U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-10-2011, 11:31 AM
 
6 posts, read 6,635 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

I was in Shirlington this weekend and I noticed that there seemed to be a greater number of dogs than in other town centers in the area, and the variety / uniqueness of the dogs seemed a bit more exaggerated as well. I saw a small white dog that had it's tail (and possibly paws) dyed legally blonde pink. Did I just hit it on a weird day or is the dog culture extreme there?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-10-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
14,129 posts, read 29,145,467 times
Reputation: 6870
If you're talking about restaurant row I think people from elsewhere bring their dogs because they're allowed to keep them tied up outside the outdoor dining areas. You'll see similar in Old Town too. Both Alexandria and Arlington are pretty dog crazy but it's probably because most people live in townhouses or condos and don't have big yards for them. They therefore take them to public places more often to give them some exercise and get them out of the house.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-10-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
4,489 posts, read 10,267,028 times
Reputation: 3684
Shirlington's dog culture is fantastic

There's a great dog park (the best in the area, imo) across the street, so it's popular to go to the park and then walk over for dinner or drinks after you have a pretty tired doggie. There's also a great dog bakery (Dogma) in there.

Truly though, I think so few restaurants/areas are really "dog friendly" (as in, welcome dogs, not just put up with them) that when a good one is discovered dog lovers flock to it. Go to any of the Old Town restaurants that are known for being dog friendly and you'll see more people with dogs than without.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-10-2011, 06:47 PM
 
493 posts, read 1,090,407 times
Reputation: 290
Well, the pink-pawed pup might have been extreme! But the park across the street is a big draw.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top