Wines & Wags, Shenandoah Valley, VA, 2009

Lexington Valley Vineyard welcomes visitors and their dogs during Wines & Wags. This special event, scheduled monthly through October, invites dog lovers to stroll the vineyards, bring a picnic basket (you’ll also find snack baskets available) and enjoy the Shenandoah Valley vineyard with their four-legged friend. When: Every second Friday of the month, May through […] Picks Top 10 Dog-Friendly US Resort Regions

Still making your summer vacation plans? You’re in luck: has just released its top 10 dog-friendly U.S. resort regions for 2009, ones selected by their staff for their dog-friendly accommodations, things to do with your dog, beaches, parks and dog-friendly patio dining.There are some great options on this list….the tough part is going to […]

Taking Action for Animals, Arlington, VA, July 24-27

The Humane Society of the United States is hosting the Taking Action for Animals conference, the country’s largest animal advocacy conference. This year’s conference is featuring appearances by Ginnifer Goodwin, star of He’s Just Not That Into You, and a musical performance by singer/songwriter Nellie McKay. Seminars: The conference includes numerous seminars and events including: […]

Teacup Dog Agility Trials, Fredericksburg, VA, June 13-14, 2009

Dog agility trials usually put dogs like Australian shepherds, cattle dogs, and collies to the test…but the Teacup Dog Agility Trials is giving the little guys a chance to show their athletic side. Watch Chihuahuas, Maltese, Shih Tzus and Yorkies and other dogs under 17 inches tall, at the TDAA trials. The event features smaller […]

Dog Days of Summer, Virginia Beach, VA, July 18, 2009

This afternoon of family and four-legged fun takes place at the First Landing State Park. The event includes: a demonstration by the Virginia Beach Police canine unit a dog fashion show kids’ crafts exhibits Restrictions: Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet while in the park. When: July 18, 2009, […]

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If you’re making plans for a summer vacation and wondering where you and your dog will be welcome, check out the new list just released by, a great site that offers tons of information (and guidebooks) on traveling with your dog. The 2009 list of the top 10 dog-friendly destination cities in the United […]

Paws for Your Heart Dog Walk, Leesburg, Virginia

A morning of family- and dog-friendly fun is planned at Paws For Your Heart Dog Walk in Leesburg, Virginia, an event benefiting the Loudoun County Animal Shelter and the Douglass Community Center Advisory Board for Children’s Programs. Activities: The half-day festival will include: a 5K dog walk pet adoptions vendors featuring items for dog lovers […]

The Homestead Resort in Virginia Welcomes Dogs

Deemed “America’s Premier Mountain Resort,” The Homestead is pleased to announce that the presence of pets is now permissible at the historic Hot Springs, Virginia retreat. Both canine companions and feline friends can stay in a specially-designated Garden wing of the venue, which offers views of a lawn where leash-wearing dogs can lounge. Activities: Guarded […]

Virginia’s The Dude Ranch Pet Resort Plans July Training Seminar

Guide Your Dog to Greatness, a working seminar by Virginia Broitman, is planned for The Dude Ranch Pet Resort in Glen Allen, Virginia this July. This is a working seminar so please bring your dog and lots of tiny treats as well as a clicker if you have one. This weekend seminar is designed to […]