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by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm 0

“Alastair has been missing since Friday night. Alastair was last seen around 8/10PM on Friday September 15th on/near Richardson Place NW.

Alastair is a one year old, medium build, friendly brown & gray tabby cat. He is very social and loved by many in the neighborhood. Alastair has a collar with a red heart name tag and a small, round blue tag with my phone number on it.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


3333 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy Midlands

Last Friday we spoke about the crackdown at Wonderland. Thanks to all who messaged about Midlands last night:

“Dear Friends, Neighbors and Dog Parents,

We deeply regret having to make this statement, but Washington DC’s Dept. of Health just paid us a visit and told us we are NO LONGER ALLOWED TO HAVE DOGS on the property until further notice. This means all dogs including Andy Pants. We are very sorry for this awful change, but we have no control over it. Write your council member, we are.

Ward 1 CM Brianne Nadeau ([email protected]) since both Midlands and Wonderland are both in her district,

Health Committee Chair Vincent Gray ([email protected]) and his committee director [email protected]

Dept. of Health Director [email protected] (cc: [email protected]).

Just put it all in the same email

Midlands & Andy”

One reader notes from the comments: “The Midlands Inspector told me that “this all stems from the Washington Post.” They supposedly put out an article or something about a complaint they received about all the dogs on patios in dc. This is what she told me.”

Ed. Note: For those who wish to debate kids in bars, you may have a refresher here, also about Midlands.

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

A friend of the owners passes on:

“Our sweet cat Uma got out this afternoon. We live on 9th Street SE between E & G. Her name is Uma and her picture is here.

If you wouldn’t mind sharing this we would be greatly appreciated.

$5,000 reward for bringing her back to us.

My number is 858-663-9411

Thank you for your help.

Chris & Megan”

by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


3509 12th Street, NE courtesy Patrick’s Pet Care

From a press release:

“Patrick’s Pet Care, a leading pet services company in Washington D.C., today announced the grand opening of its second location in Brookland, NE. Located at 3509 12th Street NE. This new locale will bring a medium-to-large dog day school and overnight center to the Brookland community.

Not your typical day care, the day school will offer basic obedience training during the day, as well as evening training courses and overnight boarding. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I are new to the Capitol Hill area and last night around 7:00 PM, our dog slipped out of our house near Lincoln Park. She was last seen near C-8th St, and we received a report of seeing her near Florida-8th later that evening.

She is a 10-lb mini Australian Shepherd with white and orange markings. Her name is Sasha, and she is EXTREMELY shy and will only come to my wife so if anyone sees her, please call Whitney at (434) 981-1218 ASAP with the location. If unable to reach her, please call Matt at (703) 587 5277.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I am just wondering if you know of any DC area animal shelters that are taking in Hurricane Harvey displaced animals, looking to make room in their shelters by having volunteers foster? I know a Seattle area shelter is taking in something like 300 Hurricane Harvey animals, but I have not heard anything about the DC area’s shelters.”

From the Humane Rescue Alliance:

“With animals being relocated this week to Washington, DC from Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is appealing to animal lovers throughout the region who may be considering adopting a new pet to visit adoptions centers today. Dogs and cats adopted this week will clear room for arriving animals from Texas. All pets available for adoption at HRA have been spayed/neutered and microchipped. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

From DPR:

“Sun, September 10 at 12:00pm
Upshur Outdoor Pool, Randall Pool & Francis Pool
Washington, DC

Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event will provide dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in three of DC’s pools.

Sites hosting this year’s Doggie Day Swim are as follows:

Upshur Pool – 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
Space is limited to 75 dogs in the pool area at one time.

Francis Pool – 25th N Street, NW
Space is limited to 150 dogs in the pool area at one time.

Randall Pool – South Capital I Street, SW
Space is limited to 75 dogs in the pool are at one time.

Admission is free, for more information call (202) 671-1289 or (202) 535-2323. Website: https://dpr.dc.gov/event/2017-doggie-day-swim

All dogs MUST have a current DC dog license issued by DOH to gain entry to the event. Call (202) 535-2323 or go to for more information.

Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older, and cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs.

All dogs must also wear current vaccination tags and have all current vaccination shots.

Dogs must be sociable and remained leashed while on the pool deck.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Massoud Adibpour

Thanks to all who passed on from DogMa Daycare & Boarding:

“We promised to send you the latest news in real time…CDC has just announced that higher level testing results show Fred did NOT have rabies. DC Dept of health will put out an official release soon. But we wanted to let you know as soon as the DOH contacted us!

The great news: THE PACK IS BACK!! Home confinement is off.

Hopefully we will learn WHAT happened that led the initial test to be positive and the latter one negative. This is what the DOH told us: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We just got a new puppy this weekend- her name is Maggie and she’s an 8-week-old Goldendoodle. We are in love.

Of course two days after we get her home, I open PoPville and I see the rabies report. I’m kinda freaking out because we literally just got her this weekend and she still needs all of her puppy shots.

With all this in mind, first- am I overreacting? and second- does anyone have any recommendations of vets in or around DC that offer comprehensive puppy vaccinations and checkups for one price? I remember with our first dog, Scout, we paid close to $1000 for all the startup vet visits, and I’m trying to avoid that the second time around. And in light of all the recent rabies reports, I want to make sure I get all of this squared away as soon as possible so Maggie doesn’t get sick.”

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