Historic Congressional Cemetery Dog Prk


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Location: Washington DC
Type of Animal Served: Dogs
Hours of Operation:
The Cemetery is closed to dogs between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.every Saturday and on specific holidays, including Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Also closed during burials.

Capitol Hill’s historic Congressional Cemetery offers over 35 acres of fenced space for member dogs to walk and play.

Annual membership is managed by the K9 Corps, which is restricted to 770 members. Membership to the K9 Corps is annual and runs from March to February, with the waitlist opened in mid-January.

The fee is $225 per family, and there’s a $50 per dog fee, maximum of three dogs. Members also are asked to volunteer at least eight hours per year. Day passes are available to nonmembers for $10.

The cemetery also hosts the “Day of the Dog” event in late summer as well as “Yappy Hours” in the spring, photos with Santa at Christmas and the Blessing of the Animals in October.


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