Martinis for Mutts a Howling Success!
Over $10,000 Raised for the Dog Park
If Virginia is for Lovers, on Friday night we proved that Alexandria is for Dog Lovers. The sold-out crowd in attendance at our first fundraiser, Martinis for Mutts, raised over $10,000. A very special thank you to all who purchased tickets and participated in the silent auction. Over 90 local businesses and individuals donated goods and services. Your donation will be used to fund our wish list to enhance the beauty and safety of the off-leash area of Founders Park, such as a plant barrier between the dog park and Union Street, installing a water fountain for people and their dogs, and constructing a gravel plaza with shade trees and benches.
Thank you again for your generosity and commitment to the dog park.
P.S. Just a reminder – to protect the turf, please avoid running your dog in the off leash area when it's raining, after a rain, or when the park is flooded.
We'd like to thank the following contributors:
Always Sunny Nails & Spa • Anchor Steam Brewery
Apple Seed Maternity & Baby Boutique • Au Domaine
Barkley Square Dog Bakery + Boutique • BrunoPhoto.com
Randy Plante & "Canine Wingman" • Joe Cantwell, "Ride the Divide"
Capitol Heel • Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks
Cathleen Curtin, Architects, PLC • Chadwicks Restaurant
Creighton Construction • Custom Home Remodeling, Inc.
The Sullivan Family • Dogtopia
The Fairy Dogmom • Finn Construction Co, Inc.
Fitness Together • Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
FranKints FranKnits • Fuzzy Pants Pet Photography
GEICO • Goodstone Inn and Estate
Harris Teeter • Helen Olivia
King's Jewelry • Kong Toys
La Cuisine • Lambertville House
Let's Meat on the Avenue • Lorraine Aprile Salon
Man's Best Friend Pet Photography • Matt Hildebrant Photography
Ruth McKenty • MetroStage
Morrison House • Multipet Toys
NOVA DOG Magazine • Old Dominion Boat Club
Olde Towne Pet Resort • Old Town School for Dogs
Organized Health • Overwood Restaurant
PawPrints Portraits • Phyllis Kennedy
Port City Brewery • Potomac Riverboat Co.
Principal Gallery • Riverside Nail & Spa
Rolling Greens, Inc. • Sally Tamm, Master Gardner
Sara Riddle Pet Photography • Sehnal Family
Society Fair Market & Wine bar • Sport & Health
Starbucks at S. Union St. • Stjrom & Theory Designs
The Dog Park Store • The Enchanted Florist
The Little Theater of Alexandria • The Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria
The Sugar Cube • The Warehouse Restaurant
Trader Joe's • Trastevere Antiques
VCA Animal Hospital • Virtue Feed & Grain Restaurant
Walks by Javy • Wash That Dog
Wholistic Hound • Wobble Rocket Stage
Linda Wolf, Realtor
It is your responsibility to watch your dog(s) at all times when you are in the park. Please clean up after your dog(s). It's also nice to clean up any unclaimed pile when you come across one.