City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue (CDCK) rescues dogs and cats from overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. We offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful animals as possible. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that CDCK takes are just days – and sometimes hours – away from being euthanized for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these animals permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives of both humans and their pets. We welcome help in any capacity, through volunteering, fostering, adopting and/or donating.

City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a “rescue” not a “shelter.” We are made up of a network of volunteers (most with full-time jobs) who foster dogs and cats in their homes. Since most of our available animals are living in the private homes, we cannot arrange a visit without an adoption application and an appointment with the foster family. 

Yes. City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations will be tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

There are many ways to help support City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue. Please visit our donation page. Scroll to the bottom regarding supply needs.

Due to current circumstances created by COVID-19 we have closed traditional office hours. Should you need supplies, please email us with the subject line “SUPPLIES NEEDED”.  Continue to check the website during this time, as the situation is ever-evolving. If you are ill, please reach out so we can get supplies to you.