Dads and Dogs at Lou's City Bar
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!
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!
Three dogs, Truvy, Disco, and Shelby, were abandoned to a kill shelter in Laurens County, SC without any hope for rescue and no chances of adoption. Our friends at Sanctuary Rescue notified us that Truvy was pregnant and said they would be able to rescue her, Disco, and Shelby with the help of City Dogs Rescue. These owner surrenders were clearly traumatized by what was probably a life of abuse and neglect. This is the same shelter where recent CDR dog, Katie, came from as well.
Shortly after being rescued, Truvy gave birth to a healthy litter of 6 beautiful puppies. A foster for Sanctuary Rescue cared for her and her pups in Virginia. The puppies nursed with Truvy and shortly thereafter all of them found homes!
Once the puppies were weaned, City Dogs Rescue brought Truvy and Disco to Washington, DC to find homes of their own. We're not sure how Truvy, Disco and Shelby are all related but it seems likely that Truvy is the mother of Disco who seems about 3 to 5 years old and Shelby who is less than year old. Truvy is also about 35 lbs and 3 to 5 years old. We have learned that they are the gentlest, sweetest dogs despite an obviously hard past.
Lindsey, foster of Disco, and her roommates have really helped him learn about the good things the world has to offer. Lindsey notes that she was so sad to see him cower when she went to put on her shoes. He is clearly much more frightened of men, but he is slowly learning how to trust again. Disco takes a few minutes to warm up to new people, but he is completely docile and really enjoys meeting new dogs. Disco loves the dog park and is learning how to play. It's clear he never had toys or treats in his past life, but we've learned Disco really likes cheese.
This week, Disco has been working in the Capitol buildings and sitting in on meetings with the Congressman. "Working" on the Hill has really helped Disco become more socialized around new people. He was even lucky enough to meet "his" SC Congressman!
Lots of Members of Congress and staffers on the Hill bring dogs to work, but it's especially nice to see a shelter dog who's come from such dire straits make it all the way to Washington!
Truvy is also doing fantastic in her foster home with CDR photographer Rebekah Feng. Rebekah recently adopted Molly the beagle and has recently opened her home to foster dogs.
Truvy and Disco are low-riders so we think there must be some basset or corgi in them because they are close to the ground. You will not find sweeter dogs and we are so amazed at how far they've come over the past two months.
We can't wait till they find their forever homes.
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.