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Interested in hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance? Get more information!

Meow DC

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dock 5
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Meow DC is the Washington, DC area's first large-scale event which will provide cat enthusiasts (and animal lovers alike) an outlet to demonstrate and embrace their love for cats.


For more information visit meowdc.org.

Meow DC After Party! For more information, see below.

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Upcoming Special Events

Max Scherzer Pitching in for Rescue Animals

Help rescue animals find their new families by pledging a donation for every strikeout Max Scherzer gets this season. The Scherzer's will be matching every dollar raised through this campaign. 

Learn more here!

2019 Pups in the Park

April 27 @ 4:05 PM
May 26 @ 1:35 PM
June 13 @ 7:05 PM
September 13 @ 7:05 PM
September 28 @ 4:05 PM

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Take your pup to the ball game! 100% of the proceeds from your dog ticket benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Purchase your tickets today!

2019 Kitten Yoga

Humane Rescue Alliance
15 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Join Yoga Heights at the Humane Rescue Alliance (15 Oglethorpe St NW; Mural Room) for a yoga class like none other! Sweet kittens, some available for adoption, will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. There are two sessions available for each date listed below.

Session 1: 3:00 - 4:00 PM   |   Session 2: 4:15 -5:15 PM

Saturday, July 13
Saturday, October 12

No yoga experience needed. All proceeds from your $25 ticket will support HRA. 

Purchase your tickets today!

Pups on the Patio 

Thursdays | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Silver New American Brasserie
3404 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

Enjoy Cocktails for a Cause with your four-legged friend.  Mention "Pups on the Patio" and 10% of your bill will be donated to HRA. Purchase a Tito's Handmade Vodka happy hour cocktail and $1 will be donated to HRA. 

Multiple dates: April 18  |  May 2 and 23  |  June 6 and 27  |  August 1

Meow DC After Party

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Pub & The People
1648 N Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20002

Join us after Meow DC for a fundraising event benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance and sponsored by The Pub & The People and Tito's Vodka. Keep the party going nearby with good food, drink, and your fellow animal lovers! $1 from every Tito's drink sold and 15% of your bill at The Pub & The People will also be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance!

Charmed By Charity

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alex and Ani Tysons Corner
1961 Chain Bridge Rd. 
McLean, VA 22102

Let's make a difference together! Shop at Alex and Ani Tysons Corner to give back to the Humane Rescue Alliance. 15% of all sales will benefit HRA.
*excludes CHARITY BY DESIGN, License Product, and LIBERTY COPPER.

Pups & Brunch

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dacha Beer Garden
1600 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join us for a Pups & Brunch adoption and fundraising event at Dacha Beer Garden in partnership with Madison Donzis and Absolut Vodka. Come and spend the day with some available pups while enjoying some specialty brunch items including the Pitty Peach Radler by Dacha Beer Garden and any specialty cocktail with Absolut where $1 will be donated to HRA. See you there!

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife
Nancy Lawson, Author of Humane Backyard

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Humane Rescue Alliance - Mural Room
15 Oglethorpe St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why do we welcome some larger animals to our garden while calling others "nuisances"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. 

FREE to attend! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Dog Days on the Wooftop

City Winery
1350 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join us at City Winery for a fun night of drinks and dogs! Available dogs from HRA will be joining the rooftop party. As official "Flights for a Cause" City Winery partner for the month of May, HRA will receive $10 back from every wine flight purchased for the entire month. 

Multiple Dates: Wednesday, May 15 & Wednesday, May 22 | 5:00 PM - 8 PM

Pasta for Pets

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eastern Market DC
225 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Purchase your tickets today!

Pasta for Pets is back for a second event this year on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Pasta for Pets has become one of the most popular family affairs with a night of pasta dinner and bingo. Guests of all ages purchase tickets early as this event consistently sells out. Proceeds benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Cat-urday is the purr-fect day for Nats fans and cats fans! For one day only, NatsTown will turn into CatsTown, complete with cat-related scoreboard features, information tables for cat owners, a 7th inning cat nap, and other events for cat lovers. It may be the dog days of summer, but on July 6 we invite you to join us on our One Purr-suit and ignite your Catitude!

For more information or to purchase a group of 13 or more, please contact Katherine "Cat" Mitchell at 202.640.7649 or email [email protected]

Purchase your ticket right meow!

AGoldPhoto Shoot

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join us again with AGoldPhoto to get the best shot of your pet! Professional photos of your pet in a fun environment all while raising money for HRA! You don't want to miss it. 

Spots must be booked in advance at https://agoldphoto.com/events/dc.

Questions concerning an upcoming event?
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