Featured Shelter of the Week: City Dogs Rescue
We are almost caught up (it only took us a couple of weeks, right?)! Up this week (OK, still a little late) is City Dogs Rescue in Washington, DC.
City Dogs Rescue is a non-profit organization with pending 501(c)(3) status that was formed in September of last year.
In just seven short months, City Dogs Rescue has helped find forever homes for more than 30 dogs! Their mission is to rescue adoptable dogs from overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are limited. Sadly, many of the dogs that City Dogs Rescue takes in were just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space.
City Dogs Rescue is an all-volunteer organization, which helps keep costs down, and is actively involved in their home city of Washington, DC. They regularly host adoption and fundraising activities at local bars, stores, and community festivals in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street, Adams Morgan, and other neighborhoods. Be sure to check out their wonderful website to see what activities are currently scheduled.
Usually, there are 5 – 8 dogs available for adoption at any given time. These dogs are fostered with local foster families, as well as in donated space at City Dogs Daycare, which is a separate entity from the Rescue. Recently, the organization implemented a new dog walking program that allows interested volunteers to sign-up on their website for weekend dog walking shifts through August. Volunteers walk dogs (with “adopt me” vests on) in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC and provide information to interested individuals. The dog walks not only bring the dogs great exercise, but increase their chances of finding permanent homes. A number of dogs have already been adopted as a result of these walks!
This week’s featured adoptable dog is Meme. Meme is a small/medium (around 30 lbs), black and tan mixed breed. Her profile says despite having already had puppies, she is a young, energetic dog with perky ears that might remind you of a feist or blue heeler. She gets along well with other dogs and loves to wrestle them and play! If you would like more information about Meme, check out her profile on City Dogs Rescue’s website, where you can also find a full listing of dogs currently available for adoption. You can also send any questions to adopt@CityDogRescueDC.org.
If you aren’t sure you’re ready for a dog, but would like to help City Dogs Rescue, they are always looking for volunteers to take shifts walking the dogs, as well as foster parents. In addition, donations and sponsorships are always welcome. As mentioned above, the organization is a non-profit and run entirely by volunteers so every dollar is put to good use. You can find more information on their donation page. And if you would just like to keep in touch and see how the dogs are doing, please follow City Dogs Rescue on Twitter at @CityDogsRescue or check out their Facebook page here. They also have a wonderful Pinterest page that is worth checking out!
Finally, just want to point out that City Dogs Rescue is one of the shelters to reach out to us and generously provide some information about their group and, of course, about Meme. If you have a shelter you would like to have included in our feature, please e-mail us at email@example.com with your contact information and some details about the organization.