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A-Z Directory of Products & Services

For Everything Pets in Greater DC Metro

PET LOVERS COMPANION

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2018/2019 Edition

• Veterinarians • Groomers • Trainers • Kennels • Animal Non-Profit • Pet Sitters • Daycare • and More!

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Contents eatures F 8 Dog Friendly Getaway in Nearby WV 18 Pet Cancer—Early Warning Signs and Early Detection 20 Dog Park Safety 23 The Scent-sational Dog Nose 24 What Should Be in Your Emergency Kit? 26 Anxiety and Veterinary Visits 29 Reactive Behaviors in Dogs 33 An Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine

In Every Issue 5 From the Publisher 6-7 Important Phone Numbers 10 Social Scene 14 Upcoming Events 28 Pet Sitter Locator Grid 36 A to Z Listings Directory 42 Pet Friendly Apartments 46 Non-Profit Listings 52 Dog Breed Rescues 54 Dog Parks

PET LOVERS COMPANION P. O. Box 239, Mount Vernon, VA 22121 Phone: 703.780.4400 Email: support@petloverscompanion.com www.petloverscompanion.com President & Publisher Angela Hazuda Meyers Managing Editor Archana Asokan Advertising Manager Sabrina Sheth, Sabrina@novadogmagazine.com Distribution MediaPoint 9708 Gunston Cove Road Lorton, VA 22079 info@mediapointusa.com Graphic Arts & Production 2hounds Media, LLC

Copyright 2018 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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From the Publisher Hello Pet Lovers, I am so excited to bring you the latest edition of Pet Lovers Companion. It is once again an outstanding educational and comprehensive resource for pet lovers in the DC Metro. Thanks to the amazing Pet Lovers Companion team, you are going to love this edition and use it all year long. Pet Lovers Companion (petloverscompanion. com) is a sister publication to NOVADog Magazine (novadogmagazine.com). Both publications have a rich online resource section, so be sure to visit the online guides as well. Our team works tirelessly to provide educational resources and to improve the lives of abused and homeless animals. There are some great article within the pages you are about to explore and some fantastic resources for your use.  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 useful.  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. Angela Hazuda Meyers Publisher and President, NOVADog Magazine & Pet Lovers Companion


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IMPORTANT NUMBERS VIRGINIA 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 $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.)


IMPORTANT NUMBERS DC/MARYLAND Emergency Animal Hospitals Chesapeake Veterinary Referral and Pet + ER

10000 Old Columbia Rd, Columbia, MD 21046. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-441-3304 1209 Cromwell Bridge Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410.252.8320

Animal Control & Animal Shelters

Anne Arundel County Animal Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-222-8900 Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, 8556 Davis Road, Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-465-4350 Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Center, 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . 410-396-4695 Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-887-7297 Bowie City Animal Control, 15901 Excalibar Road, Bowie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-262-6200 x 3002 Gaithersburg City Animal Control, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-258-6343 Howard County Animal Control, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-313-2780 Humane Rescue Alliance Adoption Center& Medical Center www.humanerescuealliance.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202-727–7369, 202-726-2556 Montgomery Co. Humane Society, 1300 East Gude Drive, Rockville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 252-2555 Prince Georges Animal Mngt Div, 3750 Brown Station.Rd.,Upper Marlboro. . . . . . . . . . . 301-780-7200 Rockville City Animal Control, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240-314-8930 SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-268-4388

Emergency Animal Care Planning

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

Injured Wildlife

All Creatures Great and Small Wildlife Center, Inc., Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410-740-5096 Nuisance Wildlife, MD Dept. of Nat. Resources, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. . . . . . . . . . 877-463-6497 Second Chance Wildlife Center, 7101 Barcellona Drive, Gaithersburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-926-9453

Poison Control

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-426-4435 (A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.)


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Dog Friendly Getaway in Nearby WV

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he weekend is near and it’s time to get away! Where to go and what to do with the family pet? No need to find a pet sitter or kennel, bring your “Best Friend” along and relax in West Virginia LTD Vacation Rental Cabins offers “petfriendly” accommodations centrally located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia’s Grant County. Choose from five fully equipped private cabins with outdoor hot tubs, fire pits, satellite tv and plenty of atmosphere to add fun to your getaway.

A short 2 ½ hour drive west of the DC area, Grant County West Virginia has much to offer for your relaxation and enjoyment. This peaceful retreat provides spectacular mountain views and a wide variety of attractions and activities. Numerous trails throughout our 92 wilderness

acres are perfect for hiking with your best friend. Kayak, canoe or fish the pristine waters of the South Branch of the Potomac River, nearby South Mill Creek Lake or our three fish-stocked ponds. Tour local caverns, climb impressive rock formations or hike beautiful Dolly Sods Wilderness/Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks Recreation Area to get your heart pumping. The Monongahela National Forest throughout Grant County has many scenic trails to practice your mountain/fat tire biking skills. Then head back to your cabin and relax in the hot tub under the stars with your favorite beverage, snack and best bud. For more information, call 1-855-R-CABINS or visit us at www.LTDvacation.com and www. visitgrantcounty.com for additional information on many local activities/attractions.


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SOCIAL SCENE SPCA OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s annual Puppy Plunge.


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HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE

Joi Sheffield and Jack at Fashion For Paws Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan.

HRA Bark Ball 2017. Photos by Pam Townsend.

HRA pasta night. Photos by Chris Ferenzi.

Ryan Kerrigan with Franklin at Fashion For Paws. Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan.


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SOCIAL SCENE LOUDON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES


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PRINCE GEROGE’S COUNTY SPCA

PGSPCA foster cats Indy and Smidge were a hit at the WSSC United Way Charity Fair.

A PGSPCA spay/neuter client gets some extra love before going home from our October clinic. A typical monthly shot clinic, with more than 100 people bringing their pets for low cost vaccinations.

PGSPCA foster Wolfie takes the field as the Diamond Dog of the Game at a Bowie Baysox home game in April. PGSPCA sponsored a workshop about kids and dogs at the Bowie Library, led by trainer Lindsay Reese.

Foster dog Luie enjoyed his time on stage at Beltway Barks, presented by DC Actors for Animals.


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Upcoming Events August 18 - Clear the Shelters - National Pet Adoption Event! LCAS will offer FREE

Leesburg, VA 20176 Every Sunday 12pm-3pm Every Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford, VA 20197 www. loudoun.gov/animals

August 25 - Wags n Whiskers. Wags n’ Whiskers brings a quality, pet-loving crowd to the Village at Shirlington’s street for a Saturday afternoon in August. More details to follow at http:// villageatshirlington.com/events/upcoming-events

August 19 – The Puppy Plunge by SPCA of Anne Arundel County is from noon to 3 pm, make room in your schedule to visit Camp Letts in Edgewater. Every member of your family, including the four legged ones will have a blast! From the moon bounce, vendors, dog bikini contest to the famous Plunge where the beaches open up to welcome your dog, a good time will be had by all. More details at http://www.aacspca.org/

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September 15 – DogFest. 10am-4pm, Join

Reston and Leesburg by Feline Foundation of Greater Washington. For more details visit www. ffgw.org In Reston at Just Cats Clinic, 1601 N Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 – Monthly Sundays 1:00pm-3:00pm. Next dates September 23, October 21, November 18. In Leesburg at Petsmart, 510 E Market Street,

dog friendly event will be held from 12 pm. to 5 pm. at Birroteca Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. Admission is free (you may also purchase an all day eat/drink pass for $50). More at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/dog-days-of-summer2018-tickets-48017393316. the DogFest Walk and raise funds to benefit Baltimore Humane Society while having fun on our beautiful grounds! The Ultimate Furry Fun & Games Family Experience! More at www. dogfest.org

September 16 - Bichon Bash at 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA, US, 20121, 11am3:30pm. A fun-filled day to celebrate Bichons


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September 16 -Prevent Cancer Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run! This dog friendly

event will be held from 8 am to 12 pm at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Admission is Adults (17+): $35, Kids (13-16): $20, Kids (12 and under): FREE, Dogs: FREE. More details at www. y of Products & Services n g preventcancer5k.org Pets in the D.C. Metro

September 22 - DC WALK FOR THE ANIMALS. Help the Humane Rescue Alliance

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October 20 - BARK BALL IS MOVING TO F: 85 OCTOBER! SAVE THE DATE for the 31st Annual Bark advertising@petloverscomp Ball. This black-tie gala is a must-attend event for you and your canine companions. More details at http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/ special-events October 27 -Bark ‘N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk! This dog friendly event will be

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and WALK WITH THEM 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Yards Park - Capitol Riverfront. Register at www. humanerescuealliance.org/special-events

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November 3 - Home 4 the Holidays, pet adoption event on Saturday, November 4th at the Reston Town Center from 11am – 4pm. More details at www.home4theholidaysdc.org November 15 - Lights and Leashes! This dog friendly event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD, US. Admission is $20 per car. More at www. lightsonthebay.org

November 17 – The Lights on the Bay by SPCA of Anne Arundel County is a holiday treat that you do not want to miss. From 5 pm to 10 pm nightly until January 1, drive through Sandy Point State Park to see the elaborate holiday light displays. Come and be a part of the fun! More details to follow at http://www.aacspca.org/

Charles Town Pike, Waterford, VA 20197 www. loudoun.gov/animals

March 15-17, 2019 - Super Pet Expo Chantilly, VA. Fri: 3-8pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153. Each year Super Pet Expo brings thousands of pet lovers together for three days in a shopping and entertainment extravaganza. More details at www. superpetexpo.com

May 4th, 2019 – Reston Pet Fiesta at the Reston Town Center, Reston, VA from 10am – 4pm. Gather the kids and join in at Pet Fiesta for a day of pets and fun for the whole family! More details at www.petfiesta.org

December 8 - Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Event. LCAS will offer FREE Adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 39820

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Pet Cancer—Early Warning Signs and Early Detection. By Sarah Moseley, FETCH a cure

Saving Best Friends’ Lives Thanks to new advances in medicine and a growing emphasis on preventative care and nutrition, our pets are living longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, longer lifespans also mean that our pets are exposed to more agerelated illnesses and other diseases, like cancer. In fact, nearly 50 percent of pets over the age of ten will develop some type of cancer, and this year alone, an estimated 6 million dogs and 6 million cats will be diagnosed with the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. The growing prevalence of this awful disease has led many pet owners to ask themselves, “What can I do if my dog or cat is diagnosed with cancer?” Like human treatments, pet cancer therapies often include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, and the costs for these life-saving treatments can be extremely high. That’s where FETCH a Cure comes in.

Hope in the Face of a Scary Diagnosis Jackson is a five-year-old male hound who is currently battling stage III lymphoma in Rich-

mond, VA. When Jackson’s pet parent, Gil, discovered a swollen lymph node on his neck earlier this year, he was devastated to find out it was cancer. Working with his veterinarian, Gil was given a treatment plan for his four-legged best friend, which included an extensive chemotherapy protocol. With treatment, Jackson’s chances of going into remission were high. Without it, he wouldn’t have much time left. Like many of us, Gil is a pet owner who would do anything for his animals, even if that means making sacrifices for himself so his pets could live happy, healthy lives. When he saw the projected costs of Jackson’s chemotherapy regimen, however, Gil was at a loss for what to do next. The dollar amount far surpassed what he could afford. That’s when his veterinarian recommended FETCH a Cure, a from-the-heart nonprofit dedicated to furthering pet cancer awareness, education and treatment.

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families in Virginia, Maryland and DC pay for life-saving cancer treatments for their pets. The program strives to provide hope and options for pet owners facing a cancer diagnosis. Whether it’s several months or several years, additional quality time with a beloved companion is something that will be cherished forever. After applying to the Companions in Crisis program, Gil was awarded a significant sum to help pay for Jackson’s treatment. For Gil, this funding meant that Jackson could get the help he needed right away. On average, FETCH will fund 20 to 30 percent of treatment costs for families in need. This amount helps alleviate the burden pet owners are faced with after discovering their best friend has cancer. With the help of Companions in Crisis, Jackson

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is now responding beautifully to his treatment and is well on his way to remission.

How You Can Help FETCH a Cure’s vision is simple: a community where no one is denied a choice for their pet’s health due to lack of options, education or funding. Working on behalf of pet owners, FETCH is raising awareness and furthering education about pet cancer’s early warning signs and early detection. When pet owners are given the resources and tools they need to make informed decisions for their companions, they can improve the quality of life of their beloved animals. To support FETCH a Cure in their mission to make cancer treatment more accessible to P.O.Box 239, families in our communities, please visit www. Mount Vernon, VA 22121 fetchacure.org or call 804.525.2193 to make a donation. phone - 703-780-4400

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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 to


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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. 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 sepa-

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rate 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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number (888-426-4435), and even prior boarding facilities or a family friend who cared for him or her is helpful in case you are unable to take your dog with you in the given situation. Having this information at hand so other people can locate it is important to ensure continuity of care for our canine companions when an emergency occurs. First Aid Kit: It is impossible for any first aid kit to treat every emergency, but here are some basics to keep at home and take with you should the need arise. As an owner of Retrievers and a veterinarian who has performed plenty of foreign body surgeries, I am acutely aware that dogs can and will eat anything. In these instances, if Animal Poison Control or your veterinarian recommends inducing vomiting, hydrogen peroxide often can be used to induce emesis. For cuts, scrapes, and punctures one should have gauze, triple antibiotic ointment, and vet wrap to cover the wound prior to seeking further medical attention. An Elizabethan collar (E-collar) to prevent self-trauma can stop a minor problem from escalating into a major


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The first step in creating reduced stress for veterinary visits is to be able to recognize signs of anxiety in your pet. Pet parents and their healthcare 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. At home, get your pet used to their carrier. A lot of times pet parents only bring the carrier out when the pet is getting ready to go to the vet. The carrier then becomes an anxiety trigger for your pet. If


www.petloverscompanion.com • 703.780.4400 possible, keep your pet’s carrier out and leave the door open to allow them to explore it whenever they want. If this is not possible, bring the carrier out at least a few days before your scheduled appointment to allow them time to adjust to seeing it. When you are ready to put your pet in the car, cover the carrier and place it on a flat surface in the car. Remember that your pet is often not secured in the car like we are, and the movement of even the calmest car ride can make your pet feel uneasy. Food motivated pets should not be fed the meal before their scheduled appointment to encourage acceptance of treats at the vet. This can help create a bond with the veterinary staff and earn them some “brownie points” with your pet. Animal hospitals that utilize low-stress techniques will often use pheromones and specific music that is made to calm cats and dogs. Another tip is to take trips to your vet for “happy visits.” These are used to help desensitize your pet and will allow

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veryone tells me my dog needs more socialization, but she just keeps getting worse!

Sound familiar? One of the most common reasons for calls to a trainer and one of the two most likely to go unresolved, along with separation anxiety, is what trainers and behaviorist call reactive behavior. Dogs who intensely bark and carry on at other dogs, people, passing cars or bikes, the vacuum.....almost anything can be a focus of this kind of seriously difficult and, often, embarrassing and sometimes dangerous behavior. Reactive behavior can start in very young puppies or later in life, but very commonly in the first year of life. Reactivity is a hugely common reason for dogs to be given up by a family. It is not only common by normal for this behavior to exist in dogs who are not only friendly in many circumstances but may be intensely loving and fun

with the family and other dogs in the household, they may go to doggie daycare and may even be the most engaged and playful dog there. They may love the family cat which seeming to be on a mission from God to kill every other furry little thing on the planet. Once given up these dogs are sometimes rather quiet dogs in shelters, not necessarily showing their problem behavior. If they end up in rescue it is common for rescues to either not see the problem behavior or undersell it or even completely not mention it in their promotion of the dog. In general, rescued dogs are often rather quiet in the first few weeks they are in a new home and don’t show signs of their worst behaviors. All of this often leads to the family having just enough time to truly fall in love with their new friend before the behavior that likely put the dog into the rescue/shelter sys-


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However the dog gets to the point of clearly having a significant problem with reactivity the owners get to enjoy being blamed by almost everyone for not having raised the dog right and then as they start to seek help, online or in person, they get the joy of getting caught up in the civil, or often uncivil, war in the dog training community over how to deal with dogs with problem behaviors. One group is telling them they must punish everything, the other group telling them they must punish nothing and so it goes. Both groups of trainers tend to end up largely focusing on how to control the dog one way or another without really knowing how to change the dog. The really good news is that these dogs are often not as beyond help as many believe or as the experience of many owners would demonstrate. And even better, they can be helped in ways that don’t require intense obedience training and which bring out the best in the dog, not suppress it. Methods which emphasize good safety protocols to keep the dog from getting in more trouble, teach the dog how to earn rewards for


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simple, natural behaviors, teach the dog how to become calm and find comfort in calmness (much like human yoga and meditation practices) and help the dog, through calmness, to see the focus of its reactivity as something normal, safe and even good, can really change the dog’s world...and open up the world to the dog. A couple of very important things can really help the reactive dog and its family. First, get over the idea that the dog needs more “socialization”. All “socialization” means in most cases is repeatedly exposing the dog with problems to what it is already afraid of, aggressive toward or reactive toward.....in best cases with rewards being offered that the dog typically is too wound up to be able to take. Stop, right now, putting the dog in situations that drive it to exactly the behavior you are trying to change! Second, recognize that you and your dog need to learn how to communicate and change behavior in the easiest situations possible,

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Simple things like teaching the dog it can’t just run out the door or drag you around on the leash can be real cornerstones of self-control that can turn moments of explosive and uncontrolled behavior into opportunities to help the dog learn to be calm and happy at these times. If you are calm and consistent and keep the level of challenge low enough success will be easy for you and the dog. Often a simple way to do some of this work is with an internet connected TV in your living room. Go to YouTube or other sites that have video of whatever gets your dog excited. If possible, start with things that get the dog excited but are not the most exciting things to them (video of calm cats perhaps rather than starting with video of crazy squirrels for a dog that likes to chase small animals). The great thing about using an internet connected TV with good speakers (although you may be able

to do good work with just a tablet and a cheap Bluetooth speaker) is that for the first time YOU will be in control of what the dog will be exposed to. YOU can start and stop the video. YOU can control or mute the sound. YOU can make just a very brief exposure that is proceeded by teaching calmness and rewards and the low level exposure quickly leads to calmness and rewards! There are a lot of great ideas and tools that a good trainer can share with you and how to use them to help your furry friend. Don’t give up on these dogs and don’t allow your pet and your family to have your lives be one of restriction and imprisonment. Reach out and get some high quality help and very soon your life and your pet’s can s tart to be the joy you hoped it would be when you decided to bring her into your home and life!

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

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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.

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. 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 re-establish 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,


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can create problems of its own. The conventional approach is to stop the process, that is, give a medicine 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.

tation 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 continually manifest symptoms that may or may not occur the same way time after time.

In conventional medicine we tend to believe that if one is not sick, that they must be healthy. The symptoms are seen as the problem and once the symptoms are under control, the patient is no longer sick. Medication is chosen that can help control any symptom of a disease process. The Our knowledge of the details of healing are Holistic approach views symptoms as the body’s not yet complete, so the attempt to micromanattempt to return itself to a state of health, not just age the process tends to perpetuate the state of a state of “not sick.” Therefore the therapies are ill-health and although those particular symptoms directed at aiding this process, not just removal of may be resolved the individual tends to continue symptoms. to have problems that recur or manifest elsewhere. This is not another disease, just another manifes- Energy. There is an underlying idea that the indi-

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lead to the deepest healing result and act to prevent future problems from occurring. From this we can see why a “Holistic” approach requires obtaining information about areas that do not appear to have a direct connection with the presenting complaint; i.e. evaluating the whole patient. An example could be a tendency to stress diarrhea: treatment of a single episode would not help to prevent future episodes, but treatment of the underlying weakness will not only help this episode, but can help prevent future episodes. There are a variety of therapies available which can increase the level of health. The majority of these Holistic therapies work by stimulating the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and so tend to have a low potential for negative results. Not all patients respond and response can sometimes take a while to manifest. The many patients the symptoms are resolved and they end up much healthier.

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Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

Telepathic communication with animals for those living & in spirit

12733 Braemar Village Plaza..........................703-368-7300

Taimi Anderson..............................................301-785-5371

Burke

Featured Animal Hospitals by City Alexandria

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

295 S. Van Dorn St..........................................703-778-2500 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

VCA Alexandria

www.vcahospitals.com/alexandria

2660 Duke St............................................................703-751-2022

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 32

Arlington

Arlington Animal Hospital Frederick Jones, D.V.M. Kay Young, D.V.M. Christopher Loss, D.V.M. Bharathi Jones, D.V.M. Julie Duerler, D.V.M. Jacob London, D.V.M.

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Village Veterinary Clinic

www.villagevetofburke.com

9544 Burke Road............................................703-978-8655

Centreville

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

5659 Stone Road............................................703-830-5700 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

Clarendon

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

2601-A Wilson Boulevard...............................571-777-0100 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

Fairfax

Potomac Valley Veterinary Hospital www.PVVH.com

9555 Braddock Road......................................703-425-7387


A to Z LISTINGS& - Products & Services Products Services Gainesville

Companion Animal Clinic of Gainesville

www.companionanimalclinicva.com

14760 Lee Hwy, Gainesville 20155.................703-754-8387

Rockville

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

825-H Rockville Pike, Rockville, .................... 240-205-8300

Boarding / Kennel Facilities Washington DC

Union Veterinary Clinic

www.unionvetclinic.com

609 2nd Street, N.W.......................................202-544-2500 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 25

Woodbridge

Dale City Animal Hospital www.noahsarknova.com

2980 Dale Blvd...............................................703-670-6181

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

Artists

Leesburg

The LifeCentre

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

Lorton

Gunston Animal Hospital

www.NoahsArkNOVA.com

7685 Armistead Road.....................................703-339-7725

Merrifield

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

8100B Arlington Blvd.....................................703-942-8800 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

Art Landerman Portrait Studio www.artlanderman.com

Ellicot City, MD...............................................410-461-7926

Bets Fine Art

www.betsfineart.com

Washington D.C..............................................301-908-8317

Boarding/ Kennel Facilities Alexandria

Whole Dogz

www.wholedogz.com

Millersville

Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort

www.navbr.com

4748 Eisenhower Ave. .......................703-751-DOGZ (3649) SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

Arlington

8074 Veterans Highway..................................410-969-0100

The Board Hound

Springfield

3520 South Four Mile Run Drive.....................703-382-9143

Colonial Animal Hospital www.colonialvets.com

6320 Springfield Plaza...................................703-451-5400

Tacoma Park

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com

www.TheBoardHound.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

Brookeville

Linda’s Dog Design

www.LindasDogDesign.com

20001 Georgia Avenue...................................301-570-4300 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

7330 Carroll Avenue.......................................301-270-4700 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

“The reason I love my dog so much is because when I come home, he’s the only one in the world who treats me like I’m The Beatles.” —Bill Maher 37


Cabin Rentals Millersville

Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort

www.petloverscompanion.com • 703.780.4400

Sit-A-Pet

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 30

www.navbr.com

8074 Veterans Highway..................................410-969-0100

Vienna

Julie’s Pooch Pad

www.juliespoochpad.com

Vienna, VA......................................................703-820-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Cabin Rentals LTD Cabins

www.sitapet.com

Established 1980............................................703-243-3311

Cemeteries and Crematories Heavenly Days Crematory www.HeavenlyDays.com

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

West Arundel Crematory

www.westarundelcrematory.com

1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton......................410-674-2600

www.ltdvacation.com

CPR

47 LTD Drive, Upper Tract, WV 26866..............855-722-2467 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16

Cage-Free Boarding The Board Hound

Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3 & BACK COVER

www.TheBoardHound.com

Daycare

3520 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington...........703-382-9143 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

Cancer Research

Alexandria

Whole Dogz

www.wholedogz.com

Fetch A Cure

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

......................................................................804-525-2193

Arlington

www.fetchacure.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Cat Sitting At Home Cat Care

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

The Board Hound

www.TheBoardHound.com

3520 South Four Mile Run Drive.....................703-382-9143 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

ann@athomecatcare.biz................................703-820-8156

Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort

AuPurr Cat Care

8074 Veterans Highway, Millersville...............410-969-0100

www.athomecatcare.biz SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

www.navbr.com

www.aupurr.com

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

Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3 & BACK COVER

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A to Z LISTINGS - Products & Services Dog Massage Therapy/ Reiki Healing

Laser Surgery/Therapy

Emergency Animal Hospitals

K9ZENTIME

Leesburg

Falls Church ...................................................571-406-4856

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

www.k9zentime.com/ k9zentime@gmail.com

Dog Training WiggleButts Dog Training, LLC www.WiggleButtsDog.com

Gaithersburg, MD...........................................410-259-5136 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 30

Dog Wash Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort www.navbr.com

8074 Veterans Highway..................................410-969-0100

Dog Walking Services Agape Pet Care

www.agapepetcare.com

Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax.............................703-915-1858

Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3 & BACK COVER

Quality Time LLC Pet Sitting & Dog Walking www.QT4pets.com

Serving N. Prince George’s & Anne Arundel Ctys......................................301-805-6451

The Unleashed Pet

www.theunleashedpet.com

Alexandria, VA...............................................703-278-BARK SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

The LifeCentre

Food Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort

www.navbr.com

8074 Veterans Highway, Millersville...............410-969-0100

Whole Dogz

www.wholedogz.com

4748 Eisenhower Ave.........................703-751-DOGZ (3649) SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

Grooming In-Home Dog & Cat Grooming “We Come to You”

Silver Spring.................................................301-384-78930

Linda’s Dog Design

www.LindasDogDesign.com

20001 Georgia Avenue...................................301-570-4300 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort

www.navbr.com

8074 Veterans Highway, Millersville...............410-969-0100

Whole Dogz

www.wholedogz.com

4748 Eisenhower Ave.,...................................202-236-2387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

Laser Surgery/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 39


Mobile Veterinarywww.petloverscompanion.com Services • 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 35

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com

7330 Carroll Avenue.......................................301-270-4700 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Mobile Veterinary Services NoVa Mobile Vet

www.novamobilevet.com

8390 Terminal Road Suite E, Lorton............ 1-866-946-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 25

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com

7330 Carroll Avenue.......................................301-270-4700 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Pet Beds Fireside Hound

www.firesidehound.com

......................................................................866-643-6423

Pet Photographer Artful Paws Photography

www.artfulpawsphotography.com

4826 Piney Branch Rd., Fairfax.......................301-252-2977

Pet Portrait Lotus Photography

www.lotusphotography.net

lotusphotography628@gmail.com...............(703) 915-1858

Pet Sitting Services A & B Pampered Pets

www.ABPamperedPets.com

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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

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

Becky’s Pet Care, Inc.

www.BeckysPetCare.com

Serving Northern Virginia..............................703-822-0933 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3 & BACK COVER

Julie’s Pooch Pad

www.juliespoochpad.com

Vienna, VA......................................................703-820-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Sit-A-Pet

www.sitapet.com

Established 1980............................................703-243-3311 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 30

The Unleashed Pet

www.theunleashedpet.com

Alexandria, VA...............................................703-278-BARK SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Quality Time LLC Pet Sitting & Dog Walking www.QT4pets.com

Serving N. Prince George’s & Anne Arundel Ctys......................................301-805-6451

Therapy Pets Fairfax Pets on Wheels www.fpow.org

Fairfax............................................................703-324-5406 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21

Trap, Neuter, Return Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.

www.saveacat.org

Serving cats in VA, DC, MD..............................301-277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27


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Veterinarians by Name Dr. Dove

Holistic

Veterinary Holistic Center www.vhcnova.com

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

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

Veterinarians by Specialty Laser Therapy

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 30

House Calls

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com

7330 Carroll Avenue.....................................301-270-4700 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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 31

Veterinary Services

House Calls

NoVa Mobile Vet

www.novamobilevet.com

8390 Terminal Road Suite E, Lorton............ 1-866-946-7387 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 25

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

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

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

Takoma Park Animal Clinic

7330 Carroll Avenue.....................................301-270-4700

7330 Carroll Avenue.......................................301-270-4700

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Laser Surgery

Caring Hands Animal Hospital www.caringhandsvet.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35

Weekend Veterinary Services www.takomaparkanimalclinic.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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Pet Friendly Apartments Virginia 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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Pet Friendly Apartments DC & Maryland Annapolis

Harbour Gates Apartments, CD to 100#,BR.............................. 410-573-0900 Reserve at Quiet Waters, CD, BR................................................ 410-269-6869 Spa Cove, CD, BR....................................................................... 410-268-8700 Thornbury Bay, CD, BR.............................................................. 410-626-1071 Watergate Village, CD, BR......................................................... 410-263-2361 Westwinds I & II, CD to 100#, BR.............................................. 410-269-0826

Arbutus / Lansdowne

Highland Village, CD to 100#, BR.............................................. 410-636-0540 Riverview Townhomes, CD to 100#, BR.................................... 410-242-4510 Westland Gardens, CD, BR........................................................ 410-242-1612

Beltsville / College Park

Barclay Square, C...................................................................... 301-937-1300 Lighthouse at Twin Lakes, CD 30#, BR...................................... 301-572-4600 Seven Springs Village, CD to 25#.............................................. 301-345-8500 Townley, C................................................................................ 301-937-5885 Wynfield Park, CD to 80#, BR.................................................... 301-474-3300

Bethesda

Triangle Towers, C..................................................................... 301-652-2800 Windsor Villa, CD to 25#........................................................... 301-468-0300

Bowie

Archstone Gov’s Green, CD to 75#, BR....................................... 301-352-7300 Heather Ridge, CD to 40#, BR................................................... 301-464-6305 Meridian Town Court, CD to 70#, BR......................................... 301-352-7002

Columbia

Avalon at Fairway Hills, CD to 80#, BR...................................... 410-997-7272 Beech’s Farm, CD to 75#........................................................... 410-381-0310 Bentana, CD, BR....................................................................... 410-997-0696 Cedar Valley, CD to 80#............................................................. 410-730-8383 Clary’s Crossing, CD to 70#........................................................ 410-964-5557 Columbia Commons, CD, BR..................................................... 410-792-7927 Columbia Town Center, CD, BR.................................................. 410-997-6100 Dominion at Eden Brook, CD to 100#, BR.................................. 410-381-5511 Dorsey’s Forge, CD to 50#, BR................................................... 410-730-3870 Fenland Field, CD to 75#, BR..................................................... 410-730-2953 Gramercy at Town Center, CD, BR.............................................. 410-715-0067 Greens at Columbia, CD to 70#, BR........................................... 410-997-4774 Harper’s Forest, CD, BR............................................................. 410-730-2049 Island Club, CD, BR................................................................... 410-992-0095 Kendall Ridge, CD, BR............................................................... 410-740-9074 King’s Crossing, CD, BR.............................................................. 410-381-7030 Lazy Hollow, CD, BR.................................................................. 410-997-4500 Poplar Glen, CD to 80#.............................................................. 410-964-2700 Reflections Apartment Homes, BR, CD..................................... 410-992-0411 Southgate Crossing, CD to 80#, BR........................................... 410-730-6363 Stonehaven, CD to 100#, BR..................................................... 410-953-0040 Summit Meadow, CD to 100#, BR............................................. 410-992-4242 The Berkshire of Columbia, CD to 65#. BR................................. 410-730-1727

Crofton

Crofton Village, CD to 25#......................................................... 410-721-1557 Keswick Park, CD to 65#........................................................... 410-721-5538

Elkridge

Orchard Club, CD....................................................................... 410-796-0222 Sherwood Crossing Apts, CD, BR............................................... 410-799-8142 Windsor at Pine Ridge, CD, BR.................................................. 410-796-1919

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Ellicott City

Ashton Woods, CD, BR.............................................................. 410-465-2525 Charleston Manor, CD, BR......................................................... 410-465-8600 Kaiser Park, CD......................................................................... 410-465-2454 Orchard Park, CD...................................................................... 410-465-0300 T & C West/Greensview, CD, BR................................................. 410-465-7111

Gaithersburg

Archstone Saybrooke, CD to 65#, BR......................................... 301-417-9177 Avalon Fields, CD, BR................................................................ 301-417-9556 Beacon Place, CD to 80#, BR..................................................... 301-590-9240 Courts of Devon, CD to 80#, BR................................................. 301-990-7882 Grove Park, CD to 75#, BR......................................................... 301-948-9188 Hunt Club, CD to 45#, BR.......................................................... 301-869-0334 Lakewood Commons, CD, BR.................................................... 301-948-0636 Mill Creek Gardens, CD to 20#, BR............................................ 301-258-9384 Orchard Pond, CD to 60#, BR.................................................... 301-948-2580 Park Station, CD, BR.................................................................. 301-987-7600 Spring Ridge, CD to 40#, BR..................................................... 301-921-9100 Streamside Apartments, CD to 25#, BR.................................... 301-948-8898 Verandahs, The, CD to 75#, BR.................................................. 301-990-8593

Germantown

Archstone Milestone, CD to 65#................................................ 301-601-9292 Avalon Knoll, CD to 60#, BR...................................................... 301-540-0080 Cameron at Milestone, CD to 65#, BR....................................... 301-601-9292 Canterbury, CD, BR................................................................... 301-428-3918 Fox Run Apartments, CD to 100#, BR........................................ 301-972-9500 Gables/Waters Landing, CD to 50#, BR..................................... 301-601-0040 Hamptons, The, CD, BR............................................................. 301-428-0970 Northlake, CD to 60#, BR.......................................................... 301-428-9775 Oak Mill Apartments, CD to 100#............................................. 301-428-9757 Pinnacle at Town Center, CD to 75#, BR.................................... 240-686-0080 Rolling Hills, CD to 80#, BR....................................................... 301-428-1760 Stonecreek Club/Waters Landing, CD to 50#BR........................ 301-428-1766

Glen Burnie / Pasadena

Americana Southdale Apartments, CD to 25#, BR.................... 410-760-2395 Chesapeake at Berkshires, CD, BR............................................. 410-760-0200 Country Club, CD to 50#............................................................ 410-761-1930 Crain Court, CD to 20#, BR........................................................ 410-766-7262 Gatewater Landing Apartments, CD to 100#, BR...................... 410-761-2858 Glen Mar, CD, BR....................................................................... 410-766-2300 Glen Ridge, CD, BR.................................................................... 410-761-7440 Green Tree, CD to 75#, BR......................................................... 410-969-0377 Marley Run, CD to 85#, BR........................................................ 410-760-1164 Oakridge Manor Apartments, CD to 25#................................... 410-760-2244 Quarterfield Crossing, CD to 25#............................................... 410-761-8250 Regency Club, CD, BR................................................................ 410-760-6100 Southgate Apartments and Townhomes, CD 25#..................... 410-768-1517 Villages at Marley Station, CD to 25#, BR.................................. 410-766-3232 Willows, The, CD to 30#............................................................ 410-636-4777

Greenbelt

Brittany Place, CD, BR............................................................... 301-552-1000 Glen Oaks, CD to 20#................................................................ 866-906-9178 Springhill Lake, CD to 20#........................................................ 301-474-1600

Laurel / Burtonsville

Ashley Apartments, CD to 40#, BR............................................ 301-498-1105 Bowling Brook, CD to 35#, BR.................................................. 301-604-0661 Centergate Russett, CD to 70#.................................................. 301-776-4446 Country Place, CD to #65.......................................................... 301-421-9504 Howard Hills Townhomes, CD to 25#........................................ 301-490-7200 Larchdale Woods, CD, BR.......................................................... 301-776-5100 Laurel Square, CD, BR............................................................... 301-776-8779 Marymont/Laurel Lakes, CD to 50#, BR.................................... 301-498-4111 Muirfield at Montpelier, CD to 35#........................................... 301-776-5044 Seasons, The, CD, BR................................................................. 301-490-2200


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Laurel / Burtonsville

Silver Spring

Millersville

Sykesville

Selborne House, CD to 25#....................................................... 301-604-2635 Spring House, CD, BR................................................................ 301-490-8833 Summit Russett, CD to 50#....................................................... 301-483-8568 The Enclave at Emerson............................................................ 410-928-7705 Town & Country at Willow Lake, CD, BR.................................... 301-776-6602 Mill Pond, CD to 50#, BR........................................................... 410-987-5208 Harper’s Mill, CD to 50#, BR...................................................... 410-987-9230

Odenton

Groves at Piney Orchard, CD, BR................................................ 410-695-0130 Richmar Apartments, CD to 80#, BR......................................... 410-356-5525 Riverscape Apartments., CD, BR............................................... 410-695-1500 Seven Oaks, CD, BR................................................................... 410-551-1383 Shelter Cove, CD to 65#, BR...................................................... 410-551-6900

Rockville

Apartments at Miramont, CD to 25#, BR.................................. 301-770-9696 Avalon at Decoverly, CD to 35#, BR........................................... 301-840-1811 Fallswood Commons, CD, BR.................................................... 301-315-9311 Fireside Park, CD to 75#, BR...................................................... 301-279-7741 Huntington at King Farm, CD to 80#, BR................................... 301-987-0200 Randolph Square, CD to 40#..................................................... 301-770-4088 Scarborough Square, CD to 25#, BR.......................................... 301-424-2413 Yale Village, CD to 30#, BR........................................................ 301-424-6326

Silver Spring

Aston Woods, CD to 60#, BR..................................................... 301-890-7222 Aventine Silver Spring, CD to 60#, BR....................................... 877-785-7976 Hampton Hollow, CD, BR.......................................................... 301-890-1613 Hampton Point, CD, 40, BR....................................................... 301-890-9700 Knights Bridge II, CD to 25#...................................................... 301-890-6795 Montgomery Paint Branch, CD-25#.......................................... 301-622-4801 Montgomery White Oak, CD-25#............................................. 301-622-4048 Northgate Apartments., CD to 40#, BR..................................... 301-460-9300 Renaissance Plaza, CD to 25#................................................... 301-890-6700

Sheffield Forest, CD, BR............................................................ 301-890-0380 Strathmore House, CD to 25#................................................... 301-460-1647 Summit Hills Apartment Homes.............................................. 301-960-1826 Woodlake, CD to 30#................................................................ 301-890-6400 Woodvale, CD, BR..................................................................... 301-609-0389 Spencer Village, CD to 35#........................................................ 410-795-1840 Sykesville Apartments, CD to 25#............................................. 410-781-6300 Village, CD to 30#..................................................................... 410-795-0606

Takoma Park

Fairview, C................................................................................ 301-891-2020 Montgomery Gardens, C.......................................................... 301-408-0300

Washington DC

4100 Massachusetts Ave, CD.................................................... 202-364-7000 Belvedere, The, C...................................................................... 202-628-9683 Berkshire, The, C....................................................................... 202-362-4201 Calvert House, C....................................................................... 202-462-0243 Chalfonte, The, C...................................................................... 202-234-8700 Cloisters, The, CD...................................................................... 202-332-9090 Connecticut House, C................................................................ 202-363-1200 Consulate, The, C...................................................................... 202-362-6870 Crestwood Apartments, CD to 25#........................................... 202-882-1515 Lansburgh, The, C..................................................................... 202-393-1800 Lexington at Market Square, CD to 35#, BR.............................. 202-347-6161 North Park Avenue, C............................................................... 301-652-0062 Park Crest at Glover Park, CD, BR............................................... 202-337-9511 Potomac Park and York, The, C.................................................. 202-337-5252 Westbrooke Place, CD, BR......................................................... 202-466-6228

Wheaton

Aspen Crossing, CD to 60#, BR.................................................. 301-460-4510 Hermitage Square, CD to 20#................................................... 301-871-8060 Hewitt Gardens Apartments, CD to 40#, BR.............................. 301-460-0200


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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.

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.

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.

Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society www.littlebuddies.org 703-946-3632

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

Siamese Cat Rescue Center www.siameserescue.org 540-672-6373

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

Tails High www.tailshigh.org 703-819-5240

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

ADOPTION/RESCUE BIRD/EXOTICS

ADOPTION/RESCUE - CAT & DOG

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

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

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

Pet Assistance League P.A.L. www.pal-va.org • 540-659-5018 Rikki’s Refuge www.rikkisrefuge.org • 540-854-0870

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

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

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

ADOPTION/RESCUE-CAT (FERAL)

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 17

Alley Cat Rescue

www.saveacat.org • 301-277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

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

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


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A Forever Home www.aforeverhome.org 703-961-8690

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

Last Chance Animal Rescue www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org 301-274-9409 Pups 2 Luv www.pups2luv.com • 703-644-1292 Roxie’s Fund Rescue www.roxiesfund.org• 301-962-7509 MAGDRL Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League www.magdrl.org • 703-644-8009

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

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

ADOPTION/RESCUE - GUINEA PIG 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

Virginia Reptile Rescue www.vareptilerescue.org 540-605-5640

ADOPTION/RESCUE - TURTLE

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

ADOPTION / RESCUE - WILDLIFE Wildlife Rescue League www.wildliferescueleague.org 703-391-8625

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

Small Angels Rescue www.smallangelsrescue.org

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

ADOPTION/RESCUE - RABBIT

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

Bunny Lu Adoptions, Inc. www.bunnylu.org •703-753-0833

ADOPTION/RESCUE DOGS BY BREED

Friends of Rabbits www.friendsofrabbits.org

For breed-specific rescues see page 52

House Rabbit Society www.rabbitsinthehouse.org 410.889.4104

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

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

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

ADOPTION/RESCUE - REPTILE Triangle Iguana Rescue www.triangleiguanarescue.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 17

Fairfax County Animal Shelter www.fairfaxcounty.gov Shelter 703-830-1100 Animal Control 703-691-2131


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Non-Profit Groups—Virginia Hearts United for Animals/Puppy Mill Rescue www.hua.org • 402-274-3679 Humane Rescue Alliance www.humanerescuealliance.org 202-727–7369, 202-726-2556 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

World Parrot Trust USA www.parrots.org • 866-956-4347

PETS WITH DISABILITIES Pets with Disabilities www.petswithdisabilities.org 443-624-9270

SERVICE DOGS Blue Ridge Assistance blueridgeassistancedogs.org 703-369-5878 Fidos For Freedom, Inc. 410-880-4178 www.fidosforfreedom.org

SERVICE DOGS SEARCH & RESCUE CHESARDA, Inc. www.chesarda.org • 410-602-3151 Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. www.midatlanticdogs.org 301-948-2840 Service Dogs of Virginia www.servicedogsva.org 434-295-9503

SPAY/NEUTER - LOW COST Fairfax County Animal Shelter www.fairfaxcounty.gov 703-830-1100 Prince William County Animal Shelter 703-792-6465 Spay Inc. www.spay.org • 703-522-7920 Spay Today-BAAC www.baacs.org • 304-728-8330

THERAPY ANIMALS

Fairfax Pets on Wheels

www.fairfaxpetsonwheels.org 703-324-5406

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National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. www.nctdinc.org PAL - People. Animals. Love. www.peopleanimalslove.org 202-966-2171

The Shiloh Project www.theshilohproject.org 703-591-1556

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Non-Profit Groups—DC & Maryland 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

Alley Cat Allies www.alleycat.org............................... 240-482-1980 Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. www.saveacat.org.............................. 301-277-5595 Cat Rescue of MD, Inc. www.catrescueofmd.org .................... 410-747-6595 Cats R Us catsrusrescue.com............................... 410-263-1719 Darby’s Place Cat Rescue Leslie Gilbert....................................... 443-244-3359 Feline Foundation of Greater Wash, Inc. www.ffgw.org.................................... 703-920-8665 Howard County Cat Club 410-730-3679 Rude Ranch Animal Rescue www.ruderanch.org........................... 410-798-9559 Safe at Last, Inc. www.safeatlast.org

ADOPTION/RESCUE-CAT & DOG

Siamese Cat Rescue Center 540-672-6373 Animal Welfare Society of Howard County www.AWSHC.org 8556 Davis Rd., Columbia.................... 410-465-4350 Baltimore County Animal Services www.baltimorecountymd.gov/ animalservices 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin............... 410-887-7297

Baltimore Humane Society

www.bmorehumane.org 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown.. 410-833-8848 Friends for Life (adoptions only) 301-845-4971 Homeward Trails Animal Rescue www.homewardtrails.org................... 703-249-5066 Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) www.paw-rescue.org......................... 301-572-4PAW

ADOPTION/RESCUE-CAT (FERAL)

Alley Cat Allies www.alleycat.org............................... 240-482-1980

Alley Cat Rescue

www.saveacat.org...................................... 301-277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Cat Rescue of Maryland, Inc. 410-747-6595 Lucky Cat www.luckycatrescue.com................... 410-375-9599 Metro Ferals www.metroferals.org

Prince George’s Feral Friends www.pgferals.org............................... 301-262-6452 Rock Creek Cats www.RockCreekCats.org Rude Ranch Animal Rescue www.ruderanch.org........................... 410-798-9559

ADOPTION/RESCUE-DOG

All Breed Rescue and Referral www.allbreed.org............................... 301-775-2777 Best Dawg Rescue www.dawg-rescue.org....................... 301-407-2378 Dog Rescue of Maryland www.dogrescuemd.org...................... 410-320-5010 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue www.luckydoganimalrescue.org........... 202-741-5248 Mutts Matter Rescue www.muttsmatterresuce.com Roxie’s Fund www.roxiesfund.org........................... 301-962-7509 Rural Dog Rescue www.ruraldogrescue.com Tara’s House www.tarashouse.net Tailed Treasures of Maryland www.TailedTreasuresofMd.com.......... 301-651-7785

ADOPTION/RESCUE -DOGS BY BREED

For breed-specific rescues see page 52

ADOPTION/RESCUE - EQUINE Days End Farm Horse Rescue 301-854-5037 Horse.Net Rescue www.hnhr.org Lost & Found Horse Rescue www.lfhr.org


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Non-Profit Groups—DC & Maryland ADOPTION/RESCUE - FARM ANIMALS

Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary 301-428-8128

ADOPTION/RESCUE - FERRET

The “Ferret Inn” Rescue & Shelter Nancy Wilson www.theferretinn.org........................ 410-531-4936

ADOPTION/RESCUE - GUINEA PIG

MD Guinea Pig Rescue & Adoption www.mdguineapigs.org Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue www.mgpr.org Small Angels Rescue www.smallangelsrescue.org

ADOPTION/RESCUE-MICE/RATS Small Angels Rescue www.smallangelsrescue.org

ADOPTION/RESCUE-RABBIT

Bunny Lu Adoptions, Inc. www.bunnylu.org P. O. Box 554, Haymarket, Virginia....... 703-753-0833 House Rabbit Society www.rabbitsinthehouse.org............... 410-889-4101

ADOPTION/RESCUE-REPTILE

Mid Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society www.matts-turtles.org....................... 301-785-3390

ADOPTION/RESCUE-TURTLE

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

ADOPTION / RESCUE-WILDLIFE Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary 410-798-0193

Frisky’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. 410-418-8899 Second Chance Wildlife Center 301-926-9453

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County www.AWSHC.org 8556 Davis Road, Columbia................. 410-465-4350 Animal Rescue Foundation www.arfusa.org.................................. 410-643-8700 Animal Welfare League of Frederick County www.awlfc.org................................... 301-633-5855 Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County www.awlmc.org................................. 301-740-2511 Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc. 301 Stockholm St, Baltimore............... 410-396-4695 Baltimore County Animal Services www.baltimorecountymd.gov/ animalservices 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin............... 410-887-7297 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3

B-More Dog, Inc. Rescue & Support of Baltimore Pitbull Owners.................................... www.bmoredog.org Basset Rescue of Old Dominion www.Brood-VA.org............................. 866-710-9476 Frederick County Humane Society 217 West Patrick Street....................... 301-694-8300

Baltimore Humane Society

www.bmorehumane.org 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown.. 410-833-8848

Humane Rescue Alliance

www.humanerescuealliance.org 202-727–7369, 202-726-2556 Humane Society of Southern Maryland www.dogrescue.org........................... 717-845-3797 Humane Society of the U.S. www.humanesociety.org.................... 202-452-1100 IMOM, Inc. www.imom.org Metropets Online www.metropets.org Montgomery County Humane Society 1300 E Gude Dr. Rockville, MD............. 240-252-2555 Montgomery County SPCA www.mcspa.org................................. 301-948-4266 SPCA/Humane Society of PG County www.pgspca.org................................ 301-262-5625 SPCA of Anne Arundel County www.aacspca.org............................... 410-268-4388 Tailed Treasures of MD, Inc. www.tailedtreasuresofmd.com tailedtreasures@aol.com..................... 301-651-7785 The Washington Animal Rescue League www.warl.org..................................... 202-726-2556


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Non-Profit Groups—DC & Maryland NATURAL RESOURCES

State of Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.md.us......................... 877-620-8367

PETS WITH DISABILITIES

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

SERVICE DOGS

Dog Ears and Paws, Inc. 5399 Enterpnsest, Sykesville............... 410-655-2858 Fidos For Freedom, Inc. 410-880-4178 Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Raisers.............................. www.guidingeyes-md.org PETS - DC www.petsdc.org................................. 202-234-7387

SERVICE DOGS - SEARCH & RESCUE CHESARDA, Inc. www.chesarda.org Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. 301-948-2840

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Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.

WWW.SAVEACAT.ORG.............301277-5595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Animal Advocates of Howard County www.animal-advocates.org................ 410-880-2488 Animal Welfare Society of Howard County www.AWSHC.org 8556 Davis Rd., Columbia.................... 410-465-4350

Baltimore Humane Society Spay, Neuter & Vaccine Clinic

www.bmorehumane.org 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown.. 410-833-8848 Baltimore County Animal Services www.baltimorecountymd.gov/ animalservices 7702 Dunmanway, Dundalk............ 410-887-PAWS (7297) Montgomery County Humane Society 1300 East Gude Drive, Rockville 240-252-2555

National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center

TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.

www.savEacat.org.............301-2775595 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

VACCINE -LOW COST

Baltimore County Animal Services www.baltimorecountymd.gov/ animalservices 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin............... 410-887-7297

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

Wildlife Rescue, Inc. www.wildliferescueinc.org................. 410-357-5179

www.washhumane.org/spayneuter 202-608-1356 SNAP 410-885-5783

SPCA/Humane Society of PG County www.pgspca.org................................ 301-262-5625 SPAY USA Trumbell, CT........................................ 800-248-SPAY Washington Animal Rescue League 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Wash., DC.. 202-726-2556

THERAPY ANIMALS National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. www.nctdinc.org................................ 301-585-6283 PAL - People Animals Love Washington DC................................... 202-966-2171

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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 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 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 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 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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Japanese Chin J CCARE www.japanesechinrescue.org

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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

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

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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 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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Dog Parks Continue to Grow

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.

VIRGINIA 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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DC/MARYLAND Annapolis

Quiet Waters Park - 600 Quiet Waters Road

Arnold

Broadneck Park - Bay Dale and College Parkway

Bethesda

Cabin John Dog Park - 10900 West Lake Drive

Bowie

Bowie Dog Park - West side of Northview Drive across the street from Enfield Drive

Boyds

Black Hills Regional Park - 20930 Lake Ridge Drive

Catonsville

Catonsville Off Leash Dog Park - 401 Harlem Lane

College Park

Acredale Park at Metzerott Road Off University Blvd. Near the University of Maryland.

Ellicott City

Worthington Park - Hillsborough Road & New Cut Road

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg Dog Park - 151 Bickerstaff Way

Germantown

Ridge Road Recreational Park - 21155 Frederick Road

Greenbelt

Hanover Drive and Greenway Center Drive

Laurel

Maryland City Park - 565 Brock Bridge Road

Pasadena

Downs State Park - 8311 John Downs Loop

Rockville

Dog Park at King Farm - King Farm Blvd. and Piccard Drive

Washington, D.C.

Chevy Chase Dog Park - 41st & Livingston Street NW Congressional Cemetery - 1801 E Street SE Glover Park Dog Park - 39th St. and W St. NW Lincoln Dog Park - 11th and North Carolina Marion Park - E and 6th Street SE Newark Street Dog Park Newark Street, NW, between Idaho & 39th Street NW Stanton Park - Corner of Maryland Ave. & 6th St., NE Utah Park - 3308 S. Stafford Street

Wheaton

Wheaton Regional Park - 11710 Orebaugh Ave.


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