Vigour Times
DC Rescue Declares that the Affectionate ‘Velcro Dog’ Makes for an Ideal ‘Telework Companion’
June 17, 2023

The Washington Post
How Choral Arts’ Tad Czyzewski would Spend a Perfect Day in D.C.
May 15, 2022

The Animal Rescue Podcast: What you always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask. By Keshia
Ep. 38: City Dogs & City Kitties

Featuring co-founder Darren Binder discussing all things rescue.
​January 24, 2022

The Truman Charities Podcast: A Community of Caring with Jamie Truman
Episode 40 Darren Binder 
January 19, 2022

FOX5 | Good Day DC
City Dogs and City Kitties Rescue Gets Support From the #BettyWhiteChallenge
City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue has received love from supporters as part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge. Steve Chenevey spoke with Operations Lead Amanda Dillehay with more. *Featuring fosters Brandon & Jennifer with adoptable Fauna and Haruko.
January 13, 2022

D.C. Animal Rescue teams up with local artist to host fundraising campaign
December 23, 2021​

City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue Media Release
With Artwork, DC Animal Rescue Looks to Spotlight the “Real Washington” with One-of-a-Kind Limited Edition Print Fundraiser
Vintage Style Print Titled “We are Home,” Created by Local Artist, to Raise Monies for New DC Operations and Intake Center
December 21, 2021

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2021
Voted Best Nonprofit, Best Charity Event for our Annual Auction, Best Virtual Fundraising Event: Annual Auction, Best Place to Volunteer and Best COVID-19 Silver Lining
October 2021

The Connection
Instagram Influencer Saving Cats
A globally influential ‘cat corner of the Internet
October 26, 2021

The Washington Post
For some dogs (and humans), the pandemic adoption rush was mostly a waiting game

June 25, 2021

Here Are Some DC-Area Cats The Bidens Could Adopt
Dec 3, 2020

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2020
Voted Best Nonprofit, Best Charity Event  our Annual Auction, Best Place to Volunteer Runner-up
September 2020

Trying To Adopt A Dog During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know
August 20, 2020

Meet 35 of the Adorable Pets Adopted in the DC-Area During Quarantine
June 16, 2020

Should I Adopt A Dog During The Coronavirus Crisis? Read This First
May 11, 2020

22 Washington-Area Charities Where a Donation of Any Size—Even $50—Has Impact
Because if you’re going to give, you’d like to think your money is making a difference.
December 2, 2019

NBC Sports
The Nationals’ Incredible Run Began After Ryan Zimmerman Adopted an Adorable New Dog
October 17, 2019

Yahoo! News
Cats in Washington looking for their furr-ever homes
May 17, 2019

​Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2019
Voted Best Nonprofit, Best Charity Event Annual Auction, Best Place to Volunteer Runner-up
May 2019

Yahoo! News
Kittens in Washington looking for their furr-ever homes
May 11, 2019

Your daily dose of cute: 5 furry felines to adopt now in Washington

May 1, 2019

West Side Rag
Pupper West Side: Luna is Passionate About Literacy and Dental Hygiene

April 24, 2019

Win A Chance For Your Dog To Be Featured On A Can Of Beer
February 26, 2019

Your Afternoon Animal Fix – AdoPtville
December 21, 2018

Home in DC for the holidays? City Dogs & Kitties Rescue needs you to foster a dog or a cat
December 17, 2018

Road to a Better Community: City Dogs Rescue

November 27, 2018

Dog adoption fair held in National Postal Museum in Washington DC
July 29, 2018

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2018
Voted Best Nonprofit, Best Place to Volunteer, Best Charity Event
May 2018

DC area dog adopted from City Dogs Rescue participating in Puppy Bowl
February 1, 2018

Buttons, Mr. Wigglesworth and Jennifer Pawrence: ‘Puppy Bowl’ lineup announced.
January 9, 2018

The Washington Post
Displaced pets from Hurricane Harvey — and now Irma — need our help
September 7, 2017
Featuring David Liedman and alumnus Bentley from City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties.

This Rescue Dog Asks That You Please Watch The 14th Annual DC Shorts
September 6, 2017
Featuring our amazing volunteers and a view into rescue
Introducing the Real Shelter Dogs of Washington, D.C.!
May 15, 2017
Call it D.C., call it Potomac, call it whatever—just don’t forget to call in some cute dogs!

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2017
April 2017
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties is voted by readers as “Best Non-Profit” and “Best Place to Volunteer (Runner-Up)”  in Washington City Paper’s 2017 “Best of DC” Readers’ Poll!

The Washington Post Express
Meet the 6 local dogs starring in Puppy Bowl XIII
February 3, 2017
Featuring Zoey and Jeffrey aka Burr from City Dogs Rescue.

The Puppy Bowl Will Feature Six Dogs From Washington Rescue Facilities
February 1, 2017
Featuring Zoey and Jeffrey aka Burr from City Dogs Rescue.

Good Morning Washington, WJLA
Puppy Bowl XIII: Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff
January 31, 2017
Volunteer Shannon and adoptable Bonnie and PacMan represent City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties on Good Morning Washington to discuss our participation in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.  

Great Day Washington, WUSA9
Lovable pups from local DC shelters
January 27, 2017
Volunteer and foster Nancy along with alumni Anna, Ezra, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Pepper, Maryann, and Ray join Meaghan Mooney on Great Day Washington to discuss fostering, adoption, and Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. 

Two Dogs From D.C. Rescue Group Will Appear In This Year’s Puppy Bowl
January 12, 2017

Enter Our Cutest Dog Contest!
November 17, 2016
Top 10 cutest dogs voted on by readers. From those 10, a panel of judges from Washingtonian and our beneficiary, City Dogs Rescue, will choose the winning dog.

WTTG – Fox 5
National Dog Day:  Adopt a Furry Friend
August 26, 2016
Volunteers Shannon and Nancy represent City Dogs Rescue on Fox 5 for “National Dog Day.”

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2016
April 2016
City Dogs Rescue is selected as the Staff Pick for “Best Dog Rescue,” and voted by readers as “Best Non-Profit,”“Best Charity Event (Dining with the Dogs),” and “Best Place to Volunteer (Runner-Up)”  in Washington City Paper’s 2016 “Best of DC” Readers’ Poll!

Best Dog Rescue – Staff Pick: “I became a dog-father last May thanks to this exceedingly well-organized rescue group that’s as much a force for good as a network of canine lovers. City Dogs does much of its outreach in the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing dogs from shelters and temporary homes to forever ones. Adoption fees are reasonable (a few hundred dollars, depending on age) and the organization has a robust foster program as well. The feline-inclined will be pleased to know that this year, City Dogs launched City Kitties, with an equally robust screening process. The group has an awww-inducing social-media presence, too.”  —Andrew Giambrone

Wall Street Journal
Adopting a Pet Gets Easier, With Help of Big Retailers
February 9, 2016
The WSJ discusses City Dogs Rescue’s adoption process and quotes Co-Founder Dave Liedman.  
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“‘Beth Bacon said her family had to jump through hoops before they could adopt what she calls their “classic mutt.’ The 43-year-old Washington, D.C., communications consultant recalls the two-hour application from City Dogs Rescue. Where would the puppy sleep? Would family members be willing to start on allergy medication if necessary? What was their budget for the first year of ownership?  The approval process ‘was intimidating,’ says Ms. Bacon, mother of 5-year-old Caleb and 10-year-old Ella. She and her husband, Jason Freihage, paid a $395 fee, agreed to a home visit from the nonprofit rescue group and were approved to adopt Sandy, a 10-month-old hound-and-beagle mix, in December. City Dogs Rescue arranged the puppy’s trip from North Carolina, and a foster volunteer housed her for two weeks to vouch for her family-friendly temperament. Ms. Bacon says she was happy for “a second opinion” on Sandy’s personality before introducing her to the children.”
                                                                                             * * *
“Adoptive dogs’ needs vary widely, says David Liedman, founder of the nonprofit City Dogs Rescue, which hosts weekly adoption events at local pet stores and places some 600 dogs a year, and City Dogs Daycare. For an adoption to go smoothly, Mr. Liedman says, a family should start preparing long before the pet arrives at the home. Adopting a dog shouldn’t be an impulse move. Yet, he says, ‘people expect adoption to be the same experience as walking into a store or ordering off Amazon.'”

8 Placed to Adopt a Dog in Washington

Feberuary 10, 2016
City Dogs Rescue is featured as one of Washington’s most active pet rescues and adoption organizations.

The Washington Post
Puppy Bowl: A behind-the-scenes look at the stuff you don’t see on TV
February 5, 2016
City Dogs Rescue alum Charlie is featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl! 

Dog from DC rescue center makes Puppy Bowl starting lineup
February 5, 2016
WUSA9 covers the story of CDR’s Charlie, who went from a high-kill shelter to starring in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl! 

Washington City Paper
Give It Up, D.C. Guide 2015
November 27, 2015
City Dogs Rescue is spotlighted in a donation guide assembled through Washington City Paper and the Catalogue for Philanthropy for 2015 for high impact, locally focused charities with smaller budgets.

Howard University News Service: Tell It 2 Me Straight
City Dogs Rescue is Changing the Lives for Thousands of Dogs
April 15, 2014
Story about the success of CDR, plus interviews with fosters and one of our directors. 

The Retriever
City Dogs Rescue Washington, D.C. – A Truly Capitol Shelter

December 16, 2014
CDR is spotlighted in The Retriever (with the correction that we are actually a “rescue” rather than a “shelter”).

WTTG – Fox 5
Good Day DC – Adorable Adoptables at the Dogs and Tails Fundraiser

August 19, 2014
Reporter Annie Yu discusses Vinoteca’s Aug. 24 “Dogs and Tails” Fundraiser with CDR Director Dave Liedman and CDR Smyth County Shelter Coordinator Amy McLean, and she meets CDR adoptable dog Tinkerbell. 

The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

August 2, 2014
Dr. Katy interviews CDR Director Dave Liedman and CDR Smyth County Shelter Coordinator Amy McLean about CDR’s operations, and she meets alumna Marge and sweet foster dog Darby.

Washington Post
City Dogs Rescue Gives Abandoned Pups a Second Chance

July 31, 2014
The Washington Post presents an overview of the history and operations of City Dogs Rescue. The Post quotes CDR Director Darren Binder: “[w]hen Dave and I started this in 2011, we figured we were going to adopt maybe two, three dogs a month. Two years later, in November 2013, we adopted out 50 dogs in just one month. So it became something way, way bigger than we anticipated.” With its focus on social media as well as socializing, the newspaper calls CDR a “21st-century enterprise.” City Dogs Rescue’s history and work is covered on the Washington Post’s website and in its print edition.

City Dogs Daycare Provides Dog Owners Tremendous Peace of Mind
July 31, 2014
DC’s MetroWeekly profiles CDR Director Dave Liedman’s work with both City Dogs Daycare and City Dogs Rescue.

The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful 2014
July 29, 2014
Our own CDR Director Meredith Raimondi, a Hill staffer by day, was voted the People’s Choice winner of The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful”! The Hill profiles her amazing work for CDR (she is pictured here with her CDR alumnus Georgie.

Ethan Katz & His Fundraiser
July 26, 2014
CDRkid Ethan Katz raised nearly $15,000 for City Dogs Rescue through a series of fundraisers, and, as a result, his story was featured on multiple news organizations:

ABCNews/Yahoo/Good Morning America: For Birthday, 9-Year-Old Boy Saves Dogs From Kill Shelters
Huffington Post: This 9-Year-Old Boy Raised Funds To Save Dogs From Kill Shelters In Lieu Of Birthday Gifts
Cecil Whig: Boy’s fundraiser rescues 10 dogs from kill shelters
Q105: For His Birthday 9-Year-Old Boy Wants To Save Dogs From Kill Shelter
Examiner: Awesome kid saves 10 dogs from euthanasia by selling his designer t-shirts
KTLA5: Boy, 9, Raises Thousands of Dollars to Help Save Abandoned, Abused Dogs
Dogster: What This Boy Wanted For His Ninth Birthday: Rescue More Dogs From Kill Shelters
ABC22/Fox45: Boy’s Birthday Wish: Save Dogs From Kill Shelters
Cities97: 9 Year Old Raises Money For Dog Rescue
Dogtime: Little boy surprises parents with birthday wish
The Star Democrat/MyEasternShoreMD: Boy’s fundraiser rescues 10 dogs from kill shelters
One Green Planet: AMAZING! 9 Year Old Boy’s Birthday Wish to Save Dogs
Wide Awake America: Nine-Year-Old Boy Decides To Rescue Dogs For His Birthday
Reddit: 9-Year-Old Forgoes Presents For His Birthday
Like A Boss: Ethan Loves Dogs – You’ll Be Impressed By What This 9yo Does For Dogs  Kid Saves High-Kill Shelter Dogs for Birthday
Animal-Voices:  Awesome kid saves 10 dogs from euthanasia by selling his designer t-shirts
DogHeirs:  9-year-old celebrates his birthday by saving dogs from kill-shelter

Fauna Urbana (Spanish): For Birthday, boy saves dogs from shelters to be euthanized (Slovak): Ethan’s story
LaZampa (Italian): A nine year old raises funds for abandoned dogs instead of birthday gifts

Brightest Young Things
BYT Dog Guide
June 30, 2014
Brightest Young Things covered all things dog in DC, including a small write-up on City Dogs Rescue.  

How Facebook Saved 700 Dogs
May 2014
Washingtonian Magazine discusses how CDR has used social media to save over 700 dogs in less than three years. “Many groups are trying to save animals, but what makes CDR stand out is how it has leveraged social media so effectively….”

Washington City Paper
Best of D.C. 2014
April 2014
City Dogs Rescue is voted “Best Place to Volunteer,” “Best Charity Event (Dining with the Dogs),” and “Best Non-Profit – Runner-up” in Washington City Paper’s 2014 “Best of DC” Readers’ Poll!

Best Pet Rescue Shelters in Washington DC

February 28, 2014
City Dogs Rescue is listed among CBS DC’s five best rescues in Washington D.C.

Union College Magazine
Rescuing Man’s Best Friend
May 31, 2013
Darren Binder, one of the founders of City Dogs Rescue, was profiled by his alma mater, Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. 

WTTG – Fox 5
Pet Project:  City Dogs Rescue

October 15, 2012
Just weeks prior, Truman had been on death row in North Carolina at the Bladen County shelter. Today, Truman was on TV in Washington, DC! Catch this wonderful clip of our Director Dave and Truman on FOX 5 in DC.

Strong, unbreakable, triumphant Bandit — the rescue story of one homeless dog
July 12, 2012
Day in and day out, there are stories of abuse, neglect and pleas to save a life. Amidst those anguished postings there is magic happening which often goes unnoticed — magic like the rescue of a death row dog named Bandit.

Daily Dog Tag
Inspired by the love of dogs, the Daily Dog Tag focuses on professional dog photography, artful and unique products, and adoptable dogs.  See our dogs featured as well as our great photographer James Calder

Maddie’s Corner and Kristin Chenoweth
June 10, 2012
Kristin Chenoweth and Maddie’s Corner invited City Dogs Rescue to a concert at DAR Constitution Hall.  During the concert, Kristin gave us a nice shout-out and we raised awareness about our work to new people in the DC area. Hershey and Sheba joined us!
Maddie’s Corner is a charitable project devoted to animals and people helping each other. Inspired by and named after Kristin Chenoweth‘s dog, Maddie, Maddie’s Corner was created as a place to celebrate the bond between people and their pets, to help draw attention and support to animals in need and to highlight the many ways animals can help people in need. 


Dog Adoption Headquarters
Featured Shelter of the Week: City Dogs Rescue
April 12, 2012

What’s Good DC
Saving Dogs in DC
April 14, 2012