by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jessica Simpson

“Dear PoPville,

I’m adopting a dog for the first time and have a question for the community: how do you take care of your dog’s paws?

The pavement can get very hot in the summer, and ice and salt can cause issues in the winter. As a recovering midwestern suburbanite, I need to know how to take care of the pooch’s paws when I walk him every day on hot, icy, or salty pavement.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Thanks to all who forwarded the letter from Howard University’s President:

“April 19, 2019

Dear Howard University Family,

Our campus is a beautiful, sacred space that provides comfort and, in many ways, sanctuary in a place that feels more like a second home than merely an academic institution. The Upper Quadrangle, commonly referred to as the Yard, is a treasured site of many auspicious occasions. Our Commencement Ceremony is the ultimate long walk that symbolizes a sacred tradition, symbolic of every student’s matriculation. The Howard University community wants to see this area remain pristine and symbolic of all that Howard University represents.

We are aware of the concerns regarding dog walking across campus. Howard is a private institution nestled in the heart of an urban city and we’ve shared a long-standing positive relationship with our evolving community for more than 150 years, which we look forward to continuing in the future. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I had a bad experience with my (well-behaved, chill) dog on Howard University Sunday around noon. We were walking through campus when a group of students started screaming at us that dogs weren’t welcome on campus. One girl yelled, “This a closed campus, I’m going to call the cops on you.” The students continued to scream at us and follow us for around five minutes.

Is there a policy against dogs at Howard? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

Move over woodcock, we’ve got a genuine gallus domesticus!! Paul spotted this guy Friday around 14th and Decatur St, NW.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth March 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance

Anna M. Gould has lived in the District of Columbia for 16 years and considers herself a dog AND cat person. HRA is taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To report animal emergencies, please call (202) 576-6664. To report cruelty or neglect, please call (202)723-5730.

In recent weeks, PoPville has kept us informed about some animal cruelty cases here in the District. As much as we need to know about these things, reading about them can be disheartening. Fortunately, there are men and women fighting the good fight on behalf of our city’s animals. Did you know that DC has its own humane law enforcement?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Chris Schindler, the Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA). Almost entirely supported by donations, HRA is an animal welfare organization providing shelter for DC’s homeless animals. With staff and volunteers, they offer many programs to help animals and their families and educate citizens. In HRA’s Field Services division, Schindler is in charge of the special people responsible for humane law enforcement in the District. His team consists of a director, six Humane Law Enforcement Officers, 11 Animal Control Officers, four Animal Control Investigators, one wildlife specialist, and seven Field Services Dispatchers. Together they handle between 1800-2000 calls annually, while being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

Thanks to Zach and District Dogs for sending. From a press release:

“Last August, District Dogs announced that it would open a second full-service pet care facility in the fast-growing Navy Yard area of Southeast DC. After over four years of providing dog walking services throughout Northwest DC and two years of offering daycare, boarding, and more at their Park View location, District Dogs will officially open for business at 1221 Van Street SE on Saturday, March 9th.

Owner Jacob Hensley and his team will host an open house at the Navy Yard location on Friday, March 8th (5 pm – 9 pm) with refreshments for two- and four-legged guests. Visitors will get the chance to tour the new facility which includes four play areas, private boarding suites, a full-service grooming salon, and a curated retail boutique.

District Dogs’ newest location was custom-built, with every detail carefully chosen to maximize fun and safety. Additional special features include: (more…)

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