might be best to leave the dog park.

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Security: You want to make sure that all fences are secure and maintained. Also, be sure that all gates are double gated to reduce the chance of any dogs escaping. Small dog areas: If your dog is under 20 lbs. it would be wise to find a park that has a separate small dog area. If your small pup enjoys playing with bigger dogs, that’s great! However, not all big dogs do well with little ones. Keep in mind that some dogs and breeds have a tendency for pray drive. It would be a good idea to visually survey the park for potential issues and ask owners if their dogs will be okay with your little guy present. Not all dog parks are going to meet the needs for every dog or dog owner. If you frequent one specific dog park, and consistently run into problems, it might be time for a change in routine. If you have easy access to multiple dog parks, try out a few of them at different times of the day to find the best one for your dog. It is important that we listen to our dogs. Just because a dog park seems great to us as humans doesn’t mean your dog is always going to feel the same. When you find the right one, you will know it.

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Understanding Pack Behavior in Your Small Dog By Julie Ruggles, Julie’s Pooch Pad

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e’ve all done it. Referred to our little dogs as our “furry children”. After all, our pets want to be and should be a part of our families. We treat them like babies, dress them, dote on them, and give them endless love and attention. This must be what they want. Unfortunately, dogs can’t tell us differently and don’t come with instruction manuals. So how do we know what they really want? The fact is, our dogs really don’t want to be treated as furry children. They are not humans: they are descendants of wolves. In fact, scientific studies have proven that domestic dogs are 99.9% genetically identical to the gray wolf. Pack instincts, being survival behaviors, are too deeply rooted in the primitive brain to prevent them from passing on. It is obvious that dogs are social animals and

want to feel a part of our family “pack”. So, how are their needs different from humans? As pack animals, dogs feel most comfortable in a well-defined social structure where they each know their place in a hierarchy. They express these tendencies with both their human pack and in groups of dogs. Dogs in a human pack must always be subordinate. As a dog owner, it is imperative to establish yourself as the clear Pack Leader. Dogs look to us to define which behaviors are acceptable and which aren’t so they can please us. Being subordinate to their humans allows them to feel protected, accepted and guided. It is up to us to communicate both allowed and unwanted behaviors to them. And, there must be consequences for violating the rules. Each time a member of our pack is allowed


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to misbehave with no consequences from the Pack Leader, the more trust in his leadership is lost. When we don’t honor these needs, a dog suffers from extreme confusion, frustration and feelings of instability. If there is no clear leader, he may feel his very survival is threatened, and will feel compelled to fill the void and become Pack Leader. Once your dog feels he is Pack Leader, be prepared for many adverse consequences: misbehavior, disobedience and signs of disrespect. This situation should be avoided at all costs.

Dogs use eye contact to demonstrate dominance. • He bares his teeth and/or growls at you; This is the ultimate disrespect. Such behavior should never be tolerated. If your dog exhibits these signs, how do you take back control and establish yourself as Pack Leader? Here are some Do’s and Don’ts. Do’s:

How do you know if your dog has taken on the leadership role?

Lead through example. Do what pack leaders do: eat first, take the best sleeping spots, go through a doorway first, and “move” a dog out of your way instead of walking around or stepping over him.

If your dog exhibits any of these classic behaviors, he is the Pack Leader of your family: (Use of the male pronoun is for simplicity, refers to both genders).

Be calm and assertive. Adopt a dominant posture, energy, attitude and tone of voice. Showing leadership is as much an attitude as it is a set of behaviors.

• He races out of doors and doorways ahead of you. • He completely ignores your commands. • He gives you a blank stare or walks away when you call his name. • He humps you or your guests. • He demands your constant attention through nudges, leaning on you, sitting on your foot or whining • He barks excessively, especially if you leave the house (since no one leaves the Pack Leader!) • He lacks respect for your territory: He refuses to move out of your way. He gets on furniture or the bed (your territory) without permission. • He lacks respect for your personal space: he walks on top of you, gets too close, gets between you and another person. • He stares at you and won’t avert his eyes.

Let your dog know what he can and cannot do. Use “corrections” to discourage bad behaviors. Catch him in the act, then give a one word stern command or do a quick pull on his leash. The point is to startle him, then re-direct his behavior. You can also try techniques used by wolf packs to communicate in your dog’s language. The alpha female placed unruly pups on their backs and held them until they stopped resisting to force them to realize they are subordinate. Don’ts: Never get angry, yell or hit your dog. This will only scare him. Don’t use sentences to correct him. The point is to get his attention, not have a conversation with him. Becoming Pack Leader is neither an immediate nor a simple process. You have to prove yourself and earn the respect and trust of your dog. You also have to “unteach” his bad behav-


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An Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine By Jordan Kocen, DVM, MS, CVA, Veterinary Holistic Center

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olistic Medicine” has come to mean any of the non-conventional medical systems. Alternative and Complementary are also terms that are used to describe these medical therapies. At this time all nutritional supplement tends to be classified as Holistic and it is assumed that a “Holistic” practitioner is familiar with all of the different medical systems and products available to the general public. The multitude of supplements flooding the market make it almost impossible for anyone to be familiar with all of the products. The term “Holistic Medicine” doesn’t refer to any particular therapy; it is more a way of looking at the case. Holistic, in its broadest sense, means that all of the symptoms are taken into account in the case evaluation. This includes mental, physical and emotional symptoms. The entire symptom picture is recognized as inter-related, that is, the whole animal is considered. Examples of therapies that fall under the Holistic umbrella include Acupuncture, Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic and Homeopathy.

By their very nature these therapies tend to be “Holistic”. They focus on evaluating the entire patient. They work by stimulating the immune system and the medications used are usually of a non-synthetic or unrefined nature as opposed to modern drug therapies. Many Holistic practitioners focus on preventive strategies as well as working on current problems. Issues that come up are diet, vaccination protocols and lifestyle. Some of these new therapies may be applied in a very “conventional” way, but the results are much more significant if the principles of a Holistic approach are also applied to the case. In my experience all theories are just a way to explain observed phenomenon. And different approaches are not necessarily mutually exclusive. It is important to understand the strength and weakness of each approach so you can determine what the most appropriate therapy is for any given situation. Holistic Therapies tend to all have several things in common that differentiate them from conventional medical therapy.


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Self healing A concept common to alternative therapies is that the individual has the ability to heal themselves and so therapy should be directed at aiding that process. Therefore the doctor does not cause the healing to occur; they only facilitate the process. The more options the doctor has available to offer the patient, the more efficient the doctor can be at affecting the curative process. Symptoms Health is not the absence of symptoms, but the absence of disease. Many approaches view symptoms in quite a different way than we do in Western medicine. Symptoms are created by the body when it is in the process of trying to reestablish a state a health. We all recognize that a fever, for example, is a positive process when a microbial invader is present. The elevated body temperature will have a negative effect on the organism and help to activate the host immune system. A prolonged fever, however, can create problems of its own. The conventional approach is to stop the process, that is, give a medi-

cine to bring down the fever. This action will unfortunately shut down the healing process and prevent the individual from being able to rid itself of the pathogen. The holistic approach is to try to figure out why the body was unable to finish the healing process on its own and help it to do so. In chronic disease situations this approach can often take longer than the conventional approach, but the individual will be healthier for finishing the process on its own. It has “learned” how to effect a curative reaction from start to finish. Our knowledge of the details of healing are not yet complete, so the attempt to micromanage the process tends to perpetuate the state of ill-health and although those particular symptoms may be resolved the individual tends to continue to have problems that recur or manifest elsewhere. This is not another disease, just another manifestation of the state of ill-health. The individual often presents with acute symptoms that are not a disease itself, but simply an acute manifestation of a chronic disease state. That is, the individual is never well, they

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Anxiety and Veterinary Visits By Rachel Ray, Caring Hands Animal Hospital

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care team should be able to identify these signs to be able to cater to the pet’s emotions and provide them with appropriate coping mechanisms. Signs of anxiety in dogs include: • Panting, whining, trembling, pacing • Shedding, self-grooming • Yawning, licking lips, drooling • Hiding, freezing, cowering • Difficulty getting pet in car Signs of anxiety in cats include: • Clinging to their pet parent • Avoiding eye contact, cowering • Hissing, growling, vocalization • Ears lower or flattened • Difficulty getting cat in carrier Now that we know what to look for, we can create environments both at home and at the animal hospital that encourage a low-stress visit.


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hile I am not a Buddhist, I often tell my clients that if I did believe in reincarnation I would want to come back as one of their pets. The amount of care, compassion, and dedication my clients show to their pets is unmatched as they treat their furkids as part of the family. Yet even with this care and love displayed, one of the most common medical problems I still face in my veterinary practice is dental disease. It is estimated by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) that by the age of three, the vast majority of dogs and cats have evidence of periodontal disease that will generally worsen with age without intervention. Dental disease can be both a sign of, and a cause of disease elsewhere in the body. When I visit the dentist for my bi-annual cleanings, the dental hygienist who scolds me for not flossing enough reminds me to think of flossing your heart when you are flossing your teeth. Her point is that dental disease can lead to infection elsewhere in the body including the heart, kidneys, bladder, and liver. Thus, it is of vital importance for people and their pets to prioritize their dental health. Dental care is generally divided into two categories, home care and professional dental cleanings. Home care can make a significant difference in the progression of dental disease. Dental disease is often a function of diet, mouth conformation, a pet’s immune system, and preventative measures taken or lack thereof. The gold standard for pets as it is with people is daily teeth brushing. Full disclosure: I do not brush my pets teeth with consistency and I would feel like a hypocrite if I chastised my clients who do not manage daily teeth brushings on their pets either. There are, however, other products that can be used that benefit oral health. Additives to water that often contain chlorhexiderm will disinfect bacteria in the mouth when they drink. There

are diets and chews that also help remove plaque through mechanical and chemical means. Additionally, there are probiotics which contribute to oral hygiene. It is vital to discuss home care with your veterinarian so that he or she can help you tailor an individual home dental care plan suitable and realistic for you and your pet’s lifestyle. Even with the best home care, professional dental cleanings are generally necessary during the life of a pet. The major difference between human and veterinary dental care is the requirement of general anesthesia for pets While there are groomers and other individuals who will offer “dental cleanings” without general anesthesia, the AVMA recognizes the medical necessity of cleaning below the gum line to combat periodontal disease which is not possible in an awake pet. Consequently, the AVMA does not recommend or encourage dental cleanings without the use of general anesthesia. As with all anesthetic procedures, ask questions about who will be performing the procedure, what type of monitoring


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Ruff House Dog Training www.ruffhdt.com

103 Bellingham Dr., Stafford..........................904-595-7438

www.HeavenlyDays.com

3051-B Thurston Rd., Urbana, MD..................240-699-0034

Sunset Pet Services

www.SunsetPetServices.com

5521 Vine Street, Alexandria..........................703-971-4120

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A to Z LISTINGS - Products & Services Dog Walking Services Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

Walking the Dogs, LLC

www.WalkingDogsVA.com

Felicia@walkingdogsva.com Serving Annandale, Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, and Springfield..............................................703-473-9768

Emergency Animal Hospitals Leesburg

The LifeCentre

Redefining Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care www.TLCvets.com 165 Fort Evans Road, NE.................................703-777-5755

Food

Pet Sitting Services

Mobile Veterinary Services NoVa Mobile Vet

www.novamobilevet.com

8390 Terminal Road Suite E, Lorton............ 1-866-946-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Pet Photographer Artful Paws Photography

www.artfulpawsphotography.com

4826 Piney Branch Rd., Fairfax.......................301-252-2977 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Pet Sitting Services At Home Cat Care

www.athomecatcare.biz

ann@athomecatcare.biz................................703-820-8156 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

AuPurr Cat Care

www.aupurr.com

Whole Dogz

info@aupurr.com ..........................................703-203-4930

4748 Eisenhower Ave.........................703-751-DOGZ (3649)

Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.wholedogz.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3

Grooming Whole Dogz

www.wholedogz.com

4748 Eisenhower Ave.,...................................202-236-2387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3

Laser Surgery/Therapy Caring Hands Animal Hospital

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

Julie’s Pooch Pad

www.juliespoochpad.com

Vienna, VA......................................................703-820-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21

Sit-A-Pet

www.sitapet.com

Established 1980............................................703-243-3311 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 31

www.caringhandsvet.com

295 S. Van Dorn St, Alexandria.......................703-778-2500 2955C South Glebe Road, Arlington...............703-535-3100 2601-A Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon .............571.777.0100 8100B Arlington Boulevard, Merrifield........... 703.942.8800 43300 Southern Walk Plaza, #124, Ashburn...703-726-0446 5659 Stone Road, Centreville.........................703-830-5700 12733 Braemar Village Plaza,Bristow.............703-368-7300 825-H Rockville Pike, Rockville, .................... 240-205-8300 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

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Veterinarians by Specialty

Therapy Pets Fairfax Pets on Wheels www.fpow.org

Fairfax............................................................703-324-5406 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 30

Trap, Neuter, Return Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.

www.saveacat.org

Serving cats in VA, DC, MD..............................301-277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Veterinarians by Name Dr. Dove

at Companion Animal Clinic of Gainesville www.companionanimalclinicva.com

14760 Lee Hwy, Gainesville............................703-754-8387

Cheema, Sandeep S., DVM Cheema, Randip, DVM

at Potomac Valley Veterinary Hospital www.PVVH.com

9555 Braddock Road, Fairfax..........................703-425-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 29

Veterinarians by Specialty Laser Therapy

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

295 S. Van Dorn St, Alexandria.......................703-778-2500 2955C South Glebe Road, Arlington...............703-535-3100 2601-A Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon .............571.777.0100 8100B Arlington Boulevard, Merrifield........... 703.942.8800 43300 Southern Walk Plaza, #124, Ashburn...703-726-0446 5659 Stone Road, Centreville.........................703-830-5700 12733 Braemar Village Plaza,Bristow.............703-368-7300 825-H Rockville Pike, Rockville, .................... 240-205-8300 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

Holistic

Veterinary Holistic Center www.vhcnova.com

7950 Woodruff Ct, Suite 1, Springfield.............................703-662-4494

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Surgery & Rehabilitative Medicine

Veterinary Surgical Centers

www.veterinarysurgicalcenters.com

Vienna...................................................................................... 703-242-6000 Leesburg.................................................................................. 703-771-2100 Winchester............................................................................... 540-450-0177

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3

Veterinary Services Dentistry

Hollin Hall Animal Hospital

Emily Fanton, D.V.M Holly Gill, D.V.M Ami Krasner, D.V.M Jacqueline Stock, D.V.M Jessica Sands, D.V.M Julie Welebir, D.V.M www.hollinhallanimalhospital.com

7930 Fort Hunt Road......................................703-660-0044 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

House Calls

NoVa Mobile Vet

www.novamobilevet.com

8390 Terminal Road Suite E, Lorton............ 1-866-946-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Laser Surgery

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

295 S. Van Dorn St, Alexandria.......................703-778-2500 2955C South Glebe Road, Arlington...............703-535-3100 2601-A Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon .............571.777.0100 8100B Arlington Boulevard, Merrifield........... 703.942.8800 43300 Southern Walk Plaza, #124, Ashburn...703-726-0446 5659 Stone Road, Centreville.........................703-830-5700 12733 Braemar Village Plaza,Bristow.............703-368-7300 825-H Rockville Pike, Rockville, .................... 240-205-8300 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

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hese parks provide a wonderful opportunity for dogs to exercise and socialize with other canines. Some dog parks are private and for members only with fees and strict enforcement of park rules. Private parks are rare. Parks are public. They are the result of grassroots movements and rely largely on users to adhere to rules, clean up after the dogs, and keep the peace by removing aggressive animals. Without the screening required by private parks, there is no way of knowing if all public park participants are properly socialized and are current on vaccinations. Most parks operate smoothly. Some parks provide space for dogs to run off leash while others set the stage for positive interaction among pets and people. Note: Some parks may not be completely fenced. Usage may be limited to residents of the particular area.

Alexandria Ben Brenman Park by Backlick Creek Chetworth Park at Chetworth Place Del Ray Park at Simpson Stadium - Monroe Ave. Duke Street Dog Park - 5005 Duke Street Montgomery Park - Corner of Fairfax and 1st Streets Westgrove Dog Park - www.westgrovepack.org

Annandale Mason District Park - 6621 Columbia Park

Arlington Benjamin Banneker Park - 1600 Block N. Sycamore Clarendon Park - 13th, Herndon & Hartford Streets Fort Barnard - S. Pollard Street and S. Walter Reed Dr. Fort Ethan Allen Dog Park - 3829 North Stafford Glencarlyn Park - 301 S. Harrison Street Shirlington Park - 2601 S. Arlington Mill Drive Towers Park - 801 S. Scott Street Utah Park - 3191 South Utah Street

Chantilly

Rock Hill District Run - 15150 Old Lee Road

Herndon

Chandon - 900 Palmer Drive

Oakton

Blake Lane Park - 10033 Blake Land near Bushman Dr.

Reston

Baron Cameron Park - 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue

Springfield

South Run District Park - 7550 Reservation Drive

Vienna

Moorefield Park - 700 Courthouse Road, SW

Woodbridge K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park - Minnieville Rd,

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Pet Friendly Apartments Alexandria

Abbotts Run, CD, BR................................................................. 703-799-0099 Aspen, The, C - Up to 2 cats................................... 703-683-1215 Barton’s Crossing, CD, BR........................................ 703-370-7200 Beacon Hill, CD to 35#,BR..................................... 703-768-4800 Belle Haven Towers, CD to 25#................................. 703-329-0400 Bennington Crossing, CD, BR.................................... 703-354-0911 Brookevile Townhomes, C......................................... 703-370-1330 Cascade at Landmark, CD, BR................................... 703-461-3636 Courts of Mt. Vernon, CD to 25#............................... 703-360-8812 Elms at Kingstown, The, CD to 35#............................ 703-922-6336 Foxchase, CD to 35#............................................. 703-823-3500 Golden Gate, CD to 25#......................................... 703-820-2717 Hunting Point, C.................................................... 703-567-2828 Huntington Gateway, C............................................ 703-960-5401 Millbrook at Mark Ctr., CD to 75#, BR........................ 703-578-7800 Mt. Vernon Square, CD to 75#,BR............................. 703-768-3200 Orleans Village, CD to 70#, BR................................ 703-658-7770 Parkwood Court, CD to 50#..................................... 703-751-2660 Pointe at Park Center, CD.......................................... 703-671-7368 Reserve-Potomac Yard, CD, BR.................................. 703-299-0300 Ridgely, CD to 75#, BR......................................... 703-924-1000 Rose Hill, CD, BR.................................................. 703-971-4600 Sacramento Square, CD to 100#, BR......................... 703-360-1600 South Port, CD to 25#........................................... 703-751-4200 Strand at Alexandria, CD to 30#............................... 703-370-7036 Sussex at Kingstowne, CD, BR................................... 703-922-1808 Washington Square, CD to 25#................................ 703-780-5353 Willow Run, CD to 80#, BR.................................... 703-578-7840

Annandale

Fairmont Gardens, C................................................ 703-578-7880 Ravensworth Towers, C............................................ 703-256-5042

Arlington

Claridge House, CD, BR........................................... 703-671-1777 Columbia Crossing, CD, BR....................................... 703-685-0855 Dominion Plaza, C.................................................. 703-920-2000 Dorchester Apartments, C......................................... 703-920-0230 Gallery at Virginia Square, CD to 75#........................ 1-866-506-2479 Hampton, The, CD to 30#....................................... 703-920-5220 Park Shirlington, CD to 50#.................................... 703-931-1900 Potomac Towers,C................................................... 703-524-2220 Stratford Towers, C................................................. 703-671-4990 Rosslyn Heights, CD to 50#..................................... 703-522-0700 VanMetre at Fort Georgetown, CD, BR......................... 703-525-4044 Warwick House, CD to 80#, BR............................. 1-877-316-5150 Windsor-Shirlington Vill., CD to 85#,BR..................... 703-379-4141 Woodbury Park, C.................................................. 703-528-3640

Ashburn

Arbors at Broadland, CD to 85#, BR.......................... 703-726-0274 Ashburn Meadows, CD to 80#, BR........................... 703-723-3390 Grove at Flynn’s Crossing, CD to 50#........................... 703-724-7889 Saddle Ridge, CD, BR............................................. 703-729-0090 Stone Ridge at University Ctr, CD, BR........................... 703-729-9810 University Heights, CD, BR....................................... 703-729-2888

Centreville

Bent Tree, CD to 80#, BR....................................... 703-266-7812 Elms at Centerville, CD to 50#, BR............................ 703-830-6464 Lakeside, CD to 80#, BR....................................... 703-830-2700

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Centreville

Lee Overlook, CD to 35#, BR.................................. 703-222-3733 Post Corners, CD to 85#, BR................................... 703-830-7678 Madison Ridge, CD to 70#, BR................................ 703-968-7805 Westfield Village, CD, BR......................................... 703-631-9535 Woodway at Trinity Center, CD to 80#................................. 703-830-1185

Dale City

Stoney Ridge, CD, BR............................................. 703-680-3162

Dumfries

Melrose, The, CD to 100#, BR................................. 703-221-3111 Virginia Commons, CD to 35#, BR............................ 703-221-4838

Fairfax

Archstone Fair Lakes, CD to 80#, BR.......................... 703-631-7373 Arbors at Autumn Lakes, CD to 75#, BR..................... 703-818-2332 Arbors in Fair Lakes, The, CD, BR ............................... 703-631-7373 Avalon-Prividence Park, CD, BR................................. 703-691-1097 East Meadow, CD to 80#, BR.................................. 703-968-7900 Ellipse at Archstone, The CD, BR................................. 703-968-4440 Fairfax Circle Villa, CD to 35#, BR............................. 703-591-8574 Gainsborough Court, CD, BR..................................... 703-591-4643 Hermitage, The, CD, BR.......................................... 703-352-7368 Jefferson at Fair Oaks, CD, BR................................... 703-277-7000 Layton Hall, CD to 50#, BR.................................... 703-273-1013 Lincoln at Fair Oaks, CD,BR...................................... 703-449-8900 Margate Manor, CD to 30#..................................... 703-323-0319 Merrifield Village, CD to 100#................................. 703-560-5902 Oakton Park, CD to 20#......................................... 703-273-7813 Post Forest, CD, BR................................................ 703-968-7678 Providence Hall, CD to 15#..................................... 703-280-4050 Regents Park, CD to 70#........................................ 703-352-0300 Reserve At Fairfax Corner, CD, BR............................... 703-352-4741 Shenandoah Crossing, CD to 45# ,BR........................ 703-631-0190 Summit Fair Lakes, CD, BR....................................... 703-222-3086 VanMetre at Fairfax Square, CD, BR............................703-591-5498 Windsor at Fair Lakes, CD to 90#, BR......................... 703-631-0736

Falls Church

Barcroft Plaza, C.................................................... 703-820-7343 Barcroft View, C..................................................... 703-820-6161 Fairfield Crossing, CD to 30#,BR.............................. 703-560-5656 Munson Hill Towers, C.............................................. 703-820-7333 New Fairfax Towers, C.............................................. 703-893-0001 Peachtree of McLean, C............................................ 703-893-1415 Prestwick Towers, CD.............................................. 703-534-8020 Tysons Glen, CD to 100#,BR................................... 703-893-7771

Herndon

Archstone Dulles, CD to 100#, BR............................ 703-561-1200 Archstone Woodland Park, CD to 100#, BR.................. 703-707-8511 Archstone Woodgate, CD to 100#, BR....................... 703-435-4500 Dulles Center, CD to 30#, BR.................................. 703-713-6060 Dulles Greene, CD to 80#, BR................................. 703-834-7100 Parkridge Gardens, CD to 25#.................................. 703-471-9338 Stuart Woods, CD to 100#, BR................................ 703-471-7464 The Fields of Herndon, CD, BR................................... 703-713-0010 Village at McNair Farms, CD, BR................................. 703-713-0910 Windsor at Liongate, CD, BR.................................... 703-561-0300

Leesburg

Archstone Bellemeade Farms, CD, BR.......................... 703-771-8738 Glen at Leesburg, CD, BR......................................... 703-771-0204

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Leesburg

Hunters Crossing, CD, BR......................................... 703-777-3863 Van Meter at Tuscarora Creek, CD-65#......................... 703-771-9212 Windsor at Fieldstone, CD, BR................................... 703-777-3401

Lorton - Ft. Belvoir

Canterbury Square, C............................................... 703-780-1000 Woods of Fairfax, The, CD, BR................................. 703-550-9331 Woodside Apartments, CD. BR.................................. 703-550-7833

Manassas

Glen at White Pines, CD to 35#, BR........................... 703-631-1451 Coverstone, CD to 25#, BR..................................... 703-631-0063 Maplewood Park, CD to 25#.................................... 703-368-1717 Ravens Crest, CD to 60#, BR................................... 703-369-3941 Sunnygate Village, CD to 60#, BR............................ 703-369-0475 Wellington Place, CD, BR........................................ 703-361-8001 Westgate, CD to 50#, BR...................................... 703-368-9618

McLean

Avalon Crescent, CD, BR.......................................... 703-821-9191 Common of McLean, CD to 60#................................ 703-356-0500 Dolley Madisons,- Tysons, CD to 25#.......................... 703-893-6440 Gates of McLean, CD............................................... 703-506-0439 Lincoln at Tysons, CD to 75#, BR.............................. 703-734-3030

Oakton - Vienna

Airwood Park, CD to 75#, BR.................................. 703-938-8567 Merrifield Village, CD to 100#, BR........................... 703-560-5902 Oaks Of Tysons, CD to 90#, BR................................ 703-281-0331

Reston

Charter Oak, CD, BR.............................................. 703-471-5335 Fairway Apartments, CD to 80#, BR.......................... 703-471-5034 North Point Villas, CD to 85#, BR............................. 703-481-1230 St. Johns Wood, CD to 85#, BR................................ 703-709-8320 Summit Reston, CD to 75#, BR............................... 703-435-1880 Sycamores, The, CD to 80#, BR............................... 703-471-1004 Waterside, CD to 90#, BR...................................... 703-478-0640 Winterthur Apartments, CD to 25#, BR...................... 703-620-3366

Springfield

Chelsea Square, C .................................................. 703-451-8550 Merrifield Village, CD to 20#................................... 703-560-5902 Springfield Gardens, CD to 25#................................ 703-451-2561 Springfield Square, C............................................... 703-256-4575 VanMetre-Saratoga Square, CD, BR............................ 703-455-1100 West Springfield Terrace, CD to 80#, BR..................... 703-569-0555

Sterling

Cascades Commons, CD, BR..................................... 703-404-2000 Chase Heritage, CD to 40#...................................... 703-450-7172 Muirfield Woods, CD............................................... 703-444-9400 Potomac Overlook, CD, BR....................................... 703-450-0588 Village at Potomac Falls, CD, BR................................ 703-421-9111

Woodbridge

Dominion Lake Ridge, CD, BR................................... 703-490-4802 Dominion Middle Ridge, CD...................................... 703-551-0500 Fox Run, CD to 25#, BR........................................ 703-221-2700 Lancaster Mill, CD to 60#, BR................................. 703-491-2020 Misty Ridge, CD to 55#, BR.................................... 703-691-9217 River Woods, CD to 25#, BR................................... 703-221-5513 Springwoods, CD to 45#, BR.................................. 703-590-2297 Summerland Heights, CD to 75#, BR........................ 703-492-1305 Windsor at Potomac Vista, CD, BR.............................. 703-643-2147 Windsor Park, CD to 75#, BR.................................. 703-590-3006

C = Cat Allowed  CD = Cat & Dog  BR = Breed Restrictions CD to 20# = Cats and dogs to 20 pounds Birds and aquariums normally accepted.

Pet Friendly Hotels The hotel chains listed below accept pets at many of their locations. Call the 800 numbers to verify pet policies for specific hotels on your travel routes. Best Western. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-528-1234 Chase/Comfort Inn . . . . . . . . . 800-228-5150 Days Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-329-7466 Extended Stay/America. . . . . . 800-398-7829 Holiday Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-465-4329 Howard Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . 800-446-4656 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts . . . . . . 800-554-9288 La Quinta Inns. . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-725-1661 Loews Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-235-6397 Marriott/Residence Inn. . . . . . 800-228-9290 Motel 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-466-8356 Radisson Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . 800-333-3333 Red Roof Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-843-7663 Sheraton/Westin. . . . . . . . . . . 800-325-3535


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ocal organizations in this section rely on the contributions of animal lovers like you to care for thousands of abused, abandoned, and injured animals each year. Here are a few ways that you can help: 1. Send a check or make an online donation to the non-profit organization of your choice. 2. Name one of these groups in your will, charitable trust, or insurance policy. 3. Donate real estate, a car or boat, stocks, etc. 4. Donate goods and professional services.

Please consider saving a life by adopting from one of the following rescue groups. These people generously volunteer their time and money toward helping out animal friends. We have provided the most local, updated information however, this information changes rapidly. ADOPTION/RESCUE BIRD/EXOTICS

Foster Parrots, Ltd. www.fosterparrots.com 781-878-3733 Phoenix Landing www.phoenixlanding.org 866-749-5634

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CAT

Animal Allies www.animalallies.com 703-940-9183 4 Paws Rescue Team www.fourpaws.org Fancy Cats Rescue Team www.fancycats.org • 703-961-1056 Feline Foundation of Greater Washington, Inc. www.ffgw.org • 703-920-8665

5. Ask for a copy of their “wish lists”. 6. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME. A note to our readers: If you are aware of a non-profit organization not listed in our book that provides services to the animal community, LET US KNOW! Part of our mission is the betterment of the animal community through awareness and education. PLEASE HELP US by letting your animal-related service provider know that you support Pet Lovers Companion and ask them to make it visible at their place of business. Directories are provided free of charge to those who request them.

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CAT

Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society www.littlebuddies.org 703-946-3632 Siamese Cat Rescue Center www.siameserescue.org 540-672-6373

Tails High

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CAT & DOG

City of Manassas Animal Control & Adoption Center www.manassascity.org Adoption Center 703-257-2420 Animal Control 730-257-8009 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 29

www.tailshigh.org 703-819-5240

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue www.homewardtrails.org 703-766-2647

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CAT & DOG

Humane Society of Fairfax County www.hsfc.org •703-385-7387

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Briggs Animal Adoption Center www.baacs.org • 304-724-6558 Caring Hearts Rescue www.caringheartsrescue.org 703-483-9350

Humane Society of Loudoun County www.humaneloudoun.org 703-777-2912

Friends of Homeless Animals www.foha.org • 703-385-0224

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue www.lostdogrescue.org 703-295-3647

Homeless Animal Rescue Team - HART www.hart90.org • 703-691-4278

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ADOPTION/RESCUE - DOG

SPCA of Northern Virginia www.spcanova.org • 703-799-9390

City of Manassas Animal Control & Adoption Center

Rikki’s Refuge www.rikkisrefuge.org • 540-854-0870

ADOPTION/RESCUE-CAT (FERAL)

Alley Cat Rescue

www.saveacat.org • 301-277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Metro Ferals www.metroferals.org • 703-528-7782

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CHICKEN Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary www.vine.bravebirds.org

ADOPTION/RESCUE - DOG A Forever Home www.aforeverhome.org 703-961-8690

www.manassascity.org Adoption Center 703-257-2420 Animal Control 730-257-8009 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 29

ADOPTION/RESCUE - DOG Mutt Love Rescue www.muttloverescue.org 703-577-0106 Second Chance Dog Rescue www.secondchancedog.com 540-752-1741

Last Chance Animal Rescue www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org 301-274-9409

ADOPTION/RESCUE DOGS BY BREED

Pups 2 Luv www.pups2luv.com • 703-644-1292

ADOPTION/RESCUE - EQUINE

For breed-specific rescues see pages 44-46

Roxie’s Fund Rescue www.roxiesfund.org• 301-962-7509

Eagle Hill Equine Rescue www.eaglehillequinerescue.org 540-399-1982

MAGDRL Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League www.magdrl.org • 703-644-8009

Equine Rescue League www.equinerescueleague.org 540-822-4577

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Non-Profit Groups ADOPTION/RESCUE - EQUINE Humane Society of Fairfax County www.hsfc.org •703-385-7387

ADOPTION/RESCUE FARM ANIMALS Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary www.animalsanctuary.org 301-428-8128

ADOPTION/RESCUE - FERRET

ADOPTION/RESCUE - REPTILE Triangle Iguana Rescue www.triangleiguanarescue.org Virginia Reptile Rescue www.vareptilerescue.org 540-605-5640

ADOPTION/RESCUE - TURTLE

MATTS - MidAtlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society www.matts-turtles.org 301-785-3390

Ferrets First www.ferretsfirst.org 703-849-8911 Ferrets R #1 Falls Church • 703-998-3151

ADOPTION / RESCUE - WILDLIFE

ADOPTION/RESCUE - GUINEA PIG

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue www.mgpr.org

ADOPTION/RESCUE - SMALL ANIMALS Humane Society of Fairfax County www.hsfc.org • 703-385-7387 N. American Rat & Mouse 609-932-1258 • www.narmci.8k.com

Wildlife Rescue League www.wildliferescueleague.org 703-391-8625

American Ferret Assoc. www.ferret.org • 888-FERRET-1 American Humane Assoc. www.americanhumane.org 303-792-9900 Animal Welfare League of Alexandria www.alexandriaanimals.org 703-746-4774

Small Angels Rescue www.smallangelsrescue.org

Animal Welfare League of Arlington www.awla.org • 703-931-9241

ADOPTION/RESCUE - RABBIT

Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson Co. www.awsjc.org • 304-725-0589

Bunny Lu Adoptions, Inc. www.bunnylu.org •703-753-0833 Friends of Rabbits www.friendsofrabbits.org House Rabbit Society www.rabbitsinthehouse.org 410.889.4104 Humane Society of Fairfax County www.hsfc.org • 703-385-7387

Audubon Society of Northern Virginia 703-256-6895 •www.audubonva.org

City of Manassas Animal Control & Adoption Center www.manassascity.org Adoption Center 703-257-2420 Animal Control 730-257-8009 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 29

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS Fairfax County Animal Shelter www.fairfaxcounty.gov Shelter 703-830-1100 Animal Control 703-691-2131 Hearts United for Animals/Puppy Mill Rescue www.hua.org • 402-274-3679 Humane Society of the US www.humanesociety.org 202-452-1100 IMOM, Inc. www.imom.org Loudoun County Animal Shelter www.loudoun.gov •703-777-0406 National Humane Education Society www.nhes.org • 304-725-0506 National Wildlife Federation www.nwf.org • 800-822-9919 PETS - DC www.petsdc.org • 202-234-7387 Prince William SPCA www.pwspca.org • 703-722-2799 SPCA of Northern Virginia www.spcanova.org • 703-799-9390 The Shiloh Project www.theshilohproject.org 703-591-1556 Washington Humane Society www.washhumane.org 202-234-8626 Washington Animal Rescue League www.warl.org • 202-726-2556 World Parrot Trust USA www.parrots.org • 866-956-4347


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Non-Profit Groups PETS WITH DISABILITIES

SPAY/NEUTER - LOW COST

Pets with Disabilities www.petswithdisabilities.org 443-624-9270

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Adopt a Rescued Dog

There are several benefits to adopting a rescued dog. Many rescued dogs are mature adults who are housebroken. Adult dogs are past the stage of chewing on your shoes and furniture. They are loyal to the hand that feeds them, shelters them, and loves them. Give a loving pet a second chance – adopt. Listed on the following pages are telephone contacts for individual dog breed rescues. If the breed you are looking for is not listed, it may be because the contact for that breed has declined to be in the book or we are not aware of them. Keep in mind when calling these contacts that in many cases you are calling someone’s home. Most of these people are volunteers who donate their time for the love of the breed. Be respectful of the hours you call. Also, be aware that it may take time to get a response to your call.

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Affenpinsher www.affenpinscherrescue.org Afghan Hound www.afghanhound.net 877-AF-RESCUE Airedale Terrier www.airedales-dc.org • 410-730-3144 Akita- ARMAC Jodi Marcus • 703-730-0844 armac.rescuegroups.org Alaskan Malamute Lezlie Crosswhite • 301-330-4181 American Brittany Andrea Bock • 301-293-4221 www.americanbrittanyrescue.com Australian Cattle Dog www.acdra.org Australian Shepherd www.ausierescue.org 877-277-4779

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Basenji www.mabasenji.org Basset Hound www.bassethoundrescueleague.net 301-292-3020 Basset Hound (BROOD) www.brood-va.org • 866-710-9476 Beagle www.brewbeagles.org 703-715-6370 Beagle Rescue of MD www.beaglemaryland.org 301-934-3616 Bearded Collie MABCR • www.mabcr.org Bedlington Terrier www.chelseabluebedlingtons.com • 703-255-9538

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Bernese Mountain Dog Sharon Hasenauer • 301-879-3586 www.pvbmdc.org Bichon Frise MBFR • www.bichonbash.com Border Collie Blue Ridge B.C. Rescue www.brbcr.org Border Terrier Joyce Kirm • 410-734-7276 Borzoi www.borzols.com • 410-592-5512 Boston Terrier Mary Hovey • 703-878-7464 Bouvier-ABRL www.abrl.org Boxer Diane Spessard • 703-620-5566 Bulldog- English 703-431-8612 www.otrbulldogrescue.org


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Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network www.rescuebulldogs.org Bulldog - French www.frenchbulldogrescue.org Bull Mastiff American www.bullmastiff.us Bull Terrier-BRBTC 703-815-7911 • brbtc.com

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Cairn Terrier www.potomacctc.org Cardigan Welsh Corgi www.cardiganrescue.org Chinese Crested www.crest-care.net Chinese Shar Pei Joyce Hanes • 301-881-1221 Chow Chow www.chowrescuenva.com • 703-573-0470

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Cocker Spaniel www.cockeradoption.org Cocker Spaniel Oldies but Goodies • 703-533-2373 Collie Rescue, Inc. www.savecollies.org • 703-579-9931 Corgi www.bassethoundrescueleague.com 301-292-3020

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Dachshund ann_donnawell@comcast.net www.drna.org Dachshund www.bassethoundrescueleague.net 301-292-3020 Dalmation CCDAL • www.ccdal.org Doberman www.dobe.net • 410-663-1694

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English Cocker Spaniel Marsha T. Wallace • 703-548-7641 English Setter www.englishsetterrescue.org 866-681-7084 English Toy Spaniel Mary Hoagland • 609-397-3148

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Flat-Coated Retriever www.fcrsainc.org

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German Shepherd VGSR • 703-435-2840 German Shorthaired Pointer www.mdgsprescue.org Golden Retriever-GRREAT www.grreat.org

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Golden Retriever-HEART www.goldheart.org 410-877-9697 Great Dane —MAGDRL www.magdrl.org • 703-644-8009 Great Pyranese Karen Reiter • 804-795-5318 Greyhound GreyhoundPetofAmerica/MD 800-600-8607 Greyhound www.greyrescue.org • 703-323-0118 Greyhound Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue 301-416-2028 • www.greytdogs.org

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Harrier www.harriers.net • 760-377-4758

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Ibizan Hound www.ihus.org Irish Setter Club of America www.irishrescue.org Irish Terrier Helenmarie Hoffman • 301-271-4733 Irish Wolfhound Tom & Diane Hartney • 703-759-6316

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Mastiff - English www.mastiffrescue.org 410-461-9228

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Newfoundland Donna McConn • 703-967-1000 www.cncnewfs.com Norwegian Elkhound elkiehelp@gmail.com

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Papillon Ellen Stuban • 248-668-8438 Pekingese Linda Maxwell • www.potomacpekes.org Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen PBGV • www.pbgv.org Pit Bull AAHA • 410-558-4554 Pointer 301-333-2249 www.pointerrescue.org Pomeranian Bernice Wiseman • 703-631-8535 Poodle Linda Elliot • 301-570-4300 Pug BJ Krieder • 703-256-5363

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Japanese Chin J CCARE www.japanesechinrescue.org

Rhodesian Ridgeback Jennifer Prel • 703-597-6657 Rottweiler www.roxiesfund.org • 301-962-7509

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Kerry Blue Terrier Helenmarie Hoffman • 301-271-4733 Komodor Komodor Club of America www.clubs.akc.org/kca

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Labrador Retriever LRCP, Inc. • 301-299-6756 www.lab-rescue.org Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. LRR • 301-868-3524 Lakeland Terrier/Norwich Terrier Al Ferruggiaro • 301-421-1930 Lhasa Apso www.lhasaapsorescue.org 410-721-0053

Samoyed www.samrescue.com Schipperke Susan Fogleman • 757-926-4467 www.schipperkerescue.net Schnauzer – Standard Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer www.pvssc.org Schnauzer - Minature Linda Seeman • 301-776-7370 www.schnauzerrescue.net Scottish Deerhound Dr. Dove •703-754-8387 Scottish Terrier scottieclubofdc.org

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Shar Pei www.macspro.org • 301-881-1221 Shetland Sheepdog www.nvsr.org • 703-912-4002 Shiba Inu Rescue www.dcsir.org Shih Tzu Sabina Poinelli www.caringheartsrescue.org Shih Tzu Sancutary Billie Rivielli • 410-643-0018 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Helenmarie Hoffman • 301-271-4733

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Vizsla Patricia Hudson • 540-832-7555

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Weimaraner Karin Bakken • 703 220 7334 www.dcweimclub.org West Highland White Terrier Westie Rescue, USA www.westierescue.com West Highland White Terrier Westie Rescue, Inc. • 540-554-2963 Whippet Babara Henderson • 301-490-6598 www.whippet-rescue.com

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Yorkshire Terrier (SAYR) Kathy Moore 609-634-8212 Yorkshire Terrier www.yorkierescue.org 717-264-9799

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Animal Clubs CLUBS - BIRD Northern Virginia Bird Club........................www.NVABC.org Maryland All Canary Club (MACC) www.marylandcanary.com National Capital Bird Club www.ncbc-dc.org National Cockatiel Society..................... www.cockatiels.org

CLUBS - CAT Capital Cat Fanciers Diane Marcus.................................................301-983-1098 Cat Fanciers of Washington Kathy Rutledge..............................................703-455-4869 Hidden Peake Linda Peterson...............................................703-631-2031 Maryland Feline Society........................... mdfelinesociety.org

CLUBS - DOG (GENERAL) Mason and Dixon Kennel Club ...................................... www.masondixonkennelclub.com Mattaponi Kennel Club.......www.mattaponikennelclub.com Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia ..................................................................... www.odkc.org Rock Creek Kennel Club David Lidie.....................................................301-963-2173 Middleburg Kennel Club................ www.middleburgkc.com

CLUBS - EQUINE TROT - Trail Riders of Today www.trot-md.org..........................................301-588-8768

CLUBS - FERRET Baltimore Ferret Club........................................................... 410-574-3443..............................www.baltoferretclub.com

CLUBS - FISH Capital Cichlid Association.....................www.capitalcichlids.org Chesapeake Marine Aquarium Society www.cmas-md.org Marine Aquarium Societies of North America ..................................................................www.masna.org Mid-Atlantic Koi Club..................................www.makc.com Potomac Valley Aquarium Society...............www.PVAS.com Washington Area Marine Aquatic Society ................................................................. www.wamas.org

CLUBS - MICE/RATS North American Rat & Mouse Club, Int’l 609-932-1258..................................... www.narmci.8k.com

CLUBS - RABBIT National Capital Rabbit Breeder Association 301-924-3752

CLUBS - REPTILE International Reptile Conservation Foundation www.ircf.org..................................................877-472-3674 MATTS - Mid Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society P.O. Box 22321, Baltimore, MD 21203 www.matts-turtles.org..................................301-785-3390 Virginia Herpetological Society ............................. www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com


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