The weather has improved dramatically these past two weeks and leaves are popping out everywhere! A number of local dogs and their owners could be found enjoying the Columbia Heights Dog Park yesterday afternoon. Temperatures in the 70s into the foreseeable future have enticed people to take their furry friends out to play! The dog park was packed (no pun intended) for the entire afternoon.
There are formal and informal dog parks scattered across the city. Some of the larger parks are the Shaw Dog Park at 11th and R NW, The Dupont Circle Dog Park at 17th and S NW, Lincoln (dog) Park just East of the Capitol, and the Upshur Dog Park on the at the intersection of Arkansan and Webster Street NE, and the Bloomingdale Dog Park at Crispus Attucks Park NW. The trails of both Rock Creek Park and Glover Archibald Park are also popular locations to get your dog out into the wild and into a larger DC park.
If you don't own a dog and are interested in adopting, two agents from our office resucued their dog from a shelter via Petfinder.com. Another great resource for people who already own pets and animal lovers is pets.answers.com If you're looking for supplies for your current pet our favorite pet stores are Mr. Larry's Pet Supply on 11th Street NW in Columbia Heights and Metro Mutts on 8th Street SE on Capital Hill.