Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

“Winston curls up on a comforter.”

“Riley (U Street), Pocket and Logan (Shaw) trying to play with a shy squirrel in Logan Circle.”

“moo, Pudah and napoleon from Adams Morgan”

Info on new animal rescue group after the jump.

“I wanted to share with you information about a new animal rescue organization, City Dogs Rescue, that three Dupont residents (myself, my partner Dave Liedman, and friend Gina Tomaselli) have started. We officially became established as a separate non-profit (not 501(c)(3) yet) late last month and have been off to a pretty busy start. Our goal is to rescue adoptable dogs from high-kill shelters and bring them to DC where there seem to be many more opportunities for them. Many of these dogs are in desperate situations, only having a day or two to get adopted before they are killed.

One of the founders of City Dogs Rescue, Dave, is also an owner of City Dogs Daycare. Therefore, we are able to base our adoptions out of the daycare facility (City Dogs Daycare had done some rescue work in the past, but not through a separate nonprofit organization). Dave is holding permanent space at the facility for foster dogs to stay until they are adopted. We are also looking for private homes so that we can rescue more dogs. So far, we have adopted out three dogs to wonderful homes in DC and Maryland. There is more detailed information and photos on our website at and at

The “Alumni” tab of our website provides some history as to how and why we got started. In a nutshell, the rescue began with a dire message about a black lab, Bentley, who was going to be killed in a day if he didn’t get out of a high-kill rural shelter in Georgia. None of the local rescue groups could help because they were at capacity, so a bunch of friends in DC got together to raise funds to bring him up here (e.g., shelter fees, vet care). Within a short time of coming to DC, Bentley found his new owner as he was being walked around the Dupont area wearing an “adopt me” bandana. That is how it began.

A City Dogs Rescue volunteer recently brought several more dogs to DC from a high-kill shelter in North Carolina. We are hoping to place them in permanent homes soon. We are trying to recruit volunteers and local business sponsors. Since we do not yet have sufficient operating funds to continue with our mission long-term, we are also seeking to raise funds from animal lovers in the community (donations can be made on our website and Facebook pages).”

24 Comment

  • houseintherear

    squeeeeeee! to all of those pics!!!

  • Awesome! 7 Animals in 1 fix!

  • How is this City Dogs Rescue different from the old one owned by Brandi?

  • claire

    I saw Winston up top and immediately wanted to be cuddled up with him and then saw the three cuties in the last photo and wanted to cuddle with them too! Guess I’ll have to settle for going home and trying to cuddle with my own kitty (unfortunately, she is only occasionally cuddly).

  • Pocket – do you know what kind of dog you are? You look like a Feist – just like my girl.

  • It must be fall–the kitties are being snuggly! 🙂

  • Emmaleigh504

    So much cute!

  • I can’t understand why the squirrels stay in Logan Circle. They are constantly being terrorized by all of our neighborhood dogs! Take a hint, squirrels.

  • That’s not a comforter, it’s a Snuggie. Don’t be ashamed.

  • @Fortheshorties. Brandi did great work but the rescue program she ran ended when she moved away. While we are using the same name, this is a completely different entity in terms of people, organizational structure, processes, policies, etc.

  • Rant: out of focus Afternoon Animal Fix photos. C’mon guys, the cats weren’t moving; they were sleeping soundly.

  • Too much cute! Ahhh…I love those three kitties! Time to go snuggle my Maine Coon kitty…

  • Look at all the happy animal friends!! Waaaa

  • What’s not so cute is the fact that self-centered and irresponsible dog owners have almost ruined Logan Circle by turning it into a dog park. The circle is a lovely little green space in the city, but the National Park Service is losing the battle, and the park is on the brink of ruination. The turf is torn up all over from dogs running unleashed, and hundreds of dogs relieve themselves there every day, making the park unfit for use by people. In my opinion, the NPS should completely ban dogs from Logan Circle.

    • How funny – Logan Circle isn’t a regular place I visit, but did happen to walk through there recently and was astonished & depressed at how creepy and miserable it felt – at 1 in the afternoon – full of derelicts, winos, vagrants just sitting around. The few people with dogs were the only sober vibrant life-forms.

      • Not “funny” Winotopeia, since your world view is obvoulsly colored by your suburban indoctrination that “derelicts, winos, and vagrants” are somehow less important to the world than some yuppie’s precious little pooch. I walk through that park every day and the people that I see sitting there are neither intoxicated nor dangerous. While some of them appear to be down on their luck (possibly unemployed or homeless), they pose no threat to the surrounding community. Give us all a break and join the human race. Or better yet, go back to Fairfax.

        • I say we get rid of the “derelicts, winos, and vagrants”, that enjoy the use of a PUBLIC space and haul them off to some place where their kind is welcomed. After all, it’s the dog owners who actually pay taxes, why shouldn’t their dogs destroy the grass?? And, if you are like me, and you do not own a dog, then it’S YOUR fault. YOU need to go find a dog to call your own, so that you too can participate in the destruction of Logan Circle’s green space. DC IS FOR THE DOGS, NOT the “derelicts, winos, and vagrants” who pose no threat. How dare you think that humans are more important than dogs in a PUBLIC space that IS NOT A DOG PARK! In fact, I say that we pass a law that states that if one does not earn at least $20,000 per year that they should not be allowed to enjoy Logan Cirle, how else are we to keep the “derelicts, winos, and vagrants”, from discouraging the “vibrant life-forms” from enjoying a PUBLIC space??

    • Wow, Logan Circle is not full of dogs. 15 years ago, it was full of drug dealers, smacksters, crackheads, winos and prostitutes.

      I’ll take the dogs anyday.

      Yeah, Right, yer wrong.

  • We rescued our awesome dog through City Dogs Rescue. They’re great…!

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