Attention: Dog lovers. This Saturday’s 17th Street Festival has something just for you and your four-legged friend â€”Â it’s an entire PET ZONE, sponsored by City Dogs Rescue.Â The PET ZONE will feature dog-friendly games, treats, the annual blessing of the animals and the annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon.
TheÂ Walk-A-Dog-Athon will support Charlie’s Place, a homeless outreach program at Saint Margaret’s Church that works to feed the homeless and place people in jobs and housing. Registration for theÂ Walk-A-Dog-Athon will be at the Charlie’s Place table (on 17th Street NW between R and S Streets NW); the costÂ is $30 for adults and $15 for kids.
Don’t have a dog to bring to the fun? Don’t worry, there will be dogs available for adoption at the PET ZONE.
TheÂ 17th StreetÂ FestivalÂ takes place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to activities for pets, the festival includes musical performances, a KID ZONE, local art, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.
The festival is planned by theÂ Urban Neighborhood AllianceÂ (UNA), which â€śbrings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.â€ť Additional detailsÂ are available on the organizationâ€™sÂ website.