The June meeting of Shaw Dogs is this Wednesday, June 23, at 7 pm at Hotel Helix on Rhode Island Avenue NW. The group’;s meetings are open to the public and it takes care of the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW (between Rhode Island and R).
Shaw Dogs has recently been working on finalizing bylaws of its proposed 501(c)(3). DC’s city dog parks have volunteer groups that maintain and operate them on a daily basis. There is a similar group for the 17th Street dog park, known as Circle Dogs (also on Facebook).
Saturday Clean Up
The next clean up at the Shaw Dog Park is this Sunday, June 27, at 9 am. Extra hands are always needed and volunteers should bring work gloves and rakes, if possible.
Pride of Pets on Saturday
Pets-DC is having its annual Pride of Pets Dog Show, Saturday, June 26, in Dupont Circle. Dogs compete for Most Mysterious Heritage, Least Obedient, Best Vocal Performance, and so on. The registration fees benefit Pets-DC, a nonprofit that helps care for the companion animals of people with disabling illnesses. Here’s the link to more info about the organization and how to enter.
The Shaw Dogs monthly meeting is Wednesday, May 26, at 7 pm at Hotel Helix. The main item on the agenda is finalization of the bylaws of the proposed 501(c)(3) for Shaw Dogs. The group’s meetings are open to the public. Shaw dogs takes care of the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW (between Rhode Island and R). This is a reschedule from May 19.
The Shaw Dogs monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, has been rescheduled to May 26 at 7 pm at Hotel Helix. The main item on the agenda is finalization of the bylaws of the proposed 501(c)(3) for Shaw Dogs. The group’s meetings are open to the public. Shaw dogs takes care of the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW (between Rhode Island and R).
“Dog Days” refers to those horribly hot days and weeks of August. But this week is a different type of dog days with several dog (and cat) related events on the calendar. There are two Shaw Dogs events (one a reschedule), a Washington Animal Rescue League benefit and BowWow PowWow (rescheduled).
The notable pet event of the week is the 2010 White House Pet Correspondents Benefit Happy Hour, which will benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). This is a very Washington type of thing–details below.
Yes, there are some other things happening this week, too. Check out the info on the launch of Deals for Deeds on Tuesday night at ACKC Cocoa Bar.
Parking Restrictions this Week
There are parking restrictions in effect in several limited areas of Logan Circle and Dupont Circle neighorhoods. Due to filming, production vehicles have been granted parking spaces on the west curb lane of the 1300 block of Vermont Avenue NW between N and O Streets from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday… and on the east curb lane of the 1600 block of 21st street NW between R Street and Hillyer Place NW from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If you need more information, contact the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development at 202-724-8094 or [email protected].
Tuesday, April 27
Deals for Deeds launches Wednesday and there is a launch party on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at ACKC Cocoa Bar, 1529 14th Street NW. The group buying website will be similar to LivingSocial and Groupon, but supports community nonprofits in the process. Deals for Deeds will offer “one huge daily deal on the best things to do, see or eat around the city…. and a portion (at least 5%) of every deal is donated to one of three local non-profits that rotate on a regular basis.” On the business side, they have already partnered with ACKC, Arganica Farm Club, Tango Mercurio and Carafe Wine Makers. On the nonprofit side, Deals for Deeds has lined up Washington Animal Rescue League, Food & Friends, and Habitat for Humanity of DC.
Wednesday, April 28
Shaw Dogs holds its monthly meeting at Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW, at 7 pm; meetings are open to the public. This is the group that takes care of the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW. (Rescheduled from the 21st.)
The 2010 White House Pet Correspondents Benefit Happy Hour benefiting WARL is from 7 to 9 pm at Hotel Helix with some local media names promised by WARL: “Please Join Adam Falkoff, Shelley Hymes, Holidae Hayes, Peter Mirijanian, Lynly Boor, Susan Lavine, Brad Wine, Pia Maria and Steve Norris, Tina and Spike Karalekis, John McLaughlin, Buzz and Lois Aldrin, Christa Ventikos and Tucker Carlson, John McCaslin and Juleanna Glover, Angie Goff & Their Dogs for the first annual 2010 White House Pet Correspondents Benefit celebrating the release of Wendy and Lucky Diamond’s new book, It’s a Dog’s World, a culmination of a decade of her experience in the pet business…” Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online or by calling 212-629-0392 x204.
Saturday, May 1
The District’s Department of Health will hold a vaccination and registration clinic from 1 to 4 pm for dogs and cats at the Shaw Dog Park. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must secured in a carrier box. The vaccinations are free, but there are registration fees. Here’s more information.
Sunday, May 2
The Adams Morgan Main Street Group is hosting BowWow PowWow at Marie Reed School (18th and Wyoming NW) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is “a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog.” There will be a dog agility demonstration, 11 contests, information about adoption from WARL and more. (Rescheduled from April 25.)
Sunday, April 25: Clean Up, Training Session
Shaw Dogs is holding a Shaw Dog Park clean up and training session on Sunday, April 25. At 12:30 pm Rachel of K9-Divine will hold a free training session for dog owners, which will be followed by a park clean up–volunteers are needed. The park is on the 1600 block of 11th Street NW, between Rhode Island and R NW.
Wednesday, April 28: Monthly Meeting
Shaw Dogs holds its monthly meeting at Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW; meetings are open to the public. This is the group that takes care of the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW. This meeting was rescheduled from the 21st.
Saturday, May 1: Vaccination, Registration Clinic
Next Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4pm at the Shaw Dog Park, the District’s Department of Health will hold a vaccination and registration clinic for dogs and cats. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must secured in a carrier box. The vaccinations are free, but there are registration fees. Here’s more information from DC DOH.
The Shaw Dog Park Committee holds its monthly meeting tonight with the main topic of discussion the formation of a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation to maintain and manage the dog park. The park is located on the 1600 block of 11th Street NW. Shaw Dogs currently operates as a subcommittee of the MidCity Association, a neighborhood non-profit organization. The meeting is at the group’s regular location, Hotel Helix at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW, at 7 p.m. Shaw Dogs meetings are open to the public.
The main topic of discussion at the February 24 meeting of the Shaw Dog Park Committee was the rule limiting the number of dogs one person may bring to the park. The issue has been particularly important recently due to reports of a professional dog walker bringing up to 10 dogs to the park and a related incident that is alleged to have occurred at the park (details below).
The Shaw Dog Park Committee meetings are open to the public and usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at Hotel Helix on Rhode Island Avenue. Visit Shaw Dogs for more information about the group and the dog park on the 1600 block of 11th Street NW between Q and R Streets.
Here is the committee’s report on the February 24 meeting:
Shaw Dogs meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Helix at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW. Meetings are open to the public. Shaw Dogs is the volunteer group responsible for operating the Shaw Dog Park on the 1600 block of 11th Street NW. You can join the Dog Owners of Greater Shaw listerv at Yahoo! groups.
Shaw Dog Park rules are likely to be the main topic of discussion tonight’s meeting. There have been alleged violations of the rule that limits the number of dogs any one person can bring to the park at one time (three dogs). In fact, Shaw Dogs placed a poster at the park with a photo and information about the alleged violator who was reported to have been brining 10 to 20 dogs to the park at one time.
In DC, the dog parks are operated and maintained by volunteer organizations that are formed specifically for each park. This is done in conjunction with the city. In other words, some official policing capacities in the hands of citizens and not government staff, i.e., DC Urban Park Rangers. There is a separate organization for the the 17th Street dog park, Circle Dogs.
You may notice that by putting these two events in one posting that I am playing to a stereotype of Borderstan: a place where outsiders believe dogs are more important than kids. Well, tough. It’s been a long week and I don’t feel like doing two separate postings. So, here is an event for families with kids and an event for families with dogs. (more…)
From the Logan Circle listserv on Yahoo! Groups… there is a six-month anniversary celebration of the Shaw Dog Park this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The park is located on the 1600-block of 11th Street NW between Q and R Streets NW.
On a related note… here is my plea to parents of small children who bring them to the dog park. I beg you: PLEASE do not allow your small child to be on the ground inside the dog park. I was there tonight and a small girl (perhaps a year old) was sometimes allowed to stand on the ground while about 15 dogs ran around. At one point, the parents took her out into the middle of the dog park. I have to assume that parents who allow their extemely small children to mix with unknown dogs simply don’t know any better.
There have been improvements to the graveled surface area at Shaw Dog Park, 11th and R NW. I haven’t seen them, but my partner took our dog there recently and reported that the majority-gravel part of the park seemed less rough and more inviting to dogs. Glad they did this–dogs were tending to ignore large parts of the graveded area and congregate on the 25% that is filled with mulch. There is also a notice at Shaw Dogs about the surface improvements, but it’s lacking in specifics. Anyone have details? If the temperature climbs above 30 degrees, I’ll see for myself!