First Thursday: Dog Days in Del Ray

  • May 04, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue

 

    Del Ray, one of the most dog-friendly neighborhoods in the region, highlights "Dog Days in Del Ray" during its May First Thursday.  The monthly street festival takes place on May 4 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

    Bring your favorite four-legged friend out to the Avenue for a wide variety of canine-themed activities for dogs (and their humans!), including: 

  • Pet adoption information from Homeward Trails, Operation Paws, Lu’s Labs Labrador Retriever Rescue, Pet Rescue Alliance, and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
  • Obstacle Course hosted by Your Dog's Best Friends at the Bean Creative lot
  • Conditioning & Training with Wholistic Hound's Sandy Modell located at the breezeway near The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
  • Musical Matts/Tug-a-war hosted by Your Dog's Best Friends at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
  • Smooch-a- Pooch hosted by Your Dog's Best Friends in front of The Dog Store
  • Bark & Grilllll hosted by Your Dog's Best Friends in front of The Dog Store
  • Spin Wheel hosted by Your Dog's Best Friends at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square'
  • "Pet planning" -- information on taking care of your pets in your estate planning with attorney Lonnie Rich
  • Dog Tails -- storytime with Duncan Library at the Bean Creative lot
  • Face painting in front of Bellies and Babies
  • Dog Art with Friends of Guest House in front of The Department of Human Services
  • And treats for humans, too -- including dog bone-shaped cornbread with whipped honey butter from Northside 10, in front of Pork Barrel BBQ

    Participants are encouraged to bring unopened dog or cat food (especially cat food for nursing mothers and kittens); training treats for dogs; or KONGS, unused nylabones, Greenies pill pockets, or Martingale collars to support the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.  The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria provides shelter to animals in need and promotes adoptions, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership in the Alexandria community. Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues.  For more information on the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, visit www.alexandriaanimals.org.

    Held the first Thursday from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.  This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and Your Dog's Best Friend.

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