Those who will be around the metro area of Washington, DC, or throughout the states of Maryland and Virginia, have to check out the pet-related actives going on in the region. Throughout the rest of June and July, there are wine festivals, fairs, dog walks, lectures and more!
Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital
This is a free pet fair that will go on from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. It will have lots of dog games and prizes, Canine Good Citizen Testing and low-cost microchipping (you must contact them in advance to partake in this). There will also be some cats and dogs up for adoption.
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Dogfest 2010 will be put on by the Baltimore Humane Society. It will feature games, contests, prizes, pets and food. The festival will last from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, and admission is $10.
Rain date: June 20.
Free Seminar: Canine Communication
This seminar will feature several professional dog trainers, and they will go over how dogs communicate through body language and other gestures. It will start at 10:00 AM.
The Mariner’s Museum
Newport News, Virginia
This will be the first annual dog walk based at this museum, and will start at 9:00 AM. It costs $10 for friends of the park, and $15 for non friends.
There will be a 2-mile walk, pet vendors, giveaways, games and contests. Paw-Paw-Paw Looza will be a fundraiser to support future park operations.
Partnership for Animal Welfare Dog Adoption Event
Petsmart (White Flint Mall)
This will be an adoption event with many different dogs on display, from 12:30-2:00 PM.
Horse and Hound Wine Festival
This will be the 6th annual Horse and Hound Wine Festival, which will take place from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. There will be lots of wines for sale, as well as dog agility demonstrations with obstacles, weave holes and tunnels. They will also have a parade of horses. The hounds will test their instincts and skills with lure coursing, where a dog runs a mock rabbit chase, and muskrat races.
The Horse and Hound Wine Festival will have live entertainment, all sorts of food vendors and other vendors selling crafts. This event is $15 at the gate, $10 in advance, $5 for dogs and children, and free for children under 2.