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August 24, 2011

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August 24, 2011

I learned about Lost Dog and Cat Rescue from my partner... a long time dog lover and Arlingtonian. We ate at both (or all three?) restaurants, which benefit the organization. When our beloved pup Tiny Bubbles died, we needed a new girl to round out our sad household. We went to Lost Dog's adoption event at Petco and we eventually adopted Truly. She was the cutest 3 month old pup, but was already adopted to a family, but they had to return her because she chased the family's 11 yr old cat. Well, to our blessing, we were the lucky adoptors, and she fits in wonderfully with our 12 yr old cat (her elder she respects), our 9 month old kittens (her playmates), and our 3 yr old puppy (her doting big sister). Lost Dog lovingly takes care of their puppies; taking them back when it's not a good fit and working to find the best fit. We LOVE them!

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

My puppylove!!

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

Not sure I could think of anything!

August 10, 2011
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August 10, 2011
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I adopted three dogs from this rescue and am now fostering my 12th dog for the rescue. This is a great group of dedicated people who love dogs and are ready to put their money and time into saving and rehoming as many dogs and cats as possible. The rescue is well run and efficient, and the staff and volunteers are upbeat, knowledgable, and willing to help each other in this important cause and to ensure each animal is matched with the best home. They have the right mix of fun and seriousness to do a good job without scaring off potential adopters. They make it easy for potential adopters to interact with many dogs to find the right match - they have eight adoption events each weekend, so there are plenty of opportuntieis for poeple to visit with the dogs. They have been successful in rehoming 17,000 dogs over the last 10 years.

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

yes - I adopted 3 dogs

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to get them more funs for the great work they do.

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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?

I was dealing with another rescue that wasn't as helpful, so I looked for another rescue and found this one.

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

I now foster dog to help with the effort

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

July 21, 2010
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July 21, 2010
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Without Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, I never would have found my wonderful dog Riley. He and his siblings were rescued from a high-kill shelter in West Virginia days before they were due to be put down. I can't even imagine Riley meeting that fate, especially given the total joy I get from him on a daily basis. I can't thank LDCRF enough for their efforts, and I look forward to many more loving pets I will be able to rescue through their organization.

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

the wonderful dog Riley I was able to adopt from LDCRF who would have been put down, had this excellent group not come in and rescued him.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 21, 2010
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July 21, 2010
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For the last 8 years my boyfriend Drew and I have both been customers of the LDRF. They have a great restaurant that operates to help the animals. We feel great about our past purchases because we're both animal lovers. I cannot say enough good things about our experience adopting our beautiful pet, Gracie. She's a 12 week old puppy who came home less than two weeks ago. Adopting a puppy in this area can be challenging, we visited several events prior to making our decision. On Monday our dog Gracie and her three litter-mates were set to be put down. This is when the LDRF stepped in and saved her. Tuesday she went to her Foster Mom's house. We emailed the Foster Mom and she set up an appointment outside of the adoption events for Thursday. We were able to take our time and select the puppy that was right for us. Gracie's Foster Mom completed our first interview. On Friday, we met the Foster Mom and the Adoption Coordinator. Our process was complete, and Gracie was set to be a part of our home. At the end of the day, LDRF has my vote because they run their foundation like a true non-profit business. It's a cause that you feel good about supporting, and our puppy just received a clean bill of health from the Vet. There aren't enough nice people in the world who work for their passion, but the majority of them that are employed by or volunteer for LDRF. We both highly recommend this organization and will continue to support them through our purchases at the restaurants, and/or potentially volunteering.

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

Their adoption process. The ensured that our puppy was spayed prior to adopting her, something that most of the local organizations do not provide unless the animal is 6 months or more. A++++

Ways to make it better...

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

I couldn't or wouldn't change a thing. The only thing I wish is that there were more nice people who could volunteer their time, and donate more for these animals!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The adoption process. We couldn't be happier with our puppy Gracie!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Were kind, organized, and passionate about helping animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help many more lost dogs and cats. :)

Ways to make it better...

The adoption event is hectic as their are a lot of people trying to interact with the animals and shop. However, it is a catch 22, you have to have high traffic areas to get the animal adopted...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not having enough volunteers. You should volunteer if you're reading this!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love this place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 21, 2010

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July 21, 2010

I adopted my awesome dog, Alfie from LDCRF. They do a great job for a lot of animals. He has been a fun dog and I can't believe no one got him before I did!

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

I adopted my dog from them.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 21, 2010

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July 21, 2010

Lost Dog connected us with our adorable little pup, Samba. We saw her at a Lost Dog event at Pet Smart and fell in love. I am so glad they were there to make the process easy to adopt a rescue dog. I would recommend rescuing a dog from Lost Dog to all of my friends and family. They are doing such a good thing!!!

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

adopting a dog.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 20, 2010

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July 20, 2010

I adopted a wonderful, loving dog from LDCRF who would have most likely otherwise been put to sleep in a kill shelter. The staff was super helpful throughout the adoption and interview process, and made great recommendations on how to further train and transition my pup. I know this nonprofit saves thousands of animals, and I can only hope they are able to continue this incredible work for years and years to come.

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

the adoption process of my dog.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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