05/28/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“This is Thunder from Dupont.”

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“This is my puppy brew in eckington”

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“This is Zeebo, formerly of Adams Morgan and now of 16th and R, reveling in his new apartment.”

05/28/15 3:05pm

From Capital Community News:

“Last night, the District’s press corp lost one of its own. Capital Community News (CCN) reporter Charnice Milton was tragically gunned down in an apparently random shooting near Good Hope Road at 9:40 p.m.

Charnice Milton was born on June 19, 1987 to Franice Milton. She lived with her mother in Benning Heights in Ward 7. A graduate of Ball State, she earned a Master’s from Syracuse.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at approximately 9:41 pm.

Officers investigating the sound of gunshots in the area of Good Hope and Naylor Roads, Southeast, located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the 2700 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast. The decedent was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Charnice Milton of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

05/28/15 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if any of your readers knows anything about the dog who likes to chill on the roof of a commercial structure located near the intersection of IrvingKenyon and Georgia. I’ve seen him there a couple of times, and he never fails to amaze me. He’s super calm, and as far as I can tell spends hours up there surveying his kingdom. Does he belong to the owners of the shopfront? Does he ever venture down to mingle with the common folks?”

Yup, he’s all good up there with his own ramp – I think he’s owned by the guy who owns Morgan’s Seafood.

05/28/15 2:10pm

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Photo of an “old volvo” by PoPville flickr user Phil

Tips for new DC dog owner?

“I’m hopefully getting a dog in July and was hoping for some tips about raising a dog in DC. I just read someone else’s post about how pet owners really need to lookout for chicken bones on the street– something I would have never really thought about. Any tips like that or suggestions on dog walkers/good dog parks would be much appreciated. I live in Bloomingdale, so suggestions about Bloomingdale, Shaw, & Petworth are especially appreciated.”

One reader responded:

Congrats! Here are some tips…

– Dog parks are great for off-leash exercise, but avoid them at peak hours (after work) until you know your dog well. Interacting with a bunch of stranger dogs can be scary. Always keep a close eye on your dog while you’re at the park because you don’t know the other dogs. There is a nice dog park in Langdon Park, which isn’t too far from Bloomingdale and it’s usually not crowded at all. The 11th street dog park is closest to Shaw, it’s fine but can get busy.

– There are always delicious treats on the street, so keep an eye on your dog when he/she is sniffing around to make sure they don’t find one.

– Grooming by Em on Rhode Island Ave is the best grooming I’ve gotten in the area and by far the best price.

– Dogs ARE allowed on the metro if they are in closed carriers. Ditto to cabs, they aren’t allowed to deny you if the dog is in a carrier (doesn’t mean they won’t, but they shouldn’t).

– If you Uber, text the driver and let them know you have a dog once they accept the trip. Most don’t mind but they’ll appreciate the heads up.

– The arboretum is my favorite place to walk with the dogs. It’s beautiful and huge. Dogs have to be on-leash but if your dog is friendly, you’ll meet lots of other friendly dogs to say hi to.”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

05/28/15 1:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

We live in a new “luxury” apartment building in Shaw and have had continuous mice and roach problems in our apartment since we moved in last summer. The mouse problem seems to finally be under control (fingers crossed) but it took months of emails and calls to get management to do anything about the situation. The roach problem is ongoing.

My question is – has anyone else experienced similar pest problems in a new building or elsewhere? What does it take to get management to take the problem seriously? Should we look into contacting a DC tenants’ rights association? Go crazy on social media? We like everything about where we live except for the disgusting pest problem, and would love to have this finally resolved.”

05/28/15 12:50pm

3710 24th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3710 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“PRICE REDUCTION!! Practically brand new home!! Renovated from top to bottom! Open flr plan, stainless steel appliances, island to die for, floating stairs, spa showers, yard to garden and spectacular front porch!! Parking pad with full price!! ALARM – CALL FOR CODE!!!”

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You can see more photos here.

Save a marriage – the requester and their spouse at are odds! This 4 bed/3.5 bath is listed at $625,000.

05/28/15 12:10pm

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