August 23, 2021 | Staff Writer

Photos: Pooch Pool Party at Upper County in Gaithersburg

With summer winding down, everyone’s trying to squeeze in some last minute fun…including dogs. Over the weekend, the Recreation Department hosted a Pooch Pool Party at Upper County Outdoor Pool in Gaithersburg. As you can imagine, watching the furry friends frolic in the water was a sight to behold. MyMCM’s Julia Nikhinson snapped some pics of […]

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July 29, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Pooch Pool Party Makes a Splash in Gaithersburg

Montgomery Recreation will host its annual end of summer Pooch Pool Party at the Upper County Outdoor Pool in Gaithersburg on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The pool will be open for dogs to play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To participate, dogs must have a current Montgomery County dog license and written proof […]

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July 12, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Local Parks to Host Popular ‘Paint With Your Pup’ Events

Cabin John Regional Park and Dewey Local Park will each host “Paint with your Pup” events in August. During the events, dogs and their owners will work together to create a unique piece of art. Each pet parent will receive a small canvas, paint, brushes, a gallon-size plastic bag and sunflower butter for their dog. Pet […]

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July 8, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

UPDATE: Yappy Hour Returns to Bethesda on July 15

Update (July 8, 10:15 a.m.): Montgomery Parks announced that its Yappy Hour scheduled for July 8 is canceled due to rain. The event will now take place on July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda. UPDATE Yappy Hour at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda is CANCELED for today, […]

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June 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County’s Safety Net Program Aids Pet Owners Needing Temporary Care

The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services now is offering temporary care for residents facing eviction, domestic violence or hospitalization. The Safety Net Foster program is designed to help pet owners stay together in times of crisis or financial hardship. Temporary care ranges from 30 to 90 days. The OAS is one of 18 animal […]

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April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Olney Manor Recreational Park to Host ‘Paint With Your Pup’ Event

Montgomery Parks is hosting a Paint with your Pup event at Olney Manor Recreational Park on May 15. The event will be taking place during National Pet Month. Dogs and owners will work as a team to make a piece of art. Each dog owner will be given a small canvas, paint, a gallon-size plastic […]

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April 27, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Council to Vote on Proposed Chevy Chase Dog Park

Montgomery Parks will pitch a new dog park in Chevy Chase to the Montgomery County Planning Board on May 6. The dog park is proposed to be a little less than half an acre and located at the center of Norwood Local Park. Amenities will include a fenced area separating large and small dogs, a shade […]

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March 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Bakery Business for Dogs and Cats Increased Sales During Pandemic

Two years ago MJ Pet Bakery was born, a venture of two Hispanic women who are dedicated to making cakes, cookies and other delicacies for dogs and cats. Julissa Peña and María Tamayo, the owners of the business, spoke with MyMCMedia about where the idea came from and how their business has become stronger than […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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