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: 4 stars  

I adopted my dog, Bailey, from LDCRF in the fall of 2008, when she was ~12 weeks old. The rescue had only had her for about a week, but she had already been neutered and given other basic veterinary treatment, and she was in excellent condition on adoption day. I saw Bailey's picture on Petfinder.com, called LDCRF to find out when she would be available, and went to the adoption event -- and brought her home with me -- two days after seeing the ad. The adoption application was thorough without being ridiculous, and the person who interviewed me was friendly and knowledgeable. These days, whenever Bailey and I are at a charity dog event we always make sure to stop by the LCDRF booth to say hi, and I support them as much as I can.

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

I have a great dog now!

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I can't think of anything to change!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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As the mother of a long-time LDCRF volunteer, I've had a close look at how the volunteers handle animals and prospective adopters of these animals. I've seen how dedicated they are to the organization and the people and animals it serves. The volunteers are extremely generous in giving their time, money, and energy to the cause of finding just the right home for each animal and in providing loving foster care until that happens. They work hard to match each animal with the right caregiver so that both the animal and the family adopting will be happy together. It's inspiring to see such kindness and such expertise in action.

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

seeing how it has enriched my daughter's life. She's become very knowledgeable about dogs, made many friends in the organization, had an opportunity to use her leadership skills, and loved the two dogs she adopted from Lost Dog and Cat.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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