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Get ready for the return of Crystal City’s outdoor pop-up beer and wine garden this month by stocking up on these discounted drink tickets — today’s Deal of the Day gets you tickets at 50% off.

Sold in packs of four for the discounted price of only $10 (plus transaction fees), the tickets are valid for any regularly priced beers or wines available at Wine in the Water Park — which occurs just a short Metro ride away in Crystal City —  every Friday in June.

Can’t make any of the June series? These drink tickets don’t expire and are valid at any event with a cash bar sponsored by the Crystal City Business Improvement District including the Father’s Day Auto Festival, the AFACC Beer Garden, Wednesday Night Spins, or the September edition of Wine in the Water Park. 

Purchase Today’s Deal Now

Daily Discount Code: WWPSpring16

WHEN: Every Friday in June ~ 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: Crystal City Water Park (1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington)

WHAT: Crystal City’s pop-up wine and beer garden in the Crystal City Water Park returns every Friday in June. Featuring live music, hand selected wines from the Crystal City Wine Shop, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session, Wine in the Water Park is the perfect way to kick-off the weekend.

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Escape the city and explore the world with Hunt DC, DC’s largest Scavenger Hunt!

Returning for its fifth year, Hunt DC is back May 21 at the Waterfront Metro station and bigger than ever. The stakes are HIGHER, the clues are a bit more crazy and fun and the addition of puzzles is the newest TWIST!

Choose from the Arts route, the City route or the Bar route and plot your strategy to win $1,000 in Travel Cash*.

Grab a friend or two, and explore the picturesque scenes of our nation’s capital, all while you answer riddles, solve puzzles and take wacky photos at iconic locations.

After the hunt, hang out and enjoy the night with our outdoor party featuring drinks, live music, games and more!

Visit www.HuntDC.com to get more info and to join today!

Don’t wait too long prices increase May 5. Use Promo Code “HILLNOW” for $5 OFF!

Registration is now open!

*Prize will be shared by registered Team Members and will be a travel gift certificate.

The preceding post was sponsored by United Social Sports.

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Eclectic displays of original art, a vast array of styles and media, and the finest artists in the country will be featured during the 4th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts April 16th and 17th. Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Clarendon Alliance, this two-day outdoor-juried art show is an ideal opportunity for art enthusiasts to explore the work of many different artists in one setting.

“We are excited to return to Clarendon,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “The community here is supportive of the arts and truly appreciates and recognizes quality work.”

Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry as well as functional art and unique gift items, all with broad appeal, will be on display and for sale. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and range from as little as $25 to $30,000.

“This event is a wonderful celebration of the arts,” affirms Alan. “It is very much like an outdoor art gallery, perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors interested in new quality investments by emerging artists as well as the casual shopper looking for unique gift items. We showcase the nation’s top artists and exceptional local talent with their finest works of art that will appeal to people of all ages as well as collectors with varied interests and budgets.”

The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. “Our goal is to provide a unique experience where festival goers can take in the sights, sounds and colors of a first-rate festival with a wide variety of art on display, while interacting with the artists,” assures Alan. “It is a terrific opportunity to explore the works of many different artists and discuss their inspiration and creative process before making an investment.” The exhibitors, present for the duration of the show, will set up their displays along Washington Boulevard.

Howard Alan Events develops and produces some of the nation’s finest juried art shows in more than 40 venues each year, many are ranked among the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. These shows, which attract locals and tourists alike, include the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL).

The 4th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts runs Saturday and Sunday, April 16 – 17, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, admission is free. The art show will take place in Clarendon on North Highland Street. For additional information about this event and other Howard Alan Events shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Howard Alan Events.

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This article was written by Edward Jones. For further information, contact local financial advisor Skip Thompson.

We’re getting closer to April 15: Tax Filing Day. And while there may not be much you can do to change your results for the 2014 tax year, you can certainly look closely at your tax returns to find areas you might be able to improve next year — and one such area is your investment portfolio.

Of course, you may also find opportunities in other places, too. Could you have taken more deductions? Could you have moved some of your debts into a tax-deductible loan, such as a home equity loan or line of credit? You’ll want to consult with your tax advisor to determine areas of potential savings. However, you may be able to brighten your tax picture by making some “taxsmart” investment moves, such as the following:

  • Resist the urge to trade frequently. It can be costly to constantly buy and sell investments. In addition to the commissions you may incur, and the possibility that such excessive trading can impede a consistent investment strategy, you could rack up a sizable tax bill. If you sell an asset that you’ve held for a year or less, any profit you earn is considered a short-term capital gain, which is taxed at the same rate as your ordinary income. So, for example, if you bought Investment ABC for $1,000 on January 5, 2014, and you sold it for $1,250 on Dec. 31, 2014, you’d be taxed on your $250 gain. If you are in the 28% tax bracket, you’d owe $70 in taxes. But if you had waited until January 6, 2015, and you sold your investment for the same $250 gain, you’d pay the more favorable long-term capital gains tax rate of 15%, which translates into $37.50 in taxes — just over half of what you’d owe at the short-term rate. If you habitually sold investments after owning them less than a year, the taxes could really add up — so try to be a “buy-and-hold” investor.
  • Increase your 401(k) contributions. If you aren’t already participating in your 401(k) or similar plan, start now. And if you are contributing, boost your contributions whenever your salary goes up. You typically put “pretax” dollars in your 401(k), so the more you add, the lower your annual taxable income. Plus, your earnings can grow tax deferred.
  • “Max out” on your IRA. Depending on your income level, you may be able to deduct some, or all, of your contributions to your traditional IRA — and these deductible contributions can lower your taxable income. Plus, your investment can grow tax deferred. (Keep in mind, though, that taxes will be due upon withdrawal, and any withdrawals made before you reach 59.5 are subject to a 10 percent IRS penalty.)

If you contribute to a Roth IRA, your contributions are never deductible and won’t lower your taxable income, but your earnings are distributed tax free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you are older than 59½. In 2015, you can contribute $5,500 to your IRA, plus an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution if you are 50 or older– and it’s almost always a good idea to “max out” your contributions each year.

By following a buy-and-hold investment strategy and using those tax-advantaged accounts available to you, you may be able to help yourself — at tax time and beyond.

Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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1391 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, #339
Listed: $379,000

This fantastic condo offers so much of what everyone is looking for: open floorplan that connects kitchen to living & dining areas; big windows that allow lots of light; granite and stainless kitchen with plenty of cabinets; walk-in bedroom closet with Elfa storage components that convey; wood floors; and in-unit washer and dryer (brand new in 2016).

The 680 SF 1 bed/1 bath unit feels like a dream with its high ceilings.  A short way to the elevator off Pennsylvania Avenue means an easy trip for bringing in groceries or welcoming guests. There’s even parking for one car in the underground garage.

Jenkins Row condominium is amenity rich.  Great main level exercise area has multiple cardio machines, free weights, and circuit training.  The business center has a number of work stations plus a printer for your computer.  On the first floor is a large party room with bar, pool tables, darts, and plenty of table and chairs; it even has access directly to the common patio and grassy areas at the interior of the building.  Don’t forget the three outdoor decks at the top of the building, including one that has views of the Capitol.

Last, but not least is the amazing location.  For public transportation, there’s metrobus all around plus Potomac Avenue metro (Orange and Blue Lines) just across the street .  There’s also a Capital Bike Share station at the corner.  If you drive, it’s very easy to get to Virginia or Maryland via I-295.

Don’t forget the Harris Teeter under the building or the growing number of restaurants and retail between Jenkins Row and Eastern Market.

Please contact John Mentis, realtor (licensed in D.C. and Virginia), of Long & Foster Real Estate in their Arlington office at 703-522-0500 for additional information, or see this home and others online at johnmentis.com.

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By Buzz McClain

Of the seven units created in the brand new, well-received custom community of Capitol Hill’s The Jackson, there’s only one left, and it’s a carriage house.

A new 1,360-square-foot carriage house, not a vintage reconditioned former garage.

“The only history is what the new owners will make there,” said Jenna Jacobson, development manager and general counsel for boutique condo specialists S2 Development. With The Jackson, S2 is capitalizing on the success of its Huntress Coal Oil condo in Shaw, by bringing back architects Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects and having Anna and Dan Kahoe of GoodWood stage and style the interior.

The two-story, free-standing home with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a light-filled, spacious kitchen-living room at 630 14th St. NE, is part of The Jackson condo community–the shared yard, patio and outdoor gas grill are examples of the neighborhood unity–but the property, which has its own private outdoor space, boasts a hard-to-find element of true privacy. Close the door and you are in a rare, detached two-level dwelling on Capitol Hill.

The dazzlingly coordinated sleek and elegant–yet invitingly comfortable–furnishings by the Kahoes are available to the purchaser at closing, but even if you pass, the carefully considered contemporary fixtures and finishes are all yours. Top brand names abound, such as Restoration Hardware (lighting and mirrors) and Delta and Kohler (bath and kitchen fixtures). Wide plank hardwood flooring and Carrera marble countertops provide style and utility.

As for the neighborhood, The Jackson is situated at the fold of Capitol Hill and the H Street Corridor, both bustling with activity and bursting with bright futures as new businesses continue to compliment the established community. Countless restaurants, a Safeway, the resurgent Atlas Theater, the adventurous Rock & Roll Hotel and other destinations are in the immediate vicinity.

The carriage house at The Jackson (that would be a cool customized return address) is on the market now. There is a Valentine’s Days showing on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.

As for parking, there is a separately deeded off-street lot on site, next to the carriage house. Ask about it at the showing.

The Washingtonian raved about The Jackson when it previewed, including the carriage house; read it here. For information, check The Jackson website at 63014thstreet.com.

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Couture-VIPCrystal Couture is always free to attend and shop amazing designer discounts, but this year you can upgrade to VIP status for the Saturday daytime hours (2 PM to 6 PM). For today only, you can purchase the VIP Experience for only $10 (regularly $20).

VIPs receive an exclusive VIP gift bag$20 of Couture Cash to spend at any retailer at Crystal Couture, and access to an open bar serving beer and wine.

Note – VIP Status only valid during VIP hours on Saturday, February 6th from 2 PM to 6 PM. VIP Status is not required to attend and shop during VIP hours

Purchase Tickets Now
Daily Discount Code:
CoutureVIPDaily

FREE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Thursday, 2/4 & Friday, 2/5 – 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, 2-10 p.m.

WHERE:

Crystal City Shops – 1750 Crystal Drive,  Arlington, VA
(Nearest Metro: Crystal City)

WHAT:

The DC area’s hottest fashion show and high-end bargain retail pop-up sale, Crystal Couture – Show & Sale, brings about over 30 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers all under one roof. Additional detail available at www.crystalcity.org.

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Are you moving to the Capitol Hill area and need to have your vehicle shipped? Capitol Hill, affectionately called “The Hill” by locals, is one of the oldest, and most well-known, areas in Washington. The local area has grown from a small community that was once home only to members of Congress. Today, it is home to a wide array of people that include not only senators and other government workers, but attorney’s, architects, artists and also musicians and many others that enjoy living in a beautiful area with streets lined with trees and spectacular Victorian homes where the Capitol can be seen from every street in the neighborhood.

There are so many exciting things to do when you live on The Hill. Entertainment ranging from nightclubs and restaurants to museums, art galleries, sports arenas and much more as well as trips to see the Supreme Court, White house and the Capitol are always a fun thing for families and people of all ages. While Capitol Hill is very foot friendly for locals, you will also want to have your car so you can travel to and from locations outside of the neighborhood. The metro train and city buses are available, but nothing beats driving your own vehicle and really seeing the sights and what the city has to offer.

Why You Should Use Auto Transport

Driving a car is a great way to sightsee and get from Point A to Point B when you are traveling locally. It is not, however, the best way to move a car a long distance from one state to another. Fortunately, when you are moving to or from Capitol Hill, you can hire a professional auto transport company to take care of moving your vehicle for you. If you have never shipped a car before, you may want to know when as well as why it is best to use auto transport than drive on your own.

Moving — If you are moving for a new job, school, marriage or any other reason you will need to figure out how you will get your car to the Capitol Hill area. You may have considered driving it, but driving, especially a long distance, can be very expensive as well as tiring. The cost of fuel, hotels and even stress can be very draining to your wallet as well as your mind. Hiring a professional auto transport company can alleviate stress and save you money in the long run.

Auto Dealership — If you are an auto dealer in the Capitol Hill area, you already know why auto transport is a valuable resource for your business. Whether you are shipping new or used cars to a different business location, to a customer or to an auction, auto transport is easily the most affordable as well as the safest way to move the vehicles you need to move.

Vacation — Capitol Hill is the perfect place to live and raise a family but it is also a great place for an extended vacation. If you are planning to spend time in the area you will want to have your car shipped in as well to make it easier to drive around the D.C. area and see the sights that are out of walking distance. The metro and the bus lines can only take a person so far and after that, you will really need to have a car to explore the area in depth. Shipping your car allows you to relax while on vacation and not have to worry about driving and wasting precious time that you could be spending having fun in the area.

Selling a Car — If you live in Capitol Hill already and need to get your car to a buyer several cities or states away, or if you live outside of the area and need to get a car to a buyer that lives in Capitol Hill, auto transport is the best way to get the car where it needs to be. If you are selling the car it makes sense to ship the car instead of driving as you will not have to worry about finding a way back to your city or state after the car has been delivered. Taking a bus or flying can be a completely unnecessary expense that you will not need to worry about when you ship the car instead of driving it. Using auto transport will allow you as well as the buyer to use GPS tracking and stay in touch with the company or driver during transport so they will know where their new car is with real time data online.

Luxury Cars — Many people that live in the Capitol Hill area have beautiful luxury model Mercedes, BMW’s, Jaguar’s and other high end cars. The safest way to get a luxury vehicle to the area is going to be by having it transported safely in an enclosed carrier or even having it top-loaded on an open carrier. Driving a great distance will risk damage to the car and will also greatly lower the overall value as the mileage races up and the engine suffers unnecessary wear and tear. You will want to keep your car fully protected from the elements so it will remain exquisite for your drives through the area.

A1 Auto transportNow you can see that there are quite a few reasons that people need to use auto transport to get a vehicle to Capitol Hill as well as many reasons why professional transport is safer as well as more economical. When you need to ship your car, you can contact A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. and they will make sure your car is taken care of and that you get the best rate available to go with the highest quality auto transport service in the industry. A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. specializes in auto transport, outstanding customer service and shipping cars for low cost and high quality service.

When you have your car transported it will be inspected, loaded and transported with excellent care and using the safest carriers and loading techniques in the business. You can use auto transport to ship a car to or from any location globally to or from Capitol Hill and you will have a couple of options on how to ship.

Types of Auto Transport

Residents of Capitol Hill are used to seeing large carriers rolling into the area loaded with new and used cars. You can usually choose from the following common ways to transport a car to or from the neighborhood:

Open Auto Transport — Open auto transport is the fastest way to ship a car via interstate auto transport. Vehicles are driven onto a large transporter and then safely secured in place for shipment. A transporter like this can carry up to 12 cars at one time and is generally the least expensive way to ship a car. It is well suited for daily drivers and most standard cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. Larger vehicles may need to be hauled on a flatbed or in an enclosed container.

Enclosed Auto Transport — Enclosed auto transport, or containerized transport, is usually utilized for high end cars and trucks or motorcycles, classic cars, sports cars and muscle cars or other luxury vehicles. Automobiles are loaded into a sealed environment and then transported to the new location. Enclosed shipments are going to cost more than open shipments but for the overall security of a luxury car shipping to or from Capitol Hill, an enclosed environment is going to be the safest way to transport the car and keep it in pristine condition during shipment.

Many people choose to walk through the neighborhood in Capitol Hill as they explore the area, head out to dinner or dancing or take the family pet for a walk. The Hill is a very pedestrian friendly area. If you plan on staying close to home a great deal of time, you may want to consider placing your car in a storage facility once it arrives. This way, the car is nearby and will be accessible to you at all times but it will remain in a safe and secure location until you need it for travel outside of the immediate area.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by A-1 Auto Transport.

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Theodore is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 9-year-old domestic shorthair cat who loves to cuddle and can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Theodore is the biggest lover you could ever meet! Although he has been diagnosed with kitty kidney failure (say that 5 times fast), he is all snuggles and cuddles and just likes to be near his human.

As a newly senior gentleman at just 9 years old, he has plenty of love to still give and life to live! The advantages of being in the senior club is that he doesn’t mess around with tearing things up or running around anymore – just needs a comfy blanket and a lap to snuggle with.

He absolutely loves tummy rubs and has a purr machine that never quits! To learn more about Theodore and his diagnosis, please contact his foster mom at [email protected] or check out his Instagram @whs_theodore.

To adopt Daisy or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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Hill Pet of the Week: Daisy

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Daisy is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 6-year-old Terrier/Pit Bull mix who loves lounging around and can be adopted. Here’s her bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue:

Miss Daisy here! True to my name, I’m looking for a place to sprawl out in the sun where I can bloom into the goofy, cuddle bug that I am.

Belly rubs and lounging with my human are some of my favorite pastimes. I’d like to share my home with humans and lots of treats please. I like to think I am the perfect age, over my pup years and not yet into my senior years.

I like hiking and long walks with my human friends followed by napping on the couch and watching movies all night. Come meet me at the New York Ave shelter today!

To adopt Daisy or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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Chips and Guacamole are the Hill Pets of the Week. The sister cats were adopted from the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington. Here’s their biography shared by their owner Beth Roberson:

Chips and Guacamole (sister kitties) came to me via the Feline Foundationof Greater Washington.  They are very different from each other, but their personalities complement each other well and they take care of each other.

Chips is a spunky, playful little girl who loves to give kisses, roll on her back for belly rubs, try to catch the red laser dot and steal her sister’s treats.  She loves to meet new people and will sometimes settle down in your lap for the afternoon, especially if there is a soft blanket involved.

Guacamole is a sweetheart who is shyer and more reserved.  She loves to catch a catnip buzz, watch life through the window, knead blankets relentlessly and occasionally show her sister who’s boss.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos courtesy of Beth Roberson

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Hill Pet of the Week: Fiona

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Fiona is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 5-year-old Terrier who can be adopted. Here’s her bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Hi there! My name is Fiona. I am told that I have the softest fur and the sweetest brown eyes.

I was found after being abandoned and I’m a little shy and uncertain of myself at the moment, but if you show me some affection I won’t be able to help myself from giving you gentle kisses and little nuzzles. The rest of the time I’ll give you your space and find a quiet corner to curl up in until you want to pet me again. And, if you have a stuffed lamb or teddy bear for me to take with me to my corner I’ll be sure to keep them warm and safe while we sleep.

My doggie foster brother and sister say I’m there to play, but I much prefer to snuggle with them. My foster Mom wants me to mention that I’m perfectly house-trained and have even learned to use pee pads for those days she has to work late and can’t get home to let me out. My ideal home would be a calm, quiet environment with someone who would be willing to help me with my confidence.

To adopt Fiona or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption siteor call 202-576-6664.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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Hill Pet of the Week: Rocko

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Rocko is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s a 1-year-old Terrier/ Pit Bull mix who can be adopted. Here’s his bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Rocko here! I’m a super lovable dog available for adoption at the Washington Humane Society’s New York Ave shelter.

I came to the shelter because my family could no longer care for me. Although I am still a young dog I’m medium energy and to be honest my favorite past time is hanging out with human friends. As you can tell from my photos I am really good at sitting in my friend’s laps.

I also like to go on long walks and runs and I think I would probably love going on hikes – checking out nature and seeing new sites with my humans sounds like a perfect day to me. Come meet me today and make me a part of your family!

To adopt Rocko or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

This weekend, the Washington Humane Society will run a special adoption price of $11.26 (the date of Thanksgiving) for all animals.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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Hill Pet of the Week: Alice

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Alice is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 1-year-old Terrier/Pit Bull mix who can be adopted. Here’s her bio shared by the Washington Humane Society shelter on New York Avenue NE:

Don’t let my short stature fool you- I’m a girl with a BIG personality! My favorite activities include headbutting people to get them to pet me, running around with my favorite toys, and as you might have seen in my profile pictures, snuggling in my favorite person’s lap.

I’m a social butterfly who will greet every person who passes me by. At only a year old I’m full grown in size but still have some of that puppy energy left over- I’ll definitely need some exercise and training before I’m worn out at the end of the day.

To adopt Alice or other pets from the Humane Society, see the Petango adoption site or call 202-576-6664.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photos via Washington Humane Society

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Pet of the Week: Frack

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Frack is the Hill Pet of the Week. He’s the first fish to win Pet of the Week, and he was originally adopted from a carnival at RFK Stadium. Since then, he’s been swimming around a Hill East aquarium. Here’s his biography, allegedly written by Frack himself and shared by his owner Laural Veloz:

My name is Frack, I’m a once orphaned goldfish adopted from the carnival at RFK stadium along with my brother Frick.  Sadly, my brother didn’t make the transition from the carnival life as well as I did. Frick passed away shortly after coming home, but I am a true fighter and am thriving in a fifteen gallon aquarium in Hill East, thanks to my new parents.  And there is even talk of a larger aquarium as I continue to grow.  Did you know that the goldfish like me that you adopt at a carnival can grow as big as a foot long?  And did you know that I can live some twenty-five to thirty years if my parents take good care of me?

Without my brother Frick to play with, my parents felt the need to give me some companionship so they also adopted two snails named Smith and Wesson.  Thanks to my new friends I have grown from a shy little guppy to a happy well adjusted goldfish that loves to photo bomb pictures when my mom and dad are trying to take snapshots of my aquarium mates.  I am always waving my fins and wearing a big gulping smile when my parents arrive home each night. I can never get enough to eat and often trick my dad into feeding me more even after mom has already given me dinner.  I enjoy swimming through rocks, bubbling and chasing Smith and Wesson.

Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.

Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.

Photo courtesy of Laural Veloz

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