City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue
www.citydogsrescuedc.org, Washington, DC, 20002
City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue (CDCK) is a foster-based rescue in Washington, DC. CDCK rescues adoptable cats and dogs in under-resourced, overcrowded, and kill shelters. We offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups and kitties as possible. We do not have a shelter and all of our dogs and cats are in private volunteer foster homes. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDCK has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs and cats (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model). If you are interested in meeting a dog or cat, we require an adoption application. If the animal displays "HAS APPLICATION" next to their name, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon. Our adoption fees are: Dogs - $425 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200. Cats - $200 (unless otherwise noted) Upon accepting a new cat or dog into the organization, we provide a basic vet visit that includes necessary vaccinations, disease screenings, deworming, and spay/neuter (unless specified). We do not provide a comprehensive medical exam prior to adoption. As a result, sickness, injury, and disability may exist unbeknownst to CDCK. City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue is not responsible for payment of any vet care, including known and unknown medical conditions once a cat or dog is adopted from us. Most cats and dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any pet is housebroken or crate trained.
Washington, D.C, and the metro areas of Maryland and Virginia.
1. Application: Interested adopters should fill out an application for the cat(s) or dog(s) you are interested in. Only one application is required, and it applies to all cats or dogs listed on your application. If you are interested in adopting both a cat and a dog, you must complete an application for each type of animal. 2. Important Note Regarding Timing: We screen all applications to find what we believe will be the best environment for each particular cat or dog. If we believe that we currently have a potential match for you, our typical response time is within a week. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, please assume that we have not been able to find a good match. Please do not interpret a lack of response as a belief by City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties that you would not be able to provide a loving home for a cat or dog. 3. Applications Counselor: Applicants who pass initial screening will be assigned a volunteer applications counselor to work with them throughout the process. 4. Reference Checks: If applicable, CDCK will call the applicant’s veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. CDR&CK will also call personal references listed on the application. 5. Renters/Condo Owners: For renters, CDCK will check with an applicant's landlord to ensure that cats and/or dogs are permitted and that the cat or dog of interest wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions. We also review condo association rules regarding pets. 6. Home Visit: *During our COVID-19 response, we will conduct virtual home visits. CDCK will visit each applicant’s home to see the environment where the cat or dog will live and answer any questions the applicant might have. 7. Adoption Contract: If the applicant is approved for adoption and decides to adopt the cat or dog, CDCK and the prospective adopter will enter into an adoption contract. The applicant will be required to pay an adoption fee, which helps cover our costs from spay/neutering (if age appropriate), microchipping, vaccinations, and any other veterinary attention needed while in our care.