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HRA Special Events Named in Top 100

Fashion for Paws Annual Runway Show & Bark Ball included in annual BizBash Top 100 Events in Washington list.

Fashion for Paws - #1 Fashion & Beauty Event
*Ranked #1 for eight years in a row*
Bark Ball - #23 Benefit


Upcoming Special Events


Safe Haven Yappy Hour

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Join us for drinks to support HRA's Safe Haven Program. All dogs and humans welcome! The Safe Haven program offers 24/7 help to victims of domestic violence who are concerned for the safety of their pets. 

National Building Museum Yappy Hours

Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, August 11 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
Washington, DC 

Join HRA, Hill Country Barbecue, and Tito's Handmade Vodka on Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, August 11 for a Yappy Hour like no other! $1 per Tito's cocktail purchased will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. Available animals will be onsite too!

2018 Kitten Yoga

HRA Mural Room
15 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 

Purchase tickets for event dates by clicking the date you are interested in:

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Join Yoga Heights at the Humane Rescue Alliance (15 Oglethorpe St NW; Mural Room — downstairs) for a yoga class like no other! Adorable kittens, all available for adoption, will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. 

Come out to enjoy some exercise from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM OR 4:15 PM — 5:15 PM and maybe meet your future best feline friend! No yoga experience needed. All proceeds from your $25 ticket will support HRA. 

Shop & Share with Lilly Pulitzer

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lilly Pulitzer
1079 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 

Join us at Lilly Pulitzer Georgetown on Saturday, July 28 for a Shop and Share benefiting Humane Rescue Alliance. From 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM shop, share, and visit with adoptable animals from HRA!

Chipotle Benefit Day!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 10:45 AM - 10:00 PM

All DC Chipotle Locations

Make lunch and dinner plans on Thursday, August 9 at any DC Chipotle location and show the flyer on your phone, printed off, or mention the Humane Rescue Alliance for 50% of the proceeds to benefit the animals of HRA! 

Wet Dog Tavern Yappy Hour

Sunday, August 12 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wet Dog Tavern
2100 Vermont Ave, NW
Washington, DC 

Join us this summer for a series of happy hours, bring your pup too! If you don't have one, or need to add another furry member to your crew the HRA adoptions van will be onsite!
Specials will be available for each event.

Pups on the Patio

Thursdays | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Silver New American Brasserie
*Multiple Locations and Dates

Enjoy happy hour specials and dog-themed Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails with your pup. 10% of your check and $1 for every Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktail benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance at the following dates: August 16 at Bethesda (7150 Woodmont Avenue, MD) and September 13 at Cathedral Commons (3404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, DC).

2018 Pups in the Park

2018 Game Dates
Friday, September 7 @ 7:05 PM
Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:05 PM

Join us this season for Pups in the Park - Washington Nationals games and proceeds from your dog ticket benefit HRA. Come to one, or all, we would love to see you there! 

Purchase your tickets today!

Please note game times and opponents subject to change.

Shop for Animals in Need

All of September

For the month of September, a percentage of your purchase at Felix Chien or Fletcher Bay benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance. These distinctive pet collections include beds, crate covers, carriers, apparel, and more! 

DC Walk for the Animals & Wiener 500

Hosted in partnership with On Tap Magazine

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 11:00 AM

The Yards Park
355 Water St SE
Washington, DC

Register today and start fundraising to help end pet homelessness.
Sign up by June 29th and receive $5 off your registration!


31st Annual Bark Ball

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 


Sponsorship opportunities available. More information here.

Visit the Bark Ball website for full event details. We hope to see you there!

Marine Corps Marathon 10K

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 7:55 AM

7th St. NW
Washington, DC

The Humane Rescue Alliance is excited to participate in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon 10K. With the help of our runners, we hope to raise $20,000 to better serve the animals of the District of Columbia.

Register now for $50! Registration increases to $65 after July 18. 
Click here to sign up as part of Team HRA!

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