BLOCK PARTY: Love Your Pet Day is April 28!

Bring your pet to the most dog-friendly block party in town!

Alexandria, VA – Alexandrians will once again gather in the West End along Colvin and Roth Streets on Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party. Attendees will have the chance to interact with 70 pet-centric businesses and non-profits while enjoying food trucks, free entertainment, children’s activities and more! This event is expected to raise over $10,000 for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

New non-profits participating this year include the Alexandria Health Department, Atlantic K9 Vest Fund, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and S&D K9 Rehabilitation. New food trucks Balsamo’s Pizza and Noomy’s Iraqi Food will join Borinquen Lunch Box and Rockland’s BBQ to offer attendees a variety of dining options.

Local celebrity vet Dr. Katy Nelson of The Pet Show with Dr. Katy will kick things off just after 11 a.m. on the Main Stage at the intersection of Colvin and Sweeley Streets. She will be joined by members of the Alexandria City Council and other elected representatives to greet the hundreds of pet lovers in attendance, many accompanied by their four-legged friends.

Love Your Pet Day 2018.

The main stage will then feature live entertainment throughout the day, highlighting local talent with the Rainbow Rock Band at 12 p.m. and Highland Dancers at 1 p.m. Animal rescues will also be showcasing their own adorable adoptables on stage.

A second performance space outside of Wholistic Hound Academy at 18 Roth St. will feature demonstrations and additional musical performances. Along the event route, attendees will find activities for the whole family, including a crafting station, balloon artist, face painter, glitter tattoo artist and bubble maker, and fun for the pups with ball pits, agility courses and more.

The Third Annual Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party will be on Sunday, April 28. (Shelley Castle Photography)

Alexandria Love Your Pet Day would not be possible without our event organizers and sponsors, local organizations that recognize the important role pets play in the lives of Alexandrians.

  • Organizers: Alexandria Library, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Dogtopia, Frolick Dogs, Pinnacle Pet Spa, Presidential Pet Care, Shelley Castle Photography, VCA Hospitals, Wholistic Hound Academy
  • Gold Sponsors: Alexandria Pet Care, Dogtopia, Fathom Realty & Leisure Pup, VCA Hospitals, The Zebra
  • Silver Sponsors: ALX Community, Caring Hands Alexandria, Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, Sand & Steel Fitness, Sunset Pet Services, Whole Dogz
  • Bronze Sponsors: Alexander & Yonis Mobile Pet Salon, Core Canine, Dirty Paw Photography, Doggywalker.com, EMMAvet, Geico, Pedego, Tara Parekh Photography, Veterinary Holistic Center

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