Whitlow’s DC owner steps up for man’s best friend

D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood is known for its vibrant nightlife, and Whitlow’s DC has become an important part of this scene. But beyond offering great food and drinks, Whitlow’s is also stepping up to make a difference in the lives of at-risk dogs, thanks to the efforts of its owner, Jon Williams.

Williams has a passion for fostering dogs from Rural Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing high-risk dogs from kill shelters. The organization focuses on saving black dogs, senior dogs, and hounds – those most likely to be euthanized – giving these innocent creatures a second chance at life.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 17, from 5 pm to 7 pm, Whitlow’s will kick off a monthly fundraising event to raise awareness and support for this noble cause. Sponsored by Tito’s, these events will feature free trivia hosted by the Anywhere Trivia League, adding an element of fun to the philanthropic evening.

Attendees can also participate in a raffle with the chance to win exciting prizes like dog training classes, Tito’s neon signs, and coolers. Best of all, 100% of the raffle proceeds will go directly to Rural Dog Rescue, with representatives from the organization providing information about the dogs currently available for adoption.

But the support doesn’t stop there. Whitlow’s will also donate 10% of all sales during the event to Rural Dog Rescue. And during February and March, the bar will donate $1 from the sale of each “Dog Days” cocktail, a delightful concoction of Tito’s, Aperol, white cranberry, hibiscus, and lemon that is the perfect way to toast to a good cause.

With these initiatives, Williams is not only providing a fun and engaging event for patrons but also making a tangible difference in the lives of dogs in need. So why not head down to Whitlow’s, have a great time, and contribute to a worthy cause? After all, it’s all in the name of man’s best friend.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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