A nonprofit community organization comprising dog owners and residents in the ANC-6D neighborhood of SW Washington, DC. The Paws of Southwest is building community through a love of our dogs.
Sponsored by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, The Paws of Southwest is focused on creating an off-leash dog park at Lansburgh Park, located on Delaware Ave., SW. We also know that dogs can help bring together people in a community, and we want to build on that by providing ways for people to have fun with their dogs, educate our neighbors about dogs as companions, as well as promote responsible dog ownership.
A heartfelt story about doing what is right for your pup; and the availability of people and programs to help.
My dog was wonderful with other dogs but very reactive with people - so much so that after working with a trainer and vet behaviorist for...
Get your pets vaccinated at Lansburgh Dog Park on 10/16/21. See attached for details.
Fun, fun, fun!
Dear Paws of Southwest / Lansburgh Dog Park friends: We are very saddened to tell you of the passing of a dear friend and one of our founding members, Hannelore Meyer. She left us early this morning, shortly after suffering a stroke. Hannelore was a tireless volunteer who loved music and the SW Community she called home for so many years. Most of all, Hannelore loved dogs and all animals. "Pocket" had been her most recent partner up until his passing a couple of years ago. As a founding member and treasurer of Paws of Southwest, she was one of the original group of us who advocated for and helped establish the Lansburgh Dog Park. I know I will miss seeing her around the neighborhood and talking about dogs and music. Rest in peace, Hannelore - I know Pocket and the rest were waiting for you!🌹🐾🌹🐾🌹🐾🌹
Getting out and about, more?! Read up on a few tips to help your pets adjust to the changes. 🥰
As pet parents spend more time away from home, it can be a scary time for dogs and cats. These tips can help with pet separation anxiety.
Friendly reminders and tips for keeping your best friend and cuddly companions safe as an extreme heat wave descends on the area.
How to keep animals cool when temperatures soar
A little early to give you plenty of time to plan for your pet’s safety during 4th of July festivities and all summer. Talk to your vet about micro-chipping your dog or cat if they are not already!
It’s almost July and you know what that means: barbeques, open doors, fireworks, and scared pets. This time of year can be especially frightening for our f
SW Dog Owners: The opportunity to voice your concerns and support for improvements to Lansburgh Dog Park and to request a second dog park at Jefferson Field is NOW!!! Do not assume someone else is going to advocate for you and your pup. YOUR CIVIC ACTIVISM IS NEEDED!
Councilman Charles Allen will be holding his annual Ward 6 Budget Town Hall this coming Tuesday, June 15, from 8-9:30 pm virtually.
You MUST RSVP to receive the link for the Town Hall.
Every year, this is the best opportunity for you to learn about the budget as it was proposed by the Mayor, hear about the Councilman’s priorities, and to share your questions, comments, priorities, or concerns. How do you want your tax dollars spent? What's in this budget for Ward 6? There are two easy ways you can participate:
1) Submit a video comment or question ahead of time: You can record yourself asking a question, or just a comment on what you want to see funded.
2) Live Questions/Comments: Ask your question or make your comment in real time!
Want talk specifically about the Department of Parks and Recreation budget? The Council is in the middle of budget oversight hearings right now. The oversight hearing for the Department of Parks and Recreation is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm.
If you've got questions or priorities for DC's next budget -- or if you want to learn more about funding parks, schools, small businesses, public safety, and more -- don't miss Councilmember Allen's Ward 6 Budget Town Hall on Tuesday, June 15 from 8-9:30 pm. This annual event, taking place online, i...
New signs posted at Jefferson Athletic Fields. Multiple gates chained shut. The only official, off-leash dog park in SW is located at Lansburgh Park behind the community gardens, basketball courts and 1st district MPD station. It was built 10 years ago for you and your pups!
A neighbor dog park group has organized an informative session that may be of interest. See below. And, if you have an idea or proposal for a similar event, find allies here/there and bring it forward!!
1/8/21 UPDATE: Sofia has been reunited with her adult. The owner is most appreciative of everyone’s care, concern and actions.
Stray, lost or abandoned cat found by a neighbor at Riverside. Grey with calico markings. Go to Next Door link below for photos. Thanks!
Hi All, I will try to get a picture, but has anyone lost a grey cat (slightly calico in coloring)? It showed up at Riverside last week a...
March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Check out this article to keep everyone in your household safe !
Find out what could harm your pets and how to keep them safe.
PAWS of Southwest is delighted to surpass this milestone and we invite our followers to post a picture of the pup(s) that bring them barks of joy!
One of PAWS of Southwest’s favorite neighborhood pet store is looking for YOU!
We're Hiring! We're looking for a friendly and energetic person to join our pack! We have a rare opening for a sales associate to work the Friday through Tuesday shift (approximately 30-35 hours). Retail experience preferred, but outgoing, engaging and customer service oriented personality is what we are really looking for. Professional pet food knowledge is a plus, but the willingness to learn will do (some self learning). You would need to be able to lift 35 pounds, stand on your feet, and not afraid to help with cleaning, stocking shelves, and merchandising...oh and be reliable and on time to work! If you meet these qualifications, we'd love to chat! Please send resume to [email protected]
1/24/21 UPDATE: MILAH HAS BEEN FOUND!!!
Wishing you treats, wagging tails and lots of playtime at the Lansburgh Dog Park in 2021!! Stay safe, healthy and optimistic!
Wishing you and yours 12 dog days of Christmas!
Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe, stay positive and stay healthy!
Thanksgiving means lots of food, and often owners sharing with their dogs. Learn which foods are safe and even healthy to share, and what should be avoided.
The DC Council is considering legislation that would impact the city’s animal care and control practices. A conversation explaining the legislation and why changes are needed is planned for 11/15/20. For more information and to register, please go to the link below.
Operational changes are afoot at the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA)that all pet owners and friends should know. In addition to pet adoptions, medical care and training classes, HRA helps with lost/found pets, rescues animals suspected of cruelty/neglect and assists with end-of-life decisions. Stay connected and consider donating in honor of your pets.
HRA, through its contract with DC Health, will continue providing the same excellent standard of care our community relies on 24/7, 365 days a year, now at its Oglethorpe St. NW location.
Hi All - DC Dept. of Parks and Rec is looking for park users' input on its Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. This is an important opportunity for park-users -- and especially dog park users -- to provide your perspectives and opinons. Here's the link to register for one of the informational overview meetings, the draft plan itself, and how to weigh in. https://ready2playdc.com/draft-scorp
DPR has completed a draft of its 2020 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which will be submitted to the National Park Service for compliance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program. DPR will be hosting three virtual meetings to provide a brief overview of the p...
Happy National Dog Day to all the pups in Southwest DC!
For new pups, adult pups and their 2-legged best friends.
Class is back in session! District Dogs is excited to announce group training classes where owners and their pups can work together on achieving polite manners. Sophia, our dog trainer, uses the scientifically proven positive rewards methodology encouraging fun and effective way to communicate with....
Belated Spring cleaning? Downsizing? Redecorating? Humane Rescue Alliance is in need of some items you may have already set aside to donate. Go ahead! Do it this weekend!
HRA is still in need of bedding and we need your help. We ARE looking for donations of:
We ARE NOT accepting the following:
All donations must be brought to HRA's Oglethorpe Street location only. Please drop off your donations at the front door during the day and our front desk staff will come to retrieve it. Thank you so much for supporting HRA! We wouldn't be able to do our life-saving work without you.
Dear PAWS of Southwest Dog Owners:
We were contacted by the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) about a research project they are conducting. Please see the message and link below to determine if you would like to participate. //
// I wanted to let you know about a survey HRA has just launched. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes to people’s lives across the globe. We do not know for sure how this stressful time might be impacting the welfare of pet dogs or what carryover effects it might have when dogs suddenly find themselves home alone down the road. While we obviously hope we will not experience anything similar again, this does give us a unique opportunity to examine the effects of major changes to routine on our canine companions. The Humane Rescue Alliance and the University of Lincoln, UK, are partnering together to understand how dogs are coping and continue to cope after the pandemic.
We would love it if you could take 6-10 minutes to help us, by participating in the survey.
Here is the link: https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaacIzTWiwyFrpj
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Hey All! Lansburgh Dog Park is now open! (Remember to keep 6 ft. apart. Masks appreciated. )
Thought this might be a timely article for all the pup parents working from home and struggling to stay active with their best friend.
Do you have a bored dog? Here are the classic signs of boredom in dogs and how to fix the problem.
Due to the Coronavirus stay-at-home order, the gates to all District of Columbia DPR dog parks are locked and closed until further notice. Stay safe!
Asking all our friends to stay safe, stay (close to) home, and to stay healthy. Encouraging you to support local pet stores and services (Howl to the Chief, Dogma, District Dogs, WagTime) and to consider paying forward for dog walking, grooming, or pet sitting.
Wagging at you from a distance of 6 feet!
What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did. Now, the pandemic kicked off by Covid-19, a ...
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