Dog Friendly Events in Washington DC – September 2019 Edition

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! CELEBRATE OUR CANINE FRIENDS AT THE 3rd ANNUAL BARKS & BREWS FESTIVAL! Tickets are $30 in advance, $35...

Upcoming Pet-Friendly Events in Washington, DC March- April 2019

March 2, 2019St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fun Dog Show in Alexandria, VA. Because every dog is Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Contest categories include: Dog & Owner Look Alike, St. Patrick’s Spirit Award, Best Costume and Most Talented....

Quick Resources for Lost and Found Pets in Washington, DC

I found a lost pet in Washington, DC, what should I do? Every day I see posts on various online platforms about lost and found pets. It's heartbreaking but also great to see a successful reunion story. Generally speaking people are not prepared to find an animal on...

Summer 2018 Pet Adoption Events in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland

Looking to Adopt a Pet in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland?
The following list includes pet adoption events taking place this summer around the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland region. You can drop in to see adoptable dogs and cats. Fingers crossed that you find your new furry family member this weekend! 

Summer 2018 Yappy Hours in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland

The following yappy hours are taking place in the Washington, DC metro area starting today through the end of summer. Grab a leash and run to your nearest pub with your pup. 

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From the Petidor’s Desk

 

The Informant, Washington DC Pet Magazine, offers general tips, tricks, and advice for pet owners as well as a list of pet-related and/or pet-friendly events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Informant is for informational purposes only. Always consult your vet for medical advice. Have a tip? Would you like to add an event? Contact us today. Email: info@patrioticpetcare.com

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Signs of Cancer in Pets

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Fun Pet Facts and Resources for Pet Owners

Here are some interesting pet articles, pictures, and videos we've found on the net. What is it With Cats and Boxes?New Netflix Series Celebrates the Bond Between Humans and Dogs5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use a Retractable LeashNew Study Suggests Your Cat May...

The First-Time Pet Owner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Companion and Welcoming Them Home

If you’ve never owned a pet before but are thinking about making the leap, you don’t want to go into it blindly. The type of pet, breed or mix, preparing your home, and making a smooth transition are all considerations you don’t want to overlook. Doing some research...

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The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

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How to Help a Scaredy Cat

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Thanksgiving Tips for Pet Owners

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Solving Litter Box Issues

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Should I get my kid a pet?

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Signs of Cancer in Pets

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Cat Health – Chronic Kidney Problems

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