February is a fun time for pet lovers!
If you are a pet lover in Fairfax, VA, and the surrounding towns, we’ve got the insider’s scoop on all of the upcoming dog-friendly events. So grab your pup’s favorite leash, tie on their cutest bandana, and say the magic words: wanna go for a ride in the car?!
First up, Valentine’s Adoption Events and More in Fairfax, VA!
February 8th, 12:30-3: Fairfax SPCA Adoption Fair
Meet a cute dog. Share your love. Get a best friend for life. Now that sounds like a great start to any Valentine’s.
February 8th, noon-2: My Furry Valentine Adoption Event! (Fairfax, VA)
There is nothing sweeter than adopting a rescue animal. Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early and meet the love of your life at this event. For a preliminary introduction to all of the adoptable rescues, visit NOVA Pets Alive .
February 8th, noon-2: Meet and Greet at PetValue in Fairfax, VA
The Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption organization is hosting this event. Come and meet the well-renowned 45 mph couch potatoes. Donations and adoptions are encouraged.
February 9th, 4-5:40: Reading Tails: Read to Animals at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter
There is nothing better than giving a little extra love to the animals at our Fairfax County Shelter. During this heartwarming family-friendly event, you will be given a guided tour of the shelter.
Following the tour, children and any all others present, are encouraged to read aloud to the dogs and cats. Not only will the animals enjoy the extra attention, but it is a great opportunity for young ones to practice reading to an ‘audience’. Click here to reserve your spot.
Let’s harness up!
February 8th, 1:30-3:30: Woofbowl at Port City Brewing Company (Alexandria, VA)
Let your dog know they are your number one by taking them to the Woofbowl–the event where it is truly all about our furry friends. Expect special dog-friendly beers and dog-only food trucks. These won’t be your average burgers and nuggets. Plus, all of the Woofbowl treats and drinks will be healthy!
February 22nd & 23rd, 10-7 pm: Loyal Companion Celebrates National Walk Your Dog Day (Fairfax, VA)
Loyal Companion is a pet wellness store that has expert nutritionists, groomers, and behaviorists. Check them out at the end of the month as they celebrate National Walk Your Dog Day and National Dog Biscuit Day. Sometimes a pup-shopping date is just what you need. They will also be offering some discounts and sharing homemade dog biscuit recipes.
February 23rd, 1-3: Paw Pals and a Pint at Eavesdrop Brewery (Manassas, VA)
Paw Pals in the Park is a group of active pet lovers in Fairfax, VA. They get together regularly for pup adventures. During this popular event, you can expect a group of social dog owners, new doggie friends, and $1 OFF pints and $8 flights.
February 29th, noon-5: Woofbowl’s Bark to the Future (Washington, DC)
This one may require some tricky parking, but it is so unique, we had to include it. From dressing up as characters from Back to the Future, to immersive stations for your dog, this event will be quite the show. Visit their website for tickets and details!
Every Sunday, 3-6: Yappy Hours at The Boardroom VA (Arlington, VA)
Delicious treats for the pups and drink specials for you! This event is set to run for the entire year, so it makes the perfect standing date.
Whether you’re looking to adopt your best friend, connect with other dog owners, or spend quality time with your pup, pet lovers in Fairfax, VA have a lot of options. Stay alert to see what can’t-miss events are planned for March!