Are you looking for something fun to do with your pup? Check out these upcoming dog friendly events in DC!

Featured Event: Barks and Brews Festival in Van Ness!

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event. See below for our discount code!

Ticketholders receive:

  • Sponsored by Devils Backbone! Unlimited craft beer!
  • Live Music by local favorite, After the Flood
  • Giveaways and prizes (for your pup!)
  • Cheese sampling table – free!
  • Fat Pete’s BBQ Food Truck and Sweet Evelyn desserts available for purchase.
  • FUN meeting new friends, four-legged and otherwise!
  • Co-sponsored by City Paws Animal Hospital, Life of Riley and Patriotic Pet Care


*All proceeds benefit Van Ness Main Street

* Free admission for non-beer drinkers

Use code Patrioticpets for $5 off!


Bipawtison March

We the Dogs DC will host the 3rd annual Bipawtisan March in Washington D.C on September 7, 2019.  This year, the event will have a glow theme, and will take place in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This year, all donations from the event will be donated to four local animal rescue organizations.   Learn more>>


2019 DC Walk for the Animals and Wiener 500

Walkers fundraise in the weeks prior to the event to help the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) raise much-needed funds to provide comfort and care to tens of thousands of animals each year. On September 21, participants will walk together through The Wharf neighborhood in Southwest DC.  Learn more>>


Author Alexandra Horowitz | Our Dogs, Ourselves

In her new book, Horowitz, who teaches and runs the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, follows the lessons of her classic Inside of a Dog with an engaging and illuminating exploration of the human-canine relationship. Dating back centuries, this bond has been integral to the development of both people and dogs. Yet while the two species are closer today than ever, our treatment of our best friend is full of surprising quirks: we regard dogs as members of the family and dress them in sweaters and raincoats, but they’re our legal property. We praise their individuality, but breed them for uniformity. What results is a provocative and altogether winning continuation of Horowitz’s landmark work. This event is hosted by Politics and Prose. It is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Learn more>>


Yappy Hour – Rural Dog Rescue

Beat the Monday Blues with a Yappy Hour the 4th Monday of every month thru October! Support the Underdogs while having fun! Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM at Cantina Bambina. Learn more>>


Yappy Hour at Milk Bar: Back to School Edition

Bring your furry BFF for a photo shoot and get a yearbook-worthy portrait from Pooch Portrait Studio. Photo sessions are first come, first serve and the $30 fee includes a donation to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Milk Bar Flagship at Logan Circle. Learn more>>

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