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Special Events

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.


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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. 

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Battle of the Cocktails

March 19 - 26

Enjoy the "Mad Max" cocktail inspired by Nationals Baseball Player, Max Scherzer, at participating restaurants. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. 

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2019 Pups in the Park

March 31 @ 1:35 PM
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!

Paws & Petals Yappy Hour

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Milk Bar
1525 15h St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Milk Bar and supporting sponsor Mars, Incorporated invite all four-legged BFFs and their humans to an afternoon of fun as a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Pups can enjoy dog-friendly activities by District Dogs, while pup-parents enjoy food and drinks for sale from Please Bring Chips and Timber Pizza Company. We also have fun Clubhouse activities in the classroom for folks who don't have a dog... yet.

A portion of Milk Bar's proceeds during the event will benefit HRA.

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.

Session 1 from 3-4 PM and session 2 is from 4:15 -5:15 PM. 

Saturday, April 13 
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 4, 18, May 2, 23, June 6, 27, and August 1.  

Pet Photoshoot with AGoldPhoto 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Join us at One Eight Distilling for a pet photo shoot with AGoldPhoto Pet Photography. $35 of your purchase will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance and you will get the absolute best photo of your pet you have ever seen, win-win!!

Purchase your spot today!

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]

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