Shirlington to Host ‘Wags n’ Whiskers’ This Weekend

by ARLnow.com August 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm 5,018 10 Comments

Hundreds pet lovers are expected to flock to Shirlington this weekend of the fifth annual “Wags n’ Whiskers” event.

Wags n’ Whiskers, which is taking place at the Village at Shirlington on Campbell Avenue, is described as a “community-oriented event for animal enthusiasts and their four-legged friends.” The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“The afternoon animal extravaganza will feature pet adoptions from local shelters, pet contests, demonstrations, exhibitions, pet portrait photos, live music, and children’s activities including face painting, balloon animals and more,” according to a press release. “The merchants at Village at Shirlington will also host in-store specials, promotions and free giveaways.”

In addition to specials at Shirlington Village merchants, like Dogma Bakery and Ah Love Oil and Vinegar (which will have a booth handing out olive oil dog treats and demonstrating “methods of pet care using extra virgin olive oil”), a number of exhibitors will be on hand at the event.

Those exhibitors include Arlington Welfare League of Arlington, Barkley Square Pets, Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Dog Paws n Cat Claws Pet Care, Fetch! Pet Care, Fur-Get Me Not, Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care, The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc., Nova Mobile Vet and NOVADog Magazine.

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  • YTK

    oh may the gods of FroYo save me from littlekidsmadeuptolooklikepinkanimals………..

  • Captain_Obvious

    3-legged dogs not allowed.

  • AlexandriaMegg

    can’t wait!

  • LB

    Unfortunately, my lab is a bit of a bitch in a crowd, so we’ll be sitting this one out.

  • Clarendon Skank

    I think I’ll take my pussy over to this event.

    • SomeGuy

      I like your post, and would like to have you evaluate my post sometime.

    • O’Sullivans Doorman

      you know you’re always welcome to bring it to our pub

  • Arlington Dog

    According to the AWLA, cats are not be be outdoors at all, so don’t bring your cat.

  • Commentariatroll

    Cats > Dogs

    Cats: People who enjoy creativity and spontaneity
    Dogs: People who require subordination to thrive

  • AmyKLM

    Wow! Looks like so much fun. Too bad I won’t be able to go. :'(


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