It is no secret that here at DC Refined, we are HUGE animal lovers. We all have our own beloved pets, and the highlight of our week is always looking at photos of your four-legged loves in the #RUFFinedSpotlight feature. The holidays are always better around the ones we love, so we've rounded up three pup-friendly events in town this holiday season so your furry friend doesn't have to feel left out of anything. Find your buddy's most dashing holiday sweater (or PJs) and hit the town together in style this December thanks to this handy guide!
Pet Photos with Santa
On Saturday December 9, bring your four-legged friend for Pet Photos with Santa on Bethesda Lane to benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Select retailers will be offering dog treats and water bowls throughout the day while you and your pet enjoy festive holiday shopping and furry fun. While you're there, check off a few names on your shopping list and check out a few of the holiday crafts, artisanal items and handmade gifts featured in many of the Row's stores.
Bethesda Row, 4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., $10
Wagging in a Winter Wonderland
We The Dogs DC will be hosting their much anticipated holiday event “Wagging in a Winter Wonderland" Sunday December 10. Enjoy a brew on the Brig's heated patio, with other two/four-legged friends. Be sure to wear your most festive attire, because SANTA PAWS will be in attendance for pet photographs taken by Pooch Portrait Studio! Due to limited availability, tickets for the Santa Paws photos are required. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Santa Paws portraits will be donated to Worthy Dog Rescue, a local rescue organization that is dedicated to helping dogs in distress, especially those living on chains, in pens, or in neglectful and abusive situations. We The Dogs DC will also be collecting dog toys to donate, so be sure to bring a new squeaky toy or a bone that can be given to a pup in need!
The Brig, 1007 8th St. SE, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., free to attend, photos cost $20
On Sunday December 17, join other crazy dog parents for a holiday pajama party with your pet! Wear your matching PJs (really, this is optional, but isn't it more fun?) and enjoy a beer or two (or four, we won't judge!) with other single dog enthusiasts in the city. Who knows, maybe you will find your soul mate while donning your very best jammie jams and getting in the holiday spirit! Wouldn't that make for a fantastic how-we-met story?!
Atlas Brew Works, 2052 West Virginia Ave. NE Suite 102, 4-6 p.m., free to attend