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Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Socialize with celebrity animals tonight at the 15th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill reception featuring the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie who starred in “The Artist” and “Buttercup” the cat from the popular novel and movie “The Hunger Games.”

This event, which takes place at the Cannon Caucus Room on First Street and Independence Avenue in D.C., coincides with the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill election where members of Congress and Hill staffers have an opportunity to nominate their own pets to be the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.

For more information click here.

Fancy Cats Hosts Fundraiser Plus Promotion For 'Hard To Adopt' Cats

HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) -  Fancy Cats Rescue Team is hosting a wine and cheese fundraiser at Paradise Springs Winery to benefit the rescue group's ongoing efforts to rescue stray and unwanted cats--including those in the attached photos, who are among the 'hard to adopt cats' awaiting their forever homes.

The event, on Saturday Sept. 29, from 3-6 p.m.,  promises to be an afternoon of fine wine, good food, raffle prize drawings, and fun. Cat loving friends and family are welcome to attend the fundraiser at Paradise Springs Winery 13219 Yates Ford Road Clifton, VA 20124 (703-830-9463).

Raffle prizes include a 42" Flat Screen TV.

For more details about the fundraiser or about the cats available for adoption, visit www.fancycats.org or contact info@fancycats.org.

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Calling all puppies!

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host its annual "Pooch Pool Party" on September 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool located at 12621 Dalewood Drive.

The pool is opened only for dogs to swim with other dogs and Pre-registration is encouraged. On-site registration will be available.

 Registration is $10 per dog and owners must provide written proof of a current rabies vaccination and current dog license. 

For more information and an on-line registration, click here!