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18 of the Best Moments on the We the Dogs DC Instagram in 2018

While we loved every post on the We the Dogs DC community Instagram this year, some of them were so special that we wanted to feature them in our 2018 recap. Here are 18 of the best moments featured this year on the We the Dogs DC Instagram account.

1. Hopper's Takeover (and Adoption!)

Hopper spent 9 years at the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) shelter, and he held the handle this year to share his story. We continued following his story throughout the year, and we were thrilled to find out that Hopper was finally adopted in October 2018. You can follow his story in his forever home on Instagram: @hippity_hopper1.

2. Steve the Frenchie's Pawrent's Engagement.

On December 23, 2018, @frenchienamedsteve held the handle and helped his dad ask his mom a very special question. She said yes.

3. Former President George HW Bush and Service Dog Sully's Takeover.

Sully H.W. Bush, a service dog trained by America’s VetDogs, served as the companion of former President George H.W. Bush. On July 4th, 2018, in honor of Independence Day, Sully took over the We the Dogs DC Instagram handle to share photos and information about his life at Walker's Point.

Sully also used his takeover to highlight the important work that service dogs do for their companions. You can continue to follow Sully's story on his Instagram.

4. "Show Rescues Love" on Valentines Day.

On February 14, 2018, the We the Dogs DC team partnered with ProFlowers and Olivia Macaron to "show rescues love." We visited multiple rescue organizations in the DC area to surprise them with flowers and macaron cookies as a way to show them how much we appreciate everything that they do.

5. Working With the DC Dog Community to Find Basti (and other missing pups).

It's incredible to see how much the community is willing to do to help other dog owners in need, especially during scary moments like when a dog goes missing. When rescue pup Basti went missing, the DC dog community worked together to spread the word and assist with the search. After 17 days missing, Basti was found and returned safely to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

6. The "We the Bunnies DC" Take Over on April 1st/Easter.

When the We the Dogs DC team realized that Easter and April Fools Day fell on the same day in 2018, we knew it was the perfect opportunity for a special take over. Friends of Rabbits, a local rabbit rescue group, took over our Instagram for the day to share photos and information about some of their rescue rabbits.

7. We the Dogs DC's Cherry Blossom Parade Appearance.

8. Fairfax County Police Department's K-9 Team Take Over.

This is Chase, a 6 year old German Shepherd and K-9 officer who serves with the Fairfax County Police Department. Chase and Officer Sweeney spent the day sharing information about the important work that the K-9 officers do for our community.

9. The Second Annual Bipawtisan March.

The second annual Bipawtisan March was held on September 23, 2018. The event raised $10,000 to benefit 32 animal rescue organizations in the DC area.

10. Sawyer the Seadog Gives a Tour of the National Museum of the US Navy in the Washington Navy Yard.

As a special Veteran's Day feature, we asked Sawyer the Seadog to take over our Instagram to give the community a tour of the National Museum of the US Navy.