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Celebrating Dog Days

Man’s best friend is taking over the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Saturday, September 22, 2018!

We are wrapping up the last day of summer with our annual "Dog Days" event. The event will include a number of activities based on the vital role dogs and animals play in the Marine Corps and in the community. 

Chesty XV, the official mascot of the Marine Corps will be kicking off the event at 10:00 AM. 

Activities include Marine Corps and U.S. State Department working dog demonstrations. Service dog organizations will be demonstrating their dogs' skills. Therapy dog and rescue dog organizations will be showcasing animals available for adoption. The Prince William SPCA will have their PAW Express van on site for visitors to check out available animals from the county.

The MCB Quantico Natural Resource office will have their trailer on site and they will be sharing information about animals, plant life and hunting regulations on Quantico. 

Bring the kids! Join us for "Tales with Tails" in our Leatherneck Gallery, where young readers will have the opportunity to read to a therapy dog. There will also be crafts, puppet shows, a gallery scavenger hunt. And the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia will be showcasing birds of prey.

And don't miss the Bulldog Kissing Booth!

Dogs are welcome on the grounds of the Museum. Please keep dogs on a leash and use "doggie" relief area near the flagpole.

Entrance to the Museum and parking are always FREE!

Organizations in attendance include:

U.S. Department of State K9 teams
Marine Corps Base Quantico K9 Team
Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
Leashes of Valor
Prince William SPCA PAW Express Van
Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias-ATRVA
Checkpoint One
Lab Rescue LRCP - Maryland, Virginia and DC
On The Rebound Bulldog Rescue
Greyt Hearts Service Dogs
Dogs on Deployment
Raptor Conservancy of Virginia
Prince William Humane Society
MCB Quantico Natural Resource Office

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All events subject to change. To confirm event, and to learn more about this event, please contact the individual host business or attraction. Thank you.