“Dear PoP,

Wanted to see if you knew any info on the “Larry’s Pet Supplies” store that appears to be coming to 3303 11th St NW or roundabout. My wife and I noticed a bright sign in the window yesterday while going to the dog park, and didn’t know if you had any more info.”

Thanks to all who sent photos and emails about this great development. I happened to run into Larry (pictured above) on Sat. afternoon. He is a super nice guy (and Vietnam Vet.) who is really excited to provide this needed service to the community. I think it’s a great location given that just a block away is a de facto dog park at 11th and Park Rd, NW.

The store is scheduled to open Feb. 1st and the hours will be 10am – 7pm Tues. – Sun. (closed Mon.)


3303 11th Street, NW courtesy Patrick’s Pet Care

From a press release:

Patrick’s Pet Care, a leading pet services company in Washington D.C., today announced it will offer pet transportation services throughout the DMV area, making it one of the first DC pet care company to do so. The service is taking off June 1st, 2017.

‘Pet Force One,’ the company’s new van, is designed to provide safe, reliable access to key locations like the vet, groomer or airport. It features air conditioning, individualized transport spaces with water dispensers, and disposable floor mats. Recently named Best of DC in a city-wide survey, Patrick’s Pet Care has become a leader in the DC dog-walking, pet-sitting, and pet-boarding industry. Read More


3303 11th Street, NW

Patrick’s Pet Care’s website says:

“Going on vacation? Need to leave town on short notice? Have a pet with special needs? Get in touch and I will come pick up your pet(s) or you can bring your pet(s) to my place in Columbia Heights where they will have free reign and I will care for them as my own. Or, if your pets are more comfortable in their own environment, I will happily come to your place to care for their every need according to your existing routine. If you prefer I will even stay overnight at your house while you’re away and take care of the place as I would my own.”

Locations are also listed in Adams Morgan and Bethesda.

Ed. Note: This is the third iteration of a pet store at this location. Updates when an exact opening date is announced.



3303 11th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I just read that El Latino is leaving! I’m going to miss that wonderful smell. A few days ago I noticed that Claws & Paws, the pet food shop near 11th and Lamont (next door to what used to be Arthur’s), was closed and everything was removed from the store, except for plumbing and cleaning supplies. Yesterday it was completely empty. It’s unclear if they’re just renovating, moved, or went out of business. I always enjoyed passing by and seeing the cat who lived in the store and always hung out in the window. I would love to know what happened to the business and my cat friend.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user sciascia

“Dear PoP,

I am adopting a puppy soon and was hoping your readers could help me out with recommendations. I am new to having a dog, so I need all the help I can get. I need recommendations for everything – vets, groomers, dog walkers, doggy daycare, kennels/boarding, anything and everything will be helpful to me. I live in Columbia Heights, but I do have a car.

PS. Where does Ernie hangout? I am pretty sure my pup will want to be his bud.”

We talked about some dog trainers here and had lots of vet recommendations here. We talked about where to get your pet microchipped here. Lastly, Eric Nuzum introduced us to Little Rascals Doggie Day Care here.

So for those that have or have had puppies – what do you wish you knew back then?

Ed. Note: I’m happy to say that Mr. Larry’s Pet Supplies has officially opened at 3303 11th St, NW in Columbia Heights:


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