Since 2011, CDR has provided a lifeline to more than 3,700 dogs and 1,500 cats – animals that were just days or hours away from being euthanized for no reason other than lack of space. Working closely with high-kill shelters in rural communities with few resources, CDR rescues at-risk adoptable dogs and cats and finds them loving homes. Once a dog or cat is identified, a vast network of supporters (50,000+) raises funds for transportation to DC and for top-quality medical care, vaccinations, and spay/neutering procedures. A trained foster care provider offers companionship until a permanent home is found, usually thanks to social media campaigns, dynamic adoption events, or CDR’s popular volunteer dog-walking program. Demand for these services is huge … and so are the rewards. You can save a companion animal's life and bring unconditional love into a home today.
Within a week of stay-at-home directives, City Dogs relocated intake operations to Congressional Cemetery and switched to virtual home visits to maintain continuity of operations. Additionally, it created a new seven-day trial-adoption policy to allow potential adopters time to meet dogs and cats since in person meet and greets were no longer a responsible practice. This allowed adopters to take the dog or cat home and return them without penalty if the arrangement was not a good fit. Application numbers almost tripled between March and June and adoptions increased by 48%.