The community comes together walking their dogs off-leash over the beautiful 35+ fenced acres. If you would like to become a member, please click here to be taken directly to the waitlist signup page, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have been invited to become a member, sign up quickly. Membership is annual and runs from March 1st to the last day of February the following year. The waitlist is opened in mid-January, but during the year, as spots become available, they are offered to those on the waitlist in the order in which they signed up.
Membership is a requirement of dogwalking privileges in Congressional Cemetery. Dogwalkers play a vital role in the running of Congressional Cemetery:
- Currently, about 1/4 of our operating income derives from donations by our dogwalking members. That’s about equal to the cost of the grounds maintenance contracts.
- Our dogwalking community makes up a major portion of our volunteer efforts. From spring clean-ups to tree removals to archiving, we count on the dogwalkers to wade in and help make things happen.
- The presence of dogwalkers at almost every hour of the day constitutes a de facto on site patrol all day long. With watch dog eyes and ears on duty, Congressional is mostly free and clear of riff raff and vandals.
And the dogwalkers enjoy activities with their pups like “Yappy Hours” in the spring, photos with Santa at Christmas, and the Blessing of the Animals in October.