Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation

Rating: 4.8 stars   116 reviews


P.O. Box 50037 Arlington VA 22205 USA


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.


-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


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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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my 10th year volunteering with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. In that time, LDCRF has grown tremendously. We now have 10 adoption events every weekends, and we have adopted out over 17,000 dogs and cats. The fosters and volunteers are wonderful, helpful, caring people. The dogs and cats are grateful to have been rescued and eager to please their new families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with LDCRF in 2002. The people were extremely friendly and helpful, and the procedures for adoption seemed sensible and easy to follow. I adopted a kitten that year, and several years later adopted a wonderful dog. The rescue is a strong member of its community, helping to educate potential adopters on animal care and the importance of spay/neutering. The volunteers care about the animals and about helping them find the right home.

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As noted above, I have experienced the benefits of adopting through this organization. I have also fostered numerous animals and helped them to find their forever homes, which is extremely rewarding.

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

Provide it with a dedicated vet and vet facility at the ranch.

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6 people found this review helpful

LDCRF does a wonderful job of taking animals out of high-risk shelters and other unfortunate situations and matching them with forever homes. LDCRF's volunteers are people-friendly and informative, and the animals have received a good vetting before they are placed.

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I adopted my cat from LDCRF in 2002. I have fostered a number of dogs and cats, and wound up adopting one of my foster dogs, who has been the joy of my life. I continue to foster dogs and love helping them find happy homes.

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