In honor of “first dogs” Bo and Sunny Obama, take a four-legged friend for a stroll. Start outside the White House and head up 16th Street NW and swing left onto Florida Ave. Pick out a new toy at Planet Pet (1711 Florida Ave. NW) and pop into Fur Get Me Not across the street. Spoil your pup with a spa treatment at one their dog wash stations.
Show off your glossy coats and lope down U St. to 14th for a hot dog tasting. Stop by the Old Post Office Building at Hot Dog Mania for quick bite or held to Ben’s Chili Bowl for classic DC half-smoke.
Walk back up 16th Street and spend the night at the pet-friendly Hotel Rouge. Want kibble? Don’t beg. Buzz room service. Bo knows hospitality!
Vote for your favorite White House pet at the display inside the Newseum.