I am a native of Northern Virginia, and a current resident of Loudoun County; as well as a real estate consultant.
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Leesburg Has Gone To The Dogs!
Every time I turn around there is some special event for DOGS here in Leesburg. Sheesh! You'd think they were part of the family or something.
Not too long ago, the "off leash" dog park opened at Olde Isaak Walton Park in Leesburg (just off Rte 15/King Street on the south side of town, near the Bloom grocery store). Olde Isaak Walton is a a 21 acre park with a small stream, huge 3 1/2 acre lake, a community center, picnic areas, hiking trails and now an off leash dog park.
The weekend after the official closing of the AV Symington Aquatic Park (aka the Water Park/Outdoor Pool at Ida Lee), they offered a "Dog Swim" with proceeds of the event supporting the non profit organization "Leesburg Dogs" who will use the money to continue its efforts to maintain the existing dog park, and they hope to have even more dog parks in the future.
The Historic Area in Leesburg is even getting in on the action! On Sunday is the 2009 "Dog Day in Downtown"! From 12 to 4, part of the streets will be closed off for a "doggie fair" of sorts. You're encouraged to bring Fido and snoop around. They will have lots of dog related vendors - doggie boutiques, pet sitters, photographers and trainers - and more. You'll also be able to find out how to support rescue organizations and perhaps even adopt a dog!
And, this year there's a costume contest for the dogs, with photographers on hand!
The event is rain or shine... and I hope you go and take lots of photos. My dog is not well behaved enough to go out in public, but what a shame... because she does SO like to get dressed up!
Please, send me your photos and let me know about your experience.