Pets on Santa’s nice list and their families can enjoy Santa Paws Is Coming to Town, a holiday party thrown by Paws, Purrs, and Exotics Animal Hospital (133 South Peyton St., Alexandria) and Barkley Square. The party, which takes place at the hospital, will feature photos with Santa, dog and cat adoption with the Washington Humane Society, free snacks and drinks for people, and treats for dogs. The event costs $10 per person and runs from 1 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society.
The seasonal fun continues at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s Holiday Party at Your Dog’s Best Friends (2000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria). The event includes refreshments, photos with Santa, and a dog play area. Photos with Santa are $20; the party is $10 per dog, free for people.
It’s the second Saturday of the month, and that means Yappy Hour at Chateaux-Animaux’s Capitol Hill location (524 Eighth St., SE). Free wine and cheese will be available for people and fresh baked Zanadoo Dog Biscuits for canine companions. A free pet-coaching seminar, courtesy of Doggy Lama, will look at pet safety during the holidays. The Washington Humane Society adoption van will also be on site. The free event runs from 6 to 8.
Sunday, December 13
Capital Cats will bring some of its favorite felines to Chateaux-Animaux (524 Eighth St., SE) for an adoption event from noon to 3.
Still looking for that purr-fect holiday gift? Julie Jordan, “chief critter whisperer” for Newton’s Paw will be at Chateaux-Animaux (524 Eighth St., SE) from 1 to 4 making keepsake ornaments from your dog or cat’s paw print. Jordan will take the impression in the store and have your one-of-a-kind ornament ready for pickup within a few days. Prices vary, and part of the proceeds go to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and YoKids.
The Dog Shop (1625 Wisconsin Ave, NW) in Georgetown will host an adoption event from noon to 2.