This is a group is made up of Australian Shepherd owners (and their dogs) from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area. We are interested in Australian Shepherds and their activities. Let's get our Aussies together for play dates, hikes, swims, agility, walks and runs and some sheep herding! Let's also support Aussie rescue activities. We have a Facebook page Australian Shepherds of the DMV.
Forecast calls for a high of 20F so will try for a shorter hike.
For Aussies over 8 months young who can hike 5 miles or more. Younger Aussies will just have to wait for to be more developed, sorry, and enjoy the youth :)
Hike will start on time unless notified ahead of time you are delayed, up to 15 mins.
Rise and Shine! Beat the crowds! One of our favorite meetups. Plenty of hills and water for the Aussies to run and play! As you come off of 495 park in the 2nd larger parking lot. DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH
Shirlington /4 Mile Run Dog Park, Oxford Street Entrance
Our regular Sunday meetup at the Shirlington Dog Park -- members start arriving around 10:15 a.m. You'll always find an Aussie to play with. There are 3 entrances, so wander the park -- the dogs will find each other! In warm weather, check the stream, we have lots of swimmers!
For puppies, Shirlington has a small dog park within the larger dog park. It's the prefect place for your puppy to gain confidence and socialize with others. There is also plenty of room to run.
Just a reminder, the Dog Park is under attack by the Arlington County Board of Commissioners. While early plans to decrease the size of the park by 50% has been tabled, it's important to remind Arlington County how important this park is to dogs and owners. Here are links to the change.org petition and the Facebook page where you can get updates.
Shirlington Dog Park Page Petition: https://www.change.org/.../arlington-county-board-save...
Arlington County Board: Save the Shirlington Dog Park!
We love the Shirlington Dog Park -- it provides…
Shirlington Dog Park Page
Shirlington Dog Park Page Save the Dog Park Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/groups/696087663906890