Your Afternoon Animal Fix

“Thought I would share a few pictures of some pups playing at EL Haynes.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user DC_Chica

“The great Diego v. Squirrel stand-off of 2011!”

Foster Dog Adoption after the jump.

“Dear PoP,

I have some friends in Takoma Park and they have recently begun fostering dogs for the Montgomery County Humane Society. They are awesome foster parents and they are looking for great ways to get the word out and find Lollie Wonderdog a permanent home. I thought there may be some readers who are looking for a great full time pet and that Lollie Wonderdog might be just right!

Lollie Wonderdog even has her own blog!

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  • Thanks for featuring my foster dog, PoP! She really deserves all the world’s pleasures after her sad past– she was bred, abused, half-starved, and tossed in a dumpster to die. Despite that, she is the sweetest, most loving little darling. Check out her blog for more info!

  • That first picture really makes me miss my dog. She had a blast playing in the snow last Feb. Not ready to adopt yet, but I’ll start looking at shelters this spring.

  • Here is a question for PoP-ville: where are good places to let DC dogs frolic off-leash? Thanks!

  • Bloomingdale/Eckington, but at least somewhat willing to travel. Thanks!

  • Prince Of Petworth

    A slight journey but Shaw dog park is a good option:

    • Thanks! Word on the street is that there is a future dog park planned within the Gage-Eckington site in Bloomingdale, as well. But, I was hoping for larger, grassier suggestions. I have heard about Congressional Cemetary, but to join their dogwalking membership program, it is $200/year plus $50/dog.

  • New dog park in Petworth at rec. center – Upshur & Arkansas (Petworth dogs do tend to be big!) Dupont at 17th & ?? New Hampshire – more little guys, (though today lots of bounding Boxers.) Google dog parks DC and you’ll find them all.

    And in Rock Creek park – across from Peirce Mill at picnic area #1 is a big field and the Melvin Hazen trail which is perfect for off-leash – though illegal. If your dog is completely socialized and under good verbal control, and you accept the risk of wild-animal encounters (not as high here as in other areas of the park as it is a very urbanized area.)

    But do beware a professional dog-walker most mid-days on this trail with 10-12 uncontrolled off-leash dogs who behaving in a pack, will mob other dogs.

  • Please keep all dogs on-leash unless in specifically designated off-leash areas. Thanks.

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