The park is a non-profit funded solely by donations from dog-owners like you.

EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Make a tax-deductible Donation

Download the 2019 Shaw Dog Park Annual Report

Click here to learn more about Shaw Dog Park’s 2019 activities and accomplishments.

It was a busy year for both the park and everyone concerned about the shared community space on 11th Street! Your voice will be important as we continue to advocate for the dog park in 2020 and work to maintain a valuable, community-run park for DC dog owners. Thank you to all of our volunteers who help to keep Shaw Dog Park a safe and enjoyable space for all!

 

Learn About Shaw Dog Park Plans for 2020 at the Annual Meeting – Feb. 20

The Shaw Dog Park Association (SDPA) invites its users to our annual meeting, where we’ll discuss plans for 2020 and the park’s future! Join us at the Crown & Crow (1317 14th Street NW) on Feb. 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Meet the Board and volunteers that manage the park
  • Learn about plans for 2020 and the park’s future
  • Give ideas and be heard
  • Get involved! Email Board nominations at info@shawdogs.org.
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking
6:30 – 7:00 PM – 2019 Review and Open Discussion
7:00 – 7:30 PM – 2020 Board Elections
Light refreshments will be provided. Please indicate your interest to attend by responding to the Facebook event post or emailing info@shawdogs.org.

Now February 15: Community Cleanup

 

Hopefully the third time is the charm! Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 am for a community clean-up! Rescheduled from Jan. 25 due to predicted inclement weather.

Tools will be provided but quantities are limited, so we encourage you to bring any yard maintenance tools if you have one available.
We look forward to seeing you there and helping us keep the park an enjoyable space for everyone!

 

Support Shaw Dog Park During Year-End Giving!

The Shaw Dog Park community has been more important than ever during the past year! There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020 as we work to ensure the park remains protected during construction of the Banneker High School next door and prepare for future maintenance projects. Are you thinking about year-end giving and ways to help support your community? Consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Shaw Dog Park before the year runs out at www.shawdogs.org/support. We are a volunteer-run park and your donations help us work together to keep the park clean and safe for everyone!

Looking for Ways to Support Shaw Dog Park This #GivingTuesday?

 

Looking for ways to put your financial resources to good use this Giving Tuesday? Your donation to Shaw Dog Park will go toward necessary park maintenance and improvement projects! Financial support funds a range of projects, such as deodorizing the park during the hot summer months, keeping the trees watered, or even replacing gate locks. Plus, it’s tax-deductible! Click here to stay up-to-date on our minimal annual costs and donate via PayPal.

Not ready to make a monetary commitment but still want to get involved? Send an email to volunteer@shawdogs.org and we’ll get you on the volunteer distribution list! We are always looking for helping hands who can assist with opening and closing the park if needed, join for clean-up days, or participate in other special events.

Shaw Dog Park is a volunteer-run park, and your support is critical to helping maintain an enjoyable and safe experience for people and dogs alike!

A Howling Good Time at 2019 Howl-o-Ween Party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out and the generous businesses who helped us have a howling good time at the Shaw Dog Park Howl-o-Ween costume contest and raffle! As a community-run park, your support helps us make sure the park is a safe and enjoyable experience for people and their pets from all over the DC area. Winners for the costume contest included:

  • Best Large Dog – Apollo as “Peaky Blinders”
  • Best Small Dog – Sophie as “Gone Fishin’”
  • Best Human/Small Dog Combo – Bailey and her human as a “Spider and Her Web”
  • Best Human/Large Dog Combo – Apollo and his humans AGAIN for “Peaky Blinders”

Also a big thank you to the many generous neighborhood sponsors who helped donate raffle items this year! Please make sure to thank them the next time you stop by. Raffle sponsors included:

  • Bang Salon Metropole
  • Chaplin’s Restaurant
  • Compass Coffee
  • EatWell DC
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
  • Logan Hardware
  • Miss Pixie’s
  • Nellie’s Sports Bar
  • San Lorenzo
  • Shaw’s Tavern
  • Studio Theater
  • Supra
  • The Commodore
  • Tortino Restaurant
  • Washington Nationals

Join October 26 for the Howl-o-Ween Party, Costume Contest and Raffle!

 

 

 

 

 



Got the perfect costume for you pup but nowhere to take her? Do you and your dog have the best partner costume idea and you want to show him off? Or just looking for ways to help support Shaw Dog Park and get in the Halloween spirit? Join us on Saturday, October 26 for our Annual Howl-O-Ween party. This free event for park users and their pups will take place from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Once again, the festivities will include a costume contest with $25 Amazon gift cards being awarded to top winners in three categories: best small dog (30lbs and under), best large dog (over 30lbs), and best Human/Dog combo. There is no entry fee to participate in the contest.

To help raise funds for the Park, we’ll hold our ever popular raffle. Because of so many wonderful donations from Shaw / Logan Circle / U Street businesses, we’ll be holding the standard raffle and the “Golden Ticket” raffle.

All this and more, so don’t hesitate to join in the fun!

UPDATED: Shaw Dog Park’s 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween – Saturday, October 28

Calling all doggie ghouls and goblins! Get your pet parent to dress you up – and perhaps themselves too – and come to Shaw Dog Park on Saturday, October 28 for our 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween party. This free event for park users and their pups will take place from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Once again, the festivities will include a costume contest with $25 Amazon gift cards being awarded to top winners in three categories: best small dog (30lbs and under), best large dog (over 30lbs), and best Human/Dog combo. There is no entry fee to participate in the contest.

To help raise funds for the Park, we’ll hold our ever popular raffle. Because of so many wonderful donations from Shaw / Logan Circle / U Street businesses, we’ll be holding the standard raffle and the “Golden Ticket” raffle. See more information below.

All this and more, so don’t hesitate to join in the fun!


 

Shaw Dog Park Clean-up & Yappy Hour – This Thursday

It’s time for our monthly Shaw Dog Park cleanup! This is a community-run dog park, and it takes all of us to keep it clean and enjoyable for ourselves and our pups. So let’s all have some fun with weed-pulling and experience community togetherness this Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

Some shovels, hoes, rakes, and gloves will be available, but please bring your own supplies if you’re able!

As we clean, and immediately after, mix and mingle with your fellow dog park users at our BYOB Yappy Hour!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shaw Dog Park Cleanup – This Saturday!

It’s time for our monthly Shaw Dog Park cleanup! This is a community-run dog park, and it takes all of us to keep it clean and enjoyable for ourselves and our pups. So let’s all have some fun with weed-pulling and experience community togetherness this Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

Some shovels, hoes, rakes, and gloves will be available, but please bring your own supplies if you’re able! We’re hoping to focus more of our attention on the small dog park this month, which means tackling the grass overgrowth that has encroached into the small dog pen.

We look forward to seeing you there!