Maryland Westie Rescue Wine and Fleas |

21 May

While we were in the Washington, DC area this past weekend for the big Blog Paws conference (more on that later) we were happy to see there were many dog-friendly events taking place around town. (Novadog magazine is a great resource for dog events in the Washington area). One event in particular sounded pawfect — the 7th annual Maryland Westie Rescue Wine and Fleas! We have never seen so many Westies in one location! Not even at our New York City Tartan Parade!

Maryland Westie Rescue Wine and Fleas

Maryland Westie Rescue Wine and Fleas

Dog-friendly Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Va hosted the event. We loved the rolling green hills, the beautiful flowers, and the fields of grape vines. A doggy paradise! Mom enjoyed the wine tasting, the raffles and silent auction, and the boxed lunch. BOW also sells a variety of cheeses and other light fare. Our wine guy said Virginia has a warmer growing climate than the Riverhead, NY wineries (we love Martha Clara Vineyards) we tend to visit. Not sure if that is the only difference, but mom said the wines were delicious!

Entrance to Barrel Oak Winery

Entrance to Barrel Oak Winery

Maryland Westie Rescue is an all-volunteer group of people who love West Highland White Terriers. “The mission of Westie Rescue is to facilitate the rescue and adoption of stray, abandoned, neglected, abused, and surrendered Westies of pure or mixed-breed lineage, and place adoptable Westies into permanent, loving homes.” We met some of their adoptable pups who attended the event. We hope they all find loving homes! And we will definitely visit Barrel Oak Winery the next time we are in town!

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