Your Dog & You

in Alexandria, Virginia

The dog lovers at Reserved Barking have gathered some references here to share with you. Some might be especially helpful for those new to the area or just looking for new ways to enjoy it.

Traveling with Your Dog

Parents of small doggies who travel might be interested to see American Airlines’ chart of pet relief areas at airports in the United States and Canada, located here.

Dog Parks

If you’re looking for fenced and un-fenced dog parks and dog exercise areas in Alexandria, Virginia, visit the list on the city’s website, which includes links to Google Earth satellite image maps for each.

Print out a brochure that includes a map of all of Alexandria’s dog parks and the rules and regulations governing their use.

Doggie Happy Hour in Old Town Alexandria

Open to both locals and out-of-town travelers, dogs and people enjoy socializing at these popular weekly gatherings. This event is hosted by the Hotel Monaco from April through October.

Cruise the Potomac

During warm weather, the Potomac Riverboat Company offers monthly canine cruises around the Alexandria Seaport. Whether it’s the relaxing scenery or socializing with other dog lovers, this cruise provides a great opportunity for a chance of pace.

Hiking With Your Dog

Hikers can bring leashed dogs to several of our area’s historic parks to relish the delightful sights and scents of the trail. Be sure your dog is current on tick prevention medication, and bring plastic baggies and plenty of water. Local treasures include:

Mason Neck State Park

7301 High Point Rd.
Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: 703-339-2385
Email: MasonNeck@dcr.virginia.gov

Theodore Roosevelt Island (U.S. National Park Service), District of Columbia
Great Falls Park, (U.S. National Park Service) McLean, VA

“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.”

— Michel Houellebecq