A dog zone is coming to the American Red Cross' Waterfront Festival, June 20-21.
This year will be the inaugural year of Daisy Mae's Dog Zone. The Dog Zone will be located at Robinson Terminal along the Potomac in Old Town.
This area will be free to enter and dogs are allowed.
In a special area near Robinson Terminal, owners of and purveyors of services to the canines of Alexandria will mix and mingle and celebrate along with their canine companions. Admittance for dogs and their owners is free for this area of the Festival.
Every year the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts one of the largest events in the metropolitan area, as well as one of the largest American Red Cross fundraisers in the United States,drawing about 15,000 patrons.
Like all chapters, the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross depends on support from the local community to accomplish its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies such as house fires, floods, and other disasters. The Chapter also offers Pet First Aid classes and disaster preparedness for pets.
We invite you to join us for the largest Red Cross fundraiser in the nation. In addition to supporting the community and the Alexandria Red Cross, your participation in this event will be beneficial to you and your organization as you come together with dogs and their owners.
We will be having dog friendly vendors and activities occurring in the Dog Zone.
I invite you to participate in this wonderful event or to please forward this to any local dog friendly businesses you think could be involved.
Michelle D'Ettore is vice president of Barkley Square in Del Ray.