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Date Posted: 22:57:55 11/06/05 Sun
Author: G & X
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-40-177.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.40.177
Subject: Nov '05 DC/Balto/Annapolis Area Dog Events

It's getting dark early and starting to get cold, making it more difficult to get out and do fun things with your dog, but there's still some opportunities out there. Besides, your dog probably doesn't mind the cold and you can always buy a warmer coat. And hat. And gloves.

If anyone is looking for a worthy cause for holiday donations, I urge you to consider Autumn Acres http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/autumnacres.html . It's a small, poorly funded group which rescues Newfs (and others) from a hellish life in puppy mills. They've had some unforeseen high medical expenses this year, including Shooter, a 5 y/o Newf I fostered, who suffered GDV (gastric dilatation volvulus) aka bloat, a life threatening condition where the stomach fills with air, then twists.

Although Shooter was in agony & minutes from death, the good people at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic managed to save his life. He's doing fine now and has a happy future but his medical expenses totaled $2164.10, an amount the folks at Autumn Acres simply don't have.

There are also mixed breed rescue groups and breed club rescues like Colonial Newfoundland Club's (http://www.cncnewfs.com/Rescue.shtml ) who do a lot of good work on a shoestring budget and who would be grateful for any help.


Sat 11/5 9am-12:30, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Doggie Wellness Clinic
Pet professionals will be discussing health, diet and training information about our dogs. Please visit www.tailsofoldetowne.com for more information.

Sat 11/5 10:30am- 1:30pm, FAIRFAX, VA: The SPCA of Northern Virginia http://spcanova.org/ will be holding its twice-yearly pet tattoo clinic at Webers Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway. Tattoos will be performed by Tommy and Nancy Mantlo from Richmond, well-known pet tattooists with over 25 years experience. This is a great opportunity to protect your pets from theft, or in case they get lost. You'll choose the alpha-numeric combination to be tattooed on your pet, and you'll choose the service to register it with. Price is a very reasonable $17 if you pre-reg and $20 for walk-ins.

Fri- Sun, 11/11-13, SALISBURY, MD: Three days of AKC dog shows at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center hosted by the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club and Mispillion Kennel Club http://www.infodog.com/panels/md.htm .

Fri - Sun, 11/11- 13, EASTON, MD: A myriad of activities and sights at the Waterfowl Festival http://www.waterfowlfestival.org/ including retriever demos. Not strictly a dog-focused event but said to be dog friendly and fun for you and your pet.

Sat 11/12 10am, FAIRFAX, VA: Join GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue) http://www.grreat.org/3kwalk_nov05.htm in a 3K walk starting at the rear lot of Webers Pet Supermarket.

Sat & Sun, 11/12 & 13, 10am-5pm, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Quiet Waters Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/calendar.cfm?DISPLAYMODE=DisplayEvent&DETAILEVENT=152008 featuring arts, crafts, music. View the creativity of artists of various media in a mostly outdoor setting, then head for the dog park and dog beach. Food is available and park admission is free these two days.

Sun 11/13 ANNAPOLIS, MD: Paws Pet Boutique http://pawsannapolis.com/ is having a paw dip- your pet's pawprint made into an ornament. Call 410-263-8683 to schedule your appointment.

Sat 11/19 11am, BALTIMORE, MD: Baltimore's Thanksgiving Parade http://www.bop.org/resources/up217.aspx. OK, so it's not really a dog event, but you can bring your dog, watch the parade and amble around downtown and the inner harbor.

Sat 11/19 1-3pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Doggie massage class at Tails of Olde Towne http://www.tailsofoldetowne.com/index.html . Bring your doggie and have fun learning basic techniques. Call 703-768-0500 to register.

Th, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11/25-28, WEST FRIENDSHIP, MD: The Maryland Turkey Cluster http://www.infodog.com/panels/md.htm, four days of AKC dog shows at the Howard Co. Fairgrounds . Yes, you can bring your dog, but bring water or a container you can fill up in the restroom.

Sat 11/19 11am, BALTIMORE, MD: Baltimore's Thanksgiving Parade http://www.bop.org/resources/up217.aspx. OK, so it's not really a dog event, but you can bring your dog, watch the parade and amble around downtown and the inner harbor.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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. I don't know if this is still going on or has stopped for the season; per the website, it's still happening.

Every Friday ~7pm-Newf Stroll at the city dock in Annapolis, Md weather permitting.

Every Sat 9am-11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Puppy Party- see http://www.arlingtondogs.org/puppies.shtml 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- 430 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
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://voy.com/52810/ so you can just bookmark it instead of saving/printing this.

-Xavier & Gomez

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