Best ANIMAL HOSPITAL
FALLS ROAD VETERINARY HOSPITAL Established in 1988 by Dr. William Amoroso, this award winning, highest level AAHA approved hospital offers complete veterinary services including routine and specialized surgeries,endoscopy, radiology, a complete in-house lab and bathing and grooming services. The staff is talented, compassionate and experienced.
Falls Road Veterinary Hospital, 10229 Falls Road, Potomac, MD
Best PLACE FOR A DOG NAP AROUND THE CITY
CITY DOGS ON 18TH STREET You can board your dog there or just take him in for the afternoon. It is cage-free, and all the dogs sleep on futons together. This haven for pups features doggie jungle gym equipment, belly rubs, training, and boarding services. Music is even piped in during the dognap period.
City Dogs on 18th Street, 1832 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC
BEST GOURMET DOGGIE TREATS
THREE DOG BAKERY From kitty salmon treats to Basset bones made out of cinnamon, honey and nuts, Three Dog Bakery is doggie heaven. For a pet’s birthday, bone-shaped cakes are available topped with low-dairy lickety-split ice cream, made from whey with carob and peanuts. The store also invites customers to drop by during Christmas for a pooch photo with Santa. Other specialties include pup tarts, Lab loaves, Bulldog bars, cheese pizzas, and begging 4 s’mores.
4924 Elm St, Bethesda MD; www.threedogmd.com
Best ANIMAL SHELTER
WASHINGTON ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE The Washington Animal Rescue League, founded in 1914, extended its services in 1996 to include a full-service, low-cost Medical Center for qualifying pet owners. The Center sees about 3,000 animals each year. Through its SHARE program – Shelter Animal Relief Effort – the League works to combat the effects of animal over population and aid in difficult pet adoptions. It also holds special events throughout the year like Free Spay and Neuter week in September and Presents for Paws (food, toy and blanket drive) in December. It is truly the best.
71 Oglethorpe St. N.W, Washington DC; www.warl.org
Best PLACE TO GROOM YOUR PET
DOG-A-DO SALON At Dog-a-do Salon, pets will be begging for just five more minutes in the tub. The Salon offers full-service grooming for dogs and cats, including toenail clipping, ear cleaning, haircuts, hand stripping, and show event preparations. The animals are fluff dried, not put in drying crates, and pet-owners are welcome to stay with their pet.
Suite G, Grant St; Herndon, VA