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Pet-Friendly Events in Washington, November 1 to 8

Take your pup to a ball, for a swim at the Washington Hilton, or on a doggie dash.

Saturday, November 1

It may be hard to imagine taking a swim outside now that the weather has started to become cooler, but that doesn’t mean your dog wouldn’t enjoy it. The Washington Hilton is about to close its outdoor pool for the season, so it’s inviting pups to come take a swim from noon to 3 PM. The pool will be heated to between 75 and 80 degrees, and the hotel will provide cider and dog treats.

Spend the day with your dog at Oatlands in Leesburg. The historic grounds is hosting its Fall Dog Walk to allow you and your bud to enjoy a tour of the grounds together. Pre-registration is required and costs $20 per dog. Check-in begins at 9:15 AM, and the walk will leave from the Carriage House promptly at 9:30. To register. call 703-777-3174.

Sunday, November 2

The Washington Animal Rescue League is hosting its Doggie Run and Dash 5K, and both you and your pup can participate. The fun-filled day starts at 8 AM with the Doggie Fun Run, a mile run/walk with water bowls and treats provided at the start and finish. The Dash 5K begins after and offers a more challenging course through Rock Creek Park. You can register here. If you’re feeling especially festive, you and your pup can arrive in costume for a chance to win prizes.

Saturday, November 8

Visit the PetMAC Adoption Center for its cat adoption event at noon. Homeward Trails volunteers will be there to talk about each animal as well as the adoption process. For more info, and to check out the cats that will be attending, visit the Homeward Trails website here.

Get dressed up for the Montgomery County Humane Society’s annual Love Ball gala, held at the the Hilton in Rockville. The semiformal event includes a cocktail reception, a three-course dinner, and silent and live auctions. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as guests (there is even a doggie bar!). The night begins at 6:30 with live music and dancing throughout. For more info and to buy tickets, click here.

If your organization has a pet-friendly event to share, send the details to jscarpinato@washingtonian.com.

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