Paws in the Park

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
~Roger Caras


Bring you pup, your family and your friends to the best dog walk festival in the DC area. The annual family, and canine, friendly event, Paws in the Park Dog Walk and Festival is one of the largest dog walks in the DC area.

The festival is held in April at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Fredrick Ave., next to Gaithersburg High School.


It’s a high profile event sponsored by the Montgomery County Humane Society, held in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg. The focus is to raise funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.

If you want to celebrate your pup’s perfect personality with the rest of his clan don’t miss Paws in the Park.

  • Stroll the one-mile walk
  • Play bobbing for hot dogs pet game
  • Dig at the doggie bone hunt
  • Have your pop’s paw print created
  • Run through the agility course
  • Visit with rescue groups
  • Shop for “flealess” goods with over 50 pet-friendly vendors
  • Dine on good eats for peeps too
  • Enjoy music and great fun for pups and the people who love them.
  • Paws in the Park

    The vendors cover everything from designer collars, leashes, and tags to organic pet foods. Obedience trainers chat with you about their programs, and pet sitters discuss their walking services for busy DC area professionals. Rescues groups regale the benefits of their favorite breeds hoping to find them a new home.

    Join fellow pet lovers at Gaithersburg’s Paws in the Park Festival. It’s another unique event that makes our town a great place to call home.