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Dog-Friendly Washington D.C. & Alexandria Virginia

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Washington DC was carved out of Maryland and Virginia when President George Washington selected the sight on the Potomac River. The city was designed and laid out by Pierre L’Enfant with numbered streets going north and south, lettered streets going east and west and Avenues named after the states criss-crossing these streets. The city was divided into four quadrants, Northwest (the largest quadrant today), Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The land that Virginia donated for the nation’s capital was returned to Virginia. Only the land donated by Maryland remains as Washington. Since Washington is a Federal district, its borders cannot expand and thus much of the activity has moved to Northern Virgina and Suburban Maryland, or the Suburbs. The vast greenways of the capital city are great for people with dogs and almost all are open to leashed dogs. The monuments make for very scenic walks and there are quite a lot of dog-friendly activities in the Washington area.


Top 200 Places: Potomac Riverboat Co. Canine Cruises

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Potomac Riverboat Co. Canine Cruises
Cameron and Union Streets

Every second Thursday in May through September, Potomac Riverboat Company’s Admiral Tilp hosts a Canine Cruise. This is a 40 minute Cruise in the Potomac River that invites you to bring your dog along. Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash. Canine Cruises leave from the Alexandria City Marina. The price for a tour is $11 per person and the dog rides free. The boats depart at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00pm. Only one dog per person is allowed.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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