by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2019 at 11:05 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

This is Pavi of Stanton Park. She’s an outdoor cat we fed once seven years ago and, well, you can figure it out from there. The last two summers she’s developed a reaction to something that affects her nose, face and ears. It’s nothing in our flower garden nor mosquitos. It started appearing before the flowers or bugs. We brought a vet to the house but they couldn’t identify the cause. If anyone has thoughts on treatments please let us know. (We would bring her in the house but my wife is terribly allergic. We built her a nice, insulated house for the cold months so otherwise she’s fine.)”

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am 0


11th and Park Road, NW

Brianne K. Nadeau tweets this morning:

“Great news on the Columbia Heights dog park. I got this letter from @wmata yesterday evening. Thanks to our efforts, they decided to pull it off the market and will negotiate with the District to purchase the property. @11thandBark #SaveTheDogPark”

From the letter:

“That process requires WMATA to sell property for ‘fair market value’, which is equal to $2,150,000 for the 1100 Park Road, NW property.”

Full letter: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers

“Dear PoPville,

My partner and I are planning to adopt a dog from a local shelter/rescue agency in a few months. We’re hoping the PoPville (or AdoPtville) community might be able to provide some advice on the best ways to prepare. We both had dogs growing up and dog-sit regularly for friends and family, but this will be our first pet dog as adults.

There are some obvious supplies we’ll need to pick up, but are there good guides on other ways to prepare available? Recommended vets, dog-walkers, pet insurance, etc.?

Any direction, including past posts with similar conversation threads, would be greatly appreciated!”

by Prince Of Petworth April 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Bill Herndon

“Dear PoPville,

Last week, during a 30 min, 3 mile run with my dog, a man passing us from behind us kicked his leg out in a deliberate attempt to kick my dog when he thought I wasn’t looking in his direction and then gave a weird/creepy smile when he realized I was looking. (Where Florida and Sherman Ave merge)

Then about 10 min later on 14th Street, a young woman squatted down in front my my dog while we were waiting at a cross walk and then began jumping/lunging toward her and making noise in blatant attempt to scare her. (She’s obviously lucky that my dog didn’t bite her because that’s a recipe for a dog bite!)

I have taken my dog on countless walks/runs in these areas and never experienced this before. Anyone else experiencing this?!”

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…)

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