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 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 saunter down U St. to 14th for a hot dog tasting. Stop by DC institution Ben’s Chili Bowl for a classic DC half-smoke. Or make the trip to Old Town, Alexandria for a fancy dog at Haute Dogs & Fries.
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!
Learn more about all the famous pups that have lived at the White House at the Newseum's permanent exhibit, "First Dogs: American Presidents and their Pets."
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