What we're about

Hello! This is a group for Shelties (aka Shetland Sheepdogs) and their crazy humans. Each month we will investigate a new dog-friendly place around Northern Virginia or a bordering area. We plan to take our humans on MANY adventures: from wineries and breweries, to beautiful hikes, to the best local dog parks and park parks.

We will start with meetups in the Ashburn and Leesburg VA area (as that is our home base). But we plan to range westward to Purcellville and Bluemont for hikes, farms, and breweries and southward to Virginia wine country such as Delaplane. We may also venture closer to the district because of the beautiful parks and dog-friendly facilities in Alexandria, Arlington, etc. Meetup suggestions welcome!

*COVID Update* - Current status: once per month socially distanced meets, all outside. Group co-founders/leaders Laura & Chris are back organizing events now that they have their shot(s). Co-organizer Nancy Penn continues to graciously create the occasional meetup. Other members are more than welcome to come forward with meetups to host -just shoot us a message. Your own local dog park (especially if it has a "small-dog" section) is a great venue for this.

New Members: Please introduce yourself and your dogs! Let us know what activities you are most looking forward to and where your home base is. =)

(Note: We're a bit fair-weather with such big fluffy coats, so excessive rain or heat may reschedule outdoor events. Where possible, the "rain date" will be the other day of the same weekend.)

Upcoming events (1)

Sheltie Play @ Creighton West & Pizza/Beer at Solace

Creighton West Park Dog Park - Brambleton HOA

For our August Meetup the Shelties investigate Creighton West Dog Park, temperatures permitting, at 11am. This HOA run dog park has a separate small dog section!

At NOON (or sans the dog park if it's a scorcher) we will move to Solace Brewing, which is 7 minutes down the road. Here our doggos are welcome in the cool tasting room! They are listing a wood fired pizza truck (Killer Tomato Pizza) for this date, which should pair nicely with their unique beers (mango or watermelon anyone?).

(Please RSVP with the number of Shelties in your party!)

We look forward to seeing everyone!

What to bring:
Extra Water & Bowls, Waste Bags, Training Treats, Dog Park Toys

Further Info:
-Creighton West Park Dog Park: https://www.brambletonhoa.com/521/Creighton-West-Park
-Solace: https://solacebrewing.com/

Weather Note: rain or excessive heat/cold will cause this event to be rescheduled. If possible our "rain date" will be the other day of the same weekend.

Past events (30)

Sheltie Play @ Dulles Gateway & Brews/Lunch at Lazy Dog

Dulles Gateway Dog Park

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