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Date Posted: 18:23:58 06/03/05 Fri
Author: X & G
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-40-113.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.40.113
Subject: DC/Baltimore/Annapolis Area June '05 Dog Events

June is another month jam-packed with dog events including a Newf Romp n' Swim on Sunday 6/19 at 1pm. Better get out and have fun with your dog before the blast furnace of summer hits.

Sat 6/4 930am, SPRINGFIELD, VA: Parade your pooch down Hanover Ave as part of Springfield Days then join the Heritage Day festivities afterwards http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/accotink/events.htm .

Sat 6/4 930am- 12n HERNDON, VA: The K9 2K Walk and Doggie Expo is part of the 25th Herndon Festival http://www.town.herndon.va.us/festival/k9-2k.html featuring a carnival, entertainment, activities for kids and all sorts of canine related stuff.

Sat 6/4 10am- 3pm WARRENTON?/CASANOVA?, VA: Pet Fair by the Fauquier Co SPCA http://www.fauquierspca.com/main.cfm?action=events. The 10th annual Pet Fair will be held on Saturday June 4th from 10am to 3pm. This year will be better than ever with more games, demonstrations and events. Special guest - Tony Orange from Animal Planet's "Cell Dogs" (www.dogworldabc.com). Join us for a great day out for all your family and your pets. Admission is a donation of cat litter or canned pet food.

Sat 6/4 1030am, YORK, PA: Skyhoundz Disc Dog distance/accuracy & (new this year) freestyle competition at Memorial Park, Edgar & Rockdale Aves http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=20050318143606984 .

Sat 6/4 1pm WHEATON, MD: All dogs are invited to enjoy the fun, food, contests and prizes at the PG SPCA's 3rd Annual Dog Adoption Reunion http://www.pgspca.org/calendar/index.php at Wheaton Regional Park near the carousel.

Sun 6/5 10am- 4pm GLEN ROCK, PA: First Annual Pennsylvania Dog's Day in the Park at Spring Valley Park hosted by the Animal Rescue Foundation http://animalrescueinc.org/

Sun 6/5 11am- 2pm BOWIE, MD: The Partnership for Animal Welfare is holding a Paw Prints in the Park http://www.paw-rescue.org/pawspark_files/frame.htm featuring all kinds of thrilling events.

Sun 6/5 1- 5pm Pasadena, MD: Huffard Animal Hospital http://www.huffardanimal.com/index.html is having a Client Appreciation Day with goodie bags & prizes.

Wed 6/8 630pm Bowie, MD: Take your dog to the baseball game to see the Bowie Baysox battle Harrisburg http://www.baysox.com/ .

Fri 6/10-Mon 6/13 HARRISONBURG, VA: Want to drive to the boondocks for a big AKC Dog Show Cluster? Here's your chance ...Skyline Kennel Club and Shenandoah Valley KC http://www.infodog.com/panels/va.htm scroll down to date.

Sat 6/11 10am- 3pm MANAKIN, VA: Colonial Newf Club's Spring Fun Day! Swim in a pond with your Newf, fun stations for water work, agility, conformation, obedience and more http://www.cncnewfs.com/events/SpringFunDay2005.htm .

Sat 6/11 10am, FREDERICK, MD: Walk n' Wag http://www.walk-n-wag.com/walknwag/ at Baker Park, 2nd & Bentz hosted by the Frederick Co. Humane Society features prizes, contests, rescue groups, microchipping, food and an awesome Skyhoundz disc dog local championship, both distance/accuracy & freestyle at 11am http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=20050219161837445 .

Sujn 6/12 9am- m3pm ELLICOTT CITY, MD: Lawdy, let someone else wash that smelly dog of yours http://www.dobe.net/events.htm (scroll down to date). I can't tell from the website what they're charging for it but it's got to be better than throwing your back out trying to wash your uncooperative pooch... and all proceeds go to a worthy cause. It all happens at the Bethany Square Shopping Center at 10132 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City MD 21042, (410) 480-0450. Wish I lived closer, but I bet they'd raise their rates after dealing with a huge Newfy slobberhound.

Sun 6/12 10am BOWIE, MD: Skyhoundz disc dog competition http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=2005050110143597 .

Sun 6/12 11am- 3pm ANNAPOLIS, MD: GRREAT is having a BARK-B-Que at Quiet Waters Park's White Oak Pavilion http://www.grreat.org/barkbque.htm .

Th- Sun 6/16- 19, LEESBURG, VA: Enjoy four days of fun and numerous activities with your dog at Camp Jackpot http://www.campjackpot.com/info.html.

Fri 6/17 630pm ANNAPOLIS, MD: Loew's Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St is having a "drive-in" style movie night featuring 101 Dalmations. Vendors,displays and popcorn will be available. $20 per "pet set" ie one human & one dog, proceeds to the AASPCA. More info 410-295-3201.

Sat 6/18 730am, FREDERICK, MD: Four Paws 5K and 1 mile Fun Run sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County http://awlfc.org/ .

Sat 6/18 9am- 3pm, REISTERSTOWN, MD: Bark in the Park Canine Games hosted by the Humane Society of Balto Co. http://www.hsbcanimals.org Games, contests, vendors, demos, raffles, music and terrible vegetarian food.

Sat 6/18 11am, WHITE STONE, VA: Aussie Fest (hosted by Aussies but open to all breeds)Disc Dog competition, freestyle and distance/accuracy at the White Stone Firehouse Field, Windmill Point Rd http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=20041216124607582. A campout the night before, cookout & campout after, great field, good food and location near the Bay makes this trip a summertime joy.

Sat 6/18 HANOVER, PA: Practice for the water rescue demo by Colonial Newfoundland Club http://www.cncnewfs.com/Calendar.shtml at Codorus State Park. See 6/25/05 for details.

Sat 6/18 2- 4pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Barkley Square Dog Bakery is having a Good Ol' Fashion Bark-B-Que http://barkleysquarebakery.radius3.com/index.php?pr=Event_Calendar# with yummy food for people & pets.

Sat 6/18 7pm, WASHINGTON, DC: Bark Ball- Admit it...you always wanted to wear your off-white crepe de chine evening gown and dance with your hairy, black Newfoundland. Well, for a mere $225 you can and also enjoy a sit-down dinner in lavish surroundings at the Renaissance Hotel. Did I mention you can bring your dog? The Washington Humane Society takes an upscale approach to fundraising with this fascinating canine/human social occasion http://barkball.com/.

Sun 6/19 1pm, PASADENA, MD: NEWF ROMP n' SWIM! Celebrate Father's Day by turning your webfooted slobberhound loose on the Dog Beach of Downs Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/downs_park/index.cfm to play, swim and socialize with other Newfs. The dog beach is located in the northeast (upper right on map) corner of the park.

Fri 6/24 NATIONWIDE: Take Your Dog To Work Day-thousands of participating companies...is yours one of them? Bound to improve customer relations, increase sales and raise morale, more at http://petsit.com/dogday/ .

Sat 6/25 830am- 5pm, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Watch in amazement as acrobatic dogs snatch flying discs out of the air at Truxton Park 273 Hilltop Lane 21403 (Griscom field) at the North East Regional Skyhoundz Championships hosted by MAD Dogs http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=20041216101655951 .Who knows, you could be inspired to try it yourself with your own pooch.

Sat 6/25 10am- 2pm HANOVER, PA: Colonial Newfoundland Club provides the talent for the water rescue demo at the Summer Blast Festival at Codorus State Park http://www.cncnewfs.com/events/CodorusWaterDemo2005.pdf . Live bands, hot air balloons, craft & food vendors will also be there.

Sat 6/25 10am- 1pm ARLINGTON, VA: The Barkapalooza at Fur-Get Me Not Pet Care http://www.furgetmenotpetcare.com/Seminars.htm promises a carnival atmosphere and loads of fun things to do.

Sat 6/25 7- 9pm SOMEWHERE, DC AREA: Bow Wow Luau http://www.anasark.com/events/bow_wow_luau-2005.htm .

Sun 6/26 11am- 3pm, CENTREVILLE, VA: Caring Hands Animal Hospital's http://caringhandsvet.com/OpenHouseC05/OpenHouse.pdf 9th annual open house.

Fri- Mon 7/1-7/4, BEL ALTON, MD: The Blue Crab Cluster is four days worth of all breed, obedience and rally obedience dog shows at the Charles Co. Fairgrounds hosted by the Southern Md Kennel Club and Rock Creek Kennel Club http://infodog.com/panels/md.htm (scroll down to date).


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 $3.95, buy one burger get one free) 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 630pm- ? WASHINGTON, DC: Doggie Style Happy Hour http://www.doggiestylebakery.com/funevents/happyhours.htm on the covered patio of Adams Mill Bar & Grill, 18th & Columbia Rd.

Every Friday ~7pm-Newf Stroll at the city dock in Annapolis, Md weather permitting. It hasn't permitted much lately.
Every Sat 9am-11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Puppy Party see http://www.arlingtondogs.org/puppies.html for details.

Every Sat 9am- 11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Free Open House indoor playgroups at Fur-Get-Me-Not Pet Care 4140 S. Four Mile Run Dr. http://www.furgetmenot.biz/home.html .

Every Sat GLEN BURNIE, MD: The Ordnance Rd Petsmart 410-582-9444 has indoor Play Sessions, 130-230 for small dogs & puppies, 330- 430 for everydog else. Call ahead first because times can change. Some of the other Petsmarts have these too.

2nd Thurs of each month ALEXANDRIA, VA: Dogs can join you on a 40 minute cruise of the Potomac River on the Miss Christin of the Potomac Riverboat Co http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/charter/MissChristin/index.html (one of the most difficult to navigate & least informative websites I've seen in a long while) which makes no mention of dogs being invited or the cruise times ( 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm ) or the price, ($8).
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
Hiking: http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm
http://www.k9trailblazers.org/shedule.htm
http://members.aol.com/nvhc/
Agility:http://www.cleanrun.com/agilityinfo/events/eventsearch.cfm
http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/,
http://www.infodog.com/showinfo/state.htm and put in your search criteria/locale.
Pet First Aid/CPR classes: http://www.redcrossdc.org/Online/class_registration.php?action=list&classname='First%20Aid%20for%20Cats%20and%20Dogs' & http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/bark.htm (scroll down).

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://dogevents.net/ and http://voy.com/52810/ so you can just bookmark either one (or both) instead of saving/printing this.

-Xavier & Gomez

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