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Calendar of Events

Apr
28
Sun
2019 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party
Apr 28 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Since 2017, a group of West End pet businesses has gotten together each year to help the Alexandria community celebrate its love of pets. With the help of the Mayor and City Council, we host a block party to celebrate the announcement of Alexandria Love Your Pet Day featuring 40+ local businesses and 20 non-profits and attracting over 600 attendees with their 100+ dogs. Come meet other members of the pet-loving community while enjoying a variety of food truck fare and children’s entertainment, the whole family is welcomed! Interested vendors, non-profits and sponsors should send us a message to get involved in this year’s event. The proceeds of this year’s event will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

May
4
Sat
Pet Fiesta @ Reston Town Center
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kick-off the day with the fun-filled Tails on Trails dog walk at 10 AM. Then meet homeless animals looking for their forever homes and check out the latest in pet products on the Pet Fiesta thoroughfare. The kids will enjoy on-stage entertainment, face painting, and caricature artists. Gather the family and join us for a great spring day of pets and fun! Admission is FREE

Stage Entertainment

12 pm Dog House of Style Fashion Show
1:30-3:30 pm Music by South Bay Band
4:00 pm Event Ends

Dog House of Style Fashion Show

Check out the latest in canine couture modeled by rescue dogs that need your help. The Dog House of Style Fashion Show brings homeless dogs together with high fashion to show just how great they are!

Rescue Groups! If you would like to “model” your adoptable dogs in our fashion show, please contact us!

Kid’s Activities

Pet Fiesta is a fun-filled day for the entire family. Bring the kids, because along with all the fun & excitement for pets we’ll have the following activities that are purr-fect for kids:

  • Face Painting Face Painting: Cost: $5
  • Caricature Artists: Cost: $10
Happy Hounds Paint Your Pet @ Happy Hounds
May 4 @ 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

 

Join, Happy Hounds and Urban Easel Art & Pottery, for a fun night of Paint Your Pet. Choose a favorite pet photo & our artist will sketch your pet portrait template for you to paint.

PET PORTRAITS…. $65.09 + tax ( $69.)
Sign up online & we’ll send you a quick read of what we need to draw your portrait. You’ll need to email us 1-2 photos of your favorite pet. Torso to head shots, taken at your pets eye level work best. ***** PHOTOS MUST BE CLEAR, Prominently lite, and IN FOCUS, when blown up to approximately a 5’x7′ print.
If we can’t see it, we can not draw it. Your drawing will be a reflection of what you give us. You will also be working from the photo you send us. So please make it good. *** Back ground does not matter, and we will custom sketch your pet on 16″x 20″ stretched canvas, so it will be ready for you to paint on the day of event. We’ll even provide you with custom mixed pet colors, like “German Shepherd Brown” so you spend more time painting. Limit 1 pet per canvas.

::::::: Deadline to sign up is: April 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm. :::::::::::
Artist needs ample time to draw out your pet on canvas, in a way that helps you paint the various shadows & color changes. Portrait is not just quickly outlined like our competitors imitations. You’ll be thankful for the additional time spent using this master technique to draw your pet when you sit down to paint.

ALL Late/ Rush registrations or photos received after 4/1/2019 will incur a $20. rushed/ late fee, and will ONLY be accepted if our schedule / work load allows time to draw out your portrait. Failure to turn in a good photo by deadline may result in loss of deposit :::::::

How it works:
1. SIGN UP at Happy Hounds or ONLINE at: www.urban-easel.com

2. Make your Non-refundable $19. cash deposit at Happy Hounds or online thru Urban Easel. This will reserve your seat and get us started on our art work.
** If registering online, you will be sent a confirmation, with LiNK to pay, within 24 hours of sign up. Your reservation will not be secured until a deposit is made. Add $3. for service fee if paying online. ( $22. deposit if paying online)

3. Email us 1-2 GOOD Pet Photos. Please include your name along with your pet photo. AFTER YOU REGISTER, Photos can be sent to : urban.easel@gmail.com

4. On day of event, try to arrive on time as it will take greater part of our event to complete your painting. Sorry, no take home paint permitted. No worries, if you need additional time, we offer “Open Studio” time, where you can come in to complete to your art work. Must sign up online to reserve your seat.

5. Please bring remaining balance on day of event, we accept
C A S H O N L Y at the door.

May
11
Sat
Day Of The Dog @ congressional cemetery
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Day of the Dog is an annual festival held at Congressional Cemetery in celebration of man’s best friend! On this day, the cemetery is open to all dogs, not just K-9 Corps members.

The 2018 event included activities for both pups and their people, including contests, raffles, games, demonstrations, and more. Pet vendors and services from the D.C. area were in attendance, as were local pet shelters with dogs and cats available for adoption! Local food trucks and brewing companies provided tasty refreshments.

Admission is FREE, and tickets will be available for purchase for the raffle.

Click here for more information

May
18
Sat
Canine Cruises @ Alexandria City Marina
May 18 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us aboard our dog-friendly sightseeing cruise around Alexandria’s Seaport. This howling experience is a local favorite. All are invited, with or without a four-legged friend. Dogs ride free!

Reservations may be made online or at the ticket booth based on availability. Advance purchases are recommended. For more info, please call 877-511-2628 or Click here for more informationWe reserve the right to change boats/schedules at any time.

May
19
Sun
Wine, Whiskers and Wags @ paradise springs winery
May 19 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
May
26
Sun
Pups In The Park @ nationals park
May 26 @ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Details:

Skip the dog park and come to Nationals Park! Pups in the Park presented by Budweiser is a unique opportunity to bring your dog to a Nationals game. You and your dog will both get to enjoy the game with other dogs and dog lovers from seats in our pet-friendly outfield reserved section. All proceeds from the dog ticket sales will be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Click here for more information

 

This is a Special Ticket Event. Special tickets must be purchased online from Nationals webpage prior to the event.

 

Pricing Information:
Outfield Reserved: $33 (human ticket)
Outfield Reserved: $10 (dog ticket)

Jun
8
Sat
Canine Cruises @ Alexandria City Marina
Jun 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us aboard our dog-friendly sightseeing cruise around Alexandria’s Seaport. This howling experience is a local favorite. All are invited, with or without a four-legged friend. Dogs ride free!

Reservations may be made online or at the ticket booth based on availability. Advance purchases are recommended. For more info, please call 877-511-2628 or Click here for more informationWe reserve the right to change boats/schedules at any time.

Jun
13
Thu
Pups In The Park @ nationals park
Jun 13 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Details:

Skip the dog park and come to Nationals Park! Pups in the Park presented by Budweiser is a unique opportunity to bring your dog to a Nationals game. You and your dog will both get to enjoy the game with other dogs and dog lovers from seats in our pet-friendly outfield reserved section. All proceeds from the dog ticket sales will be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Click here for more information

 

This is a Special Ticket Event. Special tickets must be purchased online from Nationals webpage prior to the event.

 

Pricing Information:
Outfield Reserved: $33 (human ticket)
Outfield Reserved: $10 (dog ticket)

Jun
22
Sat
Canine Cruises @ Alexandria City Marina
Jun 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us aboard our dog-friendly sightseeing cruise around Alexandria’s Seaport. This howling experience is a local favorite. All are invited, with or without a four-legged friend. Dogs ride free!

Reservations may be made online or at the ticket booth based on availability. Advance purchases are recommended. For more info, please call 877-511-2628 or Click here for more informationWe reserve the right to change boats/schedules at any time.

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