by guest blogger and volunteer Jillian Molina
CDR&CK is a foster-based all breed rescue in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Due to the nature of our rescue, CDR&CK is focused on rescuing dogs and cats that are in jeopardy of being euthanized due to overpopulation.
A variety of dogs and cats in shapes, sizes, pedigrees and temperaments find themselves in overcrowded high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. City Dogs Rescue partners with specific shelters and commits to saving several dogs each month per shelter.
Strays, hoarding seizures and owner surrenders typically describe the background of our dogs and cats. When an owner surrenders their dog to a shelter, there is typically no hold time for that dog, as opposed to a stray who's owner is given time to come claim their lost dog. If the shelter is overcrowded, owner surrendered dogs are typically the first dogs to be euthanized to make room.
Rescues like CDR&CK step in at this point, offering to cover the adoption fee, medical expenses, boarding costs and transportation of a dog until arrangements can be made to bring the dog to the Washington, D.C. area and placed into a foster home. Since CDR&CK doesn't have it's own shelter, we rely on foster parents to care for our animals until they are adopted. Foster parents help us learn more about a cat or dog's behavior, training level, and personality so that we can match them with the right forever home.
It's Puppy Power!City Dogs Rescue and City Kitties Will Be Represented in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XIV Airing Sunday, February 4th!
90 Adoptable Puppies Compete for Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) Title
City Dogs Rescue &City Kitties is pawsitively thrilled to announce we have a puppy player in this year’s PUPPY BOWL XIV.The cutest competition in sports history airs Sunday, February 4th at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT on Animal Planet.
Sally storms the GEICO gridiron and makes the cutest ear pulls and tail tugs as part of Team Fluff as they compete to win the CHEWY.COM Lombarky Trophy.
Sally is one of ten Plott hound mix puppies born to mom Tamara in rural West Virginia. Sally charms everyone she meets and is described by her foster mom as "good for the soul." She's sensitive, quiet, and (don't tell the others) the sweetest one in the bunch. Sally was adopted by Daniel and Charles and is now living a happy life in Dupont Circle. Sally, along with 90 adoptable puppies from 48 shelters and rescues across the country, go paw to paw and nose to nose for the in the ultimate match up between “Team Ruff” vs. “Team Fluff.”
For the last 13 years, Animal Planet’s PUPPY BOWL has owned the world’s cutest sporting event on television. Every Super Bowl Sunday, two teams of the fluffiest and cuddliest line barkers and wide retrievers take to the gridiron for a playful game of terrier touchdown, puppy penalties and furry fumbles. Representing rescues and shelters from across the country, these adoptable four-legged players that make up #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff are serious when it comes to winning the Most Valuable Puppy title and more importantly...their furever homes.
Gwennie was rescued in January 2016. She only made it out of the shelter alive thanks to a vet tech recognizing something special about her. The vet tech contacted Pam Nalley in South Carolina and asked her to find a rescue for Gwen. Thankfully we had space and brought Gwennie to DC. After arrival she went through several foster homes because she couldn't settle in. Her fosters determined there was something going on that was causing her pain and hence her grumpiness. Upon further evaluation, the specialists determined she had two torn ligaments in her legs and a dislocated (luxated) patella. This required extensive surgery and a long rehabilitation. The next challenge was to find a foster who could manage her care. The wonderful Pezzoli family stepped in and took Gwennie in. They managed her surgical appointments and aftercare and quickly fell in love with this special girl. After all they went through together, they knew they could not let her go and adopted her in July 2016. Gwennie has an amazing life with the Pezzoli's on the Eastern Shore and trips to the beach in South Carolina. A few months ago Gwennie was diagnosed with lymphoma. The Pezzoli's were once again faced with a challeging medical condition. Gwennie is now in treatment and receiving the best care. She is loved dearly and enjoys her life daily. Who could have guessed this bully mix girl from rural South Carolina would have found such an amazing life? Gwennie tells her story below.
Cast your daily vote for Gwennie so we can continue to provide the best care for other discarded cats and dogs. Thank you.
A rainy morning couldn't keep families away from the Dog Days of Summer event at the Postal Museum last weekend, July 29! CDR was there with plenty of adoptable dogs looking for their fur-ever families. Here's some of the great pups we brought out!
Gypsy is a terrier mix looking for her person or family. She'll spoil you with unconditional love and soak up all your affection. To learn more about her and apply to meet her, visit her page at: goo.gl/gwN65q
Loretta heard that you might be looking for a gentle, silly, and loving companion to accompany you to the office, on your errands and out and about town, and she's happy to let you know that she's your gal! She's a 2 year old coonhound who has loved everyone (and every dog) she's met.
She's up for hikes, visits to the neighbors, a picnic in the park, or snuggles and Netflix on the sofa, all provided she doesn't have to leave your side. She's a love bug who has some separation anxiety whenever she's been left alone, so she's looking for a family with someone who sticks around home during the day. She's not well suited to a condo or apartment because she can't quite leave her hound howls behind, but her foster says she's a great vocalist!
She'd love a yard, though it is not mandatory for adoption, since she loves sunbathing and never misses out on playing chase with herself and her toys when she has the space. She'll spend her nights happily snoozing on her dog bed, but she's happy to be your alarm clock if you let her. She loves a quick snuggle and roll around in clean sheets before you take her on her morning walk.
She'd love to have another pup in the home, but would be perfectly happy to have all the belly rubs to herself. To meet Loretta, apply here: https://www.petstablished.com/pets/public/124192
By: Renée Orcione
By: Renée Orcione
By: Renée Orcione
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.