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August 10, 2011
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August 10, 2011
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Lost Dog and Cat Rescue is an all-breed rescue group. They primarily intake animals from rural shelters where adoption is unlikely and where euthanization methods are not necessarily humane. Lost Dog has a number of adoptions events each weekend where typically at 40-50 animals are placed in loving homes. At the adoption events, the dogs not only have a chance to be picked to go to a new, permanent home but also get some one-on-one socialization with the volunteer who is handling them at the event. One of the great things about the organization is that it is structured to allow volunteers to manage their commitment to a level they can handle while still giving them an opportunity to make a difference in an animal's life.

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I have four dogs that I have permanently adoption from Lost Dog. My initial contact with the organization was to adopt a dog and then I fell in love with two of my fosters and adopted them as well.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to get train more adoption counselors so that it is easier to get additional opionions on the suitability of homes.

August 10, 2011
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August 10, 2011
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Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is a wonderful organization. I've had the privilege to work with them for the past seven years in various capacities; adopter, foster parent, volunteer, and shelter transporter, and I am continually amazed by how professional yet compassionate the group continues to be. The organization now hosts eight adoption events every weekend, which far exceeds any other rescue group in the area, and places anywhere from 40-70 animals each weekend. In my opionion, they are trailblazers in the animal rescue world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Almost every element. I began as an adoptive parent, and quickly became involved in so many aspects of the organization. My favorite part is transporting animals from the high-kill shelters into the safety of our rescue.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more volunteers so our efforts could spread even further!

August 9, 2011

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August 9, 2011

The organization is really great. I have two dogs and three cats from them over a 5 year period. They really care about helping you select the right pet for your home without making you feel judged.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have 2 dogs and 3 cats from them.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them better credit card machines.

August 9, 2011
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August 9, 2011
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A year ago, my wife and I realized we were ready to invite a dog into the home. I had been a dog owner for almost my whole life, while my wife had never owned a dog before. We went to a Lost Dog event at the Reston PetSmart and met a bunch of the dogs, all of whom were fantastic, but we were waiting to find just the right one. After an hour of visiting dogs and talking with the staff, one of the volunteers who had been busy with other families brought over a little hound/terrier mix named Cara (she is Josie with us). The dog curled into my wife's lap and we knew right then and there that we wanted to bring her home with us. The interview process was great for making aware of the potential challenges we could face. I was really impressed with the service and the casual "don't feel pressured" environment. Go to this place if you want to meet tons of adorable dogs and cats or to get some experience around dogs as you search for the perfect pal.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I now have a fantastic dog who goes jogging with me and entertains me every day of the week!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the online profiles more fleshed out. It would help some of the volunteers when they share information with potential adopters.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through PetSmart.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I've fostered a couple of dogs for the group and have the perfect canine companion through them. They've opened up volunteer opportunities as well...life is just plain old better.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 9, 2011
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August 9, 2011
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My fiance and I enjoy volunteering with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue events on weekends. It is such a rewarding experience to spend time with such loving rescue dogs. We fostered our first dog through LDCRF and eventually adopted Chelsea, a greyhound-pointer mix. She was rescued from a high-kill shelter, and is now an attention-stealing member of our family. We love her, and we are so appreciative of the passionate, friendly, supportive team of LDCRF. We are proud to be a part of it!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Chelsea, a greyhound-pointer mix, the newest member of our family, thanks to LDCRF.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money!

August 9, 2011
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August 9, 2011
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Lost Dog Rescue Foundation allowed my daughter to become involved in aminal rescue at an early age. They are supporting of young adults helping at adoption events, helping clean cages and fostering. We have since fostered over 30 cats and kittens and adopted two of those. The directors of Lost Dog Rescue are dedicated towards rescuing animals, concerned about the welfare of animals and a great group of people.

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my adopted cats are awesome and we truely enjoy working with Lost Dog Rescue.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing at this point in time.

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August 9, 2011

My first contact with LDCRF was adopting two cats 6 years ago. I kept returning to events because the people were so wondeful, the mission so important, and their need clear. Somehow, over the next year, "just pitching in"became real volunteering, because I was so impressed by their dedication and focus on really helping adopters find the right cat or dog for their family.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting my own cats, helping others do the same.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find more fosters!!

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August 9, 2011

I have been volunteering with LDCRF for several years. It is a great organization that truly puts animals first. We have a great group of volunteers who are extremely dedicated to rescuing and finding forever homes for cats and dogs in need.

Claire

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have adopted wonderful cats and dogs from this organization that have enriched my life greatly.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help obtain additional funding to help further their mission.

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August 9, 2011

I nominate Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation: http://www.lostdogrescue.org/ & Twitter: @lostdogrescue . Established in 2001 this non-profit organization saves the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year. They rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes. ALL of their animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. I have attended their adoption events several times and communicated with staff by phone and email, and all are very courteous and well informed.

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I have attended their adoption events several times and communicated with staff by phone and email, and all are very courteous and well informed.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

July 27, 2010
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July 27, 2010
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As a court appointed attorney, I don't have a lot of "extra" money laying around to donate. LDCRF is one of the few places that I will donate my money, when I have it because they use it wisely. They are almost completely volunteer driven, and they are able to keep costs down and help more animals by relying on volunteers, fosters, and local adoption events away from a shelter rather than spending money on physical plant/facility. I'm amazed at how many adoptions they are able to facilitate each and every weekend - more than many of the shelters with permanent physical locations. They have creative fundraisers, that are fun for both humans and furry kids. While a local organization, they travel to rural and out of area shelters and rescues to save lives, giving as many animals as possible a chance at a forever home.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making bereavement donations & donating supplies (newspapers, toys, food) - whatever I can drum up on their behalf (usually from the freecycle site or on sale at the local shelter). I have met many of the dogs adopted and/or fostered through LDCRF.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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