Alexandria Leaves Dog Owners Howling With Delight
Some towns may say they’re dog-friendly, but Alexandria really means it.
In fact, the city is a big reason Northern Virginia as a whole was ranked fourth in DogFriendly.com’s poll of the 10 dog-friendliest cities for 2010.
But don’t take their word for it, take ours. How many cities do you know that have dog-friendly hotels and restaurants? OK, I’ll grant you there may be some others out there, but how many have their own happy hour for dogs? Ah, ha! See, I got you there.
Jackson 20 and the Hotel Monaco host Doggie Happy Hour every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m., and it runs from April 1 to Halloween. You don’t have to be a hotel guest to bring your pooch, either.
But more than that, there are scads of hotels, restaurants and parks in Alexandria that welcome dogs, and an impressive 15 off-leash parks.
Along with the usual PetSmarts (two) and PETCOs (one), Alexandria also offers Madeleine’s Dogs, so owners can keep their canine looking and feeling its best.