Upcoming Events

Are you an animal lover looking to have some fun and get to know other people who share your passion for pets? Come visit us and our senior cats and dogs for one of our upcoming events.  Stay tuned to this page for news. You can also find us on Facebook and Next Door.

New Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in volunteering here at Leashes End, please attend an orientation visit.  We host orientations at least monthly. We’ll go over all the chores that need doing and how to assist our senior pets. Volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver and must be at least 16 years old or accompanied by a responsible adult. Contact Kathy at [email protected] to find an orientation session that works for you.

February 2023: Our next volunteer orientation session will take place at 11am on 19 February.  Please check back soon for the date and time.

Monthly: BARKS & BOOKS

Do you love small dogs? do you love coffee, cake, great company, and books?! Then join us at Leashes End each month as we discuss a new dog-themed book.  Send an email to [email protected]; call or text 202-596-6289; or use the Groups Place site to get the date and the book. Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome!  Following the discussion we take the dogs for a romp on Leashes End’s extensive, fenced in grounds.

February 2023: Our February book club will meet at 1pm on 26 February to review Spencer Quinn’s Bark to the Future (Chet and Bernie Mystery #13). Spencer Quinn’s Bark to the Future continues the adventurous New York Times and USA Todaybestselling series that Stephen King calls “without a doubt the most original mystery series currently available.”

March 2023: Our March book club will meet at 1pm on 26 March to review Erika Waller’s Dog Days, a debut novel about the way dogs can bring out the best in us in the face of life’s challenges.


Small Dog Social Gatherings

Leashes End is proud to host the Miniature Pinschers & Friends Club. Organized in October 2012, the Miniature Pinschers & Friends Club is for fun-loving minpins, active chihuahuas, chi-pins, pomeranians, miniature dachshunds and other like-minded little dogs.  We get together once a month for easy walks, fun at the park and other interesting activities in the Bethesda/DC metro area.The club provides a great way to get to know other small dog owners and have a good time with our little canines. Leashes End has nearly 3 acres of fenced-in grass where the dogs can run around safely, giving their humans some peace of mind while they nosh and socialize. Does this sound like a club for you and your small dog? Then sign up on GroupsPlace.com.