Alexandria: Going to the Dogs

Alexandria: Going to the Dogs

Dedicated Dog Walkers Needed

Doggie Happy Hour

Holiday Inn Select

480 King St.


Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., meet two- and four-legged friends in the courtyard of the Holiday Inn Select. Eats, treats and drinks for all from April through October.

No Doggie Paddling Here

Canine Cruises

Potomac River Boat Company

Alexandria City Marina


Every second Thursday of the month, there will be special canine cruises on the Potomac River aboard the Admiral Tilp.

Living Off the Leash

Grist Mill Dog Park

4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway


Let your dog run free at the new Grist Mill off-leash dog park.

Your dogs will love to frolic with their canine companions in the one acre, fenced in park covered by crushed stone.

Have a Dog Day Afternoon

Lake Accotink Park

7500 Accotink Park Road


Taking place on July 9 and Aug. 13, this event offers dog owners a chance to cruise Lake Accotink with their canine friends on a pontoon boat. Reservations are required for this annual event, which is open to humans ages eight and older.

To register, send participant’s name, address, phone number, program title and a check payable to FCPA to Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150.

Please call 703-569-0285 for credit card registrations or more information. $5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 8-15).

Maximum one dog per adult.