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Alexandria loves their dogs so much they declared a whole day for it, Alexandria LOVE YOUR PET DAY. The annual block party happens April 28, 2019 this year on Colvin Street between Quaker and Duke near Old Town. (Photo: Shelley Castle Photography)

Alexandria, Va – Alexandrians are preparing to gather 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. Local celebrity vet Dr. Katy Nelson of The Pet Show with Dr. Katywill be joined by Delegate Mark Levine and Alexandria City Council Members John Chapman and Amy Jackson to kick off the event at 11:15 a.m. on the Main Stage (intersection of Colvin & Sweeley Streets).  They will present the City’s official proclamation and then greet the hundreds of pet lovers and their furry friends in attendance.

Following the kick-off, the main stage will feature live entertainment as well as animal rescues with their adorable adoptables. A second performance space at 18 Roth St. will showcase interactive demos. Along the block party route, attendees will find: food trucks; children’s activities including a balloon artist, face painter, and glitter tattoo artist; and canine-oriented fun like ball pits, agility courses, and photo ops. This FREE event is expected to raise over $10,000 for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Attendees will have the chance to interact with more than 70 pet-centric businesses and non-profits:

A Dog’s Day Out

A Little Unique

A|VA Apparel

Alexander & Yonis Mobile Pet Salon

Alexandria Dog Training Comp

Alexandria Library

Alexandria Pet Care
ALX Community
Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance

A-MAZIN-G Treats by Samantha
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Atlantic K9 Vest Fund

Barkley Square Pet Services & Spa
Becky’s Pet Care
Canine Companions for Independence
Caring Hands Animal Hosp of Alexandria
Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Prot
Clean Puppies
Core Canine Services
DC Paws Rescue

Del Ray Animal Hospital

Del Ray Artisans
Dirty Paw Photography
Felice Kite
Fetching Life
Frolick Dogs
Furtastic Collars
Fury 13 Tattoo Studio

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

inFirst Federal Credit Union
Kingstowne Cat Clinic
Leisure Pup/Lindsey Schmidt Homes
Lily’s Barkery
Lu’s Labs

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Milton & Maisie
Mosaic Residential
Noble Paws Photography
Origen Jewelry
On the Rebound Bulldog Rescue

P&C’s Pawtisserie
Paw Inclusive
Pawdana & Company
Pawfectly Delicious Dog Treats
Pedego Alexandria
Phoenix Landing
Pinnacle Pet Spa & More
Positive Dog Solutions
Presidential Pet Care
Pure Love Treats
Red Dog Decor

S&D K9 Rehab
Sacred Grove
SamRyan Designs
Sand and Steel Fitness

Second Chance Animal Rescue
Sign Gypsies

Tails High
Tara Parekh Photography
The Worx by Maia
Umbach Travel
VCA Animal Hospitals

Veterans Moving Forward
Veterinary Holistic Center
Whole Dogz
Wholistic Hound Academy

Wildlife Rescue League

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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