Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation

Rating: 4.88 stars   90 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  

3 people found this review helpful

Lost Dog is an incredible organisation that has helped thousands of dogs and cats find loving permanent homes. They provide top-notch care and medical support to all animals in their program, and are wonderful to work with. If you are looking for a new addition to your family consider adopting from Lost Dog!!

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

They have found wonderful homes for many animals my organization has rescued from puppy mills and hoarding cases. They are true heroes!

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As an Animal Control Officer I see abused and unwanted animals on a daily basis. LDCRF have been invaluable in helping us place dogs and cats who would otherwise be euthanized or left in a horrible situation that was barely into compliance with the laws. They have been a true haven to the unwanted and abused animals who never got a fair shot at life.

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

Fostering and adopting out animals who were in desperate need of assistance and a home.

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

Mandate homechecks for all adoptions.

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

The amazing stories and pictures of the dogs that I have fostered in their new homes.

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

Very helpful!

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

Do even more - educate the public about proper care of aniamls, spay/neuter, and take in more animals from dire situations which would inturn eleviate some of the strain on the open admission shelters.

Ways to make it better...

Hum...cannot think of anything.

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

Public ingnorance about "rescue animals."

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

Please spay and neuter your pet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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