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.

ShabBark Shalom!

Shabbark Shalom will Return in the Spring!

In conjunction with Cantorial Soloist Joan Wolf, Leashes End is proud to host our second Kabbalat Shabbat service / small dog social at Leashes End!  Come celebrate Shabbat with your furry friends!  Leashes End boasts nearly 3 acres of fenced in turf … a veritable private dog park.  

Dogs must be small (35lbs or under), friendly with other dogs, vaccinated, and in good health (no kennel cough or diarrhea).  

Donations in support of Leashes End are appreciated! Please RSVP to [email protected] or via text to 202-596-6289.

New Volunteer Orientation

Next Volunteer Orientation is: 06 April 2024!

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:

1. Sign a waiver, and

2. Take two computer based classes.  To enroll in the classes, create an account at Maddie’s Fund

Then take the following two classes:

Shelter and Rescue Training – Canine

Shelter and Rescue Training – Feline

Please bring your signed waiver and copies of your course certificates with you to volunteer orientation.

Volunteers 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.

April 2024: Our next volunteer orientation session will take place on Saturday, 06 April 2024 at 11am.  Please contact Kathy, our volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] to RSVP.  Prospective volunteers must complete two computer-based courses as well as a volunteer waiver prior to orientation. 

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] or call or text 202-596-6289.  Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome!  Following the discussion we take the dogs for a romp on Leashes End’s extensive, fenced in grounds.

April 2024: Our April book club will meet at 1pm on Sunday, 14 April. We will return to Britain for the 2nd recipe in Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers: Bakewell Tart Bludgeoning by Steve Higgs. On a culinary tour of the British Isles, retired Detective Superintendent Albert Smith and snarky former police dog Rex Harrison find something quite unexpected waiting for them at their B&B…the almost-dead body of their landlady. Albert and Rex set out to discover why her “accident” is the second terrible event there in two days. Something is stirring in Bakewell and it’s not the ingredients for a famous tart. With Rex’s nose working overtime, you can be sure they’ll track down the bad guys. Unfortunately, that might be when the real trouble begins. Baking can get a guy killed.

May 2024: Our May book club will meet at 1pm on Sunday, 19 May. We will review Murder Always Barks Twice (A Chatty Corgi Mystery Book 2) by Jennifer Hawkins.  For ex-accountant Emma Reed and her beloved corgi, Oliver, opening Reed’s Classic Tea & Cakes in the idyllic village of Trevena in Cornwall has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.  Her cakes are popular, she has a host of wonderful new friends, and even a potential new romance.  There’s even time left over for plenty of long country walks with Oliver, who is not only the cutest corgi on record (at least to Emma), he happens to talk (at least to Emma).  What could be better?   
How about being asked to help cater the local Daphne DuMaurier literary festival?   
But when the festival organizer is found dead and foul play is suspected, Emma, Oliver and their friends are plunged deep into a poisonous mix of village jealousy, family tension, money troubles, and secret love affairs.  Emma quickly realizes it’s up to her and her intrepid corgi to discover a canny killer whose bite is worse than their bark.


Small Dog Social Gatherings

Leashes End is proud to host periodic small dog social events. These are opportunities for small dogs to run around and play off leash in our large fenced-in yard and for owners to get to know each other. 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? Our next event is TBD … stay tuned for updates!