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

and must be at least 16 years old or accompanied by a responsible adult. Contact Kathy at to find an orientation session that works for you.

December 2022: Our December volunteer orientation will take place at 11am on Saturday, 17 December.

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; 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.

December 2022: Our December book club will meet at 1pm on 10 December to review Paula Munier’s The Wedding Plot,  the fourth Mercy Carr mystery.


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

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