Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation

Rating: 4.89 stars   102 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 50037 Arlington VA 22205 USA

Mission: The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) is a non-profit organization that is actively involved in taking in and finding new, loving homes for at risk cats and dogs. In this process, LDCRF ensures that these companion animals are temperament tested, current on all necessary vaccinations, and either spayed or neutered prior to becoming available for adoption.

Once adopted, LDCRF enters into a contractual relationship with the adoptive family to ensure that the animal is properly cared for, and conducts follow ups to ensure this. LDCRF conducts public adoption events at area Petsmarts on weekends. These events are staffed by volunteers who interview prospective adopters, answer questions about the animals, and take advantage of the opportunity to educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering; the need to obtain proper veterinary care; and of providing basic obedience training to their pets.

Results: -Since 2001, LDCRF has placed over 17,000 dogs and cats in homes -ALL of our animals are spayed/neutered prior to becoming available for adoption
Geographic areas served: DC Maryland and Virginia
Programs: We have a foster program, where members of the community can help by taking an animal into their home while it waits to be adopted! It helps by providing the animal with an advocate who can help tell potential adopters more about the dog. It also helps dogs that do not do well in our kennel environment. Our volunteer program is a great service not only to the dogs and cats, but also those in need of service hours. We are always in need of volunteers to help at our adoption events, and it provides a great experience for those who want to help animals in need outside a shelter environment.
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EIN 31-1789600
703-295-DOGS
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is an incredible and caring organization. I adopted my cat from them, and received a wealth of information on her history, behaviors, likes and dislikes, and most suitable home environment. Her healthcare was meticulous and up to date. They even had her nails trimmed the morning I adopted her.
The staff was kind, courteous, and informative. They are experienced and knowledgable, giving me helpful advice I had not thought to ask.
I could not ask for a better organization to adopt from. With Lost Dog and Cat, you know the animals are being set up for the best future and care.
I have since begun volunteering with Lost Dog and Cat and the experience has only blossomed into more rewards. I am continually impressed by the knowledge and kindness each staff member or volunteer operates with. The care that each animal receives amazes me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful organization to adopt a dog or cat from! The volunteers are helpful and courteous. The website is kept up to date with pertinent information about the animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been fostering for 8 years for Lost Dog and have adopted 5 of our fosters. Love what they do to find furever homes for these dogs and glad we can be a part of that! There is no better feeling than helping a great family find their perfect new family member.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopted our dog from LDCRF 8 yrs ago. He is such a big part of our life!! We now do transports and foster dogs and cats. Live it!! We also have 3 cats that adopted from LDCRF.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted 5 animals from Lost Dog and fostered many more. Lost Dog and Cat Rescue always has the pets well being as a priority. The volunteers are very encouraging.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lost Dog is my choice for any charity donation. You can visably see where the money is spent every weekend when you see multiple dogs and cats adopted at Petsmart and Petco. I also volunteer and foster. I have adopted 2 cats and 1 dog from them. They are honest and forthright with information about the animals. Sometimes they just don't know all about the animal but rest assure the animal always has a home with LDCRF.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have 4 wonderful dogs from this rescue. And I have been volunteering for this rescue every Saturday for a few years now. It's a fantastic rescue with fantastic people. Each dog is well-taken care of and their adoption rate is great.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was looking for a dog for my daughter in 2001 and came across LDCRF when visiting a local Petco for guinea pig food. My daughter fell in love with a dog that had just been returned (got engaged and the fiance's poodle did not like her so the groom to be had to return her) and we subsequently adopted her. Thus began my relationship with the organization as a volunteer. From fostering to fundraising, they are such a fabulous rescue to be affiliated with from all fronts. I have friends in other areas of the country who work with rescues and they are astounded as to the type of organization I represent.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I came to the DC area I tried to sign up with the local Humane Society, among others, but found them to be less visible and less responsive than LDCRF. Everywhere I went, from local pet supply stores to social media, LDCRF was there and looking to get responsible and happy homes for their rescues. I became a foster and have found staff respond generally within 3 hours and first and foremost think about an animal's well-being. In fact, I've watched less than ideal homes be turned down after careful thought. No breed or age restrictions make this group open to all, and without diminishing other groups' work LCDRF is the best in the area.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering since the beginning. I know lost dog and cat rescue makes a difference in so many animals lives.

 
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