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Date Posted: 11:51:25 08/03/04 Tue
Author: G & X
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-42-239.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.42.239
Subject: Annapolis/Baltimore/DC Area Aug '04 Dog Events

The Dog Days of summer are upon us and conversely there's little to do with your dog, just too hot. A few bright spots, but things won't really start to roll again until Sept. Remember the many free concerts going on in the cooler evenings at various parks that welcome (or at least tolerate) your dog.

Don't forget the Newf Romp n' Swim on Sat 8/21/04, 1pm at beautiful Downs Park in Pasadena, MD.

Tu 8/3, 6- 8pm, NATIONWIDE: Petsmart is having a Paw Print Party where you can have your dog's paw print taken and framed. They've been handing out coupons for free "Keepsake Frame" with your register receipt. Refreshments provided for pets & humans.

Sat 8/7 9am, ???: Mystery Hike with CHAOS http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm.

Sat 8/7, 11am- 4pm, FAIRFAX, VA: Not just a dog wash anymore, it's a Dog Spa including bathing, nail trims, ear trimming, canine massage and digital portraits of your newly gleaming pooch at Weber's Pet Supermarket by SPCA NoVa http://spcanova.org/events.htm . Dog trainer Tony Orange featured on Animal Planet's "Cell Dogs" will also be there.

Sat 8/7 7pm, RESTON, VA: Evening Hound Hike with NoVa Hiking Club in shady Fox Mill District Park http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date).

Sat & Sun 8/7 & 8/8, 9am- 5pm, HERNDON, VA: At the Fairfax County 4H Fair http://4hfairfax.org/visitors.html held at dog-friendly Frying Pan Park, you can watch the 4Hers put their dogs through their paces in obedience, rally obedience and showmanship beginning at 9am on Sat in the dog show ring (behind the covered arena. As if that isn't enough, there's also a fun pet show with lots of prizes for things like waggiest tail,best costume and biggest ears. On Sun, there's agility and Canine Musical Freestyle. On both days there are horse shows, livestock judging, games, food, rides and much more. Free admission and parking, too. Unbeatable for an outing the whole family will enjoy!

Fri 8/13 730pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Urban hike in Old Town with No Va Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date).

Fri 8/13 & Sat 8/14, EASTON, MD: Dog show, all breed and obedience hosted by the Talbot Kennel Club http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2004171304.HTM at the Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Ground, mile marker 58 on Rt 50.

Sat 8/14 12n- 4pm, WHEATON, MD: The PGSPCA is having their 2nd Annual Adoption Reunion at Wheaton Regional Park (which is in Montgomery Co- doesn't this make you wonder about Prince George's Co? ). Games, fun, contests, dog park nearby, demos, food music and open to the public. Nothing much on their website http://www.pgspca.org/ .

Sat 8/14, CLARKSBURG, MD: Hike Little Bennet Regional Park with the K9 Trailblazers http://www.k9trailblazers.org/shedule.htm

Sun 8/15 ARNOLD, MD: All breed only (no obedience) dog show by the Annapolis Kennel Club at Anne Arundel Community College http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2004082302.HTM

Sat 8/21 1pm, PASADENA, MD: Newf Romp n' Swim! Cool down your hot dogs on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay at Downs Park.

Sat 8/21, 6-830pm, STERLING, VA: The Humane Society of Loudoun Co is celebrating the life of your pet and paying homage to euthanized animals with their No More Homeless Animals Day http://www.humanesocietyofloudouncounty.org/events.php?month=08 .

RECURRING EVENTS:
Every Tu and Th 5-8 pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Doggie Happy Hour http://doggiehappyhour.com . Held on a spacious enclosed outdoor terrace every Tues and Thurs from 5-8pm (often runs later) from April through Oct, this is a remakable combination of Happy Hour and happy dogs. Free and cheap snacks (ie, all-you-can-eat wings $1.95, shrimp $4.95) and a farm wagon piled high with dog yummies combine with booze to make this a memorable social outing for people and canines alike. Dress ranges from cut-offs and a Tshirt to business attire and street parking can be easily found.

Every Wed 6-8pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Yappy Hour (April- Sept) at St Elmo's Coffee Pub, treats provided by Hydrant Dog Barkery & Boutique http://www.hydrantdog.com/yappyhour/ .

Every Thurs 6-8pm WASHINGTON, DC: Doggie Style Happy Hour http://www.doggiestylebakery.com/funevents/events.htm on the covered patio of Adams Mill Bar & Grill, 18th & Columbia Rd.
Every Fri 7pm - ? ANNAPOLIS, MD: Newf Stroll at the City Dock, weather permitting.

Every Sat 9am-11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Puppy Party see http://www.arlingtondogs.org/puppies.html for details.

Every Sat GLEN BURNIE, MD: The Ordnance Rd Petsmart 410-582-9444 has indoor Play Sessions, 130-230 for small dogs & puppies, 330- 330 for everydog else. Call ahead first because times can change. Some of the other Petsmarts have these too.

Links to specialized activities not covered above:

Weight Pulls: http://iwpa.net/index.html, http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/
Flyball: http://www.geocities.com/flyball4dn/4dnevents.html
Agility:http://www.cleanrun.com/agilityinfo/events/eventsearch.cfm or http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/,
or http://www.infodog.com/showinfo/state.htm and put in your search criteria/locale.
Feel free to copy, forward or post this and if you hear of anything going on, let me know.

Monthly Dog Events are also posted at http://voy.com/52810/ , a free and easy to use bulletin board site. That way you can just bookmark it instead of saving/printing this. However, you can't click on the links; you have to copy/paste them.

-Xavier & Gomez

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