Have you adopted a cat or dog from us and would like to share your pet’s story? We would love to hear how your special pet has touched your life. If you would like to share your story and/or a picture of your pet with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on: Thursday June 30
Cordell, now known as Oakley, is doing great!!
Oakley has settled in so well and we love having him part of our family! One is his favorite hobbies is watching the squirrels at a local area nicknamed “Squirrel Island”. He visited the beach for the first time with us this weekend and enjoyed swimming (although is still a little unsure of the waves!) and rolling around in the sand! The squawking seagulls also caught his attention :). He is such a sweetheart with people and other dogs and he is so good at giving us his paw. We look forward to the many new memories we will make with him in our family!
I’ve attached some photos of him and we can’t thank you enough for introducing us to the newest member of our family!
Posted on: Thursday June 30
Posted on: Wednesday June 29
We were searching for a playmate and companion for our one-year-old high energy cat, Dante, who could never get enough playtime and who had so much energy he would literally run around the house when we could no longer keep up with him.
So we adopted Harry (now called Griffin) and it was the best decision we’ve made since adopting Dante. We were concerned about the transition, but the boys bonded immediately. Now Dante has a buddy to chase, be chased by, and wrestle with. We never realized just how much he needed a companion until he met Griffin, another high energy male who needed a home and a playmate. Now they are completely inseparable. They learn from each other. They mimic each other. They talk to each other. They groom each other. They share everything. It’s amazing to see how well they get along, even when they rough house.
Griffin is a sweet, confident cat who purrs at the drop of a hat. He adapted to our house immediately. However, we quickly learned that he has some secret food issues – he loves bread. If you turn your back he will steal your bread and run off with it, thus he is known as “the bread thief.” LOL.
Initially, we were a little reluctant to become a two-cat household, but now we can’t image life without him, and neither can Dante.
Posted on: Sunday June 26
Posted on: Wednesday June 22
We adopted Nellie, a terrier mix, on April 23rd and she has been thriving! She saw the vet on April 29 at Hunter Mill Animal Hospital in Oakton and Dr Caldwell said she was very healthy. Nellie bonded with our 8 year old GSP Denver quickly. By day 3 they were sleeping on the same dog bed. We are thrilled to have Nellie in our family!
Posted on: Tuesday June 21
Hi! I adopted Puffin one year ago today; he was called Buddy then. One year ago, he was shy, frightened, and full of anxiety. And I was worried that I was bringing a new dog into my life too soon after losing my beloved Lolly (another former Lost Dog). But over time, we found our way to each other. Puffin is now affectionate and energetic; he’s even learned to play and has a collection of stuffed animals to run around the house with. He’s still a very shy boy and probably always will be, but I just think of him as a fellow introvert. He’s happy and healthy, and he brings so much joy and love into my life!
Posted on: Monday June 20
My name is Kelsey and I adopted Bingo back on May 14th.
That day changed my life for the better.
I remember coming across Bingo on your website and right away emailing to see when he was available.
I had been on a search for a while for my perfect companion but was always getting emails back informing me with “ sorry that dog is no longer available or never getting responses.
That all changed when I came across Lost dog & Cat rescue foundation.
You all not only responded quickly to my email but you made me bring home the love of my life.
I remember the day I first saw him. I showed up extra early at the pet smart located in Fairfax waiting to see Bingo. A lot of dogs were coming into the Pet smart but I was not seeing Bingo. I finally went outside to the van that was holding the dogs. I finally saw this little 4 legged puppy coming out of the van and I knew that was him! I rushed over to him and he ran to me like he had known me for the first 8 months of his life. I knew then that Bingo had to come home with me! Since adopting Bingo I have not only gave him a new name which is now Buster but I gave him a new chance at life and a new forever home! Buster is my best friend and I think of him as my own child. He is settling in and will be a spoiled dog for the rest of his life. I want to give a BIG thanks to the Lost dog & Cat rescue foundation for making this all possible for Buster and I because without you guys we would of never found each other. Below are two updated pictures of Buster to show you how happy he truly is.
Posted on: Sunday June 19
Navi is doing great! She has fit right in to our family. She is sweet and loving with a pinch of Naughty:) She loves our other dog and they play and respect Escher nicely. She is even good with our rabbit ( though we don’t trust them alone ) I will send a picture of her. We call her Roo because she runs and jumps and is the color of a kangaroo. I hope to make it to one of your adoption events soon to return her harness and leash and bring her for a visit.
Posted on: Sunday June 19
Lucy is absolutely wonderful and has become a part of our family. We have renamed her Baya,after the town that she was originally from in Puerto Rico. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for being responsible for giving us one of the greatest joys of our lives.
Posted on: Wednesday June 15
Perla, now Coquí, has settled in like she’s always lived here! She’s housetrained and crate trained, follows me around, and loves to cuddle and lick. She goes on multi-mile hikes with my boyfriend and I (she gets super excited when the long leash comes out, and is getting used to a doggie backpack), and patiently walks the neighborhood with my kids leading. She enjoys the dog park and is socializing well with both animals and people. The vet has given her a clean bill of health and a microchip. She still wears the bone tag, and is licensed by the county. We’re doing obedience training and she’s learned Sit, Down, Heel (for the most part, unless there’s a squirrel), Crate, and Wait/OK at dinnertime.
We love Coquí, and she loves us. Thank you for helping me find our girl!
Posted on: Tuesday June 14
Kristoff is doing great! We renamed him to George, and he is such a great dog! We took him to the vet (Pender) and found out he did have hook worms, but he just finished his meds for them and has a follow up appointment in another week. We have floating stairs in our house and George was very afraid of them at first, but after about 3 days (and a ton of treats) he acts like they are normal stairs now. Besides that he just loves sleeping, asking for belly rubs, and hiking. He is not crated during the day while we are at work, and we have a webcam set up to make sure he is OK (and that the dog walker comes) and he pretty much sleeps by the window. It seems like each day he is coming out of his shell more and more and becoming very playful!
We will make sure to update you guys if we move or change numbers. Thank you for picking us and bringing George into our lives!
Posted on: Saturday June 11
Posted on: Thursday June 9
Posted on: Thursday June 9
Dora is doing wonderfully and is already such an important part of the family! As you can see from the pictures, she has made herself right at home. We love her to death and could not have asked for a better behaved dog or a dog with a sweeter disposition.
We took her to our vet on 5/16/2016 and our vet is extremely pleased with her health!
Thank you to everyone at LDRF for all the work you do, especially because you brought Dora into our lives.
Posted on: Monday June 6
Last June when we went to one of your adoption events, my husband and I were expecting to meet a few dogs and maybe consider what getting a pet would mean for us newlyweds. But when a little brown pup named Murphy came running out of the van and hopped right into our arms, we knew that we wanted to bring him home with us.
Posted on: Saturday June 4
My daughters were volunteers at the Rockville event the week after we adopted him, and they let everyone know what a wonderful little beagle he is. He gets along well with our other beagle, who also came from Lost Dog three years ago. He is house trained and very sweet and playful. His tail is always wagging, and he loves attention. Typical beagle. My daughters will do some volunteer work again and bring pictures of our two beagle boys.