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Celebrate National Dog Day at The St. Gregory Hotel

Washington, DC is a great city to celebrate this year’s National Dog Day, which again takes place on August 26th. For those who are less familiar with the holiday, it was started by a well-known dog trainer and author named Colleen Paige. The day has a spirit of encouraging adoption, and for existing dog owners it marks a great chance to celebrate your furry friend every year. 

Here’s a brief guide on how to celebrate National Dog Day at The St. Gregory Hotel. 

Book a Stay at The St. Gregory Hotel

The St. Gregory Hotel is one of the most well-situated pet-friendly hotels in Washington, DC. Welcoming dogs traveling with families, we offer a wealth of special amenities to make traveling with your pet extra special. When travelers with dogs stay with us, you get spoiled with: doggie treats from our local partner Doggy Style Bakery Boutique & Pet Spa, personalized dog bowls, and embroidered dog beds.

We also partner with Paws of Honor, which is a national charity based right here in town. They provide free veterinary care and products for retired law enforcement and military canines. And a portion of the proceeds from every St. Gregory pet stay fee goes to supporting Paws of Honor. 

Visit Doggy Style

We mentioned Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa before, and you can go visit their R Street location while in town. This well-known and popular spot features walk-in grooming services, and full grooming services with nail trims, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and more. This location also features a Doggy Bakery with a vast selection of special treats that you can pick up for National Dog Day, your pooch’s birthday, and other special occasions, we recommend trying the Doggy Ice Cream! 

Take a Walk to P Street Beach

Just a short walk from the St. Gregory Hotel, P Street Beach offers a long stretch of greenway to walk with your furry friend while traveling in DC. Stroll along Rock Creek and take in the views while exploring the city from a new perspective. You can even take this up and over to Dumbarton Oaks Park with Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Montrose Park, and more attractions. 

Check out Some Local Dog Parks

Washington, DC is rife with local dog parks, and there are a lot of options to choose from. If you head just a bit south of Dupont Circle, you can check out the West End Dog Park, which is rated 4.5/5 stars by reviewers, and a nice spacious place for your pup to roam. We also recommend checking out the Shaw Dog Park if you decide to take a trip to the up-and-coming neighborhood during your stay. 

Washington, DC Dog-Friendly Restaurants

You can also check out a number of dog-friendly restaurants while you’re in town. The Wet Dog Tavern has great drinks and a dog-friendly patio. We’re also huge fans of Barkhaus in nearby Alexandria for its indoor and outdoor off-leash parks, craft beer, and great food.

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