17th and S St, NW
At 11 AM today, my husband was running past S Street Dog Park in Dupont and was bitten on the arm by a dog (Doberman mix?) that was leaving the dog park. The owner walked away with his dog. When a bystander caught up with him, the owner said he was going to drop off his dog and then come back.
My husband waited around for about 5 minutes and then went to a nearby clinic to get his wound treated. We’re just trying to figure out if the dog has all the necessary shots, so we’d like help IDing this person and the dog. We only want to make sure that we know what kinds of vaccinations and shots the dog has for my husband’s health.
Any tips on this can call 202-579-3243.”
While we absolutely love snow dogs, truly, when you walk your pup please remember to pick up your dog’s poop. This is a friendly reminder that the snow doesn’t magically incinerate your dog’s poop. So please, please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top – don’t be an asshole.
“We built a snow throne on the mall and put the dog on it.” from Mark
“Ziggy going dog-wild” from Mara
So many more great ones after the jump. And thanks to all who took the time to send them in! (more…)
Thanks to Caitlyn for sending Winnie (Instagram: @itswinniecat) testing out the snow in Cleveland Park.
Standby for many, many, many more snow dogs coming soon.
11th and Park Road, NW
I’ve been following the dismayed reaction to the news that the 11th Street dog park is now for sale and I have some questions.
1. How did anyone not see this coming from miles away? WMATA properties must, by law, be disposed of at market rate. The dog park is zoned as MU-4, is over 7,000 square feet and sits directly in the middle of a high density, high value corridor. It was never going to be worth anything less than $2,000,000. And guess what, the opening bid for the property is now a minimum of $2.1 million. So remember that $1.5 million that the Council voted on to ‘save the park’? Yeah…that was never really a thing that was going to work. You should think about whether or not that’s why it passed.
2. Did anyone think about the propriety of spending public money for this use relative to what the overall needs of Ward 1 are? (more…)
“Found this little guy roaming the streets near Shaw/Bloomindale area. He had a collar but no tag. A man was kind enough to take him to Wagtime on 9th St. for temporary holding. If he belongs to anyone reading this please contact them: (202) 789-0870.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user kkthersk1976
I’m looking for a cat-sitting service for the holidays. It’s been about 7-8 years since this topic was covered here, so I wanted to reach out and see who people are using and would recommend these days. I’m in the Navy Yard so hoping for some recommendations that service this general area.”
“Last seen today at 4pm 11/29/18 near Klingle Valley Trail and Connecticut Avenue NW. Her name is Lola, she’s approx. 30 lbs, black & white short-haired mix, wearing a pink collar with tags. She’s a recent rescue and very timid/shy.
If found/spotted, please call 410-870-4679”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
A reader reports:
“Beloved Romo passed away over the weekend. I know so many of your followers (myself included) loved seeing his pics on the blog. His Mom has a Facebook page that had the info:
It is with a heavy yet full heart that I share, from 4 weeks until today, Romo’s very rich 11 years on this earth. I know he was greeted in heaven with so many loved ones. He gave us endless love, laughter, entertainment, and drool. (more…)
It was quite a long, but very enjoyable process and the finished product looks great! Thanks to brother Daniel and his artistic skills for creating this special work for my wife and I! And thanks to PoPville for helping me track him down!
For others interested in employing Daniel’s services, he always says his phone number, 202-705-9412, is open for business 25 hours a day 8 days a week.”