Your Information to Canine-Pleasant D.C.

Your Information to Canine-Pleasant D.C.

On the ninth week of working from house throughout spring 2020, I made a decision

On the ninth week of working from house throughout spring 2020, I made a decision to undertake a canine. And on Might 15, 2020, I turned the proud proprietor of a Dobby-Child Yoda-Meerkat creature (technically an Australian Shepherd American Staffordshire Terrier four-month-old pet) named Luna. Prior to now two years, we’ve extensively explored what the D.C. space has to supply. Listed below are a few of our favourite native hangouts and surprising dog-friendly spots.


Dumbarton Oaks Park: Made to create an phantasm of nation life within the metropolis, this park is one among my favourite locations to flee. There may be tall grass, benches to compensate for favourite reads and a small little stream winding via. Luna loves the assorted flora and chasing the waterways on our option to Georgetown. R St. NW between thirty first St. NW + Avon Pl. DC; // @nationalparkservice

Soapstone Valley Path: Not as well-known as Rock Creek or Theodore Roosevelt Island, this path winds west towards Van Ness. It will possibly get very muddy after it rains which is a canine’s dream, but additionally a purple flag due to the sewage pipes operating alongside the path. I prefer it as a result of it’s a hidden path not well- traversed and nice for practising recall with an extended leash. 2900 Audubon Terr. NW, DC;

Western Ridge Path: One of the standard trails in D.C., it’s a good way to spend a weekend day. Make sure that to convey a water bottle as a result of when you’re on the market — you’re on the market. Ridge Rd. NW + Western Ridge Path in Rock Creek Park; // @nationalparkservice


Bookstores galore: Luna aspires to learn someday, so naturally she accompanies me to the plethora of bookstores within the space corresponding to Barnes & Noble, Kramer’s, Misplaced Metropolis Books, Amazon Books, Strong State Books and Politics and Prose. Numerous places.

{Hardware} shops: As a basic rule, shops that promote canine objects are dog-friendly together with the assorted Ace {Hardware} shops within the space. Luna drags me to the shop for the free treats behind the counter.
Numerous places.

Most shops in Georgetown: Throughout these spring months, I like occurring an extended stroll with Luna via Dumbarton Oaks to Georgetown and browsing the dog-friendly shops like Apple, Free Folks, Lush, Paper Supply, CB2, Sephora, JCrew, Out of doors Voices, Lululemon and Anthropologie. Numerous places in Georgetown. // @officialgeorgeorgetowndc

Nordstrom Rack: Situated each at Metro Middle and Penn Quarter, Nordstrom Rack is a superb time suck and “cooling” spot on sizzling summer season days. When strolling house from the Nationwide Mall to Adams Morgan, we typically take a break for the air con and look across the retailer, seize some water and impulse purchase some canine toys and candles. Numerous places; // @nordstromrack


Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream: Tucked away within the charming Mount Nice neighborhood is a inventive ice cream store housing modern flavors corresponding to woman scouts gone wild or brigadeiro. The menu additionally features a canine sundae which a small scoop of candy cream or peanut butter ice cream topped with two home made canine treats in a cup. 3110 Mt. Nice St. NW, DC; // @mdiicecreamdc

Sprinkles: To my canine, the one cupcake retailer that issues in D.C. is Sprinkles and their pupcake. The pupcakes come sealed in plastic (so no mess if you’ll want to seize just a few to go) and are made with vanilla, buttermilk and yogurt. 3015 M St. NW, DC; // @sprinklescupcakes

South Block: Everybody loves smoothies. On longer days, Luna and I’ll stroll from our house in Adams Morgan to Union Marketplace for prime individuals watching. South Block (which is situated in lots of locations) provides pet smoothies that are peanut butter and banana smoothies for canine.
Numerous places; // @southblock


Emissary: If yow will discover a spot, I like these standard neighborhood espresso outlets situated in Dupont Circle. Canine are allowed inside, however do notice it may be tight quarters between you and different visitors. 2032 P St. NW + 1726 twentieth St. NW, DC; // @emissary_dc

No Goodbyes: The all-day restaurant situated in Adams Morgan’s The Line DC resort is a superb coworking spot on early weekend mornings (there’s Wi-Fi). Seize a cup of espresso and a breakfast chew from the restaurant’s espresso bar and head inside along with your canine. It’s an amazing place to hunker down in case you have just a few hours of labor to do. 1770 Euclid St. NW, DC; // @nogoodbyes_dc

Yours Actually: The resort’s foyer hosts Mercy Me which boasts nice cocktails for dog-friendly work meetups. Be aware, typically there isn’t public Wi-Fi accessible on the weekends, however the resort does have water bowls. 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW, DC; // @yourstrulyhotel

Luna at Kramers. Picture by Andrew J. Williams III.


Dacha Beer: Not solely are you able to get beer at this basic German beer backyard, however your canine can too. The Shaw and Navy Yard places provide doggie beers on their menu. 1600 seventh St. NW + 79 Potomac Ave. SE, DC; // @dachashaw

Midlands: One in every of my favorites, this Park View beer backyard is welcoming and dog-friendly. The beer backyard gives beds and blankets for canine visitors to get cozy. Moreover, the beer backyard will quickly provide doggie ice cream. It’s a improbable location for canine that is likely to be simply frazzled because the beer backyard is a little more unfold out. 3333 Georgia Ave. NW, DC; // @midlands_dc

Wunder Garten: This beer backyard boasts “yappy” hours frequently with doggie deal with flights and puppacinos. Within the wintertime yow will discover them internet hosting Santa meet-and-greets in partnership with canine rescue organizations in D.C. 1101 First St. NE, DC; // @wundergartendc


Massive Dangerous Wolf: Once I was a baby, I might beg my mother to convey me to this pet retailer in Takoma Park simply to go searching. Even at present, Luna and I are mesmerized by the number of specialty meals model choices, effective leather-based collars and chews. 6960 Maple St. NW, DC; // @woofdelivers

The Canine Park: Luna’s collar is from this small, unassuming however educated store in Outdated City Alexandria. They’ve many baked items, toys and preppy-printed collars. It’s an amazing cease so as to add when procuring in Outdated City. Whereas within the space, additionally try Outdated Towne College for Canine. 705 King St. Alexandria, VA; // @thedogparkva

Doggy Model: Hidden in Dupont Circle is a pet provide retailer stocking all of your dog-friendly wants. For Luna’s birthday, I stocked up on specialty treats, a brand new antler, duck-stuffed animal and cookies. 1642 R St. NW, DC; // @doggystyledc

Howl to the Chief: This unsuspecting pet boutique in Barracks Row has the most important choices of doggie baked items and treats in D.C. If you happen to’re searching for peak-D.C. toys (assume Biden plushies and political celebration bandanas), you’re in luck. 719 eighth St. SE, DC; // @howltothechief

Loyal Companion: There are lots of Loyal Companions within the DMV, however my favourite location is the one close to Clarendon beside Candy Science Espresso. When Luna and I are within the neighborhood, we top off on distinctive treats and chews like duck ft. Numerous places; // @loyalcompanionpets


Barkhaus: Referred to as a canine bar, this bar has many dog-friendly occasions corresponding to paint your pets, pet bowls and mutt mixers. 529 E Howell Ave. Alexandria, VA; // @barkhaus_

Capitals Canine Membership: Provided by the Washington Capitals, this unique canine membership program gives a swag-filled membership equipment, invitations to Caps’ canine occasions and unique ticket provides. // @capitals

HRA Agility Lessons: Primarily often known as D.C.’s main rescue group and clinic, the Humane Rescue Alliance additionally has quite a lot of leisure programs for canine together with agility, scent coaching and reactive canine coaching courses. 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, DC; // @humanerescue

Pups within the Park: Through the Nationwide’s season, you possibly can convey your canine to a couple occasions by buying a “canine ticket.” The park has canine watchers who will take care of your canine if you’ll want to use the restroom, and even has grass patches to your pet to alleviate themselves. 1500 S Capitol St. SE, DC; // @nationalspark

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