BEST PHOTOS EVER!
Today, Clifford from Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza took the first whack at the now-removed gas chamber from the animal shelter in Cleveland County, NC!
We cannot thank the Cleveland County Animal Control enough, particularly County Commissioner Susan Allen, for listening to the outcries from concerned people, including many City Dogs Rescue and C.A.R.E. supporters, about ending this horrific practice. We are seeing real changes across the country, particularly in counties in North Carolina, where many of these horrific contraptions are being destroyed.
Thanks also to the amazing work of Take Action - Help Ban Animal Gas Chambers. for their ongoing advocacy on this issue. We also want to acknowledge the many CDR supporters who donated $3,000 in vaccinations to the Cleveland County Animal Shelter as a thank-you for making this happen.
Further, we thank our own CDR volunteer Patricia Kennedy for drafting a wonderful presentation to the Cleveland County Commission about needed changes at the shelter and for her ongoing work in helping to get animals from CCAC to DC through City Dogs Rescue.
We also want to give a special shout out and thank you to CCAC's rescue/adoption coordinator, Jennifer Coalson. Hiring Jennifer has been key to the success at CCAC. She is responsive and has pushed for new policies, such as longer hold times on animals and vaccinating puppies upon intake.
And, more importantly, to all of the communities still using this practice, let this serve as an inspiration as to how this can be accomplished. No more excuses. The eyes of the world are watching...
City Dogs Rescue is a volunteer-led organization and relies on the help of some truly stellar people like Ethan Katz. At the young age of 9, Ethan has already made a difference in the lives of 10 shelter dogs he had never met, as well as the dogs his family has fostered and adopted. And he hopes to be able to do more. Ethan has designed this T-shirt, and for his 9th birthday, instead of asking for Legos or remote controlled airplanes, Ethan asked for one gift – buy an Ethan Katz T-shirt so more dogs come out of high-kill shelters alive.
That’s where you come in.
In case there already wasn’t enough reason for you to scroll down to the “buy now” link, here are 5 reasons you should stop what you’re doing and buy this T-shirt.
1. These dogs are still alive thanks to the T-shirt. More T-shirts sold means more dogs stay alive.
2. You not only get to make dogs happy, but you get to make this little boy VERY happy!
3. How often do you wear a T-shirt whose designer is 9 years old?
4. The T-shirt is famous! It was featured on Good Morning America!
5. It's what all the cool kids are wearing!
So there you have it. Buying this T-shirt is easy. Simply go to our Booster page, select your size (the T-shirts come in kid and adult sizes), enter your info (it’s all safe), and presto – you’re done! And just by doing that, you have helped save a life.
After you’ve bought your T-shirt, check out Ethan and his family on Good Morning America!
City Dogs Rescue Prom has an online silent auction thanks to generous donors. All proceeds benefit City Dogs Rescue and help us save homeless dogs in need!
We are pleased to offer a 2 hour photography session Hannele Lahti: A Dog Photographer.
Check out her pro-bono work for City Dogs Rescue here. She has photographed countless dogs in need of homes and has a gift for showing off their best features.
This package has a $350 value with starting bid of $150.
Bid now online here!
Special thanks to Hannele Lahti for this donation.
Hannele Lahti was recently featured in Prince William Living:
"For the past five years, Lahti’s been photographing dogs pro-bono for such clients as nonprofit City Dogs Rescue , a volunteer organization in Washington, D.C., that re-homes canines. Now, Lahti’s marketing her dog photography to paying clients."
We loved our fundraising event on Father's Day at Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights! So many of our adoptable dogs (and alumni!) came to hang out on the patio on this gorgeous day and get tons of pets and love from World Cup viewers. Photographer Catherine Shaw was there for awhile and snapped these great shots of our pups. Thanks to all who came out and made this event a success!
In honor of Father's Day, AmazonSmile will donate an extra $5 to City Dogs Rescue for each customer who makes an eligible purchase on smile.amazon.com.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (such as City Dogs Rescue!) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
You use the same Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile, so it's as simple as bookmarking smile.amazon.com and using that to shop on Amazon!
Want to sign up? Click here to get started!
Dust off your tiaras and cummerbunds cause we're throwing a Prom, and you're invited! Join us on June 21st at Jade Fitness (new business) for CDR Prom: Raise the Woof!
We throw a lot of great events for City Dogs Rescue but we're really excited for this one. Early bird tickets are $85 and they include an open bar with top shelf liquor, finger food, and all the music and dancing you could ask for with music by VJ Tre. Early Bird Pricing Ends Sunday 6/15!
We'll also have a photo booth and a silent auction with some really great prizes like a signed RGIII helmet and a 5 night stay at the Hyatt Place San Jose Del Cabo Mexico!
Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/CDRProm (you must be 21+)
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/842090955804917/
Thanks to the addition of part-time help. we are now going to have permanent office hours Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday 4PM - 8PM and one weekend day (to be determined) at our offices at Quaker House, 2121 Decatur Place NW, Washington, DC (Dupont Circle).
During office hours, fosters can pick up heartworm and flea medications, fosters and adopters can return or pick-up crates and "adopt me" vests/bandanas, and people can purchase CDR merchandise.
You can email our Office Coordinator, Yolanda Adenike, at email@example.com or call 202-241-2221 (answered only during office hours).
Capital Pride is Saturday, June 7!
Walk with CDR! Bring your foster or alum! Show your pride with a CDR t-shirt!
We need 15 volunteers for the parade on Saturday, June 7th from 3:45pm - 7:30pm. We need 5 dog handlers, 4 other marchers for signs/banners, 2 people to sell special pride T-Shirts and about 4 other for support crew. Please reply if you can help or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to drop off or walk with your foster dog, email email@example.com. Line up will be at 3:45 PM at 21st and P Street NW.
Want a CDR Pride T-Shirt? You can buy them this week for $25 at CDR Offices at 2121 Decatur Place, NW, Washington, DC from 4 - 8 PM, Tues-Friday this week. They were specially designed for CDR by branddave!
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.