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Event: ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Walk and Yappy Hour

by ARLnow.com July 16, 2012 at 11:25 am 4,136 54 Comments

The Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Young Professionals Committee will be holding its second annual “Dog Days of Summer” dog walk and yappy hour fundraiser on Wednesday (July 18).

The event, which will benefit AFAC’s efforts to fight hunger, will take place after work in Clarendon.

Young professionals are invited to bring their dogs — and a $5 donation — to the (now closed) James Hunter dog park at the corner of  N. Herndon Street and 13th Street around 6:00 p.m. The walk will start at 6:30 p.m., will wind through the residential neighborhoods around Clarendon, and will end by 7:30 p.m. with a “yappy hour” on the patio at Mexicali Blues (2933 Wilson Blvd).

Those without dogs are welcome to participate — and perhaps even adopt a pooch of their own.

“Although this is a dog walk event, walkers do NOT have to have a dog to participate,” organizers said in an email. “Volunteers from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will… join the walk with dogs in need of loving homes.”

Those interested in participating are asked to RSVP to [email protected]

  • gymmyray

    Great way to support AFAC!!!

  • gonna be a great place for me to pick up chicks. domesticated dog babes love wild bad boys who live in the woods and have to chew off their own ticks.

    • Kara

      Sign me up.

    • Clarendon Skank’s Dog

      Baby you can sniff my butt anytime.

  • *waits patiently for first negative pitbull-related comment*

    • Flying Spaghetti Monster

      No bad pitbulls. Only bad pitbull owners.

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    Yappy hour. Now why didn’t I think of that?

    • WeiQiang

      Larry’s Lounge: 18th & S NW

      • WeiQiang

        correction: 18th & T

        • clueless straight guy

          Is that near that P St. Beach place I heard about? I brought my lotion last time but I must have missed you and your friends. Luckily a nice fellow in a Speedo and leather chaps gave me a ride home on his motorcycle. We’re getting together for beers next week. Cool guy!

          • WeiQiang

            Dunno. Sounds sketchy to me. You BROUGHT lotion expecting someone to put it on for you?

            … and only a poseur would wear a Speedo AND chaps.

            Stick to CraigsList.

          • clueless straight guy

            Well, yeah, some nice friendly guy said I should always bring lotion to P Street, so I did. You mean buy lotion on Craiglist? Is it a special lotion because the sun is extra strong on P Street? Should I bring a blanket too? Oh, and on the way one guy asked me if I like bears. Well, stuffed bears maybe, but if I meet a real bear there I’m going to run away! I didn’t know there were still bears wandering around.

          • lol we need more character actors on forums, that’s what ARLnow needs more of.

          • clueless straight guy

            If you own a sexy masc pitbull, meet me at the seabee statue, bro

          • WeiQiang

            Waterpark is more convenient … I never like to drive more than 8 blocks.

  • Arlington Cat

    Arlington has a lot of childless middle aged couples, both straight and gay, that have dogs. They are not invited?

    • Flying Spaghetti Monster

      Young at heart?

    • drax

      Nope. Nor are people who are unprofessional, even if they are young.

      • Tabby_TwoTone


    • Dirk Digler

      There are gay people in Arlington??!!!? What the….

  • JamesE

    “Young professionals” is the worst term ever

    • Justin Russo

      At least they didn’t call them “hipsters”.

    • Zelda

      I’m over 40, so my money is no good?

      • happycyclist

        baby boomers invented the term Yuppie, so we should be grandfathered in, as it were.

        • Tabs

          Most 40somethings belong to Gen-X, NOT those Medicare- and SS-draining Baby Boomers…

          • Get Your Facts Straight

            The oldest baby boomers are only 66, so the great majority of them are still paying in to SS and Medicare, not “draining” it.

          • Tabby_TwoTone

            The facts are: SS and Medicare will be gone by the time I’m due to cash in, after paying into the system for half a lifetime.

            I’m not hating, it’s just the truth–by definition, there are a lot of Baby Boomers and they’ll drain SS and Medicare. There will be nothing for the rest of us.

          • happycyclist

            thats incorrect. The retirment age may be raised, medicare may be means tested, but the claim there will be nothing there is simpy scare talk.

          • happycyclist

            zelda said over 40, not 40 something. 50somethings are over 40.

            BTW the GOP has done a great job, making people into monsters for getting SS and medicare.

          • Vicente Fox

            And “Tabs” has apparently swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

          • Zelda

            To clarify my point, why would they put an age limit for people to participate in a fundraiser? Woof!

          • happycyclist

            to be serious, cause fund raisers are often social events. They may not want to drink with the likes of me, even if I don’t get evil entitlement money yet. And I might feel uncomfortable hainging with a bunch of people my kid’s age, who are trying to pick each other up. So its good to know who its aimed at.

  • Arlington Cat

    “young professional drinkers,” perhaps?

    • Ben

      I prefer the term “Young alumni modern cocktail drinker”

      • Arlington Cat

        How about 20-something- Alcohol Swilling Singles Engaged in Self-indulgence, or 20-something ASSES for short.

        • not your bro

          Nice acronym

          • Arlington cat

            your brah, bro?

          • not your bro

            No, I’m not your brah, either. Nice try!

          • Clarendon Skank

            Did someone say “no bra?”

          • 14 years in the Arbor and counting

            So, I guess you are not going to slide me a slice.

          • not your bro

            Can’t reach that far into your cell.

  • Snoop

    Thought Dogs were banned in arlington after the pitbull attack

    • Feline

      If only.

  • Wiz

    What’s the age limit on young professionals?

    • Childless Old Bat

      If you have to ask, you’re too old.

      • Tabby_TwoTone

        Ha, too true.

        When I moved here, I was (legitimately) in a 20s/30s group, and there were a few odd 50+ men who’d come to the events and try to chat up the young women. So the young women quit in droves and the whole thing died.

  • Coco

    Went there but no dog nor people…a bit disappointed… 🙁

  • PB

    i showed up with my dog. we were the only ones there. my pup sniffed the ground. i picked up some poop. we went home. $5 more in my pocket

  • griffin738

    I showed up with my pooch and we were the only ones there. She pooed. I picked up. We went home. $5 more in my pocket. Awesome event!

    • Our reporter was equally surprised to find no one there. Just sent an email asking what happened.

      • Anna

        Why did you not report back on your blog what AFAC-YPs had to say after you sent a email to them and they responded????

  • Caroline

    On behalf of the AFAC Young Professionals group, I apologize to those who went to the event and were disappointed. Because the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 9 pm that night, which carries a recommendation that outdoor activities be cancelled, we made the decision to postpone. We asked people to RSVP by email in advance of the event in order to be able to communicate with them, and we did send out a notification in advance of the event, but we extend our apologies to those who showed up for the event and we hope this does not dissuade you from supporting AFAC in the future.

  • Tabby_TwoTone



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