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Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.

WARL's 'Paws To Vote' Campaign Features Barrrk Obama, Mitt'ns Romney

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - If you're weary of political rhetoric in the last month until the election, The Washington Animal Rescue League offers an alternative to the endless campaign ads and promises with its 'Paws to Vote' initiative.

WARL's very own straw poll for President features a faceoff between canine and feline, as Barrrk Obama and Mitt'ns Romney square off for votes.

In this first-of-its-kind dog vs. cat election,  the bragging rights for the winner will be more than political hot air: by casting your ballot for Barrrk or Mitt'ns, you can help make a difference in the lives of these two as well as other potential pets (whose true nonpartisan hope is that someone votes them into a forever home!)

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Socialize with celebrity animals tonight at the 15th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill reception featuring the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie who starred in “The Artist” and “Buttercup” the cat from the popular novel and movie “The Hunger Games.”

This event, which takes place at the Cannon Caucus Room on First Street and Independence Avenue in D.C., coincides with the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill election where members of Congress and Hill staffers have an opportunity to nominate their own pets to be the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.

For more information click here.

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Calling all puppies!

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host its annual "Pooch Pool Party" on September 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool located at 12621 Dalewood Drive.

The pool is opened only for dogs to swim with other dogs and Pre-registration is encouraged. On-site registration will be available.

 Registration is $10 per dog and owners must provide written proof of a current rabies vaccination and current dog license. 

For more information and an on-line registration, click here!



Doggie Swim Day In DC

Doggie Swim Day In DC

Let your four-legged friend enjoy the last days of summer at the pool!

The 4th Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim will take place on September 8 from 12p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upshur Pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW) and Francis Pool (25th & N Street, NW).

The event allows dogs to to enjoy one day of pool activities, swimming, aquatic games and is hosted by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Humane Society (WHS).

DOH will be monitoring your pets health and will be offering information regarding vaccinations, dog licenses and dog park licenses. Doggie water bowls will also be available (one per owner, on a first come first serve bases) by DC Water.

The event is free for DC residents and their dogs. There is a capacity limit for the number of dogs allowed in the pool during Doggie Day Swim at one time: 75 dogs at Upshur Pool and 150 dogs at Francis Pool.