Posted on: Monday November 24
Girls from the Carderock Springs Elementary School, Girls On The Run team hosted a fundraiser and contributed money and supplies for the dogs and cats of LDCRF.
The girls in the picture are with the school based fitness club “Girls on the Run”. The club collected items from our wish list and delivered them to a Rockville LDCRF adoption event.
LDCRF wants to thank The Carderock Springs Elementary School GOTR for being so generous to LDCRF!
Girls from Carderock Springs Elementary School
Posted on: Wednesday November 19
Posted on: Thursday August 14
This Labor Day weekend, the Lost Dog and Cat Foundation will be participating in its first ever mega-adoption event! The event will run on Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 & Sept. 1) from 12-3pm each day. We will have lots of adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for people to meet and adopt that very same day!
The event will take place at the 7 Corners PetsMart, 6100 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, Virginia. Dogs will be in the side parking lot, under the tents. Cats will be keeping it cool inside the store.
This will be a great family outing! We will have games (with prizes, of course), a bake sale, photos with puppies, and lots of pets looking for homes. Come on out and enjoy your chance to adopt a back-to-school pet!
Have you successfully adopted from LDCRF previously? We are offering discounted adoption fees for alumni at this special Labor Day event only!
To qualify as a prior successful adopter, please bring either your adoption contract or LDCRF tag (the metal one, with our phone number on it) to the event with you. Please note that dogs or cats that were returned to LDCRF will not qualify an adopter as an LDCRF alum. All adopters, including alumni, must successfully complete the LDCRF application/interview process and be approved for the pet they wish to adopt. Alumni adoption fees for this event only will be as follows: $250 for a puppy (under a year old), $200 for an adult dog (a year and older), and $100 for each cat/kitten.
Questions about the Labor Day Adoptorama or our reduced fees for alumni? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer at this event email email@example.com
LDCRF thanks PetsMart Charities for its support
Posted on: Tuesday March 25
Every week, the cages at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates (BRVA) are full of Lost Dog & Cat Rescue dogs and cats with a variety of issues. Most of the time we have dogs and cats recovering form spay/ neuter, heartworm treatments and routine dental cleanings. Sometimes, like right now, we have a few really special cases needing a whole lot of extra care.
This week, we have two dogs at Blue Ridge who are being treated for serious injuries related to being hit by a car. The first, Campeon, had initial treatment at a vet’s office in Puerto Rico where he is from, but had to have a follow up surgery once he was transported to us. Luckily for Campeon, things are going beautifully and he captured the heart of a BRVA employee who is planning to adopt him!
Jordy, meanwhile, was transported over the weekend by volunteers form a rural WV shelter. He had been hit by a car and suffered a shattered pelvis, a badly broken leg and contusions to his lungs. He received emergency treatment at a WV vet and was stabilized prior to transport to make him as comfortable as possible. Tonight, Jordy undergoes surgery with an orthopedic specialist to begin to repair the damage. He is in great spirits and looking forward to the day he can romp in somebody’s securely fenced yard!
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is grateful for the support of the Pepsi, Griffen, Sprite Legacy Gift which allows us to say “yes” when we get the calls to help dogs like Campeon and Jordy. To contribute to their care or to the care of future special needs pets, click here.
Jordy is in Good Spirits! Click the link to see him greeting visitors in his cage at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates.
Posted on: Monday March 10
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation has been blessed to have a number of young people volunteer on a regular basis for the organization. On any given weekend day, you will find plenty of eager young faces waiting to see which lucky canine will occupy their next few hours at an adoption event and celebrating the adoptions to follow.
Some of our young volunteers find ways to give more. The latest volunteer newsletter describes how Jenna and Priyanshu organized a supply drive for LDCRF as part of a school project, Hailey organized a dog walk last year and Allison collected contributions for the dogs and cats for her birthday. Other young volunteers have organized bake sales (kudos to the Kircher girls who have held an annual bake sale for 5 years), collected blankets and bedding from yard sales and made blanket beds for the dogs and cats. We are grateful and appreciative of all of their efforts and hope they know their efforts have an impact on the fate of homeless animals.
Recently, we have become aware of ways in which this impact-making is mutual. We have heard about how volunteering with Lost Dog has helped some teens work through difficult adolescent times, helped them find focus and even influenced a career path or two. Some of our teen volunteers have even found a way to integrate LDCRF into their school work. Click this link to read a paper on the issue of puppy mills written by a regular teen volunteer named Jon.
We are proud of all of our hard-working volunteers, but especially proud right now of the young people who open their hearts and minds to homeless animals and allow LDCRF to be part of their growth and development.
More ideas for younger volunteers can be found on our “Kids and Teens” website page HERE. Creative types can also contribute to our Paws for Art Show and Sale in April (details below). Ideas for fundraising drives and collections should be sent toFundraising@lostdogrescue.org for approval.
Posted on: Monday March 3
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation was honored recently with an employee grant from Cox Communications.
Twenty-five different agencies throughout the state of Virginia were awarded with grants totaling $160,000 through Cox Charities, an employee-led initiative of the organization. LDCRF received a $2,000 grant, thanks to a nomination by a Cox employee who had a positive experience adopting a dog from the foundation.
The funds will be used for medical care for dogs and cats awaiting adoption.
Posted on: Monday March 3
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is thrilled to be profiled in the latest issue of the digital publication of DomiCile Magazine. Click the link below to read the article and see some adorable pups.
Posted on: Monday February 3
Posted on: Tuesday December 31