Helping animals in need is a sweet deal in Silver Spring, where the Washington Animal Rescue League is handing out free ice-cream cones all day. From 11:30 to 8:30, volunteers offer free scoops and WARL information at Ben and Jerry’s (903 Ellsworth Dr.).
Saturday, March 27
The Washington Humane Society is canvassing the organic/sustainable/hipster food crowd at Whole Foods in Logan Circle for an adoption event. Adoptable dogs and possibly cats are on hand from 12:30 to 3:30.
Drink for a good cause at Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave., NE) for Maryland’s Pets with Disabilities’ TailGate Fundraiser Happy Hour. The event features some animals from the shelter, and guests are asked to bring a donation of food, toys or supplies for the group. Check out a full list of what they need here. Pets with Disabilities serves disabled pets looking for homes. Noon to 4.
Sunday, March 28
Earth-friendly pet shop the Big Bad Woof (201 Massachusetts Ave., NE) hosts a meet-and-greet with its herbal consultant, Bodil Meleney, from 11 to 2. Meleney will discuss well-being for you and your four-legged friends.
Volunteers from Capital Cats will stop by Chateaux-Animaux for an adoption event. Homeless cats are on hand from noon to 3 at the shop’s Capitol Hill location ( 524 Eighth St., SE).
Dog Paws University hosts the rescue group Homeward Trails from noon to 2 for a dog-adoption event. See what dogs will be there here.