Our COVID-19 Update


To OTSFD Family and Friends,   We are reaching out to update everyone on our current level of operation and the steps we are taking to keep you and our employees safe.   Effective Monday March 23, 2020 we will be operating with limited hours for retail sales only: Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00 Saturday...

March 20, 2020

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The Washington Post – First Person Singular: Dog trainer Sandy Mejias


I knew every breed of dog by the time I was 6. I read every dog book I could get my hands on as soon as I could read. I pestered my parents continually and eventually dragged one home and told them he followed me home so they would say yes. It worked. I graduated...

October 2, 2014

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He Knows Where All The Bones Are Buried


The latest celebrity salon to boast a White House client? Olde Towne School for Dogs, chosen to style the fur of Bo, the Obamas’ 11-month-old Portuguese water dog. Bo has been spotted at the elite Alexandria pet center — the same spot where the dogs of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy were groomed — getting...

October 2, 2014

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In Alexandria, it’s a ruff life: at the olde towne school, dogs of a different collar


Bus driver Theresa Wright speaks the language of her students, those always underfoot, who represent the future of back yards all over the Washington area. “Dat’s a gooood boyee,” she says at a stop as a charge, Jasper, hops aboard. “You’re just a little wiggle-butt,” she tells Cody, as he excitedly greets her. It is...

November 13, 1994

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